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# High Heels

## High heels are a type of shoe with an elevated heel. Heel height can range from about 2 inches to more than 6 inches. While high heels were first introduced in the Middle Ages, they did not become a part of popular fashion until the turn of the 20th century.

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Why do high heels put more pressure on the dance floor then a elephant's foot?

High heels have a small surface area that concentrates the wearer's body weight on a tiny area, creating more pressure per square inch on the dance floor compared to an elephant's foot, which has a larger surface area that distributes its weight more evenly.

How does the type of shoe I wear (high-heels tennis shoes flip flops) affect how high I can jump Hypothesis?

Wearing high-heels can restrict ankle movement and reduce jumping ability due to reduced stability and ankle range of motion. Tennis shoes provide good support and traction, which may improve jumping height compared to high-heels. Flip flops offer minimal support and can lead to lower jumping height due to reduced stability and grip on the ground.

How do you calculate the force of a high heel?

The force of a high heel can be calculated using the formula Force = Pressure x Area. To calculate the pressure, divide the weight of the person wearing the high heel by the area of the heel that contacts the ground. This will give you the force exerted by the high heel on the ground.

Does someone wearing high heels exert more pressure then someone wearing Wellington boots?

Yes, someone wearing high heels may exert more pressure because the weight is concentrated on a smaller surface area compared to Wellington boots, which distribute the weight more evenly. This can result in higher pressure on the ground.

Who exerts more pressure on the ground a 50kg woman standing in high heels or a 50kg woman standing in work boots?

The woman in high heels exerts more pressure on the ground because the weight of her body is distributed over a smaller area due to the small surface area of the heel compared to the work boots. This results in higher pressure on the ground beneath the heels.

Why is it difficult to walk with a narrow and a high heels on a soft ground?

Walking on a soft ground with narrow and high heels is difficult because the narrow heels can easily sink into the soft surface, causing instability and making it harder to balance. The narrow surface area of the heels also creates less support and weight distribution, which can lead to more pressure on certain points of the foot, making it uncomfortable to walk.

Why are women's high heels so noisy when you walk in them?

Women's high heels can be noisy when walking due to the hard material of the heel or sole hitting the ground with each step. The sound is amplified by hard surfaces like concrete or wood floors. Additionally, the design of heels, specifically pointed or stiletto styles, can contribute to the noise as they have a small surface area in contact with the ground.

Who exerts more pressure on the ground a 500N woman standing in 0.005m high heels or a 500N woman standing in 0.05m work boots?

The woman in high heels exerts more pressure on the ground because the pressure exerted is force divided by area; the smaller contact area of the heels concentrates the force, resulting in higher pressure. So, a 500N woman standing in 0.005m high heels exerts more pressure than a 500N woman standing in 0.05m work boots.

Who exerts more pressure on the ground a 50 kg woman standing in high heels or a 50 kg woman standing in work boots?

The woman standing in high heels will exert more pressure on the ground as the pressure is determined by the force applied over a given area. Since the high heels have a smaller surface area compared to work boots, the force exerted by the woman's weight will be concentrated on a smaller area, resulting in higher pressure on the ground.

Why do high heels put more pressure on the floor?

High heels concentrate a person's weight onto a small area, increasing the pressure on the floor compared to flat shoes. The narrow point of contact creates a higher force per unit area, making it feel like there is more pressure on the floor.

Are high heels allowed in school?

It ultimately depends on the school's dress code policy. Some schools may allow high heels, while others may prohibit them for safety reasons. It is best to check with the school's administration or refer to the dress code guidelines to confirm.

Which Jacqueline Wilson girl likes to strut her stuff in a pair of red high heels?

The character is Ruby in the book "The Diamond Girls" by Jacqueline Wilson. Ruby is a confident and stylish girl who loves wearing her red high heels to express her vibrant personality.

What are the sexiest type of high heels?

um...... I feel like that it's just different for each person.

Do some girls love crushing snails bugs insects in high heels?

