A lot of my girlfriends say "I refuse to wear heels." I used to say the same. I respect their decision. Of course. Wear whatever you would or would not like anyway. Let me tell you why I choose to.
This, firstly has nothing to do with men. I do not wear heels because cosmopolitan says that the lift flexes your muscles and makes your legs look sexier. I do not wear anything for men. But if you want to wear a suit for me...double standards. You poor things.
So. Here's to those who are like how I was- heels are bad for your back and feet. They're a symbol of the patriarchy. Etc. etc.
Heels were actually designed for men originally. Specifically wealthy men, I once read. Just like the color pink was popular amongst the elitists of past time. This is all crap anyway. I don't really consider the history of clothing when I choose what to wear, unless that history includes sweat shops and a breach of life rights (not just human).
So my real reasons. I'm slightly above average height. 5'6". Give me a couple more and I tower over other women and meet most men at a nearly eye level. Today when I approached my supervisor I saw that gleam in her eye and know her well enough to know she was wishing for she'd worn heels as well. Not that it's a competitive thing. I adore my supervisor. She's super awesome. But I saw the wish as I stood a good six inches over her.
When with kids, they love the sound of heels on a floor. It fascinates them. I remember being a child and being fascinated with the sound patterns of heels.
They make me slow down. I can walk quickly, even do a quick baby jog across the parking lot if someone is waiting on me to cross, but they make me more aware of my balance, my movements... I slow down.
They look amazing. With a skirt, with a dress, but especially with a pair of simple black dress slacks. They give the slacks a crisp and feminine finish that I love.
They make me feel sexy and confident. Period.
Lastly, taking them off at the end of the day feels so good.