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High Heels – Ups and Downs

Thursday, 02 June 2011

high heelsThe fashion history has been built throughout centuries. And shoes as any items of the image were affected by the fashion trends and the epoch, on the whole. High heels earned to be admired by fashion women several hundred years ago and it is till demanded though represented in various shapes. Stilettos require the specific walking and creating new image making the female silhouette more delicate. The heel has undergone sea changed throughout the time and today we cannot imagine flats to be the accessory for parties or ceremonies. Just heels, only high heels to look perfect. Most men, as the statistics shows, prefer women with high heels. Well, the statistics can be wrong or true, it is just the other way to verify and try.

High heels: yesterday and today

The history does not know the exact date for the high eel creation. However, first high platform shoes were mentioned with ancient Greeks when the theater actors used such shoes to look visually higher to be seen to any person. The marquise de Pompadour, the officially recognized favorite of the French King Louis XV, introduced high heels at the court, since she was very short.

There are many versions of the high heels creation. One of version tells that heels wereattached to the boots for riding to avoid falling into stirrups. High military boots have won the harts of many fashion persons in the world. In the late 17th century jersey stockings were introduced to the wide public replacing silky stockings and shoes were used instead of boots.

In 1680 high heels were set as fashion trend, especially stilettos. Ladies could walk on highheels leaning to the cane. High heels were the fashion trend for men, either and the trend waslike the epidemic to spread. The kings would issue special decrees to regulate the height ofheels according to society status. The highest heels were the privilege of the noblearistocrats, court people and royal family members. The legendary heel of red color that differentiated the nobility from other classes was known for the vivid welt with the upper part of shoes attached to it.

During the French Revolution the history set its own trends when comfort was appreciated higher than glamour and luster. The female shoes looked more like the ballet flats, with no sign of heels. Women lived on flats for almost fifty years. During the reign of Napoleon the French court revived old corsets and hoop skirts, though high heels were recovered a little bit later.

A famous spike heel was presented only in 1950 when the Italian fashion designer Salvatore Ferragamo (1898-1960) offered his own creation – spike heel after a range of successful experiments with platform shoes. In 1952 Ferragamo came with the idea that heels would bemore durable if made from steel. And thus, soon the fashion industry was introduced to the steel –stiletto- high heel that has been exploited in many shoe collections today.

The legendary movie Billy Wilder is the perfect chance to look at various shoes made by Ferragamo where famous incredible Marylyn Monroe frivolously holds her skirt waving from the wind. The stiletto shoes from this designer were extremely liked by Audrey Hepburn, Sofia Scicolone and Ingrid Bergman.

Why high heels?

Women would always be the one to support household. Nevertheless, in ancient times she would hunt together with males and thus, she could win only having strong legs to do together with males and escape from wild animals. With the lapse of long centuries the male-typical pragmatism fixed in the minds of stronger sex when they prefer long-legged women, even not so beautiful. It is explained only with the ancient instinct deeply in mind. Born beautiful and acquire the skills to visually correct what nature fails to gift – is the skill of seduction any woman should attain. Today beauty and high heels go by each other and the triumph is ensured then.

Wearing high heels for every day is not that effortless since feet start aching, the body balance should be kept, the load to the spine is shifted and which is most horrible, feet are deformed. However, beauty requires sacrifice and for the sake of it, for the sake of being beautiful and attractive to men, women go to shop for another pair of high heels. The higher is the heel, the steps are shorter ad this adds magic and temptation to the walking so attractive for men. High heel shoes symbolize wins of most women over men.

There are some national traditions about the heels. So, Japanese geisha girls always wear high platform shoes to demonstrate their obedience and weakness to males. It is highly uncomfortable and difficult to walk on such platform and tine Japanese women could only mince walking in short steps.

Celebrities on high heels

Celebrities cannot afford wearing one and the same clothes for many functions and their spendthrift luxury way of life is based on image support and professional reason when the scene ensemble is like the visit card, and shoes is not just the accessory but the glowing trend in style creation. And other accessories are matched, then. Celebrities usually wear high heels for various occasions. The red carpet events just require glamorous and solemn appearance and flats cannot make any woman look gorgeous, fine-looking or demanded even if she has flat from limited edition collection or purchased for a fortune for diamonds incrusted. So, high heels can be considered as the celebrity accessory essential for public appearance and tabloids.

Such celebrities as Lady Gaga, Jenny Jackson, Beyonce and Eva Mendes are known for the diversity and fancy of designer shoes. The height of heels varies from ten cm and higher.

Long toes and high heel give the shoes delicate and light look.

In the time of speeding up high technology century, the women more tend to wear high heels to look taller, slimmer and feminine visually and instinctively addressing to males.

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