Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Real Men Wore Heels

King Louis XIV of France
In the past high heels were worn by both men and women
"The high heel was worn for centuries throughout the near east as a form of riding footwear," says Elizabeth Semmelhack of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. Good horsemanship was essential to the fighting styles of Persia - the historical name for modern-day Iran.

"When the soldier stood up in his stirrups, the heel helped him to secure his stance so that he could shoot his bow and arrow more effectively," says Semmelhack. (Read entire post.)

1 comment:

Gio said...

Thanks for the link!