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Do Low Heel Women’s Shoes Signal Rosier Times Ahead?

November 23, 2011: 01:26 AM EST
IBM researchers who analyzed data from social media sites and blogs found that women’s flat shoes and kitten heels are in fashion again – and that may portend an easing of the economic crisis. IBM’s Trevor Davis notes that heel height varies inversely with economic trends: “in an economic downturn, heels go up and stay up” because flashier fashions may be a way to escape dismal realities. Portfolio.com reports that at the height of the economic crisis in 2009, the median height of women's heels peaked at seven inches. That median has dropped to two inches in 2011.
"High Heels Are New Economic Indicator, IBM Analysis Shows", TheHuffingtonPost.com, November 23, 2011, © TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.
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