What were 150 women wearing stiletto heels doing running down an Amsterdam street? A $15,000 grand prize awaited one lucky winner at the finish line. See photos below.
“Shopping is a Sport” is the motto of the race and they encourage “friendly competition”. According to one stiletto heel racer, Fauve Stujke, she said that there was a lot of pushing and elbowing going on at the start of the race. She didn’t win, and said afterwards that she probably wore heels too high – 4 inches to be exact, just a little bit higher than the minimum of 3 1/2 inches.
Tamara Ruben was the winner and was asked how she was going to spend the $15,000 grand prize – “Anything but high heels.”
I don’t know…$15,000 to run in those heels? Gimme a prize of $150,000 and I’ll don a pair and race as well…15 grand just doesn’t seem worth my pain and agony. Heh.
See more photos of women in stiletto heels race for $15,000 below.