In modern times, shoes are often a fashion statement, or else serve a utilitarian purpose, such as exercise or sports. Shoes are part of almost all uniforms. In recent times, shoes have become the subject of a certain fetish (see shoe fetishism). High heeled shoes are also commonly associated with attractiveness in females. The higher the shoe (whilst more uncomfortable), sometimes becomes more attractive. Shoes come in many variations, including with straps, pointed toes, colors, and soles.