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Do Guys Really Notice High Heels?

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Ladies, let's face it: When you put on a pair of high heels, you're hoping the guys will notice -- whether it's your hubby on date night or your crush at the office.

But it might not be worth the effort (or the pain). Researchers at Northumbria University have found that men can't even tell whether women are wearing high heels when they walk, Time.com reports.

The researchers were looking to find out whether men notice the way high heels alter a woman's posture, giving her the appearance of longer legs and an accentuated rear. Guess what? They didn't.

Previously on Sodahead, we told you that women who wore high heels daily for years had 13 percent shorter calf muscles and stiffer, thicker Achilles tendons than women who preferred sensible flats.

In fact, regular high heel-wearers in the study couldn't stand flat on the floor without discomfort. And high heels can also cause bunions, hammertoes and nerve damage.

Frankly, our hubby thinks we look cutest in comfy sneakers -- which are a whole lot cheaper than stilettos, too.

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  • Lew 2014/06/05 00:25:44 (edited)
    Yes, guys notice high heels
    Lew
    This study or research seems to have been inadequately scoped and biased. Then again, I'm probably biased toward the view that men do notice when high heels are being worn. There are people who are more concerned with other things and may slightly register heels being worn, but they are more distracted or fascinated by other features that have a greater appeal. This is one of the unknowns other people can't tell you what to like or be, which makes our world more interesting as nature intended.
  • Randall 2013/09/07 20:35:48
    Yes, guys notice high heels
    Randall
    I love a woman in ultra high heel platforms and would not date a woman unless she does wear the highest heels!!
  • HOMBRE 2011/10/07 22:43:40
    Undecided
    HOMBRE
    Only when the heel steps on my foot
  • Deere Guy ~POTL~PWCM~JL~PWC... 2011/10/07 20:56:36
    Yes, guys notice high heels
    Deere Guy ~POTL~PWCM~JL~PWCM~JLA
    I'm not sure who did that poll, but any man notices a woman with heels or he's blind and gay......I'm gonna disagree with the poll.......There is nothing any more feminine and beautiful than a woman in a balck dress and stilletto heels.......just my personal opinion and I doubt seriously I'm alone on this lol.....
  • Pug For Huck 2011/10/07 20:51:18 (edited)
    Yes, guys notice high heels
    Pug For Huck
    +1
    Absolutely. That's why they exist.
  • jeremy 2011/04/21 19:19:15
    Yes, guys notice high heels
    jeremy
    Guys definitely notice high heels on a girl! You can hear them coming a mile away, especially on hard wood floors! (no pun intended here!) Often times, the fact that a girl is wearing them can actually make her appear more attractive and sexual. Oddly enough, heel height has allot to do with how attractive the heels are. The higher the heel, within reason, the hotter the girl appears! 5'' heels are perfect!
  • Wes 2010/11/03 16:26:57
    Yes, guys notice high heels
    Wes
    Most guys notice and the vote show that. My wife doesn't wear them all the time but I love love it when she does.
  • Bill Burger 2010/09/26 03:33:07
    Undecided
    Bill Burger
    guys notice a girls shoes, for sure! I don't think that being in heels specifically is any more sexy than a nice pair of ballet flats or just some flats with pantyhose
  • The Gerkin 2010/09/23 20:47:31
    Undecided
    The Gerkin
    High heels are stupid. There's no point in wearling them. You might as well walk on tiptoes. You will damage your feet if you wear high heels and belive me they hurt.
  • Julie 2010/09/23 20:37:28
    Undecided
    Julie
    I am not a guy -- wouldn't know.
  • busyboots 2010/09/23 20:27:08
    Undecided
    busyboots
    I don't notice the High Heels so much as the sexy ankles. Can you believe I've been doing that since I was about 9 years old?
  • busyboots busyboots 2010/10/08 09:57:45
    busyboots
    High Heels enhance the appearance of the ankles. Love it.
  • Lily Bl... busyboots 2011/10/07 10:10:33
    Lily Blooms Eternal
    LOL...funny, I've been secretly a little vain about my nice slender ankles accentuated by my curvy calves, since I was maybe only a couple years older than that. And you're right. The heels accentuate the ankles.
  • Pug For... Lily Bl... 2011/10/07 20:52:52
    Pug For Huck
    +1
    Lily, Lily, Lily. You're descriptions are very distracting.
  • Lily Bl... Pug For... 2011/10/07 22:36:14
    Lily Blooms Eternal
    +1
    :D Sorry.
  • Pug For... Lily Bl... 2011/10/08 02:38:50
  • BloodlessVeins 2010/09/23 19:57:35
    Undecided
    BloodlessVeins
    +1
    girls with high heels scare me
  • Zuke 2010/09/23 18:12:24
    Yes, guys notice high heels
    Zuke
    +2
    I'm a guy, and I sure as hell notice, just about any other male I talk to about the topic agree that heels on women are awesome, plus notice how just about any stripper anywhere wears heels, and it sure as hell isn't cause it makes their job any easier.

