The term Burlesque, as employed in the footwear fashion industry, is used to describe sexy, seductive women's footwear that conveys an image of sassy glamour. Burlesque footwear encompasses a variety of styles and designs ranging from knee-high boots to stiletto platform pumps featuring metallic leathers in bold colors, ornate detailing or dazzling accents, including sparkly glitters and glistening rhinestones.
Heels are shoes featuring an incline on the heel. Heels could be a separate piece from the outsole or a wedge heel that runs the entire length of the outsole. The heel provides elevation and can be found in many different shapes, including block, tapered, blade, and wedge. Heels can also be many different heights such as kitten heel, stilleto heel, low heel, mid heel or high heel.