Breaking in a new pair of high heels High-heels: A Brief History High heels have been around for centuries. But not in the form we know them today. C Egypt men wearing high heels was the usual run-of-the-mill sight.
Pres[ edit ] 21st-century cowboy boot — illustrating the unchanging shape of a horseback riding shoe High heels have a long, rich history, dating as far back as the tenth century. The Persian cavalry , for example, wore a kind of boot with heels in order to ensure their feet stayed in the stirrups. Furthermore, research indicates that heels kept arrow-shooting riders, who stood up on galloping horses, safely on the horse. Owning horses was expensive and time-consuming, so to wear heels implied the wearer had significant wealth. Later, in the 12th century, in India , heels become visible again.
Carol Vorderman suffers broken nose after tumble 25 Mar And a third have been forced to remove their shoes and walk home barefoot because they could not bear the pain any longer. This is despite the fact that women typically own 17 pairs, more than double the eight pairs owned by the average man Only 12 per cent of men have put up with stylish but uncomfortable shoes, the study of 2, British adults found. That may explain why the fairer sex are likely to have more issues with their feet, and are twice as likely to suffer from corns, cracked heels and bunions. Nine in ten women - 90 per cent - have experienced problems and 20 per cent say they are "embarrassed" by their feet while 12 per cent are so ashamed they cover them constantly. Despite these problems, 19 per cent of women have refused to seek help because they believed their foot complaint was not important.