My Millenial baristas knew very little of Prince (may he rest in peace) but asked about his high heels. So I share a little story about my experience in high heels and admiration of women who choose to wear them.
From CBS Los Angeles:
Prince also set fashion trends as the prince of style. The jackets, pants, the ensembles. And the shoes. Since the beginning of the 80s, the shoes were designed and made on Sunset Boulevard — at Andre No. 1. The owner told Paige that nearly all of Prince’s 3,000 pairs of shoes are identical — with the exception of color. Each pair had to match the fabric and color of the clothes he was wearing. “The only thing he would change about his shoes were either it would be a wood heel or the same material would cover the heel or he would have a Lucite heel that flashes lights,” said Gary Kazanchyan. “He wanted the shoes to be as light as possible and also as durable as possible because you never know when hes going to start doing splits,” said Kazanchyan. That’s why the brace was made of stainless steel — it’s light and strong.
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