high-heeled

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high-heeled ‎(not comparable)

  1. (footwear) Having tall heels.
    • 1987, Robert Merrihew Adams, Berkeley and Epistemology, Ernest Sosa (editor), Essays on the Philosophy of George Berkeley, page 145,
      For instance, impressions in the earth, of a certain size, shape, and pattern, would normally be sufficient evidence for a confident belief that a woman had walked over the ground wearing high-heeled shoes.
    • 2011, Elizabeth Ngozi Okpalaenwe, The Power to Succeed, page 7,
      I preferred to think about school and a government job and how I would one day put on high-heeled shoes and wear a long skirt like other girls.
    • 2011, Mickey Demos, Life in Mani Today: The Road to Freedom, page 229,
      They wore designer clothes, white, tight, hip-huggers, and low neck blouses, high-heeled shoes, especially in the winters when they wore those sexy high-heeled boots, and tight jeans.
    • 2015, Eve Shapiro, Gender Circuits: Bodies and Identities in a Technological Age, page 55,
      High-heeled shoes are not typically constructed to accommodate the average male's heft, foot size, or gait. All high-heeled shoes, particularly extremely thin “stiletto” heels, require technical acumen in their design because the structure of the shoe focuses immense pressure on a small area; a petite woman in stilettos can exert 20 times the pressure of a 6,000 pound elephant under her heel.
  2. Wearing high heels.
    • 2000, Carla Freeman, High Tech and High Heels in the Global Economy: Women, Work, and Pink-Collar Identities in the Caribbean, page 1,
      Within moments the high-heeled workers of Data Air are ensconced in the air conditioned hum of their "open office."
    • 2002, Paula Rabinowitz, Black & White & Noir: America's Pulp Modernism, page 174,
      By all logic, high-heeled women should not constitute a threat: but they do.
    • 2013, Makiko Kouchi, 11: High-Heeled Shoes, Ravindra S. Goonetilleke (editor), The Science of Footwear, page 267,
      The foot abduction is smaller (out-toeing is smaller) in the high-heeled gait (Adrian and Karpovich, 1966; Snow and Williams, 1994; Stefanyshyn et al., 2000), or no significant difference exists between the flat-heeled and the high-heeled gait (Merrifield, 1971).

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