People wear High heeled shoes for different reasons perhaps to look elegant, classy, look taller, name it. High heels are synonymous with style and luxury and have long been a symbol of sophistication. But, I feel some ladies put too much pressure on themselves to meet up to this unproclaimed societal law.
I recently saw a picture of a ghanaian bride wearing sneakers on her wedding day and she received a lot of backlash for it. They were lots and lots of comments about how it’s her day and she should do everything to look beautiful. It got me thinking about what categorizes something as “beautiful”.
I feel beauty is not purely subjective although there is a popular notion that beauty is pain.
I admire people on high heels but i just don’t see the reason why i should break something just to look good.
Wearing good shoes is definitely cool but the inches of your heels don’t make you any more or less beautiful than the next lady.
Some girls can walk, run, dance and prolly climb mount everest on very high heels and it is beautiful to watch….But, to thyself be true! If you aren’t comfortable or walk like this
I think you should ditch them before you slip! But dont take my words for it😕
According to American Osteopathic Association, one in ten women wear high heels at least 3days in a week. The sad part part is, a third have fallen while wearing them or suffer permanent problems as a result of prolonged wear.
Although your favourite pair of shoes may seem harmless, they can do more to your body than cause you to tumble and fall.
Demerits Of High Heels Include But Are Not Limited To:
- Cramps, Muscle pain and Spasms: Research shows that long term wear of high heels can shorten the muscles in your calves and back which can cause Painful leg cramps, Muscle pain and spasms.
- Increased Knee And Hip Pain: According to medical daily, prolonged high heel use can strain the knee, joints and hip which may trigger fractures and trapped nerves.
- Damage Toe Nails: Research shows that high heels are a leading cause of ingrown toe nails which may in turn lead to fungal infection.
- Increase Your Risk Of Osteoarthritis: A study from the journal of Orthopaedic research found that wearing high heels that are three and half inches or higher can increase your lifetime risk of osteoarthritis, which is a leading cause of disability in women. The higher the heels, the higher the risk.
So if you can’t say no or won’t say no to high heels and aren’t ready to toss in the towel anytime soon due to health issues, then you should know this:
- Minimise the time you have your high heels on.
- Massage your feet after each wear.
- Get your foot doctor’s opinion.
Would you ditch high heels altogether or reduce the amount of time you wear them?
In other news: it’s been a while since my last post…… I know, I know😩…. I got caught up with a lot of stuff…..i apologise. Just in case you missed my other posts you can read them here and here. As always, your comments are appreciated😊.