British Women Wear The Highest Heels In Europe
According to a survey by foot care brand Compeed, British women wear the highest heels in Europe. Off course, stylish-stars like Victoria Beckham, Emma Watson and Sienna Miller always go for the highest styles, but the average heel height in the UK is 3.3 inches. Not far behind, Spanish women closely follow the British footsteps with an average of 3.2 inch heel, while Denmark has an average of 3 inches, Germany 2.7 inches and France rounds up the top five with 2.4 inches.
The European survey, by the makers of Compeed polled 3,792 women from 5 countries (France, Germany, Spain, Denmark and polled 1,000 from the UK alone) and may suggest that the shorter the woman, the higher the heel, because British women are among the shortest in Europe with an average height of 163cm while German women are the tallest in Europe at 168cm and younger Spanish women are just one centimeter taller than British women. But in the end it is all about being the most stylish, because there is nothing more glamorous and elegant that a good pair of high heels, and the higher the better as the real fashion-die-hard fans like Lady Gaga know.
"Research has suggested that a tall woman is considered more assertive, confident, richer, capable, successful, independent and even more intelligent than her shorter peers," psychologist Emma Kenny told the Daily Express. "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."
Sandra Chatelain, spokesperson for Compeed says "The research shows that heel height for many comes at a price, with 65% of UK women citing blisters as a significant source of pain resulting from wearing high heels. Despite this, 1 in 2 women (50%) are prepared to endure a level of pain they ranked as comparable with toothache and earache. We at Compeed know that ladies love to wear high heels and as long as we take appropriate measures to protect our feet, British women should continue to be unstoppable, keep calm and carry on".Continued on the next page