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North Korean Soldiers Now Patrolling In Chunky High Heels

No one knows why, but then this is North Korea.

1. Female soldiers patrolled North Korean banks of the Yalu River today in new pairs of black high heels, for reasons as yet unknown.

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2. Really, go ahead, guess Kim Jong-un’s logic.

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The change in uniform appears to encompass two styles: chunky platform heels featuring a bold gold buckle — see: soldier on the far right — or a perhaps more-comfy gradient wedge — see: second from the right. The heels represent a big change from the utilitarian footwear displayed in previous army drills and marches.

4. Their male counterparts remained in regular combat boots.

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