Heels or no heels?
The first time I tried on high heels I was 13-years-old. Mum had left a pair out and I couldn’t help but shove my growing feet into their delicate straps.
I stood like a flamingo in roller skates, bow-legged and holding onto the lounge for support.
I turned to my friend and asked how I looked.
“They make your legs look slimmer,” she said.
I took a tentative step forward. Then another. Then another. After one crooked march, I took them off. I looked at the red marks on my feet. I looked at the shoes. I looked at my friend.
“I don’t think I like them.”
Two weeks ago we released a video about heels that earned almost 16 million views on Facebook, 53,000 likes and 148 thousand shares.
It went viral.
Not quite cat video viral, but the people of the internet were still very into it.
What it did was show a few funny comparisons between what happens when you wear heels and what happens when you leave them at home. The scenes were exaggerated, the clips short and yet, it struck an undeniable chord.