Go to Target, or any shopping area for that matter, and you will notice something that has been missing all winter. I’m not talking about Spring decorations, the gardening section or Spring break swimwear. I’m talking about moms wearing skyscraper heels.
Just what are skyscraper heels? So glad you asked! Skyscraper heels are ridiculously high heels that we used to only see on episodes of Sex and the City. Carrie Bradshaw running around Manhattan in 4-inch heels seemed adorable at the time. She was young, single and carefree. It fit her personality and the tone of the show.
Now imagine Carrie Bradshaw in Target with two toddlers (and perhaps even a baby) in tow dressed in her full evening garb. It seems a bit ridiculous, right?
Although I’m not one to put on makeup and break out the good jewelry to hang out with the kids, I know many moms don’t feel complete without it, and I certainly don’t begrudge them that. There comes a point when you need to be functional in your life, however, and running around in four-inch heels after a four year old makes absolutely no sense.
At least Sarah Jessica Parker has figured out that if you have children, you need to dress the part so you can keep up with them. She hasn’t given up an ounce of style but wears shoes that allows her to walk with her kids and participate.
Last year I recall these skyscraper heels creeping out of the closet around Spring. When I spoke with other moms, we all wondered who on earth were these women who were able to keep up with their children while walking around in these stilts. Should we be impressed? Or should we just roll our eyes? What do you think?