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EARTHDATE: January 13, 2013

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by Hazed

Here’s another one of those studies that just proves something we all knew was the case. An academic study called “How wearing high heels affects judgements of female attractiveness” has confirmed that they make women look sexy.

Well, who’d a thunk it?

The shoes make people who wear them gyrate and swing their hips in a seductive manner. They also cause the length of the stride to reduce which makes the walk seem more feminine.

So how did they come to this not-so-startling conclusion? They shot footage of female test subjects walking in 6cm-high heels and in flat shoes. The film didn’t show their faces or their actual form, just their walking movement. It was played back to men and women who were asked to judge the attractiveness and femininity of the walkers.

The result: women in flat shoes were judged less attractive than those in high heels, and were also more likely to be mistaken for men.

No surprises really. But joking aside, it is important to test things that seem obvious, because sometimes “common sense” turns out to be wrong. So well done to the scientists. But I bet it was a fun experiment to carry out!

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/01/high_heels_are_hot/

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