For all fashion and shoe lovers, wearing a variety of shoes is fun and one of the joys of fashion and style. Perhaps pumps on Monday, ballerina flats on Tuesday, ankle boots on Wednesday, and the endless shoe choices continue depending on your outfit and your mood. However, there are times when you are dressed a particular way, or attending a dress up event, when you feel that only a high heel shoe with a 4 inch or higher heel will do!
Well then, this blog post is for you!
A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while the wearer is doing various activities. The design of shoes has varied enormously through time and from culture to culture, with appearance originally being tied to function. However, in the case of high, high heels, looks and style trump function every time!
That’s not to say there aren’t high heels on the market that are not only dazzling to look at, but comfortable to walk in! A pure mix of a shoe to be stepping out in!
High heeled footwear is footwear that raises the heel of the wearer’s foot significantly higher than the toes. When both the heel and the toes are raised in equal amounts, as in platform shoes, it is technically considered to be a high heel. High heels tend to give the aesthetic illusion of longer, more slender legs, elongating the body and adding height to the wearer.
A high heel 4 inches or higher can cause a fashion frenzy terror and provide pure fun to the wearer!
High Heels Fun Fact: High heels are beautiful shoes, period, adding glamour, pizzazz and elegance to an outfit. High heels come in a wide variety of styles, and the heels are found in many different shapes, including stiletto, pump, block, tapered, blade and wedge.
Positive Aesthetic Effects of Wearing High Heels:
- High heels change the angle of the foot with respect to the lower leg, which accentuates the appearance of calves.
- High heels change the wearer’s posture, requiring a more upright carriage and altering the gait in what is considered a seductive fashion.
- High heels make the wearer appear taller.
- High heels make the leg appear longer.
- High heels make the foot appear smaller.
- High heels make the arches of the feet higher and better defined.
- High heels bring any outfit up a notch or more in elegance and style.
Take the glamour girl challenge: Let your 4 inch or higher high heels walk you through any door! You’ll walk with grace and poise for sure!
Sexy, seductive high heels to adore!
Popular Types of Heels Found on High Heeled Footwear:
I love stiletto heels! Dainty and feminine in appearance while emitting a lion’s roar!
Nancy Mangano’s High Heel Fashion Tip: High heeled shoes look fabulous with dresses, skirts and pants! Skinny jeans (or any pants that cling to the ankle) look lovely when worn with high heeled pumps. Flared slacks and dresses look fantastic when worn with a stiletto heeled platform…or hey, invent your own signature high heel flair. Only you know what fancy footwear you love to wear!
High Heel Fun Fact: The high heel has been a central battleground of sexual politics ever since the emergence of the women’s liberation movement of the 1970s. Many second-wave feminists rejected what they regarded as constricting standards of female beauty, created for the subordination and objectifying of women. The American-British journalist Hadley Freeman wrote, “For me, high heels are just fancy foot binding with a three-figure price tag.” However, she supported the freedom for women to choose what to wear and stated that, “one person’s embrace of their sexuality is another person’s patriarchal oppression.”
So all you fashion dears, whatever footwear you prefer to wear, wear your shoes with pride with no thought to if others will care!
High heeled footwear freedom!
High Heel Fun Fact: High heels are typically worn with heights varying from a kitten heel of 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) to a stiletto heel (spike heel) of 5 inches (1.3 cm) or more. Extremely high heeled shoes, such as those higher than 6 inches (1.5 cm), are normally worn for aesthetic reasons over practicality. As with most fashion, the trends and fads that you love to wear normally began as something sensible and practical, then were decorated up with festive flair and turned into something gorgeous, fancy and fun to wear! Think sunglasses…yes, the wearer prefers to keep the sun from their eyes, but only by saying, “How cool am I…even when you can’t see my eyes!” Sunglasses provide an edgy, chic, cool vibe when worn on a person’s face…even if there is no sunshine any place!
Let your shoes do the same by joining in slipping your feet into glorious high heels with poise, pride and no shame! Play the high heeled starlet game!
When only a 4 inch or higher high heel shoe will do!
Baby, let my high heels walk all over you! Ouch!
Take a fashion stand and stand up for and in your high, high heels!
Do you want to get a real fashion high and turn heads whey you walk by? I suggest you give the high, high heeled shoe a try!
“Seeing you in that miniskirt and those high, high heels is beauty to my eyes.”
“I’m strutting the New York runway…dressed in my off the charts fashion disguise.”
“Are you afraid that in heels that high you might take a tumble and fall?”
“I am such an expert at wearing high heeled shoes I feel I can walk up a wall!”
“You certainly move with elegance, glamour, confidence and grace.”
“Another reason to stand firm and proud and not end up flat on my face!”
High Heeled Shoes: Foot fashion sublime no matter the date and time!
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Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846