Stunning High Shoes Style Ideas For Your Valentine Dinner 44
Stunning High Shoes Style Ideas For Your Valentine Dinner 44

30+ Stunning High Shoes Style Ideas For Your Valentine Dinner

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It’s a fairly simple process to trace the history of footwear, since it’s well-chronicled, probably inadvertently, in paintings, etchings, drawings, statuary and other forms of art and ancient literature.

We all know what a high-heeled shoe is, but just for clarity let’s define it. It’s considered a heel, or a high-heel, when the back of the foot (the heel) is raised, but the toe is still on the ground. When the entire foot is raised, we call it a platform. If the platform tapers toward the ground, placing the toe lower than the heel, it’s called a wedge. Other names for various types of high shoes and high-heeled shoes are stilettos, blades, tapers, blocks and pumps.

The term “high-heeled shoe” is generally a reference to a woman’s shoe, meeting one of the descriptions above. Technically though, there are men’s styles which also have raised heels, such as the cowboy boot and certain types of men’s dance shoes–mostly Latin dance shoes for flamenco, salsa and various styles of Cuban dance. In the case of dance shoes, the purpose of the raised heel is to pitch the body-weight slightly forward, which creates the posture required by the dance.

As far as archeologists know, the first symbols and drawings of high-heels were in Egyptian murals where both sexes were depicted in heels. Interpretation of the murals indicates the shoes were part of a costume for a specific type of ceremony. Raised shoes were also used in Egypt for certain occupations that were messy, such as butchering animals for meat. The platform (usually wood) was used to keep the delicate cloth or leather upper from being damaged.

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