22
Jul
08

Jon: Do those heels come in a size 15?

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I was reading the new issue of Bust magazine last night, and they had a small article about an organization called Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. The group sets up one mile marches in different cities all over the country to raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence. What sets these marches apart from similiar efforts is that they have found a symbolic, humorous, and smart way to help people to open up a dialogue about a difficult subject. Each march is made up of men who wear high heel shoes for the entirety of the walk. This is obviously not physically easy for most of these men (since most have never walked in heels before, and are most likely wearing shoes that don’t actually fit) and I think it is a really endearingly symbolic way to show support for the women in their lives.

Their website does not seem to have any marches listed for Portland yet, but if you could all keep your eyes peeled for a women’s size 15 pair of modest pumps, let me know. I figure I should start looking now so I am ready when a walk does get set up in my city.

For more info: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

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5 Responses to “Jon: Do those heels come in a size 15?”


  1. July 22, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    that’s really hard walking in heels.

  2. 2 thehostess
    July 23, 2008 at 3:13 am

    it’s why I’m a lesbian…just to wear the comfortable shoes. I bet your calves and ass will look great in those size 15s.

  3. July 23, 2008 at 10:10 am

    🙂
    This is a GREAT/Fun Event.. and for a great cause.
    I was able to participate the past 2 years in Milwaukee’s “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” while working at the UW-Milwaukee Women’s Resource Center…

    one mile is not THAT far on a beautiful sunny day.
    I Love BUST magazine too!
    X

  4. 4 deanne P
    July 28, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    There is a walk organized in Beaverton in September so get thee to Value Village for those shoes. The only place I found the walk was on the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence website. http://www.portlandsisters.org/index.html…who come to think about it might know of some good shoe sources as well because they do a lot of walking…

  5. March 25, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    This is a very special event. Sept 2008 was the 2nd annual walk in Beaverton. You can keep up todate on info at http://www.sarcwalkamile.org or http://www.sarcoregon.org


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