Going to Great Heights- How to Select a Pair of High Heeled Shoes
There is no denying that although not the best shoe style for women medically (high heeled shoes put pressure on the front part of the foot by pushing it forward and down and bending the toes up in an unnatural position) high heeled shoes are stylish, elegant and can make any women feel sexier. High-heeled shoes have a simple definition, they are shoes which raise the heel of the wearer's foot significantly higher than the toes. High-heeled shoes come in a number of different styles, different materials and can be purchased in almost any color of the rainbow. Most high heels are one color but some have patterns such as leopard print. High-heeled shoes come in a variety of shapes also, such as block, blade, stiletto, tapered and wedge.
What exactly equals a high heeled shoe has been long debated. The norm for most women is a heel between two and three inches because it can be comfortably walked in while still providing some extra height. It is women in the minority who wear heels that are four inches and over and those classed as extremely high heeled tend to be the domain of entertainers and/or are purchased for those harboring shoe fetishes. The higher the heel the less practical it is for wear on a more or less steady basis.
In order to decide whether or not to wear high-heeled shoes or to decide what style of high heels a woman is interested in wearing she must consider her reasons for wearing them. One of the most obvious reasons is height. Lots of women (especially petite ones) want to appear taller and high heels make that happen. It is a form of an optical illusion in a sense. Longer legs (much like a Barbie doll's legs) appear extremely sensuous and this look appeals to most women (and most men). The angle of the foot is altered in respect to the bottom half of the leg when high heels are worn, which causes it to shorten and also makes the calves of the legs stand out.
Many women wear high-heeled shoes for the sexual element inherent in it. One's body is shifted in a different way, which is very sexy. In other words, high-heeled shoes bring about a change in gait and posture that thrusts the derriere further back and brings more of a sway to the hips, which lends itself to an air of eroticism. Some high heels (such as strappy sandals in summertime) show off the sole of the foot and many believe that to be very sexual in nature. As well stiletto heels are considered by many men and women alike to be off the charts sexy.
Today most women own a few pairs of high heeled shoes, some geared for business purposes and others for social occasions. Over the past sixty years high heeled shoes have been at times extremely popular and at other times, not as much so. Lower heeled shoes were all the rage in the late 1960s and early 1970s but then higher heels took over as the in shoes in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Then in the late 1990s lower heels and flatties took over as the popular style once again. With the turn of the century there has become a greater acceptance of a variety of shoes, everything from the high-heeled shoe to the lowest heel and everything in between. Different heel shapes have also come in and out of style. During the 1950s and now, post- 2000 stiletto heels are popular while the 1970s saw the block heel as in and in the 1990s it was the tapered heel.
In deciding what pair of high-heeled shoe is right for the occasion a woman needs some fashion know-how. What is considered to be the little black dress of shoes is a low-heeled sophisticated black pump. This is the most responsible of all heels, a pair of pumps that are at home for a business meeting or an early dinner. The new black high heeled shoe is a neutral pump. But don't think white, think beige, cream or off white instead. A black dressy high heel is a must for all those show stopping social occasions such as a dance, party or elegant dinner extravaganza. Look for a black high heeled dress shoe that is not too strappy but yet not too clunky- instead for understated charm and elegance, with a touch of sexiness thrown in for good measure! Just as in the basic pumps category, black is great but not enough. When you need something just a little bit more glitzy and glamorous get noticed wearing a pair of metallic high-heeled dress shoes. Gold or silver never looked so hot!
Easy Golf Shoe Buying Tips to Save Money and Find the Perfect Fitting Golf Shoe? Golfing shoes are really not that much different then any other shoe. The number one most important thing when selecting any type of shoes is that it fits comfortable and it is a style and feel you like. If you are out shopping for golfing shoes and trying to select the perfect one for the first and foremost thing you must decide is do the shoes fit well and do you like them.
Get Rid Of The Old In the past golf shoes were made with small metal spikes in the soles that help with traction. However, today most golf courses no longer allow these types of shoes on the course and you will not be able to play golf with them. So if you have old golf shoes like these then it is time to throw them in the trash and upgrade. Also if you think you have found a great bargain on a pair of golf shoes at a local yard sale or other place makes sure they are not metal spike shoes. The modern golf shoes have a hard plastic spike on them that is much easier on the grass of the golf course.
Brand Name Or No Name Many people go with a brand name they might know or feel loyal to or even worse yet because their favorite golfer endorses a pair they purchase that show. However, more important then brand name, endorsements or anything else about the shoe is the fit. Even though you might like a particular brand if you can not wear it comfortably then it is not going to work for you. Your game is not going to improve because it is endorsed by Tiger Woods.
On Sale Or Good Price Don't pick a shoe just because it is on sale or has a really great markdown that makes you feel like you are getting a good deal. Again if the shoe is not comfortable and you can not wear it properly then you are not saving any money by purchasing it on sale. So regardless of the price or discount on a particular model make sure that you try it on in the store and give it a complete test to make sure it is comfortable before purchasing.
This axiom is true for any purchase that you make you must really know yourself. For example do you only play golf once every few months? If so be realistic and do not spend top dollar for a professional line shoe. Instead save some of your money and look at golfing as a fun hobby. However if you are seriously addicted to golfing as many of us are and you are out on the green a few days each week then you probably can not afford to try a bargain brand to save a few bucks. If this really is you then go ahead and spend the extra money and buy a top of the line shoe. This really goes for any sports equipment purchase that you might make.
If you are in the market to buy a new pair of shoes make sure you are honest with yourself and truly assess your needs and then decide how much you will spend for a shoe accordingly. When you actually get to the shop try on as many pairs as you can and really gie them a good trial test and see if the are comfortable. Don't become persuaded by salesmen, advertisements, endorsements and other sources that want to sway your decision. Instead find what is comfortable and fits your price range.
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