Dave Briggs, like his predecessor Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Greg Kelly, is an oblivious chap when it comes to women’s footwear and its affect on the male libido. Today after a segment on free flip-flops from British bobbies for besotted beauties, Dave daftly asked [co-anchor Alisyn Camerota], “Why don’t you all just wear more comfortable shoes? We don’t really care that much if you wear the high heels?” To which Aly answered, “No, that’s not an option.”
Whether Dave knows it or not, high heels enhance the distaff aesthetic by creating the perception of a longer leg and a sleeker silhouette. Fashion designers and boudoir photogs have long known this secret. Strangely, the common man responds reflexively to this truth without a conscious comprehension thereof.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the sale of women’s footwear with heels of 3 inches and higher has increased from approximately 1/5 to 1/4 of women’s fashion footwear sold at retail stores in the last two years. Designers have taken notice. Hollywood fave Manolo Blahnik added a hot 6-inch heel this year to his line after two decades of adhering to a 5-inch limit. Parisian shoe auteur extraordinaire Christian Louboutin is offering an 8-inch version of his sexy red-soled stillettos next year.