High-heeled shoes for women, the ultimate in glamour.
Symbols of femininity, high-heels make the most simple outfits look amazing. Very flattering, these women's shoes add a touch of class, making the legs look longer and the wearer look taller. For day-to-day wear or for special occasions, high-heels remain must-have pieces, adaptable to suit everyone's style.
The term "high-heels" can cover a whole host of different styles of shoes and a myriad different designs. Shoes come with open, pointed or round toes, straps, sling backs or closed heels. Heels also vary in terms of shape (built, square or stiletto) and height. Certain pieces have platform soles, which raise the front of the foot for added comfort. Leather, sometimes patent-sometimes not, remains the material in which most shoemakers prefer to craft their high-heels. Certain pairs are made in canvas giving a more lightweight result, but they can also come in soft or suede leather.
Certain prominent shoemakers have made high-heels their flagship products. That is the case of the House of Louboutin, known the world over for its red-soled designs. Among the brand's iconic items, we will remember the Simple Pump high-heels with round toes: Fans of high-heeled shoes with pointed-toes will adore the Romy style by Jimmy Choo, which comes with stiletto heels in different heights. Also, Manolo Blahnik continues to be the reference as far as prints and original detailing is concerned. Made popular by Sarah Jessica Parker in the series Sex and The City, the shoemaker proposes high-heels embellished with bows and rhinestones, in a wide range of colours.