Yes! I dress up to go to my office job and rock my leather pumps or other type of heels. Snails always come out on the drive way all over my walking path to my car. When I see them I deliberately step on them cuz I like to feel and hear the crunch their bodies make under my high heeled feet! It takes my back when I was a kid and me and my friends would see how many snails we crushed. Immature to do as an adult who is a business professional while wearing big girl shoes. I just walk over them. Then wipe Their remains on the drive way before entering my BMW. My boyfriend gets mad when I step on them in front of them. He can take it out on me in bed. Lol!! :)

Why does prince wear heels?

He is short and the heels make him taller.

When did men start wearing high heels?

I never knew they did now!!

Originally men wore high heels rather than women!

The craze for men wearing high heels started in the 17th Cenury in the French Royal Court.It slowly spread to the Royal Courts of Europe & England. Louis xiv of France was famous for his extravagent highly decorated heels,often painted red as a stus of wealth.Eventually women started to wear high heels.The fashion for high heels for both sexes petered out at the beginning of the 19th Century.

The revival in womens high heels began towards the end of the 19th Century.Since then high heels have generally been worn by women,although things like platform boots of the 70s & mens 'cuban' heels have drifted in & out of fashion.

At present,theres been a resurgence in womens ultra high heels & 'Stilletos' popular in the 60's & 80's, are in vogue once more.Christian Leboutin is famous for his high heeled shoe designs.

What is the difference between pumps and high heels?

Well If You Were HighHeels Some Children Twist There Ankles Because Either They Are Still Developing Or They Are Wearing HighHeels Just To High For Them To Walk. If This does happen to you It would be better the wear them at night or at a party. (It is ok if you were them for one day but Only if you can be carefull)

Is it hard to drive a car in high heels?

Not that much harder, since you drive with your toes and rest your foot on your heel.

no

What do women think of men wearing skirts and high heels?

A man is not a cross-dresser simply because he wears a skirt. A cross-dresser is someone who is trying to pass as a member of the opposite sex. Many men wear skirts simply because of how comfortable they are. It has nothing to do with fetishes. And if you don't think someone could find a skirt to be more comfortable than pants, I suggest you search the internet and you will find thousands of women who feel they are. I am amazed and bothered at how lacking in empathy some women are for a man wanting to wear a kind of clothing that men were wearing in western countries just a few hundred years ago and which men wear today in countries all over the world. One would think that women would be more understanding given what they went through in order to have the right to wear pants, having to battle against laws that made it a crime, that forced them into psychiatric treatment. In the 60s we fought against a culture that tried hard to regiment people to fit into a narrow definition of how a person should be, that did not allow people to be unique and treasured for their uniqueness. Was it all for nothing? Are women so lacking in empathy (and I say women as clearly some of the answers below that are negative come from women) that they would shame men for simply wanting the same freedom that women have? I suppose such a woman is not worthy of a man who, finding he enjoys wearing skirts, has the guts to wear them despite the social stigma.

While I do think men should be able to wear whatever clothing they want, I will be honest and say I don't find it very desirable or attractive. If a man I was with turned out to be a crossdresser, I'm not sure I could accept this. I would think it is a fetish greater than I am willing to gratify, or in extreme cases, gender confusion. If a stranger on the street was crossdressing, I wouldn't say or do anything. It isn't my business. But I wouldn't think positively about it.

What defines feminine and masculine wardrobe has changed throughout history and it is based on common consensus. There is no clear definition of it, but just because men wore heels in the past does not mean we should make ourselves believe that they are "masculine." If you're trying to live among a modern society, wearing high heels (or a skirt) is going to have a variety of reactions, much of which will be negative, because it is widely regarded as feminine wardrobe in today's etiquette. Obviously, you can go against etiquette and wear what you please, but be advised that not everyone will be the nicest about it.

I think that all men should be truthful enough as to wear whatever they want to wear. because of official stereotype, associational, perceived dress codes are that men need to wear skirts more often to get rid of the ideas from the Normality perceived ideas. because men also want to look beautiful and that bearing in mind men do have external genitalia because of this the thickest part of men's clothing is surrounding the genitalia thus sometimes making men feel injured and angry because of overheating and killing valuable sperm cell. That is why men need to wear skirts to allow for natural ventilation to the gonads.

