Clear heels

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 evoke 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.

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".

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