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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Word Origins 73. The word origin today is " high heels. " Okay.

  • Well, let's take a look at the note here. The origin of high heels goes all the

  • way back to the 15th century in Persia. Now remember of course Persia that was

  • the old name for Iran. So that is what is Iran today. So high heels actually

  • originally comes from what is today Iran. All right. Let's continue. Ironically not

  • only were they made for men, but the original ones were made for soldiers.

  • Okay to help them to secure their feet in stirrups. Okay.

  • Remember stirrups are the metal objects that support each foot while riding a

  • horse. So you've probably seen that with cowboys. They put their boots. They put

  • the foot right into the stirrup, so that you know that gives them more support.

  • The high heels and the stirrups helped the soldiers to be able to stand while

  • shooting arrows. You know, on the horses and provided more secure balance. So

  • that's it. It was really for war. So high heels were you know, made originally for

  • soldiers and it was more to help them, you know, in their fighting ability for

  • for war. Actually mmm ironically. All right. Let's continue. Later Persian migrants

  • you know, people that moved from Persia brought this type of shoe trend to

  • Europe. At this time Europe's ... European royalty and nobility

  • picked up on this simply to appear taller, especially since many of them at

  • least were not all naturally this way. More height could give them a feeling of

  • being stronger or more powerful or more superiority. Remember I don't know if

  • you're if you're a king or royalty and you're really tiny in the peasants you

  • know, standing a foot over you, I guess it might be a little intimidating. They liked

  • the idea of being taller. So any support they can get in

  • that way. So that's how it took off. So really it took off again for men first. And

  • eventually this led to women getting high heels and of course you know, we

  • know nowadays that high heels are mostly used for women. Okay. All right. Good . And

  • we just really have one example here. She likes to wear stiletto heels. Remember

  • the stiletto, they're the ones with the really high pointy ones. The ones that

  • sometimes in these horror movies could almost be used as a weapon. You could

  • take that stiletto heel and practically stab somebody with it. Okay. Anyway I hope

  • you got it. I hope it was clear. I hope it was informative. Thank you for your time.

  • Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Word Origins 73. The word origin today is " high heels. " Okay.

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