Cinderellabrought us the glass slipper and Carrie Bradshaw made names like Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, and Yves St. Laurent something we dream about. What is it with women and shoes that even the mere thought of trying on a pair of new heels sends shivers down their spines? Though they may not own a pair, almost all women know a Jimmy Choo when she sees one. So what exactly is it about shoes that ignite a fire within a woman when it comes to shoes? A higher power. In the animal kingdom it is the survival of the fittest. And the fittest often means either height or power. There is no denying that heels literally raise your height. Could it be that women are feeling empowered by the new height they reach with their heels? Heels have a historical significance. They were only worn by the upper class. The middle and working classes often wore more practical footwear, usually to accommodate their daily tasks. Thus, heels were a measure of class that subconsciously lives on.