women's white with red trim high heel shoes
The history of the shoes dates back to the 17th century. It was first used as a tool to help Egyptian butchers to walk over the blood spilled from the animals after killing them. It was also used by horse riders to help them from slipping while riding. But the modern day high heel shoes came into fashion when Catherine de` Medici, the short little wife of the Duke of Orleans, wanted to improve her stature. She wanted to add a few more inches to her height. But she got the ball rolling and more and more women were enamored by the need to look taller. This heralded the trend of wearing high heel shoes.