Do you like to wear high heels at work? High heels streamline your profile by adding height and realigning your posture, and their history goes back further than you realize. They were invented in ancient Greece for actors in the theater who needed more “majesty” to set them apart from less significant characters. They were later adopted by the Romans; wearers donned them to demonstrate high status and great power on the stage. Since then, high heels have served as confidence boosters for many women. Yet, there’s a flip side to this. High heels are extremely impractical. Though they signal power (“I can handle any challenge that comes my way”) they can also send a powerless, trying-too-hard vibe (“I’m suffering in order to win your approval”). Context matters.Before you slide into those stilettos and head to work, make an honest assessment of your workplace culture and your own feelings.. Never wear high heeled shoes to work if you feel pressured to wear them, or if they make you feel silly and hobbled. (That’s why the fashion gods gave us flats.) Wear them if they make you feel strong, they fit your style, and they make sense within the atmosphere of your specific workplace. Even so, wear them safely. Follow these little known tips to help you rock high heels at work, safely.