Should I wear high heels?

They can cause bunions, corns, knee strain and back ache – but hey don’t they make women feel wonderful. According to many high-fashions shoe websites a “low heel” is considered less than 2.5 inches 6.4cm, while heels between 2.5 and 3.5 inches are considered “mid heels”, and anything over that is considered a “high heel”. An estimated eight million – a third of the adult female population – regularly wear high heels. Five million suffer some pain. High-heeled shoes push the foot forward and down while bending the toes up. The more feet are forced into this position, the more the calf muscle will shorten. The higher the heel, the bigger the body’s incline, greatly increasing the weight concentrated on the ball of the foot. That means wearing a 3in heel concentrates double the body’s weight on this area. Problems...

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