THE HISTORY OF THE HIGH HEEL SHOE

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  • -332 BCE

    ANCIENT EGYPT

    ANCIENT EGYPT
    They started using high heel to religious ceremonies. These shoes were called kathorni.
  • Jan 1, 625

    MEDIEVAL PERSIA

    MEDIEVAL PERSIA
    the heels were used to riding activities. They were bright colors and made with strong materials.
  • Jan 1, 1400

    1400

    1400
    The heels were called Chopines, these shoes were slightly-tilted. They were designed to keep the mud off. In japan the chopines were used to keep an expensive kimono far from the ground. In France they were forbidden because of frequent falls and several accidents.
  • Jan 1, 1420

    REINASSANCE

    REINASSANCE
    The high heel changed. Only higher social status women and men used to wear this type of shoes.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    1500

    1500
    The heels started to be more fashionable so, they started selling them in the common market.
  • Jan 1, 1501

    16th century

    16th century
    European royalty wore high heels to look taller and larger.
  • 1600

    The “rider´s heels” were invented to avoid rocks while combating or riding. The looked like today´s riding boots.
  • BAROQUE

    BAROQUE
    The high heels were back to the market and they were worn mostly by men
  • 1780

    The King Louis XIV of France ordered that only nobility could wear high heels.
  • FRENCH REVOLUTION

    The high heels were removed from the market to forget old arictrocacy. People wanted to avoid th appearance of abundance.
  • THE VICTORIAN ERA

    THE VICTORIAN ERA
    In this era the heel was rediscovered with new sewing technology. To show sophistication, the heel was tinier than before. The heel started to be a erotic symbol and that´s why men stopped wearing high heels.
  • WORLD WAR II

    WORLD WAR II
    The high heel was a popular object and started to appear in the “pin up” photographies.
  • 1954

    1954
    The first stilletto was invented in a Christian dior´s collection. Marilyn Monroe was a footwear pioneer using high heels in a very fashionable way
  • 1960-1970

    1960-1970
    Only worn by women. The most used were the lower heels.
  • 1980-1990

    1980-1990
    Higher heels returned.
  • TODAY

    TODAY
    There exist a lot of types of high heels: stilettos, kitten heels, wedege-heels. It is a glam symbol worn by women. It's all about making heels new, different and original.
  • OPINION

    The high heel has always been a fashion symbol showing elegance and glam. Today there are a lot types of heels for everybody and for me, this type of shoe shows feminity and it is a must-have in a girl´s closet. With the heels you can have many different looks, from sport to casual and from casual to elegant. t Today we are lucky to have different option of high heels and be able to wear it everywhere we go unlike before.
  • GLOSSARY

    High heels: shoes with high heels
    Aristocracy: a privileged class of people usually of high birth; the nobility
    Sewing: the act, method, or occupation of one that sews
    Footwear: wearing apparel (as shoes or boots) for the feet