Friday 19 March 2004 11.53pm
This is very interesting. But I don't think they have paid enough attention to the trade-off between alcohol consumption and pain.
That is, the more alcohol you drink, the less able you are to Balance
in high heels. BUT the more alcohol you imbibe, the less pain you feel. Thus, while drinking more impairs your physical ability to wear higher heels, it increases your mental ability to do so.
It also neglects genetic factors such as where you are born. Obviously, those of us from Essex have an inborn ability to wear higher heels than those poor souls born in places such as, for instance, Surrey. (Dreadful ankles in Surrey, apparently.)
I shall conduct an empirical study this weekend and post the results on Sunday.