Sep 21, 2010

Rejoice! Men don't give a crap about your shoes!

A new study, out Northumbria University, finds that men don't notice when women wear high heels. Researchers examined men's reactions to women's body movements with and without heels on. With heels on, the body is taller and tilted with more elongated legs and accentuated butt. The men in the study didn't seem to respond to this at all. They had the similar levels of response/arrousal for heeled and non-heeled ladies.

What the hell?!?! Is this not totally revolutionary news to anybody else? I'm particularly and uniquely averse to wearing high heels. I have some arch-related foot weirdness that make them extremely uncomfortable for me. I avoid them whenever I can, but will buck up and strap on some really irrational shoes in the name of fashion here and there. We all do. This sort of validates my years of avoidance. Sort of...

While I always knew he was a special diamond in the rough, manfriend DEFINTELY notices when I wear heels. I don't know if this is because he's an atypical man, or he knows that I'm really bringing out the big guns whenever I do wear them.

Either way, the situation remains the same in my little world I guess. Heels are a special 'treat' for fancy outfits and fancy dates. But, there is a little morsel of my soul that makes me really reassured to read this new study...

Just for funsies, in my fantasy world where I'm rich and famous, I'd probably these for fall:
 Cole Haan's Air Eve Platform Pump. Buy it HERE.

UPDATE: Go HERE for a rockin' slideshow of all the awesome shoes from the recent NY fashion week.

Anyway, Happy Tuesday!


  1. I'm not sure who they studied but, I'm pretty sure men notice high heels. At least husband does. :) I love heels and love those Cole Haan's.

  2. Love this post! I love the look of heels, but can't stand wearing them. Which is too bad, because I need all the height help I can get!

  3. Haha this is great! I don't think men notice heels, because in my experience, their eyes are fixed on BOOBS!!. Or wait maybe that is just my hubby :O) HA! Kidding. BUT either way, I used to be in love with wearing heels...not so much anymore. Another body change post-pregnancy. I swear!!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and sharing yours! New follower!

  4. This makes me so sad that I have oodles of heels that don't fit right anymore! lol

  5. That is crap! Oh well. I love heels and they make me feel great. I wear them while teaching all day and I don't give a crap! I will keep wearing them! :)

  6. Um, I LOVE those shoes, the cole haan ones. Gorgeous. And about the study, I think men do notice, regardless of this random in point: Target, a few weeks ago. I was wearing heels while surveying the aisles for things I don't need and some man actually said out loud, "Heels are so sexy." Out loud. While this was mortifying, it will be my own justification for buying more shoes, haha!

  7. What the hell? Did they study straight men? I know my husband notices when them! Clothes just looks better when you're wearing heels, the higher the better. Have a great day lady!


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