Best Selling Stylish High-Heeled Shoes

Heels of note from wild to mild through history

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MOLECOLE Women's Dress Pumps Rhinestone Pointed Toe Slip On Elegant Wedding Evening Party Heels
MOLECOLE Women's Dress Pumps Rhinestone Pointed Toe Slip On Elegant Wedding Evening Party Heels
Persian Riding Shoe
Persian Riding Shoe

Surprisingly, the popularity of high heeled shoes today is not a recent phenomena. With a 1000 year history, high heeled shoes have a rich cultural history. High heels started out as a practical solution to a problem: In the tenth century they were popular with the Persian cavalry in keeping their feet snug in horse stirrups, and this was so effective that today, 11 centuries later, the modern riding boot has a high heel which serves the same purpose. In the 12th century Indian women wore them. In the Medieval period both men and women utilized platform shoes to keep their feet clean while walking around streets flooded with trash and excrement. Quite remarkably, in the 1700’s they became a hit with men who wore them as a status symbol. This is demonstrated in paintings of royalty, such as of King Louis XIV. This trend eventually caught on with the general population, prompting the authorities to start regulating the length of a heel’s point by inches according to social rank. Different sizes were designated for commoners, bourgeois, knights, nobles or princes.

Riding Boots
Riding Boots
Rigaud Louis XIV 1701
Rigaud Louis XIV 1701

The 1800s were missing high heels for about 50 years when advanced sewing machines were introduced en masse in the 1850s and made production easier. In the 1900s due to two world wars, raw materials used for making heels were rationed, so heel materials were replaced with cork and wood. The growth of photography, films and international relations helped popularize high heel fashions. Workforce professional women with faster-paced lifestyles found pumps with cutouts or angle straps stylish yet practical. The popularity of pin-up poster girls wearing high heels with World War II soldiers helped sexualize the high heel. This trend strengthened with the invention of the skinny, tall stiletto heel in 1950, and in 1953 it really took off when Playboy Magazine debuted featuring nude women wearing high heels and men’s clothing.

18th century shoes mules
18th century shoes mules

Surprisingly, high heels are apparently more than just a fashion trend. Several studies demonstrate that there is a biological basis for the obsession with high heels. Men, even women, are far more attracted to females walking in high heels as opposed to flat shoes. In simple terms the femininity of women is enhanced as heels exaggerate sex-specific elements including vertical hip movement, pelvic rotation, stride length and back arching. Let’s face it, high heels make legs look sexy, slender, and overall make the whole body appear taller and slimmer. In fact, remarkably, according to several famous psychologists, women evolutionarily sense that high heels make them more attractive.

Betty Grable 20th Century
Betty Grable 20th Century

These days high heels are essential, even mandatory, for many professional work environments, fashion photography, formal events and parties. The latest modern designs are engineered using the latest computer technology, are made of space-age materials, they are comfortable and look absolutely gorgeous. In this article we are including the most popular and best rated shoes for your convenience. Enhance your wardrobe and enjoy your shoes!

 

 

Modern High-heel Shoe Construction
Modern High-heel Shoe Construction

 

Here are the top 20 high-heel shoe brands:

(From least to most popular)
1. Burberry
2. Alexander Wang
3. Sophia Webster
4. Sergio Rossi
5. River Island
6. Yves Saint Laurent
7. Prada
8. Dolce & Gabbana
9. Manolo Blahnik
10. Jimmy Choo
11. DKNY
12. Miu Miu
13. Valentino
14. Alexander McQueen
15. BCBGMAXAZRIA
16. Badgley Mischka
17. Aperlai
18. Brian Atwood
19. Kate Spade
20. Christian Louboutin

