Study: High Heels Hold ‘Powerful Effect’ Over Men

Paris (AP) – The well-heeled Marilyn Monroe once said, “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.”

The allure of high-heeled shoes is no secret among women, who have used them to entice menlb icon1 Study: High Heels Hold ‘Powerful Effect’ Over Men from the streets of Ancient Rome to the New York City sidewalks of Carrie Bradshaw. Heels have also been a controversial symbol in the battleground of sexual politics.

Now a scientific studyicon1 Study: High Heels Hold ‘Powerful Effect’ Over Men in France has measured their power.

Scientists from the Universite de Bretagne-Sud conducted experiments that showed that men behave very differently toward high-heeled women. The results, published online in the journal “Archives of Sexual Behaviour,” may please the purveyors of Christian Louboutin or Jimmy Choo shoes ? yet frustrate those who think stilettos encourage sexism.

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 manlb icon1 Study: High Heels Hold ‘Powerful Effect’ Over Men 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.

Read the rest at lasvegas.cbslocal.com. 

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