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History of the High Heel

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1690-1700, FRENCH, SILK AND LEATHER MEN'S SHOES. ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
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“I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.” –Marilyn Monroe

For centuries women have teetered their way to fashion’s greatest heights on a shoe that remains the ultimate sign of feminine style and sex appeal. Kind of ironic since most iconic women’s shoe designers are men: Roger Vivier, Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin, to name a few.

What’s even more interesting, the high-heeled shoe originated not within the feminine sphere but in menswear!

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