From Egyptian butchers, through the Mongolian steppes, to the Medici manor
High heels were invented by the Egyptians. The butcher's workers did not want to get their robes dirty, so they wore special footwear to help them avoid contact with the blood on the floor. The practicality of high heels was also appreciated by the Mongols - horse riding masters. In the 13th century, elevated shoes with a heel fit well into the stirrups and allowed them to stay in the saddle even during advanced maneuvers. The first mention of high heels that were supposed to add height to a lady and make her look beautiful comes from the Medici court. Catherine de Medici wore high-heeled shoes at her wedding to the Prince of Orleans, Henry de Valois. It was the beginning of a real fashion revolution, and French aristocrats quickly picked up the new trend and the court was filled with ladies wearing heels. French-style high heels had to have a red sole and a heel, and a tasteful gold buckle at the front. The coup in France in 1798 successfully suppressed the fashion for aristocratic footwear.
Made in USA, physics and light manners and a fashion creation by Christian Dior
High-heeled shoes were forgotten for almost 100 years. It was not until 1888 that the first shoe factory with a platform was established in the United States. The real breakthrough came when physics joined the construction of women's shoes. The physicist Olbrecht Kliczka, who is today considered to be the father of high heels, worked on the shape and form of the high heels. The prototypes were not the most comfortable to wear, but they quickly gained the approval of the ladies of light manners. It wasn't until 1947 that high heels hit the salons again. This was done by Christian Dior - a fashion designer who published a world-famous drawing of a woman in a white jacket, a flared skirt, a truncated hat and high heels.
The shoemaker of all time and the sexual revolution
Roger Vivera, an extremely talented shoemaker, worked for the Dior fashion house. It was he who undertook the design and production of shoes from the vision of Christian Dior. From his hand came the aiguille coupon - the first shoes with a stiletto heel that was reinforced with steel so that it would not break when walking. First, the women put on heels for long dresses and skirts. The round toe of the shoe, flashing from under the folds of the fabric, inflamed the male senses to red. Thirteen years passed from Dior's project to the outbreak of the moral revolution. The world discovered the beautiful and alluring Marylin Monroe, who loved high heels. A moment later, Twiggy entered the fashion scene - the owner of beautiful legs, which the designers decided to display in a mini skirt and high heels set. Thus, high heels and slender, naked female legs have become a symbol of sex appeal and self-confidence. The world went crazy about these shoes, and the shorter the skirts became, the higher the heels were worn with them.
Currently, high heels are also among the most-chosen women's shoes, which add charm and confidence to millions of women around the world. They fit perfectly with crease trousers, a pencil skirt or a flared dress in the style of the 50s. Beautiful stilettos in various colors are available in the KeeShoes online store.