Who Wears High Heels, and Why?

heel-shoesHigh heel shoes are in fashion. They have been for decades and they always will be. The vast majority of people who wear high heel shoes are ladies, but there are more men wearing them than you may believe. Why do people wear shoes with high heels? Quite simply, to increase their height, or at least their perceived height. But their reasons for want to do this are many and varied.
high heel shoesIt’s probably fair to say that just about everyone who wants to increase their perceived height by wearing high heels does so to make them feel good inside. There’s no getting away from the fact that high heels are physically uncomfortable. Whatever they may make the wearer feel about him or herself on the inside, there is an inescapable physical price to pay, both when walking and standing. So, what is so important about looking taller than you really are?
wearing-high-heelsFor ladies, it’s often to look sexy, or at least attractive. High heels make the legs appear longer, and any survey of males and ladies’ peers will show that long legs are good. A good pair of legs can compliment a pretty lady’s figure and face, or take the attention away from any imperfections. It’s a sad truth that however pretty, beautiful or attractive a short lady or lady with short legs is, if there’s another taller one to compare her to, height often scores a lot of points. In addition, first impressions mean so much. Even if the admirer soon discovers that his new friend or colleague isn’t nearly as tall as he first thought, that positive first impression has already been made.
For both ladies and men who want to appear taller, another reason is their lack of confidence among their peers or subordinates. Height is power. Taller people see and hear more, and their voices project further. Both men and women wear high heel shoes in business and social situations in order to feel equal to or greater than those around them. While men’s high heels are mostly concealed within the shoes’ soles, ladies are free to wear exposed heels as high as they can tolerate. Colours for men are usually black or brown, but for the ladies, there is a huge spectrum of acceptable colours and a range of styles to suit the occasion, as well how tall and thin the lady can stand and walk in without too much discomfort. While the males may feel a little jealous of not having the choice of colours and styles, they should think again about how difficult it is to spend the day or evening in a pair of high heel shoes.

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Confidence From Heels

Confidence is everything. Whether in a spoken or physical fight, competing in a sport, or walking down a busy street, having confidence is extremely important to success. Signs of weakness not only encourage opponents, they also fuel doubt in oneself, which can lead to failure for no tangible reason. Both males and females of all generations feel that height is important to make them feel equal to (or better than) their peers. Even the most successful and powerful people in history have had issues with their height.

Nowadays both men and women are in the enviable position of being able to buy and wear high heels in order to make them look or feel better. Some just want to be noticed, and are don’t want to publicize the fact that they wear height-increasing heels. Others like to show off the style, colour or height of their high heels and enjoy the attention which they receive.

Wearing a sexy pair of shoes can both detract unwanted attention from other aspects of a lady’s appearance as well as compliment a particular outfit or hairstyle. Shoes are probably the most desired and purchased fashion items for ladies around the world, and many in each ladies shoe cupboard will have high heels. Whereas most men can never understand why their female partners feel the need so many pairs of shoes, the ladies understand that how they feel when they wear them is as important as how they actually look to others. Confidence at a party or business meeting is paramount to one’s performance, and therefore appearance is everything. A particular dress, outfit, hairstyle or a pair of high-heeled shoes must look right and not be noticed as worn at any other recent engagement.

For men, there are issues of confidence (and a lack of it) which can affect his attitude and performance in everyday activities such as at work, in sport and in social circles. ‘Small Man Syndrome’ is very real, and many men feel inadequate if they are not as tall as those who they feel equal to or above. Shoes with concealed high heels are popular among men in all walks of life. Hollywood stars and past country rulers around the world have had to take steps to increase their perceived height in order to receive the respect that they believe they deserve. In nearly all situations of our lives, confidence in what we do and how we do it is a huge part of being successful. A simple pair of shoes with high heels can make all the difference.

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