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Sunday, September 26, 2010

High heeled shoes: Who will tell the girls?

Apparently men have a condition-dependent adaptive proclivity to prioritize facial cues in long-term mating contexts, but shift their priorities toward bodily cues in short-term mating contexts. That is according to research from the University of Texas. Seems however men are not so sensitive to notice if woman are wearing high heels. Researchers at the UK's Northumbria University studied men's reactions to women in heels versus women in flats and found no difference. Seems all the hype about higher heels, longer legs, with accentuated rear and tilted torso give no visual clue to men. All this comes at a time when this years catwalks are being decorated with sky-high heels. Wedges of towering proportions were the order of the day at the Fashion Weeks, of New York, London and Milan. Once more there were reported a number of runway tumbles.

1 comment:

ShoeIdiot said...

Who will tell the girls? Hopefully nobody! I guess the results of the research aren't really surprising, but if women enjoy slipping into heels for some daily torture, who are we to try to stop them?