Sunday, October 24, 2010

Of Heels, Men Wearing Heels And Other Heels Story!

I remember wearing heels as early as 11 years old. It's a black one, platform sandals, about 2.5 inches high… It kinda looks like this, but what I have has a thicker heel support. 

I also remember that no one taught me or told me to wear heels; mom is certainly not into this kind of things. Anyways, I just wore one to imitate Barbie and, of course, so that I wouldn’t step the bottom of my longer-than-my-height jeans.

I love wearing heels, even if it makes my feet tired and uncomfortable. Also, whenever I wear one, it makes me look very lady-like. Plus, the level of confidence it gives me is overwhelming… Imagine! I’m 3-inch-higher!

Some HIStory:

High heels originated in France around 1500s as male’s footwear. In the late 18th century, men’s heel shoes are designed lower with the exception of the cowboy boots.[Note: REAL cowboy boots are 2 inches high!]

Cuban Heels are also extremely popular to men for bands, rock groups and stars like The Beatles, John Travolta, etc. Only goes to show that heels are not just for us, ladies. Other artists that wear heels are Elton John, Bands such as Mötley Crüe and Sigue Sigue Sputnik and, now,  the lead singer of Tokio Hotel is wearing… wedges!

Why do Men love High Heels on Women?

There are many reasons to love heels, even if a man doesn’t have a shoe fetish. Even heels are difficult to be worn over a long period of time, women like wearing heels for it enhances attractiveness to the male specie.

Wearing heels highlights the feminine form.
Women’s hips sways involuntarily when wearing heels.
Women’s legs appear longer in Heels.
Heels makes a woman appear few inches taller.
Women in heels are vulnerable, being in heels makes the ladies unable to move or escape easily and quickly.

But do men really notice heels?

Researchers from  Northumbria University studied the reactions of men to women walking in heels and flats. Men were asked to observe women, between 18 and 35, walk without seeing their shoes. However, Men weren't able to distinguish between a woman walking in sensible flats and height-altering heels.

Well, it’s really up to you, Ladies. I wear heels for confidence, for additional height, for aesthetics. But, still, TRUE BEAUTY is inside. If wearing heels makes you feel beautiful and powerful, GO! Just don’t wear it for the sake of getting the attention of the opposite sex.

love, now and always, 

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