High, High Heels and Zippers

Here are two fashion topics of late tied into one, really uncomfortable, but kinda cute shoe: industrial, exposed zippers on teeter tottering high-heeled shoes. Crazy, huh? Let's tackle the heels first. Are six or seven inches just too high and toe- pinching to walk in? And what do you think about exposed zippers? Are they cute on bags, but not on the back of dresses? When does fashion stop being forward and just become plain ridiculous? Share!