Sales of men’s high-heeled shoes are sky rocketing! Does Britain have that many height impaired men?

Sales of men’s high-heeled shoes are up in British department stores, according to a story by the UK Telegraph, and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is believed to be to blame. It seems her husband, the diminutive President Sarkozy, has been been donning two-inch platform shoes (while Ms. Sarkozy wears flats) to balance out their height differential during official outings. 

The look, such as it is, has gained attention among Europe’s short and stylish and UK businessmen have apparently followed, um, suit—the popularity of shoes like Jeffrey West’s “Decadent and Dandy” lace-ups which sport a two-inch heel, has surged in recent weeks.