Monday, March 26, 2018

The Science of High Heels

I love high heels because they make me feel sexy and powerful. I love the way heels look on me and I love the way that other women look in heels. I love the way high heels change my walk, the way they make my legs look, that extra height boost they give me, and the physical appearance of the heels. A great pair of high heels can change everything.

This is the description one female writer noted when describing her high heel love. I could not agree more.  

Just to make sure this was not a just personal preferences I did some research and found that there is, hold on, scientific evidence.  

The article in THE LIST, discussed "The real reasons women wear heels".  It begins like this and I am sure many of you can relate. "I am a 6'5" woman…when I wear heels. My confidence, my stature, my hip sway – everything is bigger, and some would say better with stilettos strapped to my feet. I can make heads turn, men smirk, and women gasp at the pure sight of me. I love and hate heels for all these reasons and more."

The article provides scientific evidence that many of these points are true: 
  • Heels make our walk more attractive
  • They make us appear more feminine
  • Heels are office dress code
  • They're culturally-ingrained
  • Heels get you more male attention
  • Heels help you be more persuasive
  • They symbolize power
  • Heels even the playing field
What are your reasons?   I am sure you have many in your closet.

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