Women's Stiletto Heels
Stiletto heels are a variety of shoe heel that is long, thin and generally very high. The moniker comes from the resemblance of the heel shape to stiletto daggers. Though the phrase was only recorded in the 1930s, the design has been popular since the 1800s. These days, stiletto heels can come in a wide range of styles and fashions.Stiletto Heel Boots
Many boot styles feature stiletto heels, including ankle boots, short boots, knee-highs and other boots. Generally, to complement the slender line of the stiletto heel, boots featuring this heel type are sleek and slim with a close profile meant to display the line of the leg. Some find wearing stiletto heel boots is easier and more comfortable than wearing stiletto heel shoes because of the additional ankle support provided by the structure of the boot.Stiletto Heel Shoes
Stiletto heel shoes come in a wide variety of styles including sandal or strap-top designs, ankle-strap shoes, T-strap stiletto heels, stiletto heel pumps, stiletto mules (which do not have fabric around the back of the heel) and slingbacks. Stiletto heels also come in a variety of toe styles including open-toe, peep-toe, pointed-toe, almond-toe and round-toe styles.Stiletto Heel Material Types
As with other heeled women's shoes, stilettos are manufactured in many different materials. For example, it is easy to find women's leather stiletto heels and women's satin stiletto heels. Stiletto heels also come in suede, nubuck, faux and patent leather, formed textiles, velvet, canvas, rubber, jute, lace, linen, tweed, silk and synthetic materials. When selecting stiletto heels, one should consider the environment in which they'll be used. If the floors are highly polished or glossy, one may want stiletto heels with formed or rubber soles to prevent sliding.Stiletto Heel Occasion Types
Most stiletto heels are manufactured to be suitable for different occasions. Heels for a night out on the town may feature high-gloss, glitter or louder colours, while stiletto heels for work or office wear generally feature muted patterns and materials.