Something originally intended to protect the feet from harsh weather conditions became a major fashion statement over time. Women simply can’t function without ’em.

Menbur shoes available at Mrs Harpers Boutique.

From boots to high-heeled and platform shoes, clogs and sandals, there’s a shoe for every occasion. Forest Gump said: “Mama always said you could tell an awful lot about a person by the kind of shoes they wear.” It’s true. In ancient Egypt sandals with pointed toes were reserved for those of higher stations in society. Commoners wore sandals of woven papyrus and slaves went barefoot. Red and yellow sandals were reserved for aristocrats.
In ancient Greece aristocratic women owned as many as 20 pairs of shoes with a style to match every occasion.

The French started wearing pointed shoes to hide deformed hooves.
But no shoe has shouted leisure, sexuality and sophistication as much as the high-heeled variety. They began to be made in two pieces in the 1500s, with a flexible upper attached to a heavier, stiffer sole. This new two-part shoe led to the heel being an actual part of the shoe rather than just an attachable overshoe. Aristocratic French women began wearing high-heeled shoes so steep that the well-heeled wearer was literally standing on her toes. Later stilt-like wooden platform shoes became the rage in Venice. The heels eventually became so high that women could not walk in them and servants were hired to help the ladies in and out of their gondolas.

The term “well-heeled” became synonymous with opulent wealth.

When the French Revolution drew near, in the late 1700s, the practice of wearing heels fell into decline in France due to its associations with wealth and aristocracy. Throughout most of the 1800s, flat shoes and sandals were usual for both sexes, but the heel resurfaced in fashion during the late 1800s, almost exclusively among women. Heels still reign supreme today. But thankfully today’s women of any class, colour or creed can choose from a wide variety of shoes and still feel important and comfortable too.

Compared to modern footgear, the fashion shoes of earlier centuries were highly uncomfortable. Now they have everything – beauty and comfort.
Here are a few good reasons why a girl might just love her heels more than her man: They make her feel sexy without saying anything.

We put on weight as we age but our shoe size never changes.

Because no matter what kind of a day they or she’s had, shoes can always make a woman feel sexy and pretty in about five seconds! Shoes can go with her on a day-long shopping spree and they won’t complain. Heels cuddle your feet and make you feel fabulous ALL day, while men can’t even spoon for 15 minutes at night. They don’t get jealous when she wears another pair.

Women and shoes don’t fight – shoes love you unconditionally.

We can walk all over them and not worry about hurting their feelings. Shoes don’t have nasty in-laws – they come from a gorgeous family.

Shoes don’t talk back.

Heels don’t hog the remote and make you watch stuff like Dirty Jobs and WWF. She can take them off whenever and leave them until she feels like wearing them again without any emotional baggage – and they can be easily replaced.

All shoes are good to look at!

They come in twos!Many women can’t resist buying a new pair of shoes every time they pass by a shoe store.They have good instincts. As the saying goes, the first impression is a lasting impression.It is essential for a woman to pay attention to the type of shoes she wears.

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