July 21, 2012

Study Reveals British Women Wear The Highest Heels

A study conducted by foot care brand Compeed on 3,792 women has shown that British women are the most courageous when it comes to wearing sky-high heels, the UK average being 3.3 inches.

In North-Eastern England, the heel height average is 3.46 inches, while Londoners have an average of 3.37 inches and Eastern England one of 3.25 inches.

Psychologist Emma Kenny notes that “Research has suggested that a tall woman is considered more assertive, confident, richer, capable, successful, independent and even more intelligent than her shorter peers. Perception is incredibly powerful and it makes sense that the feedback we receive from the way we are treated by others will reinforce our choices. The British woman is an ambitious breed, and if putting on a pair of six inch heels increases her career prospects, rightly or wrongly, the savvy individual will do so”.

The study has also shown that half of the women interviewed were prepared to suffer an amount of pain similar to that of a toothache, for the sake of wearing their favourite pair of stilettos.

Not far behind the daring UK women are the Spanish ones, with a national heel height average of 3.2 inches, Denmark, with 3 inches, followed by Germany, with 2.7 inches and France with 2.4 inches.

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