JIMMY CHOO Women's Suede Leather High Heel Sandals Shoes
JIMMY CHOO Women’s Suede Leather High Heel Sandals Shoes
Valentino Garavani Women's Rockstud Crystal Ankle Strap High Heels Pumps Shoes
Valentino Garavani Women’s Rockstud Crystal Ankle Strap High Heels Pumps Shoes
Gucci Women's Leather High Heel Sandals Shoes
Gucci Women’s Leather High Heel Sandals Shoes
Prada Women's Leather Pumps Court Shoes high Heel Black
Prada Women’s Leather Pumps Court Shoes high Heel Black
Vera Wang Womens Stacked High Heel With Double Ankle Straps
Vera Wang Womens Stacked High Heel With Double Ankle Straps
Baldinini 6467 4 High Heel Italian Designer Pointy Leather Pump
Baldinini 6467 4 High Heel Italian Designer Pointy Leather Pump
Giuseppe Zanotti Design Women's High Heel Open Toe Sandals Shoes
Giuseppe Zanotti Design Women’s High Heel Open Toe Sandals Shoes
MM&I Sandals For Women Strap Buckle Flip Flop Thin High Heels Peep Toe Evening Party Dress Casual Shoes
MM&I Sandals For Women Strap Buckle Flip Flop Thin High Heels Peep Toe Evening Party Dress Casual Shoes
Prada Women's Suede Pumps Court Shoes high Heel red
Prada Women’s Suede Pumps Court Shoes high Heel red
Giuseppe Zanotti Women's Gold Leaf Strappy Dress Sandal
Giuseppe Zanotti Women’s Gold Leaf Strappy Dress Sandal
Giuseppe Zanotti Design Women's High Heel Sandals Shoes
Giuseppe Zanotti Design Women’s High Heel Sandals Shoes
Giuseppe Zanotti Design Women's High Heel Sandals Shoes
Giuseppe Zanotti Design Women’s High Heel Sandals Shoes
Giuseppe Zanotti Design Women's High Heel Sandals Shoes
Giuseppe Zanotti Design Women’s High Heel Sandals Shoes
Giuseppe Zanotti Women's Embellished T-Strap High-Heel Dress Sandal
Giuseppe Zanotti Women’s Embellished T-Strap High-Heel Dress Sandal
Giuseppe Zanotti Women's Gold Leaf Strappy Dress Sandal
Giuseppe Zanotti Women’s Gold Leaf Strappy Dress Sandal
Giuseppe Zanotti Women's Gold Leaf Strappy Dress Sandal
Giuseppe Zanotti Women’s Gold Leaf Strappy Dress Sandal
Giuseppe Zanotti Women's Gold Leaf Strappy Dress Sandal
Giuseppe Zanotti Women’s Gold Leaf Strappy Dress Sandal
Giuseppe Zanotti Women's Gold Leaf Strappy Dress Sandal
Giuseppe Zanotti Women’s Gold Leaf Strappy Dress Sandal
Giuseppe Zanotti Women's Gold Leaf Strappy Dress Sandal
Giuseppe Zanotti Women’s Gold Leaf Strappy Dress Sandal
Fashion Bowtie Diamond Brand Summer Shoes Flowers Rivet Peep Toe Nightclub Crystal Beading Super High Heels Women Sandals
Fashion Bowtie Diamond Brand Summer Shoes Flowers Rivet Peep Toe Nightclub Crystal Beading Super High Heels Women Sandals
BNKDSH Fashion Diamond Brand Elegant Summer Shoes Peep Toe Crystal Beading High Heels Zipper Nightclub Runway Women Sandals
BNKDSH Fashion Diamond Brand Elegant Summer Shoes Peep Toe Crystal Beading High Heels Zipper Nightclub Runway Women Sandals
BNKDSH Fashion Diamond Brand Elegant Summer Shoes Peep Toe Crystal Beading High Heels Zipper Nightclub Runway Women Sandals
BNKDSH Fashion Diamond Brand Elegant Summer Shoes Peep Toe Crystal Beading High Heels Zipper Nightclub Runway Women Sandals
Loriblu 6353 Jeans Italian Designer High Heel Sandals
Loriblu 6353 Jeans Italian Designer High Heel Sandals
Cole Haan Women's Chelsea High Flared-Heel Pump
Cole Haan Women’s Chelsea High Flared-Heel Pump
Salvatore Ferragamo Women's Pacella Leather High Heel Pumps Shoes
Salvatore Ferragamo Women’s Pacella Leather High Heel Pumps Shoes
HADES Skeleton Molded Abs Heel With Spike Rivets In Platform
HADES Skeleton Molded Abs Heel With Spike Rivets In Platform
HADES Skeleton Molded Abs Heel With Spike Rivets In Platform
HADES Skeleton Molded Abs Heel With Spike Rivets In Platform
Brian Atwood Sienna
Brian Atwood Sienna
FABI 3113 Black LeatherPony Fur Italian Designer High Heel Shoes
FABI 3113 Black LeatherPony Fur Italian Designer High Heel Shoes
Albano 782 Italian Womens Black Suede high Heels Sandals with Swarovski Elements
Albano 782 Italian Womens Black Suede high Heels Sandals with Swarovski Elements
