Friday, July 21, 2006

Random Factoids - The History of Heels

Thought ya might like to know who to thank for painful feet, future bunions, and foot surgeries :)

- In the 1500's, the riding heel was a military invention to prevent the horseman's foot from slipping out of the stirrup.

- At about the same time, male French aristocrats made the heel "court" wear, which heels between three and four inches tall! This fashion eventually spread to the women of the court.

- By the late 1700's, the aristocrats stopped wearing heels - the French Revolution was around the corner, and being "well-heeled" could bring on the wrath of the populace.

- Late 1800's - the heel resurfaces almost exclusively among women.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this information is useless!!! it is so stupid!

2:08 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

not only is it stupid, its also wrong.

1:41 PM  

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