So...are high heels on their way out?
Out of style?
Out of closets?
Out of business?
Apparently high heel sales are trending down...
And according to news reports, that's for a variety of reasons.
:: Casual wear is becoming more popular.
In fact, women’s sneaker sales rose nearly 37% last year. From red carpets to runways, flat shoes and sneakers have now become fashionable footwear.
:: The economy is in flux.
When facing an economic uncertainty, consumers tend to spend less on 'luxury' items. While I don't quite believe women would ever stop buying the shoes they love, it is a possibility.
:: Women are working from home and more fitness-conscious.
According to an LA Times article, high heel sales are down because more Americans are working from home, and even among those who do go into the office, fitness trackers such as Fitbit have made people more aware of how much they are — or should be — moving. And women are opting for shoes that allow for better multitasking and comfort.
Despite these reports and the most recent fashion trends, I will always be a huge proponent of high heels.
I truly believe the right pair of heels can change a woman's life...because they did for me.
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Here's to high heels without the hurt.
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