High Heels Fall Flat This Season

High Heels Fall Flat This Season
Since January 2015, I have been observing a random sample of women and realized that none have been wearing high heels. In fact, the last time I saw high heels was at a New Year’s Eve party in a Long Island country club where a woman wearing a 5 inch heel twisted her ankle and fell on the dance floor. I asked a few good men what they thought about the new rise of flats and low heels. They admitted that they had been baffled why women would even consider wearing painful shoes and wondered why they hadn’t ditched stilettos sooner. However many old world Europeans, particularly Frenchmen, feel that women look more seductive in high heels, that they enable women to wield more power over men.

So do you heel at attention or heal your battered feet and walk with larger strides?

Coincidentally, I was reading the Wall Street Journal and was immediately drawn to the June 1st headline: “High Heels Come Down to Earth.” In fact, the article named several shoe designers who were liberating women from the discomfort of high heels for the sake of fashion by creating fashionable flat counterparts. A quote by a male reminded me of what my husband has always said, “There is nothing sexy about a woman stumbling, walking shakily off balance in high heels, hurting her back and calf muscles. Men would never consider doing this, why should women?” Did you know that Victoria Beckham in her first footwear collection opted for flats?

Nevertheless some women claim that high heels make them feel powerful and look ambitious. For example, women like to give presentations in high heels to rise up and look male counterparts in the eye. Others like the way their calves look – elongated – and how their butts are lifted and the way their hips sway. Most everyone will agree that they cannot go the distance in heels as they get increasingly painful the longer they are worn. However, don’t fear appearing frumpy. You can make an artsy statement about your personality when you opt for the new boldly designed flats or low heels.

If you wear flats, you will be trailblazer because you:
  • value comfort, physical well-being and practicality over vanity
  • question conformist beliefs and the values you grew up with
  • are confident in your femininity
  • do not like to be objectified
  • are rooted in earth energy and reality
  • know how to transmit your sexual energy with your eyes as opposed to your feet

For more information on managing your stress and reclaiming your life read my book, Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life. To listen to archived radio shows with guest experts visit Turn On Your Inner Light Radio Show

Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map

Content copyright © 2023 by Debbie Mandel. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Debbie Mandel. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Debbie Mandel for details.