It's been quite a few weeks for high heels.
First, there is the UK where almost 150,000 people petitioned the government calling for a ban on an employer's right to require women to wear heels in the workplace.
And then there is Japan where a popular national campaign encourages women to wear high heels as a way to boost their confidence in society.
Now I am a huge proponent of high heels.
I truly believe the right pair of high heels can change a woman's life...because they did mine.
But I also believe in the right to choose your shoes.
[Read more about what I believe here.]
I don't believe in employers requiring specific footwear.
I don't believe in women feeling pressured to wear high heels as a way to keep their jobs or advance in their careers.
And I don't believe in national campaigns promoting high heels as a way for women to empower themselves.
Sure, wearing high heels makes me feel more empowered. More confident. More courageous.
But wearing high heels should always be a choice.
And no employer or government should influence that choice.
Here's to the right to choose your shoes!
p.s. If you decide to wear high heels - for you, and not for anyone else - then I encourage you to consider applying Vivian Lou Insolia weight-shifting insoles to your heels and wear them 4x longer without pain! Learn more here.