I am out for a walk at the canal and I see a bunch of girls all in different but fancy shoes. I ask one of them if I can photograph her shoes and she says yes. She looks good but is unable to follow her brother up the steps.
I am reminded of the hobbling of a wild horse to disallow free movement.
How it got into my head that heels were sexy, feminine and graceful is beyond me. After wearing heels (including stilettos) for almost all my adult life, I have ended up with feet that need special shoes.
The only conclusion I have reached is that high heels were invented to hobble women, just like a wild mare that cannot be ridden is hobbled into obedience. How does that happen is something to think about.
I admire women who did not buy into the paraphernalia for being hobbled……..unlike me.
Simplicity and ease of movement is essential in the practice of our Deen. High heels are not forbidden but definitely hobble a woman in her movements and degrade her safety…………..besides resulting in deformed feet, back pain etc etc….