(CNN) - A new study suggests women are choosing lower heeled shoes--because of the economy.
Researchers say usually when the economy is bad, skirts get shorter and heels get higher. That's because people turn to them as a means of fantasy and escape.
So, if times are tough, why are heel heights getting lower? Researchers say this may indicate a mood of "long term austerity."
So now, high-end shoe designers are beginning to offer more kitten heels and flats.
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