The Extraordinary History of High Heel Shoes
High Heels are one of our most discussed characteristics. You would be surprised to know that it was an exclusively masculine garment. Here is the extraordinary history of High Heel shoes and Fashion in general.
The first high heel shoes are attributed to the Persian warriors of the XV century when this type of shoe was used to grasp the stirrups of the horse's saddle. The use of High Heel shoes among soldiers became widespread and Persian migrations introduced it to other cultures. European Aristocrats, looking for ways to look taller and more slender, began adopting this fashion.
This fashion accessory suddenly became popular in 16th century in Venice, with shoes that measured up to 54 cm high and that needed a second person to literally "get off" them.
All cultures have had a love-hate relationship with high-heel shoes. Women suffered extreme foot deformities in Imperial China. Foot binding was considered an attractive quality and was used until the beginning of the 20th century. Dorothy's shoes in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz were originally silver and were made to appear red with the new Technicolor process.
We women control the use of the high heel shoe despite its discomfort, falls and ankle injuries. We enjoy the feeling of power, sensuality and delicacy that high heels confer. Wearing them draws attention to the contour of our legs and the way we move, and convert the trivial fact of moving into an entire Art.
Low heel shoes or Red high heel shoes, which one to choose?
We do not choose the Heel Shoe. It chooses us from the window or the computer screen and that is where a deep relationship begins. This "crush" begins when we choose an object to complement a sensation. We want to feel slender, safe, but at the same time we want to support all the weight of our body in a final needle-like tip and make spectators pale. That's what "relationship" with a good heeled shoe means.
In the Makers Shoes product design and development team we know that the correlation between women and their high heel shoes or their “heels” is “love at first sight” so that it is irrelevant how much we can write if we do not take a look at our product catalog.
Here you can find a large number of seasonal options, heels for weddings, different types and sizes of heels and the best options to balance your height, comfort, lightness and the sensuality of your image.