Did you know that heels were invented for men as a military footwear?
Did you know that trainers out sold heels in 2016? Long before the pandemic, which has seen us all reach for more comfy footwear.
Do you love high heels? Or are you a trainers/flat shoes fan?
Have a watch of the 3 minute BBC video opposite (click the image to watch)- it’s a fascinating whistle stop tour through the origins of high heels and explains how heels became the footwear of choice, and are still the most common footwear seen on the red carpet today. It also talks through the health risks associated with heels too – yes, as lovely as you may think they look, there are potential downsides if you wear them a lot.
So, if not heels, then what? Well, it’s fair to say that trainers are literally everywhere these days and can be worn with skirts and dresses, just as much as with trousers. I personally love the platform trainers that offer lift without elevating the angle of the foot – I have the Jones pair shown below and wear them a lot!
A platform is a great way of adding extra height without the wobble factor that comes with stilettos and other narrower heel shapes, and it is one of the trends for Spring/Summer’22, so here are a few ideas for your feet for the season ahead:-
If you do love your heels, a little rule of thumb that’s worth bearing in mind regarding the width of the heel – in general a wider block heel flatters a wider calf, whereas a thinner heel, like a stiletto, flatters a narrower calf. As with everything, it’s all about choosing footwear that is in keeping with your scale.
Let me know which footwear is your ‘go to’ – are you a lover of heels or are you more at home in trainers?