Reasons to ditch your high-heeled shoes
High heels are fashion's most double-edged sword. A killer stiletto can make or break an outfit, adding the perfect dose of sexiness. Or there's the classic pump, which is incredibly chic. But have you ever actually walked in heels? They can be murder on your feet. Every time I wear a pair, I love how they look. But after an hour, I am ready to set them on fire and exchange them for sneakers. The next day, my toes hurt. My calves are sore. My back aches. The balls of my feet are tender and hard to walk on. Why do we wear heels when our bodies react so adversely to them?
The American Osteopathic Association (via CNN) reports that one in 10 women wear heels three times per week, so clearly, they remain beloved footwear. Even if you're of the Carrie Bradshaw-like mindset of "all heels, all of the time," there are plenty of reasons that should and could convince you to ditch your heels.
After you learn what they do to your body, you might rethink your position on pumps.