The very first heels appeared in France in the 16th century. And they were worn by men to make it easier to ride horses. After the great French Revolution, heels were no longer worn, as they reminded of social inequality.
The Russian word "heel", in Turkic "heel", reflects the origin of this object, which came to Russia from the eastern steppes. For many centuries, high-heeled boots were worn by boyars and princes who rode on horseback, but the population was simply content with bast shoes.
The highest platforms were brought to themselves by the inhabitants of Venice, who called them "plinths" - hence the modern name "plinth". Their height could reach 60 centimeters.
Salvatore Ferragamo guessed to raise the heel to a height of more than 10 centimeters. He also placed a heel on a metal bar. One of the first women whose feet adorned his shoes was actress Marilyn Monroe.
According to Western psychologists, high heels can provide tangible help to a woman for successful career growth, in which she feels more confident.
Shoes with heels 3-4 cm in height perfectly support the arch of the foot and maintain a beautiful posture.
Every 2 cm of heel height increases the pressure on the toes by 25%.
Long walking in heels causes the Achilles tendon to dry out. The risk group includes those who wear heels of 10 cm or more once or twice a week.
In 1 minute and 4 seconds, four girls ran 80 meters during a heel race in the city of Canberra. Their result is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records.
High heels have been shown by Italian scientists to significantly contribute to a healthy sexual experience. This is due to the fact that while walking in shoes with high heels, the pelvic muscles are trained, which have a significant impact on the brightness and saturation of the orgasm.
You can walk in heels only when the skeleton is fully formed, and no more than 1-2 hours a day.
British company Sheilas' Wheels has developed special shoes with folding heels for women drivers.