History of Stilettos
Looking to be a femme fatale? Do you seek a simple way to spice up your sex life?
Invest in shoes. Not just any shoes, but one particular type of shoe.
You know the shoes I am talking about don’t you? Stilettoes of course.
The original, classic, sexy, erotic and sensual high heel.
A naughty girl’s life just wouldn’t be the same without them.
You can go from plain Jane to glamor gal instantly.
Just slip them on your feet and let your inner sex goddess awaken.
All women should have at least one pair of ultra-sexy high heeled shoes that say, “Come fuck me.”
If you don’t have a pair of these shoes, stop what you are doing and go buy a pair immediately.
You won’t be sorry.
A good pair of come fuck me shoes are irreplaceable when it comes to feeling sexy and powerful.
Indeed many a woman has used stilettoes to her advantage.
Sometimes to add to her height.
Sometimes, to enhance the appearance of her legs.
Sometimes because they just match her outfit.
However, whether they know it or not, whether they seek it or not, there is something about wearing these thin high heeled beauties that make a woman project sexiness and powerfulness.
Whether in the boardroom as an accessory to a business suit or in the bedroom all by themselves, stilettoes gives women that something extra at just the right moment.
Think of all the powerful females portrayed on screen.
What do most of them have on their feet?
Not bunny slippers that is for sure.
No, the answer is heels of some sort.
Boots, pumps, or strappy shoes, they all have one thing in common.
Stilettos are glamorous, sexy and even a little dangerous.
Or so women who wear them would like men to believe.
Indeed, stilettos are strongly associated with the image of the femme fatale.
They are considered to be one of the most seductive items of clothing, and are often represented in popular culture.
Think of all the powerful women on film who have used stilettoes to enhance their sexuality, sensuality and power.
Anne Bancroft played a hot Mrs. Robinson to Dustin Hoffman and her crossed legs showing off her stilettoes only added to her seductiveness.
Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Jane Mansfield, Elizabeth Taylor and many other Hollywood Bombshells all wore stilettoes faithfully both on screen an off.
Perhaps the most famous modern day woman to make stilettoes a household word is Sarah Jessica Parker.
Her love of shoes and all things high heeled in Sex in the City was a big part of the show and sometimes it seemed as if her stilettoes were the 5th character in the cast.
High Heels and History
But, how did these eye catching, leg enhancing magic foot covers come to be?
What exactly are stilettos?
Where did stilettoes come from and why do we think they are so sexy? High heeled shoes in general have gone through several phases during the course of history.
First, they served as an item of high status that portrayed wealth.
Let’s face it; high heels are not very practical when it comes to plowing the field or scrubbing the floor.
Since upper class wealthy people didn’t partake in these lowly chores, they could wear high heels without ruining them and they could also afford them.
Lower class people often could not afford shoes at all not to mention shoes that were not practical for doing work.
However, as time went on high heels slowly became accepted by the lower class citizens of both sexes which led to them eventually becoming a female fashion item.
How did we go from high heels of yesteryear to the present day stilettos?
The truth is the road that led us to the one of a kind fashion revolution of Stiletto heels was not as smooth as some might think.
High heeled shoes in general have experienced many ebb and flow cycles as they have come in and gone out of fashion.
This started in mediaeval times and continues today.
Fashion changes on a regular basis and many times everything old is new again.
Interestingly enough of all the shoes throughout history the one that consistently managed to return to the top of the shoe popularity charts were the Stiletto heel.
Not Your Average Glass Slipper
A stiletto heel is heel found on women’s boots and shoes.
It is long, thin and usually high.
The height of the heel usually ranges from 1 to 10 inches but the point or end of the heel that touches the ground is usually a half inch or smaller.
A real stiletto heel has stem of allow or solid steel but with mass production being what it is, there are many made of wood or other materials and covered with a hard outer layer.
If you think about what a stiletto looks like then it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that the word stiletto means “long thin blade.” More specifically a stiletto is an Italian dagger.
Just the meaning of the word adds a certain element of sexy danger to the heels.
The first appearance of these thin high heeled women’s shoes can be traced to the late 19th and early 20th century.
This is illustrated in numerous fetish drawings of the period.
Courtesans wore them to be fashionable.
But over time stiletto heels became known more for their erotic nature than for their ability to increase height.
Some women started wearing them more as a symbol of sex and femininity.
Further evidence of their existence came in 1940s when photographers captured images of tall, thin heeled shoes deigned by famous French shoe designer Andre Perugia and worn by singer Parisian singer Mistinguett.
Fast forward to 1950s Italy where French fashion designer Rover Vivier gave is the design of the stiletto that we know today.
From his brilliance came the first stiletto shoes in the world.
It was goodbye to thick wooden heels, and hello to thin and long metal rods that allowed women to put more emphasis on their body line by raising the heel which had a very positive effect on changing the form of women’s bottoms, breasts and entire body line.
Not only was this controversial, stilettoes exploded onto the fashion scene and became an instant international hit. Women (and I am sure men) simply couldn’t get enough of them.
If you look at stilettos strictly as a fashion item, their popularity like all things fashion changed over time.
The first wave of fashion popularity in modern time was in the 1950s.
