It seems unlikely that he invented the stiletto, but he is probably the first firmly-documented designer of the high, slim heel. Sign in to our Contributor site. Journal of Vascular Surgery. A stiletto heel is a long, thin, high heel found on some boots and shoesusually for women. In the s heel height was boosted by the height of soles in platform shoes worn by both men and women Elton John was a notable wearer. By this time the stiletto heel had also become an essential part of a drag queen's ensemble, adding to the idea that the stiletto heel was a caricature of femininity. Clear heels Kitten heel Spool heel Stiletto heel Wedge heel.
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Already have an account? You can redownload your image for free at any time, in any size. A version of the stiletto heel was reintroduced in by Manolo Blahnikwho dubbed his "new" heel the "Needle". Not all high slim heels merit the description stiletto. Use dmy dates from August All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May