Basically, I find it quite refreshing thinking that other men and their partners do love each other no matter what and help each other in any way, weather shopping and listening to each other - also quite sexy!

A very good book to read on this subject would be "The Sex Life of the Foot and Shoe" by William A. Rossi!

The short answer for most people is that it is a fetish. Most people have some type of fetish, known or unknown. Just go to any truck stop and see how many men wear high heels (AKA Cowboy boots). You may be surprised.

Consider this:

If a man likes Women, that makes him Heterosexual (straight). If a man likes men, that makes him Homosexual (gay).

If a man likes Women's shoe styles or other feminine things, it could be said that he has a heterosexual fetish. If a man likes men's shoe styles or other masculine things, it could be said that he has a Homosexual fetish!

It is possible for Heterosexual men to have a Homosexual fetish and visa versa.

If you think this may be a little deep and confusing, start doing some research on XX and XY Chromosomes.

I think men should be able to wear skirts as they used to wear them not so long ago. I am not sure about high heels. I have never been a fan of high heels even for women. Plus there are not good for your feet and very uncomfortable. Skirts on the other end are very comfortable especially for men, since they keep the man cool between the legs and this is a good thing.

I think that men should be able to wear what they want. I have worn skirts, high heels, nylon stockings (thigh highs), panties, bras, full length slips, and garter belts. These items feel good to me. I normally wear these items in the privacy of my own home, but I have worn them as I have travelled in various parts of the country.

I agree that men should be able to wear what they want without any stigmas.

It is a double standard that only women can wear what they want including men's clothes.

The choice in clothes does not define who you are. Men wearing feminine attire does not make them gay or any less of a man. Perhaps they are 'metrosexual' or desiring to get in touch with their feminine side or perhaps just like the look and feel of the clothes.

Not long ago, and in some places today like Scotland and the Arabic areas, men wear skirts (kilts) and dresses. Centuries ago, men use to wear the same togas and tunics that women did (AKA another name for a dress). In Ancient China and other oriental places as well as middle eastern places, men wore makeup and earrings. Just like women did.

That did not define their sexuality nor made them any less of a man.

In fact, keeping the testes cool by wearing skirts/dresses increases male fertility. It is a well known fact that tight fitting clothing or clothing that doesn't breathe well reduces male fertility.

It's only in the Christian world and in places that are 'Americanized' that men no longer wear female attire.

The stigma of a man 'looking like' a man (eg., macho, anti-feminine, etc) is a Christian concept more than any other idealism.

Did you know that before the advent of modern thermal underwear, professional American football players used to wear pantyhose to help keep them warm? And it gave whomever wore that the advantage of both keeping warm and the ability to perform with less hindrance than the old thermal underwear used to give? Did that make them any less attractive or not masculine? Women STILL clamored after them.

Just because a man wants to wear feminine attire in any form does not make him mentally ill. J. Edgar Hoover allegedly wore female attire.

Here are more examples:

In Greek mythology

· Achilles

· Athena

In Norse myths and legends:

· Thor

· Odin

· Hagbard

· Frotho I

· Hervor

How high are the highest wearable high heels?

For experienced high heel wearers it is generally agreed that the highest heel that can be worn comfortably is between 5 and 5 ½ inches. This is assuming there is no platform sole and the heel is a stiletto, a high heel shoe with no platform sole is often referred to as "single sole". It should also be remembered that heel height for a particular shoe is approximate and is dependent on shoe size, for example a 5 inch heel will increase in height to 5 ½ usually if the shoe size is greater than E.U. size 41. This is to maintain proportion between length of the shoe and height of the heel.

Is it appropriate to let a nine year old wear high heels to school?

