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Romanian designer creates skyscraper sandals

Skyscraper sandal, with price to match

Romanian designer and "shoe architect" Mihai Albu, pictured above, has come out with a new pair of sandals that increase a woman's height by 12 inches. The new shoes are being compared to skyscrapers because of their towering heels — and their cost. In a nation where the average salary is the equivalent of $575 a month, the handcrafted sandals sell for up to $1,525. Albu, who's had a 20-year love affair making stilettos, said, "Heels have an advantage because (many women) don't have long legs." There are other benefits. Marcellous Jones, editor-in-chief of, says, "They are impractical, but there are women who are brave enough to wear them. They get attention for the wearer and the designer."

Romanian designer creates skyscraper sandals 05/06/10 [Last modified: Thursday, May 6, 2010 10:37pm]
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