FOQsENGu fashion footwear 11 cm heel cross strap comfortable high-heeled sandals, sexy party
FOQsENGu fashion footwear 11 cm heel cross strap comfortable high-heeled sandals, sexy party
A.S.98 Brampton Women's High-Heel Sandal
A.S.98 Brampton Women’s High-Heel Sandal
Valentino Rockstud Rolling Ankle Strap Dark Green Article KW0S0393VQM D21 Shoes High Heels Made in Italy
Valentino Rockstud Rolling Ankle Strap Dark Green Article KW0S0393VQM D21 Shoes High Heels Made in Italy
Premier Standard Women's Laser Cut Out Ankle Strap High Heel - Open Toe Sandal Pump - Chunky Wooden Heel Platform Shoe
Premier Standard Women’s Laser Cut Out Ankle Strap High Heel – Open Toe Sandal Pump – Chunky Wooden Heel Platform Shoe
Premier Standard Women's Laser Cut Out Ankle Strap High Heel - Open Toe Sandal Pump - Chunky Wooden Heel Platform Shoe
Premier Standard Women’s Laser Cut Out Ankle Strap High Heel – Open Toe Sandal Pump – Chunky Wooden Heel Platform Shoe
Premier Standard Women's Laser Cut Out Ankle Strap High Heel - Open Toe Sandal Pump - Chunky Wooden Heel Platform Shoe
Premier Standard Women’s Laser Cut Out Ankle Strap High Heel – Open Toe Sandal Pump – Chunky Wooden Heel Platform Shoe
Top Moda Hy-5 Open Toe Crochet High Heel Sandals
Top Moda Hy-5 Open Toe Crochet High Heel Sandals
Top Moda Hy-5 Open Toe Crochet High Heel Sandals
Top Moda Hy-5 Open Toe Crochet High Heel Sandals
jiandick Womens Rhinestone Ankle Bootie Prom Heeled Sandals Evening Dress Stiletto High Heel
jiandick Womens Rhinestone Ankle Bootie Prom Heeled Sandals Evening Dress Stiletto High Heel
Wild Diva Women's Berlin 72 Gladiator Strappy Lace Up Tie High Heel
Wild Diva Women’s Berlin 72 Gladiator Strappy Lace Up Tie High Heel
Wild Diva Women's Berlin 72 Gladiator Strappy Lace Up Tie High Heel
Wild Diva Women’s Berlin 72 Gladiator Strappy Lace Up Tie High Heel
MOLECOLE Women's Dress Pumps Rhinestone Pointed Toe Slip On Elegant Wedding Evening Party Heels
MOLECOLE Women’s Dress Pumps Rhinestone Pointed Toe Slip On Elegant Wedding Evening Party Heels
MOLECOLE Women's Dress Pumps Rhinestone Pointed Toe Slip On Elegant Wedding Evening Party Heels
MOLECOLE Women’s Dress Pumps Rhinestone Pointed Toe Slip On Elegant Wedding Evening Party Heels
MOLECOLE Women's Dress Pumps Rhinestone Pointed Toe Slip On Elegant Wedding Evening Party Heels
MOLECOLE Women’s Dress Pumps Rhinestone Pointed Toe Slip On Elegant Wedding Evening Party Heels
MOLECOLE Women's Dress Pumps Rhinestone Pointed Toe Slip On Elegant Wedding Evening Party Heels
MOLECOLE Women’s Dress Pumps Rhinestone Pointed Toe Slip On Elegant Wedding Evening Party Heels
MOLECOLE Women's Dress Pumps Rhinestone Pointed Toe Slip On Elegant Wedding Evening Party Heels
MOLECOLE Women’s Dress Pumps Rhinestone Pointed Toe Slip On Elegant Wedding Evening Party Heels
JJF Womens Ericka Cut Out Ankle Strap High Stiletto Heel Platform Dress Pumps
JJF Womens Ericka Cut Out Ankle Strap High Stiletto Heel Platform Dress Pumps
Show Story Hot Two Tone Button Platform Stiletto Heel Party Ankle Bootie
Show Story Hot Two Tone Button Platform Stiletto Heel Party Ankle Bootie
Show Story Hot Two Tone Button Platform Stiletto Heel Party Ankle Bootie
Show Story Hot Two Tone Button Platform Stiletto Heel Party Ankle Bootie
JENN ARDOR Stiletto High Heel Shoes for Women- Pointed, Closed Toe Classic Slip On Pearl Dress Pumps
JENN ARDOR Stiletto High Heel Shoes for Women- Pointed, Closed Toe Classic Slip On Pearl Dress Pumps
JENN ARDOR Stiletto High Heel Shoes for Women- Pointed, Closed Toe Classic Slip On Pearl Dress Pumps
JENN ARDOR Stiletto High Heel Shoes for Women- Pointed, Closed Toe Classic Slip On Pearl Dress Pumps
JENN ARDOR Stiletto High Heel Shoes for Women- Pointed, Closed Toe Classic Slip On Pearl Dress Pumps
JENN ARDOR Stiletto High Heel Shoes for Women- Pointed, Closed Toe Classic Slip On Pearl Dress Pumps
JENN ARDOR Stiletto High Heel Shoes for Women- Pointed, Closed Toe Classic Slip On Pearl Dress Pumps
