|Johnson and Murphy tassel heels|
Let's talk about a problematic area of female presentation. Many venturing out feel their feet are large and see this as a negative to their overall presentation. Take heart, women's feet are getting larger compared to times past. Here is a quote from the London newspaper The Independent; the title "WHY OUR FEET ARE GETTING BIGGER":
The nation's feet have grown by two shoe sizes in just four decades. In fact, we're bigger and taller all over, reports Jeremy Laurance.
But this is not just a UK phenomenon. In the US, the average female foot was a 6.5 in the 1960's (equivalent to UK size 4), rising to 7.5 in the 1970's (UK 5). Today, the average American woman has a shoe size between 8.5 and 9 - equivalent to a UK 6.5. Kate Winslet is US size 11 (UK 8.5) and Rihanna a US 9 (UK 6.5).
Note this article - 10 CELEBRITIES WITH SURPRISINGLY BIG FEET (Little known fact - Audrey Hepburn had 10 1/2 Feet.)
I personally do not have large male feet (9 in female size). This was a source of some teasing as I grew up. Typically I would compensate by shoe shopping for male shoes that made my feet appear a little larger. Male shoes are made to compensate for a wider footbed, thus accentuating the length of the foot. Female shoes do the opposite in an effort to make the foot look dainty.
I am not encouraging unreasonable or unsafe heel height. There is a point of diminishing returns when walking becomes difficult. We have all watched the video of models on the runway falling as they attempt the impossible.
So to get back to a differential that can work. The above Johnson and Murphy tassel heels are wonderful for creating the optical illusion of a small foot. Wise shopping, practice, and confidence can mitigate what could be considered a negative. Escape with confidence.