THE ANCIENT ORIGINS OF HIGH HEELS – ONCE AN ESSENTIAL ACCESSORY FOR MEN
High heel shoes are today a form of footwear worn almost exclusively by women. Yet, the history of high heels shows us that this was not always the case. One of the first known types originated with Persian horseback warriors to help keep their feet in the stirrups. In fact, not only were they practical, they also became a symbol of masculinity and status.