• Having raised two daughters, both of whom tended to be tom-boyish, we never had this issue come up; however, we did make the distinction between school attire and "dress" clothing. I don't thinks it's appropriate for a young woman, or even an pre-teen to wear 4" heels to school (I assume, your daughter doesn't walk to school). Nice dresses, skirts, high heels were clothing items for going out socially (parties, family socials, dinner out, etc.). Does your daughter already wear heels comfortably? Can she run in them (in case of potentially dangerous situations? Perhaps 15 or 16 is a good age for heels.
• Do you really believe 4-inch heels are in any way appropriate attire for ''school''? Or for teenagers at any time other than maybe Homecoming or Prom? When was the last time you took out a ruler or measuring tape and really looked at how high 4-inches really is? As the mother of two young daughters (8 and 9) who already try to act far older than they are, I allow lip gloss and very light blush, but when the time comes, I will draw the line at high heels at school. It's a matter of choosing you fights wisely - you can overlook little things but as a responsible parent you need to draw the line somewhere.
• School is a place for learning not for fashion shows and 4-inch heels tend to distract young men. I know, I used to wear 4-inch heels to school myself. Sure they looked sexy (is that how you want people to think of your daughter?), and they attracted a lot of attention especially with a short skirt but by the end of the day my feet would be killing me and no, my mom didn't ''let'' me wear them, she just never paid attention to anything I did. I learned a lot from her ... about how a parent should not act or treat his or her children. ''Parents'' should NOT encourage their daughters to try to be sexy. Celebrities, television, movies and magazines seem to be objectifying girls and making girls feel insecure quite well on their own. I have a son in high school and I know what he and his friends think about girls who dress too provocatively. I've heard the things they say and it basically amounts to how hot and/or easy certain girls are. They don't respect those girls at all. And almost all of them have cute, sweet, ''smart'' girlfriends they aren't embarrassed to introduce to their mom's...and it makes me very proud of the them. And before anyone reading this even starts to think it...I am not some radical feminist nor am I even particularly religious. I enjoy dressing sexy and making myself attractive, I also have a couple of tattoos and a discrete piercing but ''I'' am an adult, not some little preteen Paris Hilton 'wannabe.' I am also intelligent and resent people assuming I'm empty headed because I'm attractive and blond - with or without stiletto heels.
• Encourage your daughter to respect herself and not be ashamed to be smart or athletic. The testosterone is at high speed with teenage boys who eventually grow up too, and the ones worth having will be the ones who have learned to admire and respect a self-confident, intelligent woman while still being able to appreciate the female form without feeling the need to treat her badly. Do your daughter a favor and stick to lower heeled shoes - two inch heels are still high enough to show off ones legs without being slutty and flats and sneakers can be very cute with the right outfits. And lets not forget the aches and pains that high heels can cause - like bunions, corns, blisters and twisted ankles. Eighteen is soon enough for dressing and acting sexy. Please, let your kids be kids while they can. Don't they grow up fast enough as it is?
• Two inches is still awfully high. I would say 1.5 max. They will be in them all day and their feet are still growing a little. School is no place for that sort of thing.
• I am a 14 year old girl and from my perspective, high heels are just fine for younger girls to wear as long as they aren't too high. I would say minimum age to wear heels is 12. The older the girl, the higher the shoe may be. I personally have a pair of 4-inch heels, but only because my mom is kind of loose on shoe rules. Here are my ages and heights: Age Height of High Heel 12 1-2inches 13 2-3inches 14 3 inches 15 3 inches 16 4 inches 17+ 4+ inches
• I started to wear 4 inch heels in grade 9 so early teens and I saw nothing wrong with it. School is a place of learning but it can become an event like going out because it is probably the most social thing she will do all day even if she goes out with her friends or family later. Heels are not distracting to men. Most really don't care what is on your feet but if you are wearing a short skirt it wont matter if you are wearing tennis shoes they will be distracted and who cares! I hate those rules that it is too distracting to the male students seriously they need to teach boys some self control then if shoes and spaghetti straps are to distracting.
• School is no place for 4 inch high heels. This height of heel is usually worn when out on a date for the evening. 4 inch heels are also bad for posture and the back, but then again, young girls aren't thinking about that. I would refuse to let my daughter go to school in 4 inch heels! When they are out on their own and can afford to pay for their own stilettos then they can wear stilts if they want. You're the parent and the law in your household and she's the minor. Go halfway with her and let her wear some type of a high heel, but not that high.
• In the late 70's and early 80's, girls 13 through 18 wore very high heels 3 to 4 inches, either a platform or a stilletto type. The difference was that the skirts were knee length so the heels were classy looking. Today, you see micro mini's and shorts with these heels and its a whole new impression. That was what hookers wore in the old days. So it's not the shoe, it's what's worn with it.

