But this isn’t a high heel but rather a variation of a buskin.
A buskin is a thick-soled, wedge-heeled boot made of leather or cloth that is laced closed and worn by dramatic actors in Athens, hunters, and soldiers of Ancient Greek and Roman societies. Considering Diane’s Themysciran roots are similar to Ancient Greece/Rome, it wouldn’t be that far-fetched of her to wear buskins on the battlefield.
Plus, considering Gal Gadot is 5’9”, she is markedly shorter than both Henry Cavil (6’1”) and Ben Affleck (6’4”), and thus a higher soled shoe that’s also functional could maximize her height in the film. Henry Cavil’s wearing thicker soled shoes too.
I’m glad she’s not wearing bright red stilettos or the type of high-heels Lynda Carter wore on the Wonder Woman series
I looked up buskin in its original context and it doesn’t even look similar to what Gal Gadot is wearing. Not to mention the wedge is indeed higher.
I read that article too, and that drawing on the site is not the shoe that’s in the description.
The description on that page say it’s “knee- or calf-length” while the pictured shoe is barely ankle-high, and that “their initial invention from 1000 BCE region of Aegean soon spread across entire Greece, where soldiers, hunters and athletes quickly adopted them, and modified them to be more durable and easier to wear." Spartan soldiers wore them in red to make blood stains blend in more.
It’s an interesting combination for sure.
There really isn’t much overlay between the two companies, and Time Warner wouldn’t have to spin-off CNN. I’d think HBO’s Cinemax stable of channels would merge with Epix rather than HBO, but they’d all be under the same umbrella. The animation library would be massive. However, I do wonder how much the Nickelodeon side of MTV Networks would influence/subvert the Turner-based Cartoon Network side? Would they work together? Would they continue to be rivals, albeit friendlier rivals than they are now? Globally, it would be beneficial to both companies.
And Sumner Redstone would probably combine Viacom back with their CBS spinoff if that does happen making an even bigger company than that. The CW would be under one house as would CNN, HBO, Showtime, BET, CBS Television Studios, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, TBS, Paramount, DC Comics, and Warner Bros. Scary huge, but less of an oligarchy than anything touched by Rupert Murdoch.
Interesting combination, but it still makes me a bit uneasy, though less uneasy than a 21st Century Fox/Time Warner union, which will never happen.
I think everybody posted the same picture at the same time.
Guess there are a lot of Wonder Woman fans out there, huh?
Hint hint, DC Entertainment.