<Ro> Nu e niciun secret ca toate fetele sunt innebunite dupa pantofi, dar in special reusesc sa-si piarda mintile dupa tocuri. De ce? Ei bine, au fost formulate diverse teorii, dar cea mai frecventa este cea legata de statutul social.
Tocurile ne fac sa ne simtim importante, respectate, sexy, demne de un statut social ridicat. Pentru ca nu am putea cobori din tramvai pe tocuri, nu? Tocurile implica un status social ridicat, un job ce presupune un birou, indica apartenenta la o clasa sociala inalta.
Daca ne intoarcem in istorie, se pare ca prima femeie care a purtat tocuri a fost Catherine de Medici(1519-1589), fiind obligata de imprejurari in cadrul ceremoniei de casatorie, intrucat era scunda, prin urmare a improvizat tocurile. De atunci pantofii cu toc au cunoscut diverse forme si inaltimi pana la cele actuale. De asemenea, in sec XVI pantofii cu toc erau purtati de barbati aflati in pozitii de conducere, fiind indicatori al luxului si bunastarii. Purtand tocuri evidentiai clar ca nu este necesar sa te deplasezi prea mult, fapt ce indica ca esti privilegiat. Barbatii au renuntat insa la acest obicei, considerand tocurile o alegere irationala, deloc practica, pe cand femeile le-au imbratisat, facilitandu-le intrarea in lumea modei.
Asadar putem presupune ca pe masura ce creste inaltimea tocului creste si pozitia pe scara sociala, nu? Glumesc, desigur! Cel putin in opinia mea tocurile ce trec de o anumita inaltime sunt doar vulgare.
Voi v-ati gandit de ce purtati tocuri? Cum va fac pantofii cu toc sa va simtiti atunci cand ii purtati?
<En> We all, girls, love high heels! Why? Well, many researchers have tried to find out why but the most common theory is the one linked with the social status.
Wearing high heels make women feel confident, important, sexy, show that they have a high status or an important job that doesn’t requires field work.
The formal invention of high heels as fashion is typically attributed to the rather short-statured Catherine de Medici (1519-1589). At the age of 14, Catherine de Medici was engaged to the powerful Duke of Orleans, later the King of France. She was small (not quite five feet) relative to the Duke and hardly considered a beauty. She felt insecure in the arranged marriage knowing she would be the Queen of the French Court and in competition with the Duke’s favorite (and significantly taller) mistress, Diane de Poitiers. Looking for a way to dazzle the French nation and compensate for her perceived lack of aesthetic appeal, she donned heels two inches high that gave her a more towering physique and an alluring sway when she walked. Her heels were a wild success and soon high heels were associated with privilege.
Heels become a symbol of femininity for the same reason they were once loved by wealthy European men: they are painful, impractical and frivolous. Men no longer wear heels because social ideas of gender have changed – men are supposed to embody practicality while women are treated as being irrational.
Now they are present in every fashion show and worn by millions of women.
Have you think about why you are wearing high heels? How they make you feel?