According to Susan Reda, editor of nrf.com, they can. She cites research from IBM Global Business Services that draws a distinct correlation between the height of women’s shoes and economic upturns and downturns. So here’s the question: Does the height of women’s heels go up or down in economic downturns? Share with us your answers via Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ comments or by tagging us on Twitter (@group3marketing). You can also share via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just be sure to submit them before we provide you the answer on Wednesday December 28th at noon.