Did you know?

High heels are banned in Carmel, CA.

Carmel (also known as Carmel-by-the-Sea) is a unique place. Aside from its stunning natural location near the ocean and quaint village, it’s known for the fact that Clint Eastwood was once mayor (in 1986-88). But Carmel has other quirks, too: Carmel’s municipal code requires a permit if you want to wear high heels. (For this purpose, “high heels” is defined as anything over 2 inches, or a base less than one square inch.)

The law was created by the city attorney in 1963 as a way to keep Carmel, CA safe from lawsuits that might be brought by those tripping over the irregular pavement warped by tree roots. However, local police don’t enforce it. So while you might want to think twice about wearing stilettos, you probably won’t end up in jail for it.

Source: CarmelCalifornia.com via Trivia Genius [6/1/21]