There are many varieties of heels. The heel can be in the form of a cone, glass, hourglass, trapezoid, etc.
The origins of some types of heels go back centuries. French, Spanish, Cuban. The first heels appeared in the 12th century - among the Mongolian horsemen. These were not heels in the modern sense - they were blotches that helped riders to keep their feet in the stirrup.
It turns out that the world owes the appearance of the heel to men. And not only the appearance of the heel as such, but even several of its varieties. For example: a short, wide, beveled, leather-covered heel - the so-called Cuban or cowboy. Now it is worn by both men and women. And originally it was worn by the gaucho of Latin America in order to make it easier to hold the leg in the stirrup. Their boots became the prototypes of the famous cowboy boots. That is, the cowboy-Cuban heel appeared in the Middle Ages.
The fashion for the Cuban heel in the 1920s sparkled brightly and never disappeared (it first appeared in 1904 on walking shoes). Shoes with Cuban heels were meant for dancing. Unlike the then fashionable French heel, the Cuban heel was wider and more stable.
Nowadays, French heels are rarely seen in a shop window (unless, of course, it's a dance shoe store). But shoes with Cuban or Spanish heels are sure to be in the closet of every fashionista! It can be shoes for any season: comfortable summer shoes for dancing (shoes from Angelo Giannini) or walking (shoes from DonnSerena), cowboy-style ankle boots (Trend, Alberto Gozzi) or boots made of beige and brown leather especially for walking in autumn alleys (Dino Bigioni).