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{January 31, 2011}   The Rise of the High Heel ~ 3500 BCE – 1550 CE

The high-heeled shoe, or a shoe whose heel is higher than the toe, is a matter of contentious and heated discussion.

Shoes in general have typically served as markers of gender, class, race, and ethnicity–and both the foot and the shoe have been imbued with powerful phallic and fertility symbols as evidenced in the contemporary practice of tying shoes to a newlywed couple’s car.

From: http://ping.fm/cpov3

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