Walk: Van Ness
Distance: 1 mile, small home yoga
Marilyn Monroe spoke for a multitude of women when she said “I don’t know who invented the high heel, but women owe him a lot.”
High heels weren't actually invented. They evolved through various incarnations until about 1840 when, perhaps spurred by revolutions in America and France, heels on women's footware became lower and lower. Eventually it disappeared altogether. A particularly popular style was the square-toed slipper with ribbon ties, forerunners of the ballet flat. Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon, was said to have owned more than 300 pairs.