Clear heels, Lucite heels, sometimes referred to as stripper shoes, are high-heeled footwear made from a transparent material. They may be used to contain novelty items such as flashing lights, liquids or even fish. The materials which may be used for these include polycarbonate, PVC, Lucite and acrylic resin. Alternatively the transparency may be used deceptively with a ballerina style to give the flattering appearance of standing on tiptoe or en pointe.
The style may be used to resemble Cinderella's glass slipper when worn at a formal ball such as a prom. As high heels, the style may be overtly erotic and they are worn by pole dancers, striptease artistes and pornographic actresses. Pole dancers prefer heels of four to seven inches in height; some even prefer heels as high as eight or nine inches high.
Popular brands include Pleaser and Luscious. In 2009, New York Magazine indicated that the style was "on trend" for the Spring 2010 shows, notably in Milan at Dsquared2, Prada, and Fendi. The association with erotic performers has led to criticism of celebrities for wearing the trend. In an interview teenage actress and singer Taylor Momsen noted she liked performing in a pair that had a slot for tips, "fans started putting money in them, so now they are filled with tons of bills".
Notable wearers 
- Walter E. Cohn (1969), "The Transparent Shoe", Modern footwear materials & processes: a topical guide to footwear technology, Fairchild Publications, "Transparent heels offer unusual styling opportunities."
- Vinylite Gives Class To Shoes, page 10, Tri City Herald, March 12, 1956.
- Ellen Shear, "Sexy Shoes For The Bedroom", The Insider
- "The Princess style reigns this year", Fort Wayne News Sentinel, Apr 16, 2004
- Tracy Hopkins, "How to Dress Hot, But Not Sleazy (warning, possible virus as of Nov 2010, so only search this link if you have AV protection)", theGloss.com
- Noor-Jehan Yoro Badat (June 19, 2009), "Can you bear the trend for killer heels?", Independent Online
- Bambi Haggins, Laughing mad
- Bowles, Hamish (2009-09-25). "Milan Spring 2010: The Definitive Look at Prada". Vogue.com. Retrieved 2011-09-13.
- Amy Odell (June 28, 2010), "Taylor Momsen Wore Clear Heels With Room for Cash Tips", New York Fashion
- Clear Heels Storm the Milan Runways, New York Magazine.
- Stop This Trend: Lucite Stripper Heels à la Taylor Momsen, Beyoncé and Shauna Sand E Online Fashion Police.
- Posted: June 28, 2010 at 3:30 pm (2010-06-28). "Who Wore It???". Cocoperez.com. Retrieved 2011-09-13.
- "Taylor Momsen talks about her stripper shoes". Osoblog.tv. 2010-08-26. Retrieved 2011-09-13.
- View Comments (2010-07-06). "Guess Whose Pink Painted Piggies Are Peeking Out Platform Pumps!". Bossip.com. Retrieved 2011-09-13.
- "Fuqua relives 'Immaculate Reception'", The Detroit News, Jan 20, 2006, "John Frenchy Fuqua was a flamboyant personality in his day. He wore outrageous clothes, high-heeled shoes with goldfish in the clear heels"
- "Prince, at peace, is still funky", The Sun, Aug 14, 2004, "...the star himself appeared in a stylish camel-colored jacket, white pants and white boots with high, clear heels."
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