All talks on equality between men and women come to a halt when it comes to womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shoes. There seems to be some sort of intrinsic magnetic attraction between a woman and shoes. Perhaps itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the reason why most women find an irresistible urge to buy that enticing pair of shoes in the display window without considering the price, consequences or outfit sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll wear with them. The urge to buy fashionable shoes is so strong in women, that many donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even care if they need the shoes or not and whether they are in their budget. They simply find ultimate solace in buying the most fashionable and trendiest pair of shoes in town!
‘I see a pair of shoes I adore, and it doesn’t matter if they have them in my size. I buy them anyway,’ Hollywood actress Keira Knightley once said.
Introduction on womens shoes
WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shoes have progressed form being merely practical and protective coverings for the feet to creative and artistic interpretations of fashions, cultures and styles. A womanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shoes also denote the class she belongs to, her attitude, her mood for the day and in a very subtle manner, they convey sexual messages to members of the opposite sex.
With so much emphasis on shoes and such an intense bond between a woman and her heels, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s only expected that no shop is passed without being scanned or any websites are left without being trawled by most women, with a similar and unspoken aim of buying the most fashionable and perfect pair of shoes or high heels possible.
How womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shoes fashion/style has changed over the years:
The first shoes ever made have been dated back to about 40,000 years ago according to historians. Of course we can safely assume they didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t look anything like the heels you saw on the high street last week, but they were shoes none the less. 40 000 years ago, shoes were merely a means of protection for the foot and were completely practical. By the middle Ages, the look and the feel of the shoes improved (according to our perception of what good shoes look like) and they were made with more care and designed to fit the foot more comfortably. Technological advancements of the 20th century led to the development of better shoes in general and more aesthetic womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shoes, in particular. A mix of cultures and a global trend of sharing styles and designs began which led to the onset of shoe fashion and the shoe industry.
A significant reason for the change in style of womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shoes over the years is the gradual transformation in the purpose of wearing shoes. Changes in the social, cultural and economic milieu of the society and civilization has led to the steady change in the purpose of being well-shod from just protection, to functionality and practicality, to mix of style and sensibility, to style statement, sex appeal and simply shock value as depicted in celebrity womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shoes today.
Types of women shoes:
There is a huge variety of tremendously beautiful womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shoes in today. Of all the types of womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shoes, high heel shoes can righteously be called the most stylish, sensational and popular type of womens shoes. With a heel height ranging from 2 inches to a whopping 8 inches, high heel shoes are considered the ultimate in sex appeal when it comes to womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shoes. Owing to the popularity of high heels, shoe designers have created various types of heels such as dagger-like stiletto heels, wedge heels, stacked heels and low heels, kitten heel shoes etc. The other popular types of womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shoes include sandals, mules, ankle boots, the fetish thigh-high boots, backless mules, athletic style sneaker boots, ankle-strap shoes, pumps etc.
The types of womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shoes can also be categorized according to the purpose of the shoes. For example you can buy smarter, dress shoes for a party, more sturdy and stable work shoes, dance shoes, platform shoes, boots, unisex athletic shoes, comfortable orthopedic shoes and slippers for those cold winter mornings.
Why women love to buy shoes?
WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shoes have lot of sexual connotations. When they buy a new pair of shoes, women secretly desire to catch the attention of the opposite sex or at least look better than the girl standing next to her (although few will admit it). Since variety is the spice of life, a great way to keep the guys at your finger tips is to make sure you head out in show stopping, flamboyant heels every time you leave the house.
Unlike clothes, women can buy any shoes that their heart desires without being left feeling overweight, too skinny, ugly, etc. Shoes donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t give women a complex like some fashions do. TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll never make you feel tall or short either. A beautiful pair of shoes is always likely to compliment a woman. Moreover, the right pair of womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shoes has the capability of making her feel sexy, elegant and gorgeous.
With the constant changes in society and the general evolution of social rights,
Women have taken a far more authoritative, opinionated and equal stance than they used to. With status and equity, women have a new found power that pushes them to be different, to be the best they can be. Because of this, they want shoes that fit best with any and every type of outfit, occasion and event that they attend. Further, they do not at all wish to look mundane by wearing the same shoes every time and rather want their shoes to represent their attitude and power.