As towering heels are linked to poor economy, is trend for flats a sign of better times to come… or long-term austerity?

As towering heels are linked to poor economy, is trend for flats a sign of better times to come… or long-term austerity

Not so flat: Victoria Beckham, ever the fan of a heel, seems to be an outlier to IBM

Not so flat: Victoria Beckham, ever the fan of a heel, seems to be an outlier to IBM”s theory

Head for the heels: Mentions of high heels in the media peaked at the end of 2009 and then declined, bucking patterns that suggest heels increase in height as recessions worsen

Head for the heels: Mentions of high heels in the media peaked at the end of 2009 and then declined, bucking patterns that suggest heels increase in height as recessions worsen