The other day while driving my Jeep, rushing from one meeting to another through downtown Toronto, I noticed a stylish looking young woman on her Vespa. She was riding her scooter amidst city traffic. But what I noticed the most about her was her footwear. She was wearing black stiletto pumps.
We were both stopped at a traffic light and while awaiting for the light to change. A man in his automobile in the lane parallel to her called out – questioning her choice of shoes. He asked how she managed to ride the scooter in high heels? She quickly replied stating that for her “it was not a problem at all”.
Women Capable of Doing Most Anything in Heels
True enough, we women are capable in doing most anything – in heels. In fact the successful fundraiser called the “Stiletto Stampede” is a race where women run it in – stilettos. And it occurs in many countries.
Much controversy exists over what appropriate riding gear is and even more for those riding scooters. Scooters are often seen as not really a motorcycle. Oh but they are. And these day’s go up to 700cc’s. These two wheeler’s are superbly, safe, light weight and easy to maneuver. They’re a popular choice for urban commuting and transport. And it’s because of these features they’re being used more and more to go to work and enjoy our urban social lives.
Part of the draw to riding an automatic step through motorcycle – a scooter, is indeed the belief in not having to wear extensive, heavier, motorcycling gear. Take the Italy’s scooter culture for one. Women commonly ride around on scooters in the same stylish clothing riding or not. There’s no motorcycle tank to swing your leg over, so even a skirt can be worn. But then again, one ride’s midst a conscientious culture unlike that of the North American one. In many European countries the scooter (motorcycle) is a respected, welcomed part of transport life.
Hopefully soon, we’ll catch up with the admirable scenarios of other lands where we’ll ride midst an environment we need worry little about.