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You know those Isabel Marant heeled kicks everyone is clambering to new heights to get? According to an interview with Fashionista, the designer has been doing them for years: "It's something I did since I was a teenager. I would cut up cork and put pieces of cork into my sneakers because I wanted to look taller. [. . .] Sneakers are so comfortable but at the same time it's not very elegant. To have a little heel in it makes a difference, it gives you legs–I mean, I know women, I am a woman, so I know what we are searching for!" [Fashionista]