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An avid Colorado hiker, eager for a new challenge, turned in her trail shoes for high heels to climb some of the state’s highest peaks.
Erin Ton, 22, switched to unorthodox shoes last month after scaling 57 of the state’s “fourteen”, Colorado’s mountains towering over 14,000 feet, according to the New York Post.
“I thought it would be a fun holiday to hike Elbert again, but do it in high heels,” Ton said, referring to Mount Elbert, the first of fourteen years she hiked years before. “It’s kind of a looping thing.”
Since Publish reported, Ton, a Cornell University graduate, has reached three more heels in heels.
Ton admits that her unusual wardrobe attracts attention.
“It doesn’t help that I’m blonde, I’m a woman and I was told I was 17 or 18,” she says.
The judgment doesn’t seem to bother Ton, who gives a friendly smile to passing hikers.
She said she limits heel wear for ascent and carries medical supplies for blisters or irritation.
On the way down, Ton uses his trail shoes.