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Heel (shoe)


A heel is the projection at the back of a shoe which rests below the heel bone. The shoe heel is used to improve the balance of the shoe, increase the height of the wearer, alter posture or other de...

The history of high heels — from Venice prostitutes to stilettos | New ...


Jan 25, 2015 ... I don't know who invented the high heel,” said Marilyn Monroe, “but women owe him a lot.” Well, Marilyn, there are a lot of people to thank.

The gender-bending history of the high heel. - Slate


Jun 19, 2014 ... High-heeled shoes were originally worn by men. ... men returned, the stiletto was invented, which brought fashion into alignment with erotica.

who invented high heels? | Yahoo Answers


It's been said by some that Leonardo Da Vinci was the inventor of the high-heel.[ citation needed] While he may have designed a heel or two in his day, the truth ...

Why did men stop wearing high heels? - BBC News


Jan 25, 2013 ... For generations they have signified femininity and glamour - but a pair of high heels was once an essential accessory for men. Beautiful ...

Micar Presents - The History of High Heels.


The Complete History of High Heels, Everything you need to know about the ... known as the Chopine was invented in Turkey and remained popular across ...

The Evolution of the Heel - Home Page - Mia Worth - RIT - People


So it appears that no one has an exact date of when heels were invented. ... It is also known that Egyptian butchers wore high heels so they would not step ...

From Manly to Sexy: The History of the High Heel - Sociological ...


Feb 5, 2013 ... Why do women wear high heels? Because men did. Men were the first sex to don the shoe. They were adopted by the European aristocracy of ...

Where Did High Heels Come From? | Mental Floss


Feb 4, 2013 ... High heels, though a staple of nearly every woman's closet these days, aren't exactly the most reasonably designed footwear. We wobble and ...

High Heels Were Originally Made For Soldiers - KnowledgeNuts


May 19, 2014 ... Well before it was a fixture of women's fashion, the high-heeled shoe was used in the 16th century by Persian soldiers on horseback.

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Origins of high heels - History of High Heels


Nov 9, 2012 ... In ancient Rome, where sex trade was legal, high heels were used to ... The invention of heeled riding boots increased the mass popularity of ...

The Male-Dominated, Power-Hungry History of High Heels - Racked


Feb 3, 2015 ... At a restaurant a few weeks ago, I heard a woman remark that high heels were designed by men to stop women from running away from them.

​Stepping out: A history of high heels - CBS News


Feb 22, 2015 ... A look at the fashion accessory that has come to symbolize sexuality and power, though it wasn't women who first wore them.