In the early 1960s they reached their most refined shape and the toes of the shoe were as slender and elongated as the stiletto heels themselves and stilettoes quickly slowly went out of style.
In 1974 the High Priest of Shoes, Manolo Blahnik launched his version of the stiletto on the world. Blahnik named his heel the Needle and they are perhaps his greatest fashion triumph.
Stilettos remained in regular use until 1990s and then, for a while business and college women mostly changed to high heeled shoes with blockier and larger heels (I don’t know what they were thinking either).
The exciting new is in the early years of 21st century stilettoes made yet another comeback as business environments changed, enabling women to wear stilettoes into their working environment and now even with casual wear.
Today women often go for the skinny jean-stiletto combination.
Why Do We Love Them?
If we are going to be completely honest here we need to admit something a lot of women won’t say out loud: Stilettos can be very uncomfortable.
They can even hurt.
Here is another plain truth: we don’t care.
Millions of women across the globe are completely willing to accept paying the price of comfort in order to wear stilettoes.
Here is why:
A good pair of stilettos gives the optical illusion of a longer, slimmer leg, a smaller foot, and overall greater height.
Not only that, they change the wearer’s posture and gait, flexing the calf muscles and making the bust and buttocks more prominent. That’s right!
One pair of shoes can do all that.
Stilettoes force women to stand on their tiptoes just because of the design of the shoe.
Women wearing stilettos must also clench their calf muscles, and thrust their chest forward in order to balance.
Women are forced by stiletto circumstance to adopt this stance and it comes with the benefit of making them look sexy, dramatic and glamorous. Who wouldn’t love a shoe that could do all this?
Women, especially naughty women, are more than willing to sacrifice comfort to gain the incredible benefits that come with stilettoes.
They wear them loud and proud as they make their mark on the world as a femme fatale.
The good news for women who want to wear stilettoes today is that thanks to modern technology and things like comfort inserts and gel pads, wearing stilettos does not have to mean putting up with pain in order to put out sexiness.
Stilettos as a Fetish
Fetishism is when a person becomes sexually aroused from a physical object, or from a specific situation.
The object or situation that causes the sexual arousal is called a fetish.
The most common and most commonly known fetish is a foot fetish and many times, shoes are included.
Foot and shoe fetishes also go way back in history.
One example is Roman Senator Lucius Vebilius.
Even when he was serving Caesar, he kept his mistresses shoe with him at all times.
Legend has it he hid it under his toga in order to be in close proximity to smell and caress the shoe.
It is probably one of the worst kept secrets in the kink world that stiletto heels are a common fetish item.
In fact, I don’t think anyone really tries to keep it a secret anymore.
But does the fetish lie with the foot or what it is encased in? Perhaps both?
Does it really matter when you are using stilettoes to get your groove on?
Remember the Sex in the City episode where Charlotte lets a shoe salesman who has a foot and shoe fetish assist her with trying on shoes in exchange for free or low cost designer shoes?
Or Chris Elliot trying to steal Mary’s shoes in the movie “There’s Something About Mary.”
All because he had a shoe fetish.
These are just two examples of how something so common has become part of pop culture.
What happens in our bedrooms is private.
Or at least it is supposed to be.
I have not had time to check Supreme Court rulings today.
Our boudoirs are meant to be our inner sanctuary used for sleep and sex.
Bringing sensuality, eroticism and playfulness into that room is an essential part of getting the most pleasure from our sexual selves.
Whether that means you are a dominatrix wearing thigh high boots with stiletto heels, classic pumps with steel heels or the stiletto high heeled slipper with feathers, any or all of these items in your closet or on your person helps create a chic boudoir that is inviting and daring.
If your partner has a foot or shoe fetish, owning these items will put you in the power seat when it comes to sex.
Many men with shoe fetishes have drank champagne out of a woman’s shoe in part to show his devotion to her.
The point is, when you open that door to your man’s desire you can have him at your sexual mercy.
Make Every Step Count
While stilettoes are one of the most common sexual fetish items on the market, using them for sexual escapades doesn’t have to be limited to people with a fetish.
Any woman can use them to enhance sexuality, sensuality and increase the erotic potential in her relationship.
They can be the sexiest accessory.
Think of them as jewelry for the feet.
They make any lingerie look sexier. Or try wearing ONLY stilettoes.
Wear them out of the house with jeans.
You should enjoy every single moment of your stiletto experience.
Walking in stilettoes is an art form.
One that needs to be mastered so be sure to practice before you go public.
You will be amazed at how fast it comes and how in control you feel.
Let different aspects of your personality come out with each pair.
Always wanted to be a tigress or dominate your partner?
Then a pair of stiletto boots is a must.
Want to bring out your inner stripper or pole dancer?
Look for clear stilettoes with a sandal like top.
Feeling flirty or romantic?
Stiletto slippers are just the ticket.
As you wear each pair, your sexual confidence grows.
You feel sexy, you look sexy and you KNOW it.
Remember what you feel on the inside shows on the outside.
Remember that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did except backwards and in high heels.
So don’t be afraid to be a naughty girl and take a high heeled step in the right direction to your inner sex goddess.