For some reason Rob and I chatted about high heels. I really like high heels. I think they are very feminine, which is how I like to feel.
Wearing high heels can make me feel more confident (not that I really needs this, but it adds to it in a positive way). This is due to a number of reasons. For one, high heels enhance almost any outfit. Additionally, high heels can makes me look more assertive (as said to me by many persons as Sanne, Jennifer and last but not least my mother and Rob), which in turn makes me feel more confident. As mentioned above, heels draw favourable attention to a woman, her outfit, and personal style.
A benefit of high heels is that they make your legs look more attractive. Wearing high heels changes your posture and make your legs look longer and leaner. Not only do wearing high heels give the look of long and sexy legs, but they can also tone a woman’s leg muscles. Additionally, they improve the entire look of a woman’s body by improving how she carries herself when she stands and walks.
Most of the time I wear pumps. They are comfortable and look professional when at work. And according to Rob they are very sexy, one of the reasons he likes them so much.
I own have two sets of Stilettos, but I hardly ever wear them. I find them uncomfortable. Last time I did wear stilettos was last year Christmas. End of the evening I was happy I could take them off and complained to Rob about my tired feet. Although he loves the sight of them, he doesn’t want me to wear them only because he likes it. And yes, that was the reason for me wearing them (and every now and then I am still wearing them for that reason).
I do dislike wedges, with a passion even. I think they make a woman’s foot graceless and boorish, but that is me.
But are high heels really bad for your spine and muscles? Yes and no. If your ankles are weak and you have problems with your spine, don’t wear high heels, at least not too often.
Wearing high heels all day may lead to tired or painful feet. And there are some simple things one can do to prevent this.
Just before I leave for work I put my heels on. The time before leaving for work I walk bare feet or on my stockings.
At a desk I am always sitting with crossed legs, so one shoe doesn’t cause pressure (I have often that shoe “hanging on my toes”). I change feet regularly. When I am alone, I take them off (just put them next to my feet, so when someone comes in I can quickly slip into them.
I never wear heels when I am driving. Apart that driving while wearing high heels can be dangerous, it creates another rest point for your feet. I have for driving always a pair of flat shoes in my car.
And at the end of each day, spend a 5 minutes stretching your toes and muscles in your legs.
No don’t get me wrong, I hardly ever have painful feet by wearing high heels. But by simple things as I just mentioned I prevent it will happen at all.
Fashion that causes pain is just wrong. And in case of high heels it can often be prevented.
But lets not turn our head away, high heels, used in a bad way can cause serious problems with your feet, ankles, legs and spine. And when there is damage done, it is very often permanent.
So wear heels of a good quality. Learn to walk on heels. Give your feet the rest they need. And do not only and all day long walk on high heels.
Researchers discovered that wearing a high heel may make women less likely to develop arthritic changes in the knee joint in later life. Or as in my case, it prevents the arthrosis in my left hip becoming worse (because of the well trained muscles in my legs and hips)
Also it seems that walking all the time on flat shoes is also not healthy. There are more reasons for this, but very important is that flats without shock-absorbing heels put a lot of pleasure on your Heels.
Also flats can cause ingrown toenails and bone infections.
So basically it comes down to that you have take care of your feet, no matter if your wear heels or not.
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