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Growing desire for treacherously high heels is forcing big names like Louboutin and Manolo to reconsider their line-up. "Mr. Louboutin, the Parisian shoe designer known for his slick red soles, says that his new 6- and 7-inch stilettos are selling so well right now that he plans to introduce 8-inch platform shoes next fall. 'I hear they can be painful,' Mr. Louboutin says, 'but women keep asking for them.'" [WSJ]

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