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The Heel

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 29 November 2013

Why do tens of millions of women all over the world choose to walk around in high heels? Where did the fascination with elevated footwear come from and what do they tell us about class, power and sex? It may surprise many to hear that high heels were first worn by men.

(Image: Photograph taken of a woman in heels by Maria Pavlova - Getty)

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