Okay, I bought them. I actually shelled out my $250 for a pair of grey (the same ‘height’ also comes in white and black) last year at the Bliss Spa – W/Westwood. That was before I learned that these were de rigueur for the ‘would-be workout set.’ I broke down and bought another pair. Easier to run in than your average Louboutin Pigalles.
I don’t generally lope around in sneakers, but these babies are comfortable and I’ve noticed that while my butt is not more firm, my posture seems better. At least something isn’t drooping.
That said, I have never seen one Masai wearing them. It must be a secret tribe.