Does a woman exert higher pressure on the ground when she is wearing high heels or flat sole shoes?

They both exert the same amount of force theoretically, it's just that the force exerted on the floor by the high-heel spike is more concentrated.

High heel - less surface area, more concentrated force.

Work boot - more surface area, less concentrated force.

Can high heels be shortened by one inch?

You can, but you have to go to a very special tailorThe actual height of the heel can be increased, but that would change the angle where the arch section meets the sole. Added heel height would increase that angle and excess material will extend to the sides. Also, the heel itself will not stand perpendicular to the floor, but at an angle with the top of the heel more toward the toe of the shoe.

How upset should you be if you caught your 13 year old son completely dressed in his mother's clothes including makeup underwear high heels dress and a purse?

At 13 he is completely aware of what he is doing and why. You have two choices; one forbid him from doing it (which will not work anyway) or two help him. I agree with the other writer but would take it a bit further. First of all at 13 girls are getting into women things in a big way and so will he want to as well. So instead of taking him to a thrift store treat him/her like a daughter he/she wants to be and allow him/her to get a wardrobe. Here is what I did not my 14 year old when he/she was doing the same things. First of all he/she was much better as a girl than as a boy. What I mean is that he/she was more cooperative when being the "girl"; helped around the house more; did "her" homework and generally behaved. I completely accepted what was happening and what was going to happen. I waited for a three day weekend and we took a complete daughter/mommy day for "her" transformation.

I took "her" to a teen clothing store and let "her" pick out some outfits knowing that they wold most likely be more feminine than the usual girl "her" age might pick out. And of course "she" picked out two dresses, three blouses, two skirts, and two pants to start off with. Next to Victoria Secret, yup 13 year old girls shop there these days. We got "her" 3 bras that would be cup size appropriate for her age and build, one black, one white and one beige; 3 pairs of matching panties for each bra and "she" did want nice silky nylon panties, which you should expect, then 2 camisoles and 2 half slips. One half slip was a really pretty white satin to go with the white satin cami we got, the other was a beige nylon with lace around the top, both very pretty. Then some socks and shoes and one pair of 2 inch pumps for a more dresses occasion. Then to the makeup counter at Penny's for "her" own makeup and I was showing "her" how to use the correct colors and just bright red like many young girls want to wear to start off with. Then to the lingerie section of Penny's for a couple night gowns, one long and one short with matching robes-very nice and petty nylon gowns.

We got home and I told "her" about shaving her legs and under arms and into the shower "she" went. "She" got out and I gave "her" a the short robe to put on and to the makeup section of my bedroom. "She" at down and I did her makeup and fixed "her" hair the best I could for now. It will grow out loger and then we can do more female hair styles but it looked cute. During all this I treated "her" like a girl and not a boy, which is important. "She" got dressed in her new white bra (with some old foam inserts I had-I have since got her nice silicone breast inserts) and panties and slip with one of her new dresses and the pumps at my request. I told her I had a surprise and we went to get her nails done and she was really doing well. We had the most productive weekend that we ever had together and since then have gotten really close. Now at 16 he goes to school in "boy" mode as he calls it but spends every night and weekend and everyday and night during breaks and summer vacation in "girl" mode. I began giving him/her my estrogen birth control pills to lessen male characteristics kicking in and I think it has worked. She has stayed a 5'5" and her voice never broke and she has no facial hair. His/her grades have gone up and the attitude is fantastic. I do see her wanting to spend more and more time in girl mode and believe that it will eventually take over completely-I think after this summer we will pursue living fulltime as a girl. She now has few boys clothes. We had an opportuity over Christmas to go to a fancy Christmas party and I bought her a beautiful satin red and gren short taffeta gown with red stockings and 3 inch heels and she was in heaven and looked so pretty. I talked with a doctor abvout this and she said that is not always the case but that I did the correct thing.

Love him enough to allow him to be who he is. Love is unconditional.