    And what's up with the ridiculous citation from some anecdotal study at some university. It's presented like it should actually mean something, when first of all we have no clue how they conducted this study, and on top of it they're suggesting dudes care most about how it alters a girl's gait when walking/ ass and legs appearance, which is completely off target. If that was the case there would be no reason for women to buy good looking heels since the shoes themselves wouldn't matter, and it definitely matters if the shoes themselves look good on the chick's feet, that's not even a question.

    Oh, and btw, I like how there's a whole bunch of responses for "No, guys don't care" and the person responding is actually a female saying "I totally don't care if a guy notices heels! I don't like wearin' em so I refuse cause I don't care who cares."
    On that note, I'd just like to clarify that the poll is either "yes, GUYS notice", or "no, GUYS don't notice". Nowhere does it give the option "No, girls don't care if guys care". This is ...
    I'm a guy, and I sure as hell notice, just about any other male I talk to about the topic agree that heels on women are awesome, plus notice how just about any stripper anywhere wears heels, and it sure as hell isn't cause it makes their job any easier.

    And what's up with the ridiculous citation from some anecdotal study at some university. It's presented like it should actually mean something, when first of all we have no clue how they conducted this study, and on top of it they're suggesting dudes care most about how it alters a girl's gait when walking/ ass and legs appearance, which is completely off target. If that was the case there would be no reason for women to buy good looking heels since the shoes themselves wouldn't matter, and it definitely matters if the shoes themselves look good on the chick's feet, that's not even a question.

