Maria Gridina, on the photo above, dressed in the spirit of the high heel competition, so she wore beige pantyhose and funny striped socks. She really tried hard, but she fell and ripped her pantyhose, scraping her knees. No worries, doctors right away took care of her injury at the finish line.
She still however found the courage and strength to pose for photos and smile and her efforts were not in vain. She got a prize for her “Determination to Win” for her strong will. The prize was a gift certificate for a beauty salon.
Not all contestants were young, there was even a woman who wan the prize “Most Gracious” at the age of 55. It’s never too late to be fun, sporty, and feminine! The race on high heels brought out all ages.
Barnaul Race on High Heels
In Barnaul city though there were some restriction – only blondies (or brunettes in blond wigs) could compete and they had to wear pink clothing. The distance was 100 meters.
The heel length requirement all over Russia seemed to be consistently at 9 cm. The winner was a 27 year old accountant who admitted to practice for the whole year to run on heels. She went to run at the stadium on high heels for practice and also researched information on how to walk properly on such tall shoes online.
Moscow Race on High Heels
This run was organized by Glamour Magazine. For this run more then a hundred women were required to go 50 cm on high heels. Many of them even taped their shoes to their legs to prevent losing them.
Karina Barbie was one of the contestants. She is a fun character, full of confidence and desire to be known as the “living doll”. She wears almost everything pink.
Along with Karina Barbie, there were other local celebrities present at that event, like Russia’s Eurovision contestant from 2011, mostly probably for promotional purposes.
The winner of the race was a professional runner. She was wearing black leggings, maybe about 60 den, but overall her outfit for some reason was more sporty then sexy even though she had beautiful heels on.
So, when is such competition coming to North America? I am sure that I’ll take the prize for Best Pantyhose, but for sure not speed. One of my teachers used to say that it’s not the winning that matters, but participation.
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