High heels are a signifier of women. High heels are femininity, glamour, sex appeal and fashion all piled into one head turning article of clothing!
Most all women love shoes, but not all women can, or want, to walk around or stumble around in five or six inch high heels. However, in today’s shoe market, there are numerous lower high heeled shoes that still work to elongate and show off your legs, without hurting your feet or making you feel like you are walking on stilts!
High heeled shoes with one to two inch heels still exude femininity and charm, yet are comfortable and easy to walk in!
High heeled footwear is a shoe that raises the heel of the wearer’s foot significantly higher than the toes. High heels tend to provide the aesthetic illusion of longer, more slender legs. Heels come in many shapes, including stiletto, pumps, block, tapered, blade and wedge.
High Heel Fun Fact: According to high fashion standards, a low heel is considered less than 2.5 inches, while heels between 2.5 and 3.5 inches are considered mid heels. Heels four inches and above are truly considered high heels.
There are so many shapes and styles of lowered high heeled shoes, that you can find these comfy shorter high heels from casual wear all of the way up to evening elegance!
High Heel Fun Fact: Extremely high heeled shoes, such as those exceeding six inches, are often times referred to as “jewelry for the feet.” Sweet!
Since the Second World War, high heels have fallen in and out of popular fashion trends, most notably in the late 1990s, when lower heels and flats predominated!
Positive Reasons for Wearing High Heels:
- They change the angle of your foot with respect to the lower leg, which accentuates the appearance of calves.
- They change the wearer’s posture, requiring a more upright position for the body.
- High heels make the wearer appear taller.
- They make a seductive fashion statement.
- High heels make the legs look longer and the foot appear smaller.
- High heels make the arches of the feet higher and better defined.
- High heels make the toes appear shorter.
- High heels are flat out gorgeous shoes!
And like I said, if you can’t walk for long periods of time in higher heels, yet you want the benefits of wearing heels, lower high heels work just dandy and still look like scrumptious eye candy!
High Heel Fun Fact: In modern society, high heeled shoes are a main part of women’s fashion, perhaps more as a sexual prop. High heels force the body to tilt, emphasizing the buttocks and breasts, which are highlights of a woman’s sexuality.
The desire to look sexy and erotic continues to drive women to wear high heeled shoes, not to mention that women love them too, simply because the shoe itself is so pretty! I merely love high heeled shoes, and wear them with most of my outfits!
High heeled shoe lovers unite!
During the 16th century, European royalty started wearing high heeled shoes to make them look taller and larger than life, such as Catherine de Medici or Mary I of England. By 1580, men also wore high heeled shoes, and a person of authority was often referred to as “well-heeled.”
Low high heels: the practical solution to wearing an adorable, yet unpractical, shoe!
We all know that there are certain outfits that demand a high heeled shoe! Simply no other type of shoe will do!
Styling high in a fairly low high heel!
Although high heels are generally worn by women, there are men’s shoes that have elevated heels, including cowboy boots and Cuban heels.
Let’s give a nod and a shout to the high heel. Slip your feet into these elegant shoes of wonder and see just how fashionable and sexy you feel!
Keep it trendy and real with the always in demand high heel!
Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has woven her love of detective work and her passion for fashion into her books. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, her author/fashion/style blog http://www.passionforprying.wordpress.com, Twitter @nancymangano and her author “like” Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.