High heels are one of the most provocative accessories. Centuries after centuries high heels have been in fashion. Historians found that high heels were adopted by the European aristocracy in the 1600s as a signal of status. Gradually women started wearing heels. Marilyn Monroe once said, “I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!”
High heels not only make you look taller, better but it also gives you a perfect feminine figure. In fact when you wear high heels, it pushes the bosom forward and butts backward. Men love to see this. Fashion historian Caroline Cox once said: “Men like an exaggerated female figure.”
Study at Portsmouth in UK found that the female walk is perceived as much more attractive when wearing high heels than not. It is found that it enhances the sex specific elements in the female gait including greater pelvic rotation, increased vertical motion at the hip, shorter strides and higher number of steps per minute.
Dr. Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham say: “Female baboons with a larger than normal swelling of the bottom associated with the sexually receptive period of their cycle, arouse greater sexual interest in males. High heels similarly exaggerate the sex-speciﬁc aspects of the female walk which could cause sexual arousal in males.”
The wall Street Journal report says that just in US only women spent $38.5 billion on shoes where more than half of the sales were on high heels. The famous French footwear designer Christian Louboutin sells over 500,000 pairs of shoes per year at prices ranging from $395 to $6,000. The market of high heels is always very high and women love wearing high heels no matter how painful they are. Louboutin told the New Yorker: “I hate the whole concept of comfort. It’s like when people say, ‘Well, we’re not really in love, but we’re in a comfortable relationship.’ You’re abandoning a lot of ideas when you are too into comfort. ‘Comfy’ — that’s one of the worst words!”
However, a survey says that, most women’s feet starts aching just after one hour and six minutes. Furthermore, one in three women admit to walking home shoeless due to the relentless throbbing. Elizabeth Semmelhack of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto says: “The high heel was worn for centuries throughout the near east as a form of riding footwear,” She believes that it was somewhere in the mid-19th century pornography photographs of naked women in heels that brought the erotic aura and infused the idea of a modern feminine identity into the mind.
The famous Hollywood actress Kate Winslet says: “I often look at women who wear great jeans and high heels and nice t-shirt wandering around the city and I think: I should make a move like that. But then I think they can’t be happy in those heels. “