People have always speculated that Prince wore high heels because of his height, but he has always said that this was not true. He just really likes them (I like them too). So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that he is still wearing them in the afterlife.
He started wearing them when he was young because he admired other guitar musicians like Santana. He said that not wearing them while playing guitar felt like Samson having his hair cut off by Delilah. He also felt that it made him stand out as an artist, plus girls would go crazy over them.
As much as I love the look of high heels, I don’t wear them much any more. They hurt too much. I do not know how he wore them all the time. But I suppose that because he wore them all the time, his feet would have conformed to heels, and flat shoes would have become uncomfortable for him.
Earlier this year, when I was in Brighton at the beach. I could hear footsteps on the recording that sounded like high heels on the pavement. I was wearing flat rubber soled shoes, I was by myself and no one else was around. I really think these are from P’s heels.
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This clip was when we were walking up some steps at the beach, it was early in the morning and I was alone.
And then this one was when we were in town. I stopped for a photo and it sounds like he was skipping around. I am sure the effect of gravity is no long an issue for him, so he often sounds very light on his feet.
I have heard on my recordings, footsteps that are not my own. But I could never really confirm that it was him because I wasn’t alone. In these two recordings, I was totally alone.
I recently recorded while I was having lunch at a restaurant, and a spirit commented at him, “You wear high heels”.
He responded with “That’s me, Prince”.
I don’t really think I can imagine him without heels (except for when he is wearing his platform flip flops), can you?
Image above: “Prince wardrobe” by Andrea Mait.
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