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Mary Karr on our conflicted relationship with and the hazards of high heels




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Crippled feet, podiatrist visits and shooting pains up the legs -- are high heels worth the lovely lengthening of the legs?

In The New Yorker, Mary Karr writes of her conflicted relationship with the stiletto and what it represents. Karr says that while women stand tall in sky-high pumps, the coveted shoe ultimately brings them down.

Do you continue to wear heels even after learning about the possible consequences?

Guest:

Mary Karr, contributing writer, The New Yorker; her newest memoir is "The Art of Memoir"