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  • Created on: 25-09-15 20:05


Hello, today im going to be talking to you about about the materials used to make high heels, the timeline of heels and the products functions.

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  • The raw materials to make heels are include plastic, leather, wood, fabric, animal hides, paper (for patterns and labels), and various cements and glues depending on the component materials.
  • Nails, screw nails, and tacks are used to hold fabric or leather in place and to attach heels to the shank of the shoe. Fabric and feathers, tree branches and sequins, faux pearls, and genuine diamonds have all been used to decorate high heels. 

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200 ad- roman theatre actors preferred to wear platform sandals called kothorni.

1533-Catherine de Medici made heels 2 inches high to give her a more towering physic. Her heels were a wild success both men and women wore them.

1700-Frances king Louis XIV would often wear intricate heels decorated with miniature battle scenes. Called (Louis heels) they were often as tall as 5 inches.

1888- First high heel factory opens in New York, diminishing the influence of French made female shoes in North America.

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more timeline!

  • 1950- Fashion icon and designer Christian Dior collaborated with shoes designer Roger Vivier to develop the infamous stiletto. The stiletto was not practical. It highlighted women’s femininity, but the shoe was also a hazard to women’s bodies and the surface they walked on. The pointy heels tore carpets and scarred hard flooring. By the late 1950’s airlines and some buildings had actually banned the heels.
  • 2000- Higher heels make a comeback. Women claim they wear high heels for themselves and that heel gives them power and authority.
  • 2010- abstratct heels come in fashion which are extremly uncomfortable.
  • 2015- modern heels have calmed down a bit and in my opinion are nicer looking.
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product functios!

  • - High heeled footwear is footwear that raises the heel of the wearer’s foot significantly higher than the toes. Heels tend to give the aesthetic illusion of longer, more slender legs.

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  • so to conclude i have talked to you about materials used to make heels, the timeline of heels and thr products function. i hope u enjoyed my talk and found it intresting any questions?
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