Stripper shoes—clocking in at a nosebleed-inducing six-inches high—are suddenly de rigueur in Hollywood. Helen Mirren was recently spotted wearing Lucite heeled sandals to a black-tie event in London. They just do wonders for your legs.
Ok, so these are my shoes and my best friend told me they look like stripper shoes. Im only 5'2 so they make me taller. Your friend needs to go out to some real stripper places or something.
I have a pair of loafers with cat faces on them, so I'm used to others looking at my feet. But recently I experimented with a new way to get people to stare at them: 7-inch-high stripper shoes with slots in the platforms for money. The expressions on passengers' faces when I wore them recently on the subway in New York ranged from disapproval to confusion to sympathy.
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Once considered taboo, pole dancing has become a mass-marketed as a hobby, exercise routine, and competitive art form. During an average performance, the dancer uses almost every muscle in their body to achieve the poses, stretches and forms typical of the art. Pleaser is a must have brand name in the dancing world.
Meet Natalya Nightshade: She's 30, based in Tampa, Florida, and makes her living customizing strippers' stilettos. Through her Etsy shop, Nightshade DesignsNightshade sells high heels to dancers who use her bespoke designs to market themselves. I talked to Nightshade about how she quit her job to devote herself full-time to her own business, why custom glitter heels can boost a dancer's confidence and potentially her business, and the real reasons that men go to strip clubs.