Why Women Wear High Heels: Evolution, Lumbar Curvature, and Attractiveness

@article{Lewis2017WhyWW,
  title={Why Women Wear High Heels: Evolution, Lumbar Curvature, and Attractiveness},
  author={D. G. Lewis and Eric M. Russell and L. Al-Shawaf and Vivian P. Ta and Zeynep Şenveli and W. Ickes and D. Buss},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
  year={2017},
  volume={8}
}
Despite the widespread use of high-heeled footwear in both developing and modernized societies, we lack an understanding of this behavioral phenomenon at both proximate and distal levels of explanation. The current manuscript advances and tests a novel, evolutionarily anchored hypothesis for why women wear high heels, and provides convergent support for this hypothesis across multiple methods. Using a recently discovered evolved mate preference, we hypothesized that high heels influence women’s… Expand
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