Do you ever wonder the same thing, how come this practical and beautiful feature became almost obsolete? Throughout my life I wore probably thousands pairs of pantyhose and stockings, but I only had one pair of pantyhose with a Cuban heel by Pierre Cardin. I decided to ask StockingsHQ about the Cuban heel on Twitter. To my surprise, I’ve got a very informative response.
Question: Why do you think Cuban heel became so rare? It increases durability.
Answer by StockingsHQ: These machines are all now very old and very difficult to maintain, and production is a very painstaking process. It is therefore very hard to make them at a reasonable cost for the mass market. Hence all the big companies have stopped production and the only machines still running are in the care of smaller specialist companies like Gio, Eleganti and Cervin. Even then parts are hard to come by and it’s very hard to recruit the specialist staff required. Thankfully, though, they do persist against all the odds and I’m grateful for that every day!!
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