Why women should ditch the stilettos

September 28, 2009 at 2:06 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Kicking off your Manolos and going shoeless will keep the feet strong and flexible.

“Any heel above 3in (7½cm) multiplies the pressure on the ball of the foot sevenfold. It can also shorten the Achilles tendon. ”

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On the social networking website Twitter, people are tweeting away on the joys
of shoelessness. One barefoot enthusiast walks around barefoot in Manhattan,
another likes to preach without footwear, others swap tips on which
so-called ”barefoot shoes” are best and discuss the joys of shoe-free
marathon running.
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clipped from www.telegraph.co.uk
A recent survey by the Royal Society of
Chiropodists and Podiatrists (RCP) found that 80 per cent of women in
Britain have suffered from foot pain and problems such as bunions, corns and
cracked heels, often because of ill-advised footwear. In this year’s summer
sales, an RCP survey found that 37 per cent of women bought shoes they knew
didn’t fit them. Mega-heeled celebrities such as Victoria Beckham do not
help.
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clipped from www.telegraph.co.uk
Debenhams recently launched a 15cm-high (6in) stiletto that, it
claims, is the ”highest heel on the high street”.
The wrong shoe can lead to foot deformity, sprained ankles, torn ligaments,
shin splints, knee pain, lower back pain and other joint or muscle problems.

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