JENN ARDOR Stiletto High Heel Shoes for Women- Pointed, Closed Toe Classic Slip On Pearl Dress Pumps
JENN ARDOR Stiletto High Heel Shoes for Women- Pointed, Closed Toe Classic Slip On Pearl Dress Pumps
JENN ARDOR Stiletto High Heel Shoes for Women- Pointed, Closed Toe Classic Slip On Pearl Dress Pumps
Guilty Shoes Womens Cutout Gladiator Ankle Strap Platform High Block Heel Stiletto Heeled Sandals
Guilty Shoes Womens Cutout Gladiator Ankle Strap Platform High Block Heel Stiletto Heeled Sandals
Guilty Shoes Womens Cutout Gladiator Ankle Strap Platform High Block Heel Stiletto Heeled Sandals
Guilty Shoes Womens Cutout Gladiator Ankle Strap Platform High Block Heel Stiletto Heeled Sandals
Guilty Shoes Womens Cutout Gladiator Ankle Strap Platform High Block Heel Stiletto Heeled Sandals
Guilty Shoes Womens Cutout Gladiator Ankle Strap Platform High Block Heel Stiletto Heeled Sandals
Guilty Shoes Womens Cutout Gladiator Ankle Strap Platform High Block Heel Stiletto Heeled Sandals
Guilty Shoes Womens Cutout Gladiator Ankle Strap Platform High Block Heel Stiletto Heeled Sandals
Guilty Shoes Womens Cutout Gladiator Ankle Strap Platform High Block Heel Stiletto Heeled Sandals
Guilty Shoes Womens Cutout Gladiator Ankle Strap Platform High Block Heel Stiletto Heeled Sandals
Guilty Shoes Womens Cutout Gladiator Ankle Strap Platform High Block Heel Stiletto Heeled Sandals
Guilty Shoes Womens Cutout Gladiator Ankle Strap Platform High Block Heel Stiletto Heeled Sandals
Guilty Shoes Womens Cutout Gladiator Ankle Strap Platform High Block Heel Stiletto Heeled Sandals
Guilty Shoes Womens Cutout Gladiator Ankle Strap Platform High Block Heel Stiletto Heeled Sandals
Sammitop Women's Pointed Toe Stiletto High Heels Crisscross Strappy Pumps Ladies Ankle Buckle Strap Shoes
Sammitop Women’s Pointed Toe Stiletto High Heels Crisscross Strappy Pumps Ladies Ankle Buckle Strap Shoes
Sammitop Women's Pointed Toe Stiletto High Heels Crisscross Strappy Pumps Ladies Ankle Buckle Strap Shoes
Sammitop Women’s Pointed Toe Stiletto High Heels Crisscross Strappy Pumps Ladies Ankle Buckle Strap Shoes
DREAM PAIRS Women's Swan-10 High Heel Plaform Dress Pump Shoes
DREAM PAIRS Women’s Swan-10 High Heel Plaform Dress Pump Shoes
Ollio Womens Shoe Fringe High Heel Wedge Sandal
Ollio Womens Shoe Fringe High Heel Wedge Sandal
Sam Edelman Women's Yardley Dress Sandal
Sam Edelman Women’s Yardley Dress Sandal
Naturalizer Women's Preya Platform Dress Sandal
Naturalizer Women’s Preya Platform Dress Sandal
Naturalizer Women's Preya Platform Dress Sandal
Naturalizer Women’s Preya Platform Dress Sandal
Naturalizer Women's Preya Platform Dress Sandal
Naturalizer Women’s Preya Platform Dress Sandal
Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas High Heels Doris Women's Mary Jane Pump
Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas High Heels Doris Women’s Mary Jane Pump
Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas High Heels Doris Women's Mary Jane Pump
Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas High Heels Doris Women’s Mary Jane Pump
Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas High Heels Doris Women's Mary Jane Pump
Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas High Heels Doris Women’s Mary Jane Pump
Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas High Heels Doris Women's Mary Jane Pump
Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas High Heels Doris Women’s Mary Jane Pump
MM&I Sandals For Women Suede Cross Bandages Thick With Ankle High Heels Elegant Evening Party Dress Casual Shoes
MM&I Sandals For Women Suede Cross Bandages Thick With Ankle High Heels Elegant Evening Party Dress Casual Shoes
MM&I Sandals For Women Suede Cross Bandages Thick With Ankle High Heels Elegant Evening Party Dress Casual Shoes
MM&I Sandals For Women Suede Cross Bandages Thick With Ankle High Heels Elegant Evening Party Dress Casual Shoes

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