Archive for the 'High Heel History' Category

Men wore heels before women ever did, then stopped… why?

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

For generations they have signified femininity and glamour – but a pair of high heels was once an essential accessory for men. Beautiful, provocative, sexy – high heels may be all these things and more, but even their most ardent fans wouldn’t claim they were practical. They’re no good for hiking or driving. They get […]

In Celebration Of The Stiletto…

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Here is an article I found online recently from Meghan Cleary: Stilettos are the shoes most charged with multiple different layers of meaning. From their birth from a nameless Florentine artisan for Catherine de Medici so she could make a stunning entrance into French court when she married her husband Henry II, to the story […]

How We See High Heels Today

Friday, September 28th, 2007

If we take a look at high heels today, many of the styles and designs we see have been retraced to a historical time period, as designers have attempted to raise the stakes by redesigning many of the more modern style of shoes by giving them an edge and reintroducing them into a new generation […]

Origin of Heels

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Do you ever wonder where the word or even the origin of heels came from?? well, as someone who has been wearing high heels all my life I often wondered where did this fashion come from, why heels? there must have been a reason why this whole fashion started? so after many hours of research […]

Platform Heels – History

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

Lot of people do think that platform shoes were popular only in the 70’s. However: Here is a little outline of where platform shoes came about. You might be surprised that back in 1600 platform heel was popular. The platform shoe of the 1400s to 1600s was called the chopine, “an overshoe”. This design basically […]