What are High Heels?
High Heels are a type of footwear that raises the wearer’s heel off the ground to varying heights. Wearing them makes the legs look more shapely and aesthetically pleasing, but they can also be painful to wear depending on their height. They are a common part of fetish attire and can be worn by Doms, subs, crossdressers, and incorporated in many kinds of play.
High Heels are typically worn for their aesthetic value, rather than for practicality. To be considered a high heel, the heel needs to be over three inches long. Their form evolved over the centuries, originating in the 1500s as a variation of heeled boots called “riders heels.”
Different kinds of footwear have been adopted and adapted for BDSM and fetish use. High heels are by far the most common type of shoes in the scene. They can be worn by any role, and their use is up to those involved in a particular scene or play. Doms may wear them as a preferred fashion accessory or for use in play. They may also require a submissive to wear them for aesthetic reasons, or because they’re uncomfortable. Crossdressers may wear them to feel more feminine, for sissification, or forced feminization.
Many fetishes and practices involved high heels as well. They are commonly used in CBT (Cock and Ball Torture), sounding, foot worship, foot fetishism, and can be a fetishized object themselves. It is very common for foot fetishists to buy used high heels, or new ones for a preferred model, partner, or someone they patronize.
Dos, Don’ts & Tips
High heels are worn in BDSM scenes because there are individuals who experience sexual arousal at the sight of a woman wearing heels. Some enjoy the feeling of heels being brushed or hit directly on their skin.
Dominatrix women usually wear high heels during BDSM scenes. The effects of wearing high heels, namely, the clacking sound of the heels, the sharp pain it induces when it comes into contact with the sub’s bare skin, and the way it can restrict a person movement, especially when it is hooked on an article of clothing worn by the sub, all boost the authoritative power of the Dom wearing it.
In more extreme scenes, subs may ask or beg Doms to hit them with their heels as strongly as they can.
Visually enticing as it may be, wearing high heels raise the risk of foot and leg injuries. People who lack experience wearing heels have a tendency to lose their balance. Wearing heels for long hours may also leave blisters on the feet of the wearer and possibly injure the muscles and bones. Using heels for impact play or S&M play is pretty risky especially if the heels have sharp edges. It can lead to serious bruising and deep cuts.
Related Fetishes and Practices
High heels are strongly associated with Foot Fetishism and Shoes Fetishism. Ballet boots are a type of extreme heel mostly worn for aesthetics in fetish attire. High heels are commonly used in trampling during CBT sessions. A Domme will wear heels and step on the cock, balls, or both of a male submissive using either the heel or toe portion of the shoe.