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August 4, 2010

High Heel Footwear.

Filed under: Shawty Shoes Fashion — ^0^ Brown Sugar Girl ^0^ @ 12:43 pm

The high-heeled shoe, or a shoe whose heel is higher than the toe, is a matter of contentious and heated discussion. Shoes in general have typically served as markers of gender, class, race, and ethnicity—and both the foot and the shoe have been imbued with powerful phallic and fertility symbols as evidenced in the contemporary practice of tying shoes to a newlywed couple’s car. No other shoe, however, has gestured toward leisure, sexuality, and sophistication as much as the high-heeled shoe. Fraught with contradiction, heels paradoxically inhibit movement in order to increase it, at least in appearance. Standing in heels, a woman presents herself already half-walking while at the same time reducing the length of her step, fostering the illusion of speed while suggesting an imminent fall. The higher and more unstable the heel, the more clearly these contradictions are expressed (Kunzle 2004). Doctors and scholars alike have argued about the physical and cultural effect, both positive and negative, that heels have had not only on women, but on society as a whole.

Types of high heels

Types of heels found on high-heeled footwear include

  • cone: a round heel which is broad where it meets the sole of the shoe and noticeably narrower at the point of contact with the ground
  • kitten: a short, slim heel with maximum height under 2 inches and diameter of no more than 0.4 inch at the point of contact with the ground
  • prism: three flat sides which form a triangle at the point of contact with the ground
    spool: broad where it meets the sole and at the point of contact with the ground; noticeably narrower at the midpoint between the two
  • stiletto: a tall, slim heel with minimum height of 2 inches and diameter of no more than 0.4 inch at the point of contact with the ground
  • wedge: occupies the entire space under the arch and heel portions of the foot
    puppy: thick square block heel approx. 2 inches in diameter and height. more commonly worn by the working class woman
  • teletop: sharp square toe, generally worn by the higher in society
    tinkatop: round ball like toe – generally found in ‘puppies’ or ‘kittens’

High Heel Today.



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August 3, 2010

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