Twitter Question: How Can High Heels Affect Women's Outlook In Life? columnist Bianca Valerio preaches the many ways a pair of stylish shoes empowers a woman.

shoesTwitter question from @RalfAntiporda: "How can high heels affect women’s outlook in life?"

Haha! I wasn’t entirely sure if I wanted to take on this question seriously, compared to all the other Twitter questions I’ve been asked. However, come to think of it, if there’s one thing that women all over the world have a fascination for besides handbags, it’s shoes. 

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Oprah once said, “I still have my feet on the ground. I just have better shoes."

One of Sex and the City’s supporting characters was actually not an actual person but an iconic “stepping stone”--no pun intended--to the show’s historical success: Manolo Blahnik

If there’s one thing everyone wants, it’s a sense of power, in whatever shape or form. So here are some personal insights on the power of the high heel:

1. Heels, or specifically high heels, can instantly make anyone taller, which is a sign of strength.

2. When one is in heels, this instantly tones the leg and lifts the butt, giving the illusion of a sexier physique. And as we know, love it or hate it, sex is power.

3. They say that you can tell a lot about a person simply by looking at their shoes. Though highly debatable, you can attest to a pair's strength of making an impression. Take for example the iconic red sole of a Christian Louboutin.

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For one, it’s a luxury shoe that implies the one wearing it has spending power (whether or not they actually are the ones who bought it or can afford it). Second, it is just like a statement watch--it spells status. 

4. There are three things that any woman of any size can wear without having to worry about busting the seams: bags, lipstick, and heels. They are the easiest to pull off, so to speak. 

In fact, some women who place the most emphasis on their beloved heels always have the perfectly manicured toes. They are aware that all the attention will be on their pretty footsies. 

5. Lastly, life as they say is a journey, and in order to gain success, we all need to dress the part. And if we are to leave a legacy, it is the footsteps that we leave behind for others to hopefully follow.  So it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have a killer pair of heels to make the journey--however daunting--look more fabulous, right?

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Though I’m not a shrink, I’m a woman who loves her heels and then some. Hope that helped, love!

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