Revisiting the question of the ages

Women, I am told, can bike in heels. Or they can’t. Inasmuch as at the moment I own neither heels nor a bicycle, I am not in a position to go Full Empirical.

Someone who is has fabricated the appropriate shoes:

I was inspired to make these shoes on my ride home one evening when I witnessed a beautiful woman riding in high-heels along Market Street in San Francisco. True to form, I will acknowledge that I noticed the sexy handmade bike before the woman, and what was (perhaps, unfortunately) most noteworthy to me was how awkward the connection was between the pedals and the shoes.

Having recently built up a bike for my beloved, I was immediately taken with idea of making high-heels with a clipless cleat. I had been keen to build a pair shoes for a while and the curves of a high-heel shoe seemed like an inviting challenge.

And so he did:

Low-heeled shoe for bicycling by Corwin

I make no judgment one way or another: I merely seek to continue the conversation.

(Via The Atlantic Cities.)


  1. Lynn »

    29 October 2013 · 7:37 am

    I could probably bike in heels easier that I could walk in them but I’m not sure about that. I’ve never tried.

  2. Lynn »

    29 October 2013 · 7:38 am

    Biking that is. I have walked in heels. That’s how I know I don’t like them.

  3. McGehee »

    29 October 2013 · 8:11 am

    Going Full Empirical on the question of women bicycling in heels would require more than obtaining heels and a bike; scientific integrity would also demand exchanging certain attributes for certain others.

  4. CGHill »

    29 October 2013 · 8:19 am

    Actually, it requires only a bit of persuasion: we have several bicycling women in the neighborhood. And anyway. I observe better than I participate.

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