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Stiletto Heel

Stiletto Heeled ShoeThe stiletto heel refers to a long, thin, and pointed heel found on some boots and shoes for women. It takes its name from the stiletto dagger (a small dagger with a narrow tapering blade). Stiletto heels may vary in length from only a few centimetres up to 15 cm, and are sometimes defined as having a diameter at the ground of less than 1 cm.

In the 1940s fashion was moving towards a more accentuated heel for women’s shoes, and this developed into stiletto heel in the 1950’s.

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