Heels sometimes contain novelties such as flashing lights, coloured liquid or even fish. Materials used to create the heel design include polycarbonate, PVC, lucite and acrylic resin. The transparency may be used deceptively with a ballerina style to give the appearance of standing on tiptoe or en pointe.
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 between clear heels and erotic performers and pornography has led to criticism of celebrities for wearing the trend in public. In an interview 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".
- Carmen Miranda
- John Fuqua
- Taylor Momsen
- Helen Mirren
- Disco Stu
- Courtney Stodden
- Kim Kardashian
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Transparent heels offer unusual styling opportunities.
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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, August 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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