Women ditch high heels for trainers as more buy sports shoes for the first time ever. Research shows a significant shoe shift from last year with women aged 35 to 44 driving the trend away from heels. Share; Comments. By. Josie Clarke. 22, 30 SEP ; Updated , 30 SEP News. Legs of young woman. High Heels (USA). Age: 3; Sex: Bay Filly; Breeding: E Dubai (USA) - Ornate (USA ) (Gilded Time (USA)); Trainer: Gary Hartlage; Owner: Anita Ebert. Vital Stats. Period, Runs, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Win%, To £1 level stake. Form. All Runs; Wins Only; Wins & Places; After day break. Date, Pos, Wt, BHA, Co, Dist, Going, Cl, Jockey. 7 Mar Amanda Powers hasn't worn high heels in years — not to work, not to parties, not even to her own wedding. Around the country, women are trading in their high- heeled stilettos for sneakers and ballet flats. U.S. sales of high heels dropped 12 % last year, while sales of women's sneakers rose 37%.