10,000 Euros!

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, the Eastern European mania for the high heel racing it has reached the West!

A 25-year old psychology student ran away with the first foot race down Berlin’s swish Kurfuerstendamm boulevard in stiletto high heels.

It took Nadine Sonnabend just 12 seconds to run the 100 metres (328 feet) on her seven centimetre-high heels (almost three inch), said the organisers of the Stiletto Run, which is being held as part of the Global Fashion Festival.

“I much prefer tennis,” admitted Nadine, as she walked off with her 10,000-euro (12,800-dollar) voucher to spend at Berlin’s most prestigious department store KaDeWe, admitting that she rarely wears high heels.

First Moscow, then Warsaw, und now Deutschland . The Manolo detects the trend, one that must be stopped.

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13 Responses to “10,000 Euros!”




  1. anna Says:

    We had one of these in the Netherlands a year ago




  2. fashion_blog_love Says:

    OMG, it takes me 12 seconds to walk to the computer! And that’s in mary janes!




  3. Ivy Says:

    Well, I can’t really say I am against high-heel racing, as it could show to be a very nifty skill. Just imagine: you come out of the club all poshed up in your 4 inch pumps, start walking to your car when suddenly a crook startles you and demands money. What do you do? That’s right – kick his balls to heaven and run to your car. Than, since you still so ahead of him, you have time tu turn around and knock him down once again using your car and than call th 911. Yeah baby!




  4. much love Says:

    Manolo, darling, the drag queens in the Washington, DC have been racing in high-heels for years!




  5. shoelover Says:

    At 12 seconds for the hundred in heels, nadine should seriously consider trying out for the German Olympic team.

    Having said that, have you noticed the difference in award between Moscow and Germany………someone is getting ripped off




  6. gidget bananas Says:

    $12,800!!!! Now that is the prize worth the broken ankle!




  7. Moi ;) Says:

    No, the high heel racing, and the turning of the ankle, it will never be worth $12,800. Take it from the one who knows – five years ago, Moi was unfortunate enough to twist her ankle and injure her foot in a fall. For the next four years Moi could not wear the shoes, the many podiatrists and doctors, they only wanted to shoot her with the cortisone. Moi was doomed to a life of flat mules for life…..but then….

    ….Moi, she finally found the hunky surgeon who finally fixed the pain! And now she can wear the shoes again. Not so high as before, tristement, but 2-3″ which is so much better with the dresses, no?

    Running in heels is stupid.




  8. Kris Says:

    What a great place for the ambulance chasing doctors…the pediotrists and orthopedists must love this event.

    Now I’m SURE that the world has gone mad.




  9. Phyllis Says:

    Now if someone would combine this with “The Running of the Brides” that would be an event worth watching…




  10. AJ Says:

    Groups of athletic hotties in tight clothing. what’s the problem here exactly?




  11. Jolene Says:

    My ankles hurt jusing thinking about this.




  12. Dani Says:

    AJ’s comment about athletic hotties made me wonder- then it came to me. Thin women are the most likely to be able to run in high heels. All others would not be able to balance, or would break the heel. Thus, the race eliminates heavy women from running. No wonder these races get so much attention- one couldn’t have a BMI requirement for a race. The high heels not only look sexy, they are a filter.

    Well, that’s kind of sad, really.













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