This year, spike heels are even higher, sharper, and thinner. In fact, they are now lethal weapons if used to defend. Why are women's heels so high suddenly this winter? Is it about a rise in prices of basics like food and oil, electricity, or gas and a fall in prices of homes and land? I snapped the photo of this shoe exhibit during Christmas week at a shopping mall window decoration in Sacramento. The shoes reflect the popularity of some of the highest stiletto spiked heel shoes. Sure, the shoes do attract attention. But for walking and hiking? Try a good walking shoe with enough treads so you won't slip on water or ice.
What happens when women wear the spike heels all day at work? It raises your booty but throws your other parts out of shape for hours at a time. Try walking comfortable an hour a day with these heels and see how much they hurt.
Yet, women are buying the shoes. They are very popular. They make lots of money for the shoe stores. What's their appeal? They make women look sexier and younger--true by the appearance or illusion they create of a protruding back side and a flatter tummy.
How healthy are they in the long run? What's being avoided are comfortable walking and running shoes. It's your choice. The spike heels are popular and are selling like page-turner novels. The heels are influential in the sense they help the wearers make friends more easily. They're admired, and yes, they do look pretty, especially the sparkly stiletto heels. But that's exactly what they are--stilettos. The stiletto high heel is full of images that evoke individual memories.
The only problem is if you wear them when young, only a foot doctor can tell you whether or not you'll get ingrown toenails later. Shoes are what women most frequently look at when looking at another woman's clothing.
First most women look at the shoes and then the rest of the clothing. Shoes tell you whether a person is well-heeled or down-at-the heels, whether the person is hungry, poor, or able to afford new-looking shoes, or cleans one's shoes regularly, works in a garden or farm, or has worn-out shoes and doesn't care.
If a woman wears boots in the summer, chances are another woman asks whether she can afford other shoes that look cooler in the heat. Or if she wears rain boots in the winter instead of fancy high-heeled boots, she's asked questions pertaining to what other shoes she may have.
It's a nosey business for some. But shoes and image go together. Don't wear stiletto high heels on a job interview, even in a boot. Use a medium closed-toe shoe that doesn't attract attention. In any case, the higher the heel, the more expensive the wheel, is one adage referring to the affordability of the person for fancy cars or boats and higher heeled shoes going together. In any case, some podiatrists are doing a double take.