Why sexy? Stiletto shoes are known to elongate a womans leg, enhancing calf definition and making the ankles appear slimmer thus getting rid of the dreaded “Cankle” the popular name for the appearance that is where the calf and ankle seem to be one.
Stiletto heels are named after the long slim dagger which originally bore the name. Believe it or not stiletto heels have been around since the 1800s and are depicted in several drawings of that time.
Stiletto shoes have always been associated with the sexier woman and the slightly unbalancing effect that the extremely thin heel confers has long been the attraction for men who like to see women in high heels.
Stiletto heels are typically identified as having a heel diameter of less than one centimetre and can vary in height from two and a half centimetres up to twenty, these higher heels are usually accompanied by a platform sole.
The stiletto heel went out of fashion for a time in the sixties as thicker chunkier designs came in but even then women were still looking for them. One man who helped revive the stiletto heel was Manolo Blahnik who in 1974 introduced his “Needle” Blahnik has been an extremely sought after designer ever since.
Why do women still buy stiletto shoes today? With all the fuss made in the press about the styles foot deforming properties and concerns that they may throw out the spine you would expect the design to slowly wither and die.
Except, women today like their mothers and grandmothers before them still want to look elegant, stylish and yes, sexy.
A recent point in favour of the stiletto came about in a recent study. A shoe with a heel height of between four and eight centimetres was found to actually exercise the pelvic floor in a very desirable way. This helped prevent pelvic laxity and so enhanced the love life of stiletto heel wearing women.