For as long as I can remember, magazines, advertisements, movies, sitcoms, blogs have all talked about the love women have for shoes. While some think it borders on crazy, body-threatening, wallet-looting fervour, many would agree that it gives a woman a grand, diva-like feeling that may be similar only to finding the perfect fitted jeans or a new haircut.
This one isn't a pickle. High heels change the posture of a woman's body making us feel taller, stronger and more in control with others. A lot's been written about the mind-body connection. Just how some power postures make us feel great, wearing good shoes makes us feel grand.
Height: The higher the heel, the closer to heaven
This phrase comes particularly close to truth, because high heels make us feel more powerful and taller. I hate the comparison between sexes, but we tend to use these tools of additional height to stand tall and influential around men.
Desire: "High heels are pleasure with pain"
Since the invention of the high heel, many dates have been scored because heels are sexy. But more than that, a good looking pair of high heel shoes itself becomes an item of desire by women all over the world.
Desire and lust have also been advertised when we talk about heels; whether a woman has it for her shoes, or a man for a woman in those shoes.
Confidence: Keep your heels, head and standards high
They say that good hair and a nice pair of shoes is all you need to set a good impression. Shoes are definitely one accessory that a lot of women can dare to be experimental and expressive with, particularly over clothes. Plus it's a cheaper way to experiment with in your wardrobe.
Shoes can transform any dull outfit and give women a fell- good feeling and confidence.
Whether we admit it or not, at some point most women have found themselves lusting over a pair of high heels, and cutting out of their savings for that pair of shoe 'they really need right now'.
Have you ever felt all this when you wear a pair of high heels? Tell me your thoughts and experiences on your affair with shoes!