    Oh, and btw, I like how there's a whole bunch of responses for "No, guys don't care" and the person responding is actually a female saying "I totally don't care if a guy notices heels! I don't like wearin' em so I refuse cause I don't care who cares."
    On that note, I'd just like to clarify that the poll is either "yes, GUYS notice", or "no, GUYS don't notice". Nowhere does it give the option "No, girls don't care if guys care". This is pretty much asking for male opinions. So unless you really know what guys actually think of heels, there's no reason to vote in the actual poll. That's why there's a comments section, for women to express their feelings about men noticing heels.
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  • captkirk999 2010/09/23 17:56:16
    Yes, guys notice high heels
    captkirk999
    We like high heels too.
  • Kigan 2010/09/23 17:07:03
    Yes, guys notice high heels
    Kigan
    I notice, just as I notice when you make the mistake of wearing crocs. Unless your feet are covered or blocked from my view, I'll certainly notice.
  • gamman 2010/09/23 16:51:00
    Yes, guys notice high heels
    gamman
    yes i do
  • wombat 2010/09/23 16:42:44
    Undecided
    wombat
    +1
    I dont like them at all unless the woman is able to walk normal and feel comfy in them.
  • Carlo 2010/09/23 16:20:55
    Yes, guys notice high heels
    Carlo
    Oh hell yeah!
  • twiggy 2010/09/23 16:10:06
    Yes, guys notice high heels
    twiggy
    YES! If they have eyes they notice heels!
  • RockyRaccoon 2010/09/23 15:46:00
    Yes, guys notice high heels
    RockyRaccoon
    Yep, I notice. Sexy
  • busyboots RockyRa... 2010/10/08 09:53:41
    busyboots
    Sexy, right...but if a woman is uncomfortable in heels, or not accustomed to heels...not so much.
  • Lily Bl... busyboots 2011/10/07 10:11:38
    Lily Blooms Eternal
    Yep, exactly. It's the walk that makes it sexy, not the shoes themselves.
  • Goldie 2010/09/23 15:40:12
    Yes, guys notice high heels
    Goldie
    +1
    I notice them, so I can't say all guys do. I think if they are around 4 inch hills, I do find them sexy on a woman, of course it all depends on the rest of her as well. The big 6 inch and higher is on called for, makes you look like a stripper, again this is my choice. I fine looking lady wearing heels is a huge turn on.
  • judy 2010/09/23 15:14:11
    No, guys don't care
    judy
    +1
    and neither do I. Kill your feet now so when you are old you can be stuck in a wheelchair and not need shoes
  • Lindy 2010/09/23 14:29:08
    Yes, guys notice high heels
    Lindy
    +1
    My boyfriend loves it when I wear then.It's probably because he rarely see me in them .I am rather tall for really high heels.
  • Tazze 2010/09/23 13:29:44
    No, guys don't care
    Tazze
    at least I don't
  • ArtemissHawthorne 2010/09/23 12:44:49
    Undecided
    ArtemissHawthorne
    +2
    Quite frankly... I find the newer styles rather repulsive, and my boyo finds them awfully impractical. I think only those whom wish us to harm ourselves (unintentionally of course) really like them. They are uncomfortable, and while I feel good in them for a while, as soon as they start hurting, I hate wearing them. My boy laughs at me when I start to complain, and tells me either "What'd you learn?" or "Now, what are you going to wear next time?" I still prefer no shoes though. Just more comfortable and less confining.
  • La 2010/09/23 12:29:35
    Yes, guys notice high heels
    La
    +2
    Lots of guys notice the heels themselves, or the difference in posture...from my experience anyway. Just wearing heels on their own isn't necessarily going to get you noticed though. There's the whole rest of the outfit...

    Also heels give women better orgasms ;) But sure, don't wear them /daily/....just sometimes :) Also there are varying heights for heels...if the really tall ones hurt, then get lower heels....
  • Arya La 2010/09/23 18:49:35
    Arya
    +1
    How do wearing heels give women better orgasms? *very curious*
  • La Arya 2010/09/26 21:03:09
    La
    +1
    "Women who wore heels taller than 2-inches tended to have greater electric activity in their pelvic floor muscles. Also known as your pc muscles, these same muscles are usually worked out through Kegel exercises. Strengthening these muscles not only makes intercourse more pleasurable to you but for your partner too. Strong pc muscles mean stronger orgasms for you. And your partner will find a tighter and stronger vaginal canal, resulting from wearing high heels, more enjoyable. But the benefits don't stop with better sex. Stronger pelvic floor muscles, resulting from wearing stilettos, help fight against incontinence and pelvic prolapse. You will even look sexier, as wearing heels properly tone the thighs and buttocks."

    Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/s...
  • Arya La 2010/09/26 22:12:26
    Arya
    +2
    Very good to know! Thank you for the info! :)
  • chris 2010/09/23 12:28:44
    Yes, guys notice high heels
    chris
    +3
    YOU CANT HELP BUT TO LOOK FROM HEAD TO TOE AND BACK UP AGAIN WE JUST MIGHT NOT MAKE IT ALL THE WAY BACK UP
  • Sheila's Corner 2010/09/23 11:29:01
    Yes, guys notice high heels
    Sheila's Corner
    +3
    Oh yes, they notice. I wear heels regularly and am often complimented on it by men. I personally think men appreciate seeing a woman look feminine.
  • Char. Limit 2010/09/23 10:51:03
    No, guys don't care
    Char. Limit
    +2
    So stop emptying our wallets to buy them already!
  • JamesCampbell 2010/09/23 09:21:25
    Yes, guys notice high heels
    JamesCampbell
    +1
    We notice but I never got why women wear them, yes they make your legs sexy but you are AT WORK not a bar...it says something about you when you flaunt your calves and cleavage at the workplace. Wear flats save your feet
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