THE HIGH-HEELS CONTROVERSY (Nov, 1957)

Wow, not only are high-heels good for women, apparently they give them bigger breasts!

THE HIGH-HEELS CONTROVERSY

High-heeled shoes are physically and psychologically best for women’s wear, says a British doctor, contrary to the opinions of many authorities.

Careful tests on special scales have shown, said Dr. Owen McDonagh, that high heels throw the weight onto the heel rather than onto the toes, as is frequently charged.

Physically, he said, the added weight on the heel eliminates slouching, produces more healthy breathing, and adds inches to the bust.

“But the greatest effect is the psychological one,” Dr. McDonagh went on. climaxing a debate carried on in the British Medical Journal.

“Long legs are admired, and the high heel gives the impression of greater leg length. They give a sensation of slimness.”

A different opinion came from Dr. Reginald Payne, according to the Chicago Tribune, who said high heels produce bow legs and knock knees, and that if men tried to put animals into such contraptions, every anti-cruelty league would have a fit.

4 comments
  1. Blurgle says: September 26, 20074:08 am

    If they’re so healthy, why doesn’t he recommend that men wear them?

  2. Stannous says: September 26, 20077:34 am

    Blurgle-
    I know a few who do…

    And because of this item I am now founding PETF- People for the Ethical Treatment of Feet.

  3. Amanda Takehometomother says: September 26, 20079:48 am

    If the shoe fits, I wear it.

  4. Sorcerer Mickey says: September 26, 20071:34 pm

    How can you have “bow legs and knock knees” at the same time?

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