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The Macho History of High Heels; NYC's Bald Eagle Enclave

Italian courtesans wore insane chopines, adopted from the heels worn by aristocratic men. Photo: Getty Images
Italian courtesans wore insane chopines, adopted from the heels worn by aristocratic men. Photo: Getty Images

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Local
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National
The male-dominated, power-hungry history of high heels [Racked]
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