Heels.

Let's talk about heels, yay!
But before then, let's do short history, Amen?

Did you know that heels started with men, as its wearers? It started in the 1600s in Europe, and it was a marker of high social class. It was quite extravagant, and was worn by upper-class men who don't go to work, like royal Kings and princes. Gradually, the shoe started gaining grounds, and elite men decided to have theirs made a little higher to differentiate them from the lower classes.

At some point, according to Klaus' book, the length of the heels was dependent on your class in the society.
½ feet- Commoners
1 foot - Bologna
1 and ½ feet - Knights
2 feet - Nobles
2 and ½ feet - Princes

At some point, women came into this light and started wearing heels too. So, men wore thick heels while women wore thinner ones. However, in the late 1780s, after the involvement of science and logic, the superficial nature of heels were seen as a "women" thing as it was said to suit their "impracticality and extravagance". So women gradually took over. Weird fact is, all those times, there was no difference between left leg and right leg of the heeled shoes.

Anyway, different factors, world war, technology and the mixture of culture brought heels to where it is today. End of history, I am not Wikipedia๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜.

So, let's graduate to today. Heels make girls legs look straight, accentuates classiness and makes a lady appear very gallant and smart. Some outfits and occasions just require a lady to wear heels, while she proudly lifts her leg, one after the other with swag.

However, the story starts getting painful when people don't know the extent at which they can go with heels. As much as I like ladies that can were their heels gallantly, I don't like the ones that wear it, and start to walk like chickens. No, I don't hate them, neither do I detest them, I feel embarrassed for them, and I feel pity for their boyfriends.๐Ÿ˜‚

I mean, I've heard guys say they felt embarrassed seeing their girlfriends wearing heels they couldn't "carry", and having to lean on them for support all through the day. I mean, is it by force? If you can't wear the extremely high ones comfortably, why not get lower ones? Or even flats? Why decide to embarrass yourself? Over what?๐Ÿ˜

You cannot catch me dead in extremely high heels. Highest, I'll use it to take picture in studio, or I'll wear the ones that are not too tall. I cannot decide to embarrass my ancestors while working as though, God gave me two left legs. Please. One should learn to wear heels, no doubt, but it's not in the public that you'll learn please.๐Ÿ˜ข

I have never bought heels with my money, its flats and sneakers, as much as I admire heels on people. Don't blame me, it's my mummy that did not teach me how to wear it. I've always said it, that when I'm rich and I have my car, I'll wear very high heels, since its just to show up and leave, but right now? May our enemies not rejoice over us.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Most likely, I'll wear flats on my wedding day. I can't die. My secondary school bestie even wore sneakers on her wedding gown. Somebody of somebody๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ (Eni elรฉni)

Bottom line is, heels are great and dope and attractive. However, wear it ONLY IF you can rock it. Amen?

PS. How many of us can't slay in heels? Raise your hands, let us take selfie together.

     By : Akindele Oyinlola Dorcas (Miloh With An H)
             akindeleoyinlola@gmail.com

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