Female high heel shoes: a study of comfort

A C Broega, M Righetto, R Ribeiro
2017 IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering  
Protection was the basic principle underlying the creation of footwear, once humankind felt the need to protect feet from direct contact with soil, heat, cold and sharp objects. However, this accessory soon acquired cultural, aesthetic, symbolic significance, and apparently it was not related to comfort. This work aims to analyze comfort in women footwear, especially high heels shoe. We intended to understand the emotional relationship of consumers with this type of accessory, as well as to
more » ... rstand to what extent women are willing to give up comfort in favor of aesthetics. For this purpose, a questionnaire was designed, aimed at the female audience in order to understand the relevance of women's footwear, their daily relationship with shoes, the specificity of heels and the problems caused by it.
doi:10.1088/1757-899x/254/23/232001 fatcat:uxb5q4k7cbe4xo4ikcq4evxbhm