A Brief Look Into The History Of High Heel Shoes

The high heel shoe; no other fashion or accessory has caused women more pain and suffering through the centuries, be it physical agony or financial insolvency. Yet still, the bond between women and high heel shoes remains untarnished. Many (especially men) have tried to understand the relationship between a girl and her high heel shoes, but to no avail! What can one say, other than the fact that it must be love?

Shoes have been around for years, originally as a practical tool and mode of, erm, transportation. They arose from a need to walk places, but due to human nature and evolution, soon became a status symbol and a huge part of the fashion world. The nobles were the first to wear shoes to increase their height. Between the 15th to 17th century the longer and pointier the toes of your shoes were, the more higher your status in society was considered to be. These days, however, shoes are somewhat less of a status symbol, with the whole demolition of the “Kingship” concept; and have become more readily available, with a larger range of more fun, fashionable, elegant and alternative styles!

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Different Types of High Heel Shoes

High heel shoes come in a variety of styles, from peep toe high heel shoes, sling-back high heel shoes or stiletto high heel shoes. The list is endless but it shows how far styles have evolved within the high heel shoe industry. With such a high demand these days from women to have the perfect pair of high heel shoes with every outfit, high heels have become a must have accessory for every fashion conscious woman.

What celebrities are known for their high heels?

Celebrities such a Sarah Jessica Parker, Victoria Beckham and Gwen Stefani have all become high heel shoes style icons. Sarah Jessica Parker, most famously after demonstrating some truly amazing styles in Sex and the City all based around a pair of fabulous high heel shoes, played Carrie Bradshaw in the US hit show and was completely obsessed with high heel shoes, including branded shoes such as Manolo Blahniks and Jimmy Choos. Every girl who has a sense of style can relate to Carrie’s obsession with high heel shoes, and the well kept fashion secret that no outfit is an outfit without a pair of fabulous high heels.

Some designers have unfortunately taken the concept of high heel shoes a little bit too far. East London born Alexander McQueen decided to experiment with high heel shoes that have not one, but two heels.

Manolo Blahnik and Marc Jacobs decided to go the opposite way by designing high heel shoes, without a heel.

So yes, there are many weird and wonderful styles of high heel shoes out there, but with such a range and varied selection, it is easy to see why there is such a hype around high heel shoes.

Where is the Best Place to Buy High Heel Shoes?

You can buy shoes almost anywhere nowadays, from the high street, ordering off catalogues; in department stores to looking for vintage styles from thrift stores. If you want to buy high heel shoes that not everyone will be wearing, then the best place to look is online.

Websites like www.pozeonline.co.uk are ideal to shop for high heel shoes. This website offers a fabulous range of high heel shoes that are that little bit different from the “typical” high heel shoes that you would find on the high street.

With a sexy range of high heel shoes, platform shoes and thigh high, knee high and ankle boots online, it is fair to say that you would not have to worry about someone turning up in the same high heel shoes as you on a night out - well not if you shop from here.
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