On average, American women own between 30 and 50 pairs of shoes and consider footwear to be the single most important item in their closet. Shoe designers like Manolo Blahnik have suddenly become household names and the 4 inch stilettos they design are heavily sought-after status symbols. Why? Why shoes? Why now?
High Heel Confidential is a revealing look at those questions. It’s about the lengths people will go to to get the hottest designer shoes. It’s an extraordinary tale of how ordinary women will risk bankruptcy, even surgery in the name of shoes. High Heel Confidential is about the allure of shoes, the power of shoes. It’s about shoe shopping, shoe buying, coveting shoes, storing shoes. High Heel Confidential is an exploration of life…. in the perfect pair of shoes.
Directed by Alan Burke. Written by Alan Burke with Jean Burke. For CBC