While I was perusing one of my favorite sites on the web, Yahoo’s Shine, I came across an interesting article about high heels reaching new heights during the recession. How could this be?
Turns out that when during times of low morale and economic turmoil, women tend to wear high heels as a sign of resiliency. And during this current recession, the height of the heel is soaring. According to Elizabeth Semmelhack, author of “Heights of Fashion: A History of the Elevated Shoe”, “Heel heights noticeably grew during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the oil crisis in the 1970s, and when the dotcom bubble burst in the 2000s.” Women’s shoes are now at an all-time high, because of what Semmelhack believes there’s “a greater need for escapism.” She said this during a recent CNN interview.
These high heeled stiletto shoes are not too kind to the foot and over time, can cause long term problems. Wearing high heels for long periods of time can mess with the structure of the foot and cause damage and not to mention pain.
Of course, us women are no stranger to pain, especially when it comes to a good Jimmy Choo, but wear them sparingly.
What do you think of women wearing higher heels during a recession? Are you a heel-inista? Have you seen the length of your heels increase lately? Sound off below!
Source- Shine by Yahoo