Not that I have worn them, because I have not. Just some health info on high heeled shoes for those who like to wear them.
What Some Women Think…
In general, high-heeled shoes give the illusion of longer, skinnier, toned legs. Walking around on 4-inch stiletto heels engages your leg muscles and can even make your calf muscles more defined. Plain and simple, women want to look taller and they want to look slender. High heels do both.
High heels have been proven to cause foot pain and injury. Many women admit to regularly wearing shoes that are painful and uncomfortable to walk in. So why is it that high-heeled shoes are a wardrobe staple for so many?
What Doctors Think…
a picture of an xray of a flat foot
High-heeled shoes force the foot into a painful position. Slanted forward, weight is concentrated on the ball of the foot instead of distributed across the arch. Toes are bent upwards and crunched together. And, the raised position of the heel causes the Achilles tendon to shorten. This causes a whole host of problems, not only in your foot, but throughout your body.
Common Problems From High Heels…
* Shortened, tighter and more painful Achilles tendon
* Metatarsalgia- joint pain in the ball of the foot
* Morton’s Neuroma- nerve and sensation problems
* Foot deformities like hammertoes, corns and bunions
* Altered posture and back pain
* Knee osteoarthritis