Paying The Health Price For Wearing High Heels

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  1. faust

    faust New Member

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    From NYTimes

    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/31/health/n...foot.html?8hpib

     
  2. Luna

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    I love this article...
    "He added that jumping suddenly from stilettos to flats - or from daily flip-flops to high heels - was not a good idea."

    Thanks for posting!
     
  3. highheels

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    thank you faust for posting, this is a good article to help promote spa pedicures in the salon i work for.
     
  4. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    suzi stiltz?...oh...you mean bob... ^_^ :lol:
     
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    Thank you, Manolo :innocent:
     
  6. Spike413

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    From what he's saying, it doesn't really sound like any shoes are good for you except for those special podiatric shoes.......I'm not a woman so I don't know the pain of heels....but I say fashion before function, could I be more of a victim?
     
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    Thank you for posting this faust. I enjoyed reading it and am going to pass it on to my friends.
     
  8. brie

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    I used to wear heels nearly every day, but at 22, I already have issues with my lower back and I don't think it helped that I was teetering on 4" heels 5 days a week for 4 years or so.

    I stick to flats or heels no higher than 2" now (2.5" occasionally) and my feet thank me for it.
     
  9. Misako

    Misako within an embrace

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    He also advised against a practice that is becoming more common: surgery for exclusively cosmetic reasons, like having toes shortened, straightened or even removed so the foot will fit into fashionable shoes.

    REMOVED? Eek. never.

    I wear wedged flip-flops most of the time, and in heels, the heel isn't much higher, so for me it's not an abrupt change...

    thanks for the article, though!
     
  10. LolitaLuxe

    LolitaLuxe Vision of Paradise

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    IOC to the rescue!!
    iread that tara subkoff is designing shoes for easy spirit!! its a stiletto but feels like a sneaker. slam dunk.
     
  11. brian

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    :o :shock: :blink:
     
  12. oceanharlot

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    ^awesome!

    I think its funny that the only shoes that are supported by this doctor are sneakers... unrealistic to actually believe people will believe that.


    I think people should just have some common sense when it comes to shoes. Shoes that hurt probably aren't good for your feet, and probelms with your feet affect your legs, up to your back and then your neck. Basic duh here.
     
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    i think posture would also help a lot when wearing heels. i like that article. it doesn't make me feel like I could ever wear heels and be in decent condition when I'm old. sorta scary i guess.
     
  14. Dego

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    It all depends on what kind of heels you wear. I have several examples of people who have worn very high heels for 30+ years with no problems..
     
  15. As You Like It

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    I knew I was doing myself a favor with those lumberjack boots. They fit every qualifier the article gives: flexible sole, adjustable upper via lacing, foot-shaped sole, good support.

    I've never been a high-heel wearer. With bad ankles and worse feet, the last thing I need to be doing is wearing shoes that will further destroy my feet.
     
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    Amazing how many reasons some women have to not look good. If you want to clomp around in your flip flops that's fine with me.

    And Softgrey - the joke is over - my name is not Bob. Maybe we should call you Ed. How would you like that?

    I can't understand why so many people on this board want to be so self serving and even mean sometimes. Does that make you feel better or something?

    I thought the whole point of this board was to share fashion opinions and tips.
     
  17. faust

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    Really! Some even go as far as championing wearing ugly Steve Madden shoes.
     
  18. oceanharlot

    oceanharlot stories everywhere

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    ^steve madden... :sick:
     
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    Does that truly surprise you? I mean, seriously, what do you expect from a fashion board? :flower:
     

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