Portuguese Shoes:Stiletto, Needle and High Heels

High heels tend to give the illusion of longer and thinner legs

High-heeled shoes (often abbreviated as high heels or just heels) leave the woman’s heel that uses them significantly higher than the toes.When both the heel and the toes are raised equally, as in a platform shoe, it is not considered a “high heel.”High heels tend to give the illusion of longer and finer legs.

These shoes can be found in a wide variety of styles at shoe-wiki, and the heels are found in many different shapes, including stiletto, pump, block, conical, blade, and wedge.

According to the great shoe designers like Luis Onofre and Miguel Vieira, a low heel is one that is less than 6 centimeters.From 6 to 8.5 inches the heels are considered average heels and above 8.5 inches is considered a high heel.

Since World War II, high-heeled shoes have come out and come back to fashion several times, especially in the late 1990s when lower jumps prevailed.These were also preferred during the late 1960s and early 1970s. But in the late 1980s and early 1990s the higher jumps returned.The fashion of the heel fashion also changed from block (1970) to conical (1990), and stiletto (1950, 1980, and post-2000).

The types of heels found in high heeled shoes are:

Cone:A round heel that is wide where it meets the sole of the shoe and noticeably narrower at the point of contact with the ground

Sabrina:A short, fine jump with a maximum height of less than 2 centimeters and a diameter not exceeding 0,4 inches at the point of contact with the ground

Prism:Three flat faces that form a triangle at the point of contact with the ground

Cubano: Heel square block of thickness approximately 2 inches in diameter and height

Reel:Wide where it meets the sole and at the point of contact with the ground;Visibly narrower at the midpoint between the two

Needle:A high heel, with a minimum height of 2 inches and a diameter not exceeding 0,4 inches at the point of contact with the ground

Anabela: Occupies all space under the arch and portions heel of the foot