I wrote an article previously to say that heels were definitely made by men which made many smile.One of my friends however as we exchanged banter and I often made jest of her height, (shes just about 5ft 3inch) would say "O Elly, with those super high, sexy shoes I dont look as short you know lol! On the train back from work however as I flipped through the pages of the daily mail, I stumbled on this write up, which made me pause for a while as I took in the contents and when I was done, I said to myself that it was worth sharing with you my readers. But come to think of it, its quite amazing how we base our views on someones elses creativity even at the expense of our comfort, do the designers really have to determine, what we wear, how we wear it or when we wear it? But really I think the real question to ask should be, "who are you influencing and in what way"?? Changing the world starts with one changed life! Yes! *THINK LONGTERM*
Say goodbye to teetering in stilettos, ladies... flats are finally in fashion
So, ladies, if you're fed up of wobbling along on perilously high heels, grab your chance to ditch them while you can – because flats are finally in vogue.
Designers are swapping stilettos and platform heels for more comfortable footwear, according to industry insiders.
At Kurt Geiger, lower heels now account for about 60 per cent of sales, while at Debenhams sales of flat or low-heeled shoes have risen by 25 per cent in the past six months.
Sales of comfortable shoes at John Lewis have doubled in the past year, and last week's figures were up by 153 per cent on the same period in 2011.
Rebecca Farrar-Hockley, creative director at Kurt Geiger, said: 'There's definitely a radical shift towards lower heels. Sneakers are really on trend.
'Sneakers are really on trend. Girls are getting used to being able to run about and I don't think they are going back to the big high heels.'
Helen Attwood, footwear buying manager for Selfridges, added: 'It's a revolution. Out of all our footwear categories we are repeating orders mostly on flats and trainers. They are selling out across every price point.'
Kate Ormrod, a fashion analyst at retail analyst Verdict, said the Royal Wedding may have influenced the new trend.
She said: 'Low platforms and wedges and nude finishes are on trend, particularly due to high interest in the styles worn by the Duchess of Cambridge.
'There has been a move towards more comfortable styles and catwalk trends are quicker to filter down to the high street.'
She also dressed the models in her spring 13 catwalk show in Manolo Blahnik monks.
And students at the London College of Fashion are also cottoning on to the new craze with designs for their degree projects.
According to course leader Sue Sanders, students are increasingly ditching heels for flat designs with 'strappy, complicated constructions'.
Francesca Burns, fashion editor of Vogue magazine, told the Sunday Times said the trend of teaming 'casual trainers with posh frocks'began last year and had been adopted by well-known figures such as Agyness Deyn, the model, and Kristen Stewart, the actress.
She said: 'It's a rebellion - it's about mixing high and low together.'