What is it with ladies high heel shoes?
Why are they so popular today and why have they been popular for so long? Ladies high heel shoes have a special place in the heart and soul of many people across the globe, but why?
High heels are not a modern invention, to be more precise, they have the benefit of a very rich history, for both men as well as women.
There is a great debate as to when high heels were first invented. Throughout the centuries,heels were worn by both men and women for a variety of reasons.
The earliest recorded illustration of high heeled shoes were found in ancient Egyptian murals on tombs and temples, and some as far as Hellinic period.
It is believed that the first occasion that high heels were involved,was the 1533 marriage between Catherine de' Medici with the Duke of Orleans.
Catherine wore heels that were made in Florence for her wedding, and as a result, Italian high heels became en vogue for ladies of the Duke's court in France.
Unsubstantiated, this reference may perhaps be mythical.
Nicholas Lestage was a shoemaker who designed high heeled shoes for Louis XIV.
It is suggested some were more than four inches (ten cm), and a good number were designed in distinctive battle scenes.
"Louis heels" subsequently became fashionable for ladies.
In modern day, the terminology is used to refer to heels with a hollow curve and noticeable taper at the bottom akin to those worn by Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV's mistress.
They are also on occasion called "Pompadour heels".
During the French revolution, high heels became associated with opulence,and since the majority of the people wished to avert the sign of wealth, heels were largely eliminated from the common market for both men and women.
Super Sexy High Heels
To start with, a pair of high heels can instantly elongate the lines of the legs that can make the legs appear slimmer and create more elegant curves from the hip to the toe.
I’ve also read that wearing high heel shoes can make the foot appear smaller than it actually is.
Additionally, high heel shoes alter the stance of the woman and this forces her breasts up and makes her derriere protrude farther out than normal.
The correct pair of shoes can even help create an air of confidence due to the fact that they make the woman taller than normal and tend to attract more attention to her.
Ladies high heel shoes aren’t just popular with women, but with men and cross dressers as well.
High heel shoes are known to be a fetish item in their own right.
Womens high heels shoes are collectible and can be considered works of art without even having a foot to fill them.
People all over the world collect exotic high heel shoes.
Although they may not be the most practical clothing item in the world, it really doesn’t come down to practicality.
Sexy shoes are popular for reasons not related to their comfort or practicality.
If you still don’t get it, then you probably never will.
Now, aren’t you ready for your next pair of sexy shoes?