Wearing high heels certainly makes women look taller and slimmer, but it seems they do nothing to grab the attention of men, as they don't even notice them, according to a new study.
Researchers at Northumbria University are studying the reactions of men to women walking while wearing high heels and others without heels.
But they say research has shown that men cannot even tell if a woman is wearing high heels when they walk.
It is part of a wider research project into attraction and the signals sent out by movement like walking and dancing.
The study, led by evolutionary psychologist Dr Nick Neave and researcher Kristofor McCarty, for the first time identified potential biomechanical differences between “good” and “bad” male dancers.
Neave believes that such dance movements may act as signals of a man’s reproductive quality, in terms of health, vigour or strength.