High time

If house price indices aren\'t enough for you, you can usually measure the state of the economy in footwear. According to The Stiletto Index, women wear flatter shoes in tough times.

But this year looks set to buck the trend. Fashionistas predict skyscraper heels will be the order of the day as women cheer themselves up some glamour.

And with heels like these soon to be the flavour of the day Mole is starting to think the credit crunch isn’t really that bad after all.