Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 9. 1961
Sir,—Possibly I am rather late in writing to support the remarks of Mr "To Hell With High Heels" (Salient No. 4), but I am fully in support of them.
One solution is the oriental custom which has one remove one's walking-wear on entering a building, and donning the equivalent of slippers. Unfortunately it is rather late to suggest this, the Student Association building being already in use, and nearly opened. However, students should see that in future designs for V.U. buildings there will be provision for shoe-to-slipper changing rooms at each entrance, and slipper-to-shoe rooms at each exit.
Other possible solutions would be provision of overshoes; a fashion-lead to high-heels with wide tipped bases; or total prevention as your organisation (the Society for the Prevention of the Wearing of High-Heeled Shoes by Women) advocates.
As prevention seems the only practical solution, I would like to support you by joining your organisation. Please give me particulars of activities, subs., etc. Could the Society plan socials, dances, etc., for fund-raising and furthering its object, restricted to those willing to wear wide heels, whether high or flat?
Yours with sympathv,