What Guys Think About Women Wearing High Heels

“It’s no secret that they make your legs and butt look better.” It does not take a fashionista to recognize the physical effects that high heels have on women when they are wearing them. The woman’s ankles are raised, tightening the calf muscles while she sticks her butt out and her chest forward to maintain good balance and stand up straighter for good posture. “Men are quite conservative with shoes. We like heels that look ‘normal’ to us.” This was certainly the status quo going back 20 years but with the rise of the metrosexual male they are more fashion conscious and the definition of “normal” has broadened. “I like to walk, and I’m always conscious (and very slightly annoyed) by the fact that heels make you walk slower and avoid grates and things.” Not exactly the most patient person, is he? I can almost guarantee he was wearing running […]

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How to Walk in High Heels: 5 Steps

Walking in high heels is an acquired art, certainly not something as easy as putting on a pair for the first time and expecting to run away in them. It takes time and some patience to get the hang of wearing the shoes while following the steps listed below. 1. Pick your shoes Wisely. When trying out high heels for the first time, try this little exercise to get a better idea of where your comfort level is. Slip on the shoes and stand up straight with your knees straight and try to raise yourself just on your toes by about an inch or so. If you cannot do this, the heels you have picked are too high for you currently and you should try another pair that you can do this with. 2. After getting that first pair, it is important to first try walking in them on flat […]

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What Are the 10 Reasons you should Get Rid of Your Favorite Pair of High Heels?

You’re Feet Ain’t So Pretty Anymore: When you take off your favorite pair of heels, all of the damage they do to is on display. You’ve Worn Them a Lot: You’ve spent so much time in your favorite heels that you developed chronic foot pains. This is not going to end well. They Hurt: The pains you feel from wearing the shoes are a good indication that your feet are getting the short end of the stick. The last thing you want is permanent damage caused by your shoes. Foot Problems Are Reversible If Caught Early: The more you suffer from the pains of wearing shoes that put your body at angles that are just not natural, the more likely it becomes a permanent problem. Catch it early and rid yourself of the cause of the issues. If You Don’t Use Them, You Lose Them: Your heels will keep your […]

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The Top 10 Luxury Shoe Brands

Christian Louboutin: The French shoe designer is known for the signature red soles of his shoes. He came up with the idea for the red soles on his shoes when he saw one of his employees wearing red Chanel nail polish. He figured that adding red to the bottom of his shoes would be the finishing touch to his designs. Manolo Blahnik: Manuel “Manolo” Blahnik Rodr√≠guez a.k.a. Manolo Blahnik is a Spanish fashion designer with boutiques located in New York, London, Dublin, Las Vegas, Athens, Madrid, Istanbul, Dubai, Kuwait, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore and Stockholm. In 2007, Blahnik was appointed as an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order British Empire for his service to the British fashion industry. Jimmy Choo: Malaysian Chinese fashion designer based in London. Choo created his first shoe when he was 11 years old and would go onto worldwide fame in 1988 by having an […]

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Accessories for Your Stiletto Heels

Watch the Floors If You Don’t Mind: Certain kinds of Stiletto heels can cause some damage on floors like linoleum or a wooden floors covered with a urethane varnish. Damage can easily occur just by the wearer walking with high heeled shoes on across the floor. To prevent this from happening, you can purchase heel protectors, which will fit on the end of the heel. Ballroom dancers are known to wear the heel protectors while dancing so that they do not damage the wooden floors. Clip it On: When the design of the shoe does not stand out enough for your liking, there are fashionable shoe clips that you can attach by the toes of the shoe. Some of the more common available styles of clip-ons for your shoes are flowers, bejeweled studs, buckles and bows. You Wear Those Rings Where?: These colorful jeweled rings add some sparkle to your […]

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7 Varieties of High Heels

There are seven basic styles of high heels to choose between, which we have listed below. Kitten: These heels debuted in the 1950s and are one of the most comfortable high heels (between 1.5 and 2 inches high) and have a slim base where it touches the ground. Kittens are commonly found on sandals and are a taller women’s preference as they do not add much to the wearer’s height while giving the appearance of having heels on. Wedge: This heel runs the entire length of the shoe from the heel through the arch and up to the toe. The heel is the thickest section and typically gets thinner the closer to the front it gets. It is a comfortable shoe as the extended heel provides plenty of support. Cone: This shoe has a heel shaped like an ice cream cone; broad at the shoe’s sole but much narrower towards […]

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2013 High Heel Trends

With each upcoming season there is a new and different style for the trendy to keep up to date on. The following shoe trends have emerged and will be on sale in time for the spring of 2013. All that Sparkles: When you are looking for a pair of high heels to wear around this spring, do not just look at the Plain Jane shoes, but instead look for something that stands out a little more like those bedecked with glitter and metallics. If it does not have at least one sparkling item on it then keep looking for your next pair and find something with a little more pizzazz and a metallic feel to it. Cut It Out, Would You?: The hyped up design craze for this season is known as the Cut Out design, which can appear in a wide variety of fabrics types including leather, suede and […]

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Workouts and Stretches that Prevent Injuries from Wearing Heels

Whether you wear high heels on a regular basis or are an occasional wearer of high heeled shoes, they can have adverse effects on your legs if you do not counteract these problems. See below for a list of exercises/stretches that will not only minimize some of the damage wearing heels can do, but they also accentuate muscles that heels will show off naturally. Calves: Wearing high heel shoes obviously raise the heel up, and in the process your calf muscles are in a constant shortened position, which can weaken the muscles when you take the shoes off. To counteract this, perform a wall calf stretch by approaching a wall and standing slightly less than arm’s distance from the wall. Step your left leg forward with your right leg back and bend your left leg and press through your right heel. Hold this pose for 20 to 30 seconds and […]

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Why Men Don’t Wear High Heels

They Are Happy with Their Height (Unless They Are Not): While generally not averse to having a thicker sole on their shoes (generally for more comfort than any additional height that would be acquired), wearing heeled shoes outside of a cowboy boot is not the norm. It’s More Fun to Be Comfortable: Would you rather go out for a night on the town and just go with flow, seeing how things progress without a worry in the world, or would you like to pry your feet into a tight pair of shoes with high heels to raise up your perceived height. Men are well versed in wanting to be at eye level with those around them (or even better, looking down on them) but they are not willing to feel hobbled for the added height (5′ 10″ is close enough to 6″ dammit). The Wonders of a Cowboy Boot: We’re […]

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A History of High Heels

From rebellious clothing to wardrobe staple, high heels have existed since the 1400s, and over 600 years later they have become more than just a simple accessory. Catherine de Medici, a 14-year old at the time, was supposed to marry the Duke of Orleans (who would later become the King of France). She decided because she was only 5 feet tall, she wanted something to allow her to be taller than her guests. The two inch heels that she wore on her wedding day cause quite a stir and spawned high heel shoes’ first fashion craze. Throughout the 1600s, high heeled shoes were seen as a status symbol. The rich took to the high-heeled shoes because only those who were rich enough not to have to work could possible wear footwear as impractical as these. As the shoe feature filtered down to the unwashed masses, the heels on the shoes […]

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