Saturday - Jul 11, 2020

A Killer Pair of High Heels


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“If high heels were so wonderful, men would be wearing them.”  (Sue Grafton)

The High Heel Sensation

Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Victoria Secrets models, and many others are just some of the lady celebrities that wear and promote the wearing of extremely high‐heeled shoes. Some say that ‘the higher the heels, the more powerful you feel’, or the more fabulous, the sexier,  more glamorous or any other  superlative  there is in the dictionary. 

When we watch music videos or fashion shows, we often see ladies on their high heels. Even models featured on the pages of magazines are all wearing high heels. Wearing high heels is not just a fashion: not any more a phenomenon that swept the entire world by storm. It has become a part of every woman’s legs (the 11th and 12th toe)   Without it, women feel physically and morally dilapidated. Wearing high heels has become an obligation. It is a status quo. It has become a weapon.

Women and their High Heels

“Women's fashion is a subtle form of bondage. It's men's way of binding them. We put them in these tight, high‐heeled shoes, we make them wear these tight clothes and we say they look sexy. But they're actually tied up.” (David Duchovny)

Many psychologists claim that insecurity issues are one of the primary reasons why women feel they have to wear this inconvenient footwear. Take for example the beginning of the high heels industry. It began during America’s Great Depression. Even when the entire country was suffering from economic down fall, the high heels fashion surged to the skies. Since then, many women around the World , even the poor ones, started purchasing the famed style of shoe.  Many women are happy to confess that they purchase extravagant shoes whenever they’re depressed.  This behaviour only highlights the women’s need for escapism from their mundane reality.

Dangerous Effects

The most dangerous part on wearing a high‐heeled shoe is keeping  balanced . Wearing it increases the chance of injury or accidents. It is very easy to stumble and break an ankle when wearing high heels. While wearing elegant shoes makes the woman’s legs look lean and tall, and makes her derriere firmer,  there can be side effects that are extremely harmful to the body.  Notice the pain you feel when wearing a pair of extremely high heels for a long period of time.  Pain is the body's way of telling you that something is not right.  Wearing high heeled shoes is known to strain the nerves and muscles leading to  misaligning the bones in your feet or in extreme cases in  your spine.   Less serious  but still unpleasant conditions such as  in‐ grown nails, bunions, and hammertoes are also contributed to high heeled shoes

Protecting  Your Feet

It is undeniable that 2‐3 pairs of heeled shoes are necessary in an average woman’s wardrobe.    Following a few tips makes it possible not to do any long lasting harm as a result of  fashion heeled shoes.

First, never cross your legs when you’re sitting. This strains the blood vessels behind the knees, causing a web of unsightly varicose veins which can cause light pain to your legs.

Second, don’t stand in one place for too long, especially on hard surface.  Allow your legs to relax by sitting in a comfortable position.

Third, whenever you have a break from work, especially if you are wearing high heeled shoes,  you should take time to massage your feet—using a  small ball is recommended.

Fourth,  when you return home, elevate your legs above your chest for about 15 minutes—a padded stool or cushions are recommended.  This will strengthen the muscles of your legs which will relieve any pain.

Summary

No one can ever convince a woman, who is into fashion, not to wear high heels. It’s like asking her to stop breathing.  Just make sure the average height of your heels doesn't exceed  4  inches at the most.  Be sensible, only wear high heel shoes for special occasions,  or when absolutely necessary.