Found this article on the net - Please tell us what you think - agree or disagree? For me it seems to make a lot of sense. The Anatomical Reason Why Women MUST Wear Stilettos According to the history books, the stiletto heel was "invented" by Italian shoemakers in the 1950s, led by Salvatore Ferragamo. Roger Vivier has been credited with "creating" in Paris the prototype for the stiletto in the early 1950s to complement Dior designs. But in fact the stiletto heel was neither "invented" nor "created" by either of these fine gentlemen but merely "discovered". I can now reveal that, as this exhibit of Lucy, a 3 million-year old female hominid, clearly shows (even though most of her foot, the poor dear, is missing) the stiletto heel was in prehistoric times an integral part of the female skeleton: Look at the photo I added - Incidentally, perhaps it is not a coincidence that I took this photo in Italy – in the Milan Museum of Natural History to be exact. Does this mean that this particularly elegant specimen from the species Australopithecus afarensis was unearthed from beneath the streets of the Italian capital of fashion, rather than in Ethiopia? I digress. Whatever the reason for the disappearance of this natural appendage from the female form (perhaps the subject of a future article), women can now return to their former state of elevation and elegance thanks to that artificial add-on, the manufactured stiletto heel. Wearing one of these beautifully shaped stiletto heel, perfectly positioned in line with the Achilles tendon (as was Lucy's) we women can now once again achieve our elegant, natural, bipedal stance and walk tall.