Stiletto heels

   These were introduced in 1950 by Italian designer Ferragamo and in 1954 by Roger Vivier. The stiletto is a shoe whose heel is 4-5 inches in height.
   See also Footwear.

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  • Stiletto heel — A stiletto heel (AmE: spike heel ) is a long, thin heel found on some boots and shoes, usually for women. It is named after the stiletto dagger, the phrase being first recorded in the early 1930s. [ [http://www.oed.com/bbcwords/stiletto new.html… …   Wikipedia

  • stiletto — 1. adjective Sharp and narrow like a stiletto. Her stiletto heels would cause damage if she ever stepped on someones foot with them. 2. noun a) A short sharp knife or dagger like weapon intended for stabbing. b) A rapier …   Wiktionary

  • Stiletto (Schuh) — Pumps mit typischem Schaftschnitt Stöckelschuh Der Pumps [pɶmps] (Plural: die Pumps) ist ein weit ausgeschnittener, ansonsten aber geschlossener …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Stiletto Tyranny — The perils of vertiginously high heels, not least for catwalk models. Hilary Alexander made an impassioned call in The Telegraph for an end to “Stiletto Tyranny” following Prada’s Spring/Summer 2009 show: At least two models tripped and fell on… …   Dictionary of unconsidered lexicographical trifles

  • stiletto — [[t]stɪle̱toʊ[/t]] stilettos N COUNT: usu pl Stilettos are women s shoes that have high, very narrow heels. [mainly BRIT] (in AM, usually use spike heels) …   English dictionary

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  • Roger Vivier — Shoes by Roger Vivier for Christian Dior Roger Vivier (1907–1998) was a French fashion designer who specialized in shoes. His best known creation was the Stiletto heel.[1] Vivier has been called the Fragonard of the shoe and his shoes the Fabergé …   Wikipedia

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