After months of preperation, regional selections and broken heels, the much anticipated third annual High Heel Race Grand Final organised by Sarenza, took place last Friday.
Despite the awful weather conditions and cancellations to the Eurostar, all 16 of our lovely English teams made it across the channel (albeit a little later than scehduled) to battle 16 French teams to be crowned champion and also to walk away with the amazing prize of 3000€ to spend on shoes at Sarenza.
The venue was the ridiculously cool Piscine Molitor; an abandonned swimming pool in the chic sixteenth arrondisement of Paris, which was decked out in Sarenza race tracks, illuminated in pink lights, and even displayed a few of our very own graffiti tags:
The theme of this year’s race was France vs UK, so in the spirit of this cross-Channel rivalry, the dress code was British eccentrics vs French chic. Although all the Frenchies looked lovely, we have to say that it was our very own British girls who paved the way with originality and style, with outfits ranging from Alice and Wonderland characters to our very own British Beefeaters.
With champagne flowing from an open bar (which in typical form was visited frequently by the English) the teams were cheered on by a very excited crowd of two hundred people, including TV personality Zara Martin and the national press. Eventually, the title went to French team “Good Ass”, although the English certainly gave them a run for their money with our very own English teams Clockworked Orange and Mental Madams coming in second and third place.
Despite the French winning the prize, the English girls certainly made the most of the evening and certainly won the prize in the style wars. Despite having the journey from hell, all of our English teams represented with pride and made the most out of their time. So whether they are running for their country, their fashion honour or for the shoes, one thing is for certain, English girls have pure determination! So a big big big thank you again to everyone who took part!