Maureen Renfro's Blog: Super High Heels: Is The Hell Worth The Height?

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Super High Heels: Is The Hell Worth The Height?

“You’re already six feet tall, why do your heels have to be so high?” (FYI: you're not; you're six feet tall in high heels…) “You’ll regret it later.” There is scientific evidence that variably elongating your stems, regardless how fierce the shoe, is not good for your health. The short of it: high heels beyond two inches (so unfair) can cause ankle sprains, bunions, hammer toes, shortened calf muscles, torn Achilles tendons, and stress fractures. Not too bad, huh? It’s not like you’re losing a foot? The worse of it: osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma, and Freiberg Infraction. Yikes! On top of all those issues (trust me they are not good), you can also cause anterior loading or uneven dissemination of weight on the front part of the knee, strain on your hips, knees…wait for it… your lower back. Dang. As we take a moment of silence for that tidbit of information. According to Frugivore Magazine we can preserve
our high heel sexy in five doable ways,

1. Vary Your Choices and Styles Switch up your shoes choices. Six inches on Monday, sneakers on Wednesday, Doc Martins on Saturday.

2. Be Sure To Stretch, May sound silly, but stretching helps—do it!

3. Wear Insoles Insoles can provide extra comfort than what the shoe provides. Stock up!

4. Pay Attention to Shape Buy varied shoe shapes. One particular shape may not be the most gentle for your foot. Switch it up!

5. Visit a Chiropractor or Podiatrist Keep your foot health in check! We only get one pair of feet. While there are no plans to get rid of my heels, amma take note of this information.