Footcare Company Compeed has revealed after their thorough recent research that British women were amongst the highest heel-wearers in Europe. The report says that the main reason is most probably their short heights.
It has been found in a survey conducted by company members that women from other nations like France and Germany wore comparatively much less heels than Brits. Where Brits wore 3.3 inches heel, Germans wore 2.7 inches and French tended to wear 2.4 inches.
However, Spanish women were almost near to the size of heels worn by British ones. They put on some 3.2 inch heel, says the team. And the same is being associated to their heights, which are also nearly same as British women’s.
Some other reasons behind high heels preferred by British, according to the researchers, include boosting of confidence levels. Since, a good height is often linked to early promotion at work or ease in searching a mate.
"Research has suggested that a tall woman is considered more assertive, confident, richer, capable, successful, independent and even more intelligent than her shorter peers”, said Psychologist Emma Kenney.
However, health experts suggest that regardless what the reason may be, high heels are uncomfortable and likely to cause severe damage to feet.