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History Of High Heels

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He was the first man to wear high heels. These heels had a wooden cork sole and were between 8 and 10 centimeters. Despite this, it was still not a regular item of clothing. The height of the heel was intended to differentiate the social status of the characters.

During the Middle Ages, the heel became fashionable again, as a way to step on the roads of wealthy areas. They believe that it is likely that the origin was used for horse riding. The heels helped to fix the foot in the stirrup, that’s why the boot was the first piece of footwear to have a heel.

Its initial popularity was due to the fact that the streets, during the Middle Ages and the Golden Age, were made of dirt, the rain and the excrement turned it into a quagmire. During the Renaissance, heels transformed fashion. Catherine de Medici, ahead of her time and trendsetter, wore them at her wedding to Henry II of France, making high-heeled shoes a fashion item among the nobility.

In the 15th and 16th century Renaissance, cork, leather and even wooden soles began to be added to the shoe, leaving the support surface of the sole of the foot almost vertical. In the Bally Shoe Museum, in the Swiss city of Schoenenwerd, there are some 16th-century chapines, with an inclined cork platform seventeen centimeters high. The fashion for high heels began in Spain in the fourteenth century, a fashion that in Florence and Venice reached extravagance.

Heels played a remarkable psychological role, beginning in the mid-17th century. In France they were all the rage. It was also sought to give poise to the masculine image, but it was abused so much that the gentlemen had to use the cane to avoid falling.

In , Louis XIV, passed an edict stating that only the nobility could wear heels. The short Sun King wore high red heels, which were a symbol of nobility and loyalty. The royal shoemaker was Nicolas Lestrange. The name of Stiletto in some languages, is attributed to the Italian merchant and designer Giacomo Pirandelli baron of Styletto, who designed and produced at the end of the decade a shoe with a stiletto heel necessary for the equestrian maneuvers of the riders and as a support for the spurs.

The French Revolution banned heels, as a symbol of an era of excessive luxury and opulence. The high heel began to be the almost exclusive heritage of women until today. In , Salvatore Ferragamo created high-heeled court shoes that crossed borders and entered the world of Hollywood when they appeared in the film The Ten Commandments. Regina Romero is already part of the history of shoes, since it was founded in , being the 1st.