It’s Wednesday again and I need to get over the hump. What better way to get over it than by towering over the hump in 19-inch heels? …… Um, not that I wear heels ever but, I mean … um ……

Photo from Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia

Photo from Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia

Anyway, so The Bata Shoe Museum up in Toronto recently opened an exhibit called On A Pedestal: From Renaissance Chopines to Baroque Heels. The exhibit showcases the craziness of the now-dated (thankfully) platform chopine trend in Western footwear back in the 16th century and how the chopine evolved into heels. Pretty much all the shoe models in the exhibit (and seemingly, in the entire museum) are eyes-popping-out-of-my-head-worthy. But this Venetian chopine wins for sheer audacity. Seriously. Nineteen inches tall. That’s like gaining another lower leg in height. If people were still rocking out in Venetian chopines, the entire sport of basketball would be a moot point because everyone would be able to dunk just by raising their arms up, a la Yao Ming. And we thought Lady Gaga’s “Armadillos” were insane.

Check out more shoes at the exhibit’s page on the Bata Shoe Museum website.

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