Monday, December 8, 2014

the allure of high heels

On the one hand, high-heeled shoes can make their wearers out as little more than sex objects. On the other hand, a study seems to prove one thing for sure: They work and there's no arguing with success.


  1. Your article led to an interesting diversion. First off it reminded me that for some around the world and through the ages women's feet along with ankles and calves score really high as an aphrodisiac. (Let's not forget those painted toenails.)

    The ancient Chinese aristocracy loved their Ladies with Feet smushed into Lotus Petals! (Now that gives me the shivers!)

    The team of Wikipedia editors seem to have allowed the claim that women in heels just seem sexier simply by virtue of change high heels does to the wearer's posture.

    But my trivia knowledge was truly increased when Wikipedia revealed that the term "well heeled" arose in the 1500's. "During the 16th century, European royalty started wearing high-heeled shoes to make them look taller or larger than life, such as Catherine de Medici or Mary I of England. By 1580, men also wore them, and a person with authority or wealth was often referred to as "well-heeled".

  2. Being a hillbilly i prefer bare feet 'n daisy dukes. High heels spell expensive to me. lol