The shoes on fall ‘09 runways were mind-blowing. Heels were sky-high (Galliano, Dior) and bottoms were metal-plated (Manolo Blahnik at Brian Reyes). Boots went on for miles, like Rodarte’s leather-wrapped pairs. And some shoes, like Nina Ricci’s, were just so fantastic, looked more at home on circus stilt-walkers than models. So we had to find out if real women could actually walk in these shoes. The ladies of the Cut (and a few good-natured volunteers around the office) bravely laced, zipped, and strapped in for a little stroll. Find out if anyone fell.