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March 27, 2008

We get email: From Lisa Carney, Inventor of High Tide Heels


It came in late yesterday afternoon and immediately went onto today's list.


Her correspondence follows.

    Well hello Joe!

    Thanks for your email prompting me to visit your "find" on your witty and clever website. I have a question for you. Would it be OK if I mention that I have recently taken an order for 100 pairs of those crazy shoes [High Tide Heels] from a website called www.higher-heels.com?

    It is quite a funny story... when they sent the order I replied, "Yeah, nice one, ha ha ha." The managing director had to convince me he was serious. Still in the process of getting the sample made and order secured, but it does amuse me so much, the attention these shoes get. I have had orders from Olympic swimmers, editors of oceanic and aquatic magazines and various mermaids and shoe addicts. Who would have imagined?!

    Lisa x

    P.S. Found some more photos in my archives… you are welcome to these... i have large files too.


More from the queen of Australia's Eastern seaboard here.

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A I high tide heels enthusiast here. Just some videos floating around on youtube about Mr Gaultier's versions. Walking seems very possible, although can be tricky. But with more refinemnt perhaps, they could be made safer and/or easier to walk in.

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Ironiclly the second video is about hazardous footwear, but hey its funny the other falls or slips were far mor trecherous .

Posted by: Elle | Apr 17, 2008 9:23:50 AM

Wow! Surf's Up!

The model is very sexy, but damn Lisa -- like that last post of Joe's on models doing face plants, whatchu tryin' to do to them with those shoes? They are all going to have broken noses for their next season's catwalk.

I wonder if anything could be done with those to make them a little more ergonomic for dry land. I wear size 15 shoes (thats american for SPECIAL ORDER), and I trip more than I should (generally on stairs...any bit of overhang means I am most likely going to catch it with my big toe). Anymore, I pre-bend my shoes to be a little more 'toesy'...I couldn't walk in anything just plain flat and stiff. Not surprisingly, flippers don't make me walk any less awkward (had a dive instructor that INSISTED anyone wearing these walk backwards if they were around the pool...he made an exception for me after seeing me walk...but then also insisted that as large as my feet were, I probably didn't need them anyways).

So if normal people can't wear flippers on dry land, how are others? I think it would be extremely easy to build something that is just as ergonomic while just as iconic...anyhoo...

Posted by: clifyt | Mar 28, 2008 8:59:26 AM

There's nowt so queer as folk!

Posted by: Skipweasel | Mar 28, 2008 4:31:40 AM

Just goes to show, she who flips last, flips best.

Posted by: Milena | Mar 27, 2008 9:25:52 PM

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