Balancing oneself for a long ride with nothing but your own two legs, as the hurdling stops threaten to propel you across the train, is a familiar struggle for many New Yorkers. Why, you ask, did I pick such non-commuter friendly shoes to grace the MTA this particular morning? Heeled shoes for men have taken over both the runways and red carpets in recent years, and labels such as Celine , Calvin Klein , and Balenciaga have been showing stack- or Cuban-heeled boots in their collections. Meanwhile, footwear brands including Christian Louboutin or Jimmy Choo have gone full-throttle with the trend, adding glitzy sequins or bold prints onto heeled styles. The crazier, it seems, the better.
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Women are less likely to don high heels if they are going on a date with a man they think is ugly, a controversial study has found. Scientists quizzed female university students, who were all straight, about how often they wear stilettos or other types of the shoe. The volunteers were asked if they would wear high heels or a flat sole shoe if they went on a date with two men plucked from Google Images. One of them was considered to be very attractive by a panel of 14 separate women, the other was deemed to be the polar opposite. Sixty per cent said they would opt for high heels on a date with an attractive male, according to the scientists based in Slovakia. In comparison, only 22 per cent of the same women revealed they would wear the same shoes for a date with the unattractive male. Similar results were recorded when the team from Comenius University in Bratislava removed answers from women who had never wore high heels.
Although women wearing sexy stilettos seems like a given, it may surprise you to learn that the original wearers of high heels were men. So what's the history? When, where and why did men first begin wearing them?
High heels are a type of shoe in which the heel, compared with the toe, is significantly higher off the ground. These shoes go beyond simply protecting the foot from the ground or improving efficiency of walking. High heels make the wearer appear taller, accentuating the calf muscle and the length of the leg overall.