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#0421         $175

Flaminia purple suede shoes, c.1980

I don't know who invented the high heel, but all women owe him a lot—Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe, our modern sex goddess, was simply stating what women have known for centuries: high heels can turn a demure Miss into a sexy vamp. It all started with Catherine de Medici, who was only 15 when she married in 1533. Taking a courtesan's advice, Catherine wore high heels to appear more mature at the ceremony.

High heels make the legs seem longer in proportion to body size. They carry a sexual frisson. (See the finale of the 1978 move Grease.) The very short skirts of the 1980s drew even more attention to high heels as part of "the look."

These sensational Italian shoes feature 4" high heels. The intense red color, pom-pom toe decoration, and high stiletto heels add excitement to the classic pump. With your favorite sex vixen outfit, these beauties are guaranteed to set male pulses racing.

Are these fabulous shoes right for you? That is like wondering if you can afford a yacht. If you have to ask, the answer is "No." The shoes will not cover a lot of mileage, but they will get you where you want to go!

The lady who purchased these shoes in Italy loved to shop. When she found a style she liked, she bought it in every color, sometimes wearing something only once. I also have this style in red.

The condition is mint. The shoes have never been worn. The shoes come with the original box.

The size is marked 37 (Italian 7).

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