Women have long tortured themselves by wearing sky-high heels in the name of fashion, but it seems that’s beginning to change. Retailer Net-a-Porter reports that ‘midi’ heels, which are under three inches in height, have overtaken the sales of high heels (four inches or higher in height) for the first time ever.
A spokesperson for Net-a-Porter explains, “In 2018, while high heels still represent around 20 per cent of our shoe business, the new heel height is fast becoming more and more popular and we expect this trend to grow.” Lisa Aiken, retail fashion director at Net-a-Porter adds, “The new lower heel heights are more chic and effortless and therefore quite empowering. It sounds like a tiny difference but this small shift will have a huge impact.”
Of course there are also exceptions to every rule. Case in point, this week when President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron participated in a tree planting ceremony at the White House. The First Lady as well as Brigitte Macron sported anything but mid heels. Even at the tree planting ceremony!
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