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High Heels

Re “Caught Flat-Footed and Liking It,” editorial, Nov. 24: I suspect the prevalence of low-heeled shoes owes more to an aging population than it does to good sense. As a woman of a certain age, I have discovered that my feet, and sometimes even my back, protest the graceful matchstick heels that once danced all night in perfect comfort. Oh, that there were silicone injections for the soles of one’s feet.

Even so, I could still be tempted by a beautiful shoe, but the manufacturers have condemned us to combat boots and clunky heels. They make Grandma’s Red Cross shoes look cute. I suppose I should be grateful; at least they have saved me considerable money.

CAROLYN

ZIEGLER-DAVENPORT

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Arcadia

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Re your editorial: I’ve had the impression for some time that women, in general, seem to be getting frumpier. Now I understand why.

LOU KAUFMAN

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Rancho Santa Fe


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