Lonely Planet Writer

Women take to the heels for a race in France

Any woman who’s had to chase a bus in high heels knows that it’s a feat worth celebrating. French online shoe shop Sarenza certainly thinks so, as it’s held a high heel race in Paris, where contestants are obliged to wear nothing lower than an 8 cm heel.

A participant of the Sarenza High Heel Race 2015 competes during a party of the online shoe store, in Paris, Thursday, Oct, 15, 2015. Competitors in teams of three girls race wearing shoes with more than 8 cm-high heels
A participant of the Sarenza High Heel Race 2015 competes during a party of the online shoe store, in Paris, Thursday, Oct, 15, 2015. Competitors in teams of three girls race wearing shoes with more than 8 cm-high heels.

The contestants are divided up into three and invited to display the best of  balance and technique one  can demonstrate from a height.

Brave high heel wearers line up
Brave high heel wearers line up.