5 Reasons You Should not Wear High Heels

5 Reasons You Should not Wear High Heels

From stilettos to cones to wedges to spools, heels come in all shapes and sizes. However, they all have one thing in common – they are absolutely indispensable to a respectable wardrobe! As Sarah Jessica Parker of ‘Sex and the City’ fame taught us, one can never have enough of Jimