so much so it made the Daily Mail - well actually that paper seems to have more kink than any other mainstreams so of course its 'news'.
Why sales of stilettos are soaring to great heights
Wearing them can lead to blisters, bunions and missed buses.
But sales of high heels have quadrupled this year as women attempt to follow in the wobbly footsteps of Lady Gaga and Cheryl Cole.
The height of shoes favoured by High Street shoppers is also growing, with those over 5in flying off the shelves at the fastest rate.
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