The allure of high-heeled shoes has never been a secret among women who have effectively used them to entice men. Yet heels have also been a controversial symbol in the battleground of sexual politics. Now, a study in France has scientifically measured their power.
Scientists from the Universite de Bretagne-Sud conducted experiments that showed that men behave very differently toward high-heeled women and give Louboutin and Jimmy Choo something to smile about. The study found if a woman drops a glove on the street while wearing heels, she’s almost 50 percent more likely to have a man fetch it for her than if she’s wearing flats.Another finding: A woman wearing heels is twice as likely to persuade men to stop and answer survey questions on the street. And a high-heeled woman in a bar waits half the time to get picked up by a man, compared to when her heel is nearer to the ground.