There is one thing that women love more than men, chocolate and seafood. Heels!!! When it comes to a mean shoe, I love me a high heel. The options are endless! Booties, sling-backs, strappy heels, chunky heels, pumps, thigh highs, and the notorious stiletto. In my much, much, MUCH younger days, I loved stilettos. Now that I’m a full time adult (rolls eyes), I’ve found that my beloved stilettos just don’t do my feet right anymore. We often choose our favorite shoes by how they look on us or what the latest trend is, but we rarely take into consideration other facts about heels.
When I decided to write this post, my main point was to share a product that I’ve discovered that is supposed to help make heels more comfortable, but I also became curious about heels. I’m a person who loves random facts and information, so I logged onto my good sis Google and began researching heels. Here are a few facts that I found:
First things first: Men wore heels first! Ha! True story. The question is who wore them better? Anyway, the origin of high heels can be traced back as far as Ancient Egypt, but heels were worn as a symbol of high social and financial status in the 16th century. King Louis of France decreed that only nobility could wear heels. He loved a good heel, girl! There are still portraits of him wearing them floating around today. High class noblemen were referred to as “well-heeled”, but aren’t we all?
Next, a man named Roger Vivier, who worked for Christian Dior, is credited with creating the stiletto. After WWII, he used plastic to create the slender heel that we wear today. He called it the needle.
Now that we’ve covered some history facts, let’s talk wear!
Most women own heels they will never wear. I know this to be true because there are shoes in my closet that are basically there for decoration. *Kanye shrug*
Do you ever begin to notice a burning feeling in your feet when you’ve had heels on for an extended period of time? Well sis, that’s because your feet really are burning. That feeling is actual heat from friction between the ball of your foot and the sole of your shoe.
Did you know that every inch of heel adds more weight on your toes? Of course you knew that! The higher the heel, the more painful they tend to be.
This brings me to a product that can work as a quick fix to help you wear your favorite pump a little longer than usual and avoid having to kick them off after a few hours. PreHeels is a spray that you can spray on your feet before you put your heels on. The clinically proven spray acts as an invisible barrier between your foot and your shoe. It protects from blisters and irritation. It’s supposed to work for at least 6 hours of wear. I have a bottle and plan on trying it out this weekend.
If you want to give it try, click my affiliate link below and make your purchase on Amazon! The spray is $14.99, so it’s definitely worth a try! Plus, it’s eligible for Amazon Prime! Don’t wait, sis. You can’t beat that deal! Click the link below, try it out and let me know how long you last in those beautiful Jessica Simpson, Giuseppe, and Louboutin heels. If that’s too rich for your blood (it’s too rich mine, girl), Shoe Dazzle and Just Fab heels will work just fine! Try it out!
Until next time, stay beautiful and protect your magic…