If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may know that I am fascinated by prosthetic legs. From old antique ones to Alexander McQueen’s hand-carved wooden boots, there is something about prostheses that screams to me of a post-biological future. From the first time I saw the Flex-Foot Cheetah and realized that prostheses could be faster than real legs, to waking up hung over on Samantha’s couch to the sight of her hairless cat dragging Amina Munster’s tattooed showpiece across the living room floor, from pirates to cyborgs, I love the idea of being able to change your body to suit your wants and needs.
If your wants include high heels and you happen to be short a foot, science has finally caught up to fashion. With adjustable arches and attachable heels in a range of heights, and a variety of creative “skins”, the next generation of prostheses kicks ass.