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As we get into the cooler weather of fall, many put away their sandals and break out the boots and shoes. But one thing still stays the same, high heels. Women switch their high heeled sandals for high heeled boots and shoes. So the question remains, are high heels really good for your feet or not? Do women really find them comfortable? Or is it always about fashion?
If you’re into the extreme heels like Lady Gaga, you have your fair share of foot and Ankle Sprain and it might mean that you will have to face one type of surgery or another. High heels (ones that are above two inches tall) force your feet into an unnatural position every time you step. With every step you take you put four times your weight in force on to each foot, so with your foot bent in an unnatural position, that is the equivalent of four times your weight striking the ground on the front part of your foot. Another consideration – your toes. High heeled shoes and sandals usually have a pointed toe, which forces your toes to smash together instead of being able to spread out like they would normally. The problems can lead to bunions, ingrown toenails, foot pain and arch pain. So while high heels might look fashionable, reality is, they are not really good for you feet.
If you just can’t give up the high heels, here are some tips for you. Don’t wear them for hours on end! Anytime you can slip them off and give your feet a break, do it! As soon as you possibly can, change the high heels for some comfortable and supportive Women’s Shoes. This will help tremendously with reducing pain in your feet, but until you get rid of the high heels, there is no guarantee that the pain will go away completely. Do you feet a favor and instead, choose to wear heels that are under two inches and are Athletic Shoe Guidelines. If you want more information on women’s shoes, go to http://www.thefootpros.com/library/1965/Women%27sShoes.html.