“There is an element of seduction in shoes that doesn’t exist for men… The language starts with the shoe and radiates over the whole body… You feel yourself, empower yourself, know yourself. You are aware of your body. This little act of discomfort pays off in lots of other ways.”
– Christian Louboutin, as quoted in Vogue.
Stylitics composed an amazing article about the posture-lifting shoe that has stood the test of time throughout trends, represented everything from power to sex appeal while simultaneously being known for it’s discomfort over long periods of time.
“Studies have shown that we actually find women most attractive when their legs are slightly longer than their torso. On a person of average height, this optimal leg length was found to be about 5% longer than a woman’s average leg length naturally, so it’s no surprise that we attempt to rectify this 5% with an extra inch or two.” – Stylitics
Looks like many of you prefer a stiletto for more than just a fancy evening out on the town. Perhaps there is something to a woman feeling powerful in the right heel at work.
“Physically, it is impossible for a woman to cower in high heels,” says Linda O’Keefe, author of Shoes: A Celebration of Pumps, Sandals, Slippers and More.