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    Quote Originally Posted by QueenGwenevere View Post
    Didn't you know? Back in the day, women were born with permanently arched feet, just like Barbie! They couldn't walk without heels!
    They also didn't need a bra, just like Barbie?
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    Pick the barbie doll..... Oh wait..... they're all a real person... *Shivers down spine*

    What's with the High Heels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley Stark View Post
    @Queen: I know you're kidding, but the funny thing is that my feet are actually shaped exactly like that. (My toes angle upward and I've got a wicked high arch so my feet always look like they're bent funny when they're just relaxed, like I've got invisible high heels on when I'm just sitting around barefoot. XD) It definitely makes heels more comfortable because my feet naturally want to sit in that sort of position, but it was kind of a pain in the ass when I was waitressing -- My feet used to kill at the end of the day from the flat shoes. It sucked. >.<

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    In general women have more arched feet than men, but then again I read this in a Loomis book, hmmmmm......
    Actually I do think it's true, my feet are pretty arched as well :/
    Walking around too much on flat shoes also kills my feet, if they have a little bit of heel they're more confortable as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voodoo_Mama View Post
    In general women have more arched feet than men, but then again I read this in a Loomis book, hmmmmm......
    Not the women in my family, some of 'em even have fallen arches... So I don't buy that...

    I mostly fall over in heels taller than an inch. Lack of practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QueenGwenevere View Post
    Not the women in my family, some of 'em even have fallen arches... So I don't buy that...
    Heels make legs longer and curve the spine in a way that emphasizes the peripherals at the front of the thorax and the back of the pelvis, which serves an evolutionary purpose...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voodoo_Mama View Post
    In general women have more arched feet than men, but then again I read this in a Loomis book, hmmmmm......
    Actually I do think it's true, my feet are pretty arched as well :/
    I'd ask someone in a store that specializes in fitting running shoes. They're paid to put people in shoes that will get them through a marathon, so they're likely to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eezacque@xs4all.nl View Post
    Heels make legs longer and curve the spine in a way that emphasizes the peripherals at the front of the thorax and the back of the pelvis, which serves an evolutionary purpose...
    High heels haven't been around long enough to make a dent in evolution...
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    Quote Originally Posted by QueenGwenevere View Post
    Not the women in my family, some of 'em even have fallen arches... So I don't buy that...

    I mostly fall over in heels taller than an inch. Lack of practice.
    Loomis! How could you LIE to me?!?!?! *shakes fist*
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    Quote Originally Posted by QueenGwenevere View Post
    High heels haven't been around long enough to make a dent in evolution...
    QueenGwenevere,

    Actually, high heels have been used since Hellenic and even ancient Egypt times... by both men and women.
    Men always try to look taller while women like to look slim and to make their legs look longer... etc... besides women don't have that perfect symmetrical body as men do.

    But seriously, that's the main reason the academies used to use only male models - their bodies are perfect for studying symmetry, anatomy and muscle construction. (though I'm sure some men would disagree with that. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Book Guru View Post
    QueenGwenevere,Actually, high heels have been used since Hellenic and even ancient Egypt times... by both men and women.
    Used sporadically until about the sixteenth-seventeenth century, and even when they became a regular fashion item it was mainly in Europe, and mainly within the upper classes. Besides which older styles tended to be built more like short stilts or tall clogs than like high-heeled shoes. (So, no arched foot.)

    And in many parts of the world they weren't used at all until the Twentieth Century.

    Not that it matters - THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF FASHION has not been happening long enough to make a dent in evolution.

    Men always try to look taller while women like to look slim and to make their legs look longer... etc...
    Not in all cultures. Not in all times. Not by a long shot. At various times and various places, the following have been considered attractive for women:
    Huge butts
    Double chins
    Plump arms
    Plumpness in general
    Round bellies
    Being short and cute
    Being big and fat

    besides women don't have that perfect symmetrical body as men do.
    Eh what.....? HUH? What, women are lopsided??

    That makes no sense at all... Last I checked, women have the same bilateral symmetry as every other type of human...

    But seriously, that's the main reason the academies used to use only male models - their bodies are perfect for studying symmetry, anatomy and muscle construction.
    I thought the main reason was because no respectable woman would pose naked in front of a roomful of men in the Nineteenth century...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Book Guru View Post
    QueenGwenevere,

    Actually, high heels have been used since Hellenic and even ancient Egypt times... by both men and women.
    Men always try to look taller while women like to look slim and to make their legs look longer...
    And here I thought it was to make their butts look smaller proportionately.
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    High heels make the figure "taller", slimmer, gracefuller in the case of money. The extra heels might have been for part of the gestures too.

    Although my first thought is simply, "the floor is dirty" >_>""
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