The stiletto. She’s all style. She’s sexy. She means business.
The thong. She’s says take me as I am. She’s one big, long beach holiday.
Both have a place in my shoe-robe. I couldn’t live without either. And this week, that’s apparently a good thing. Both forms of footwear are showing off their charitable fashion side.
First up tomorrow: The Venus Embrace Closest Stiletto Relay at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Sydney’s Circular Quay
Hundreds of Sydney women are expected to participate in this Guinness World Record attempt for the first ever 4 x 100m stiletto relay. Runners have to compete in high heels measuring at least three inches. Contenders are looking to win $10,000 or maybe even a pair of Peep Toe shoes. Venus Embrace will make a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for every woman who enters in the race. Erin McNaught, pictured, won’t be running on the day but will apparently be checking heel hight and leg smoothness (that counts me out).
And if you like to stay a little closer to the ground: it’s Youngcare’s inaugural Thong Day weekend (October 1-3)
Thong Day weekend will see Aussies around the nation don their best pluggers and celebrate what it means to be young, in support of Youngcare. You can help out by hosting a Thong-a-thon, buying a pair of specially branded Youngcare thongs (pictured, made by the same people who make Havaianas so guaranteed to be comfy) from a Terry White Chemist for $14.95, or sponsoring someone who is hosting a Thong-a-thon. Head to the website to find out about an event near you.
So, what’s your shoe style … do you like to hang closer to the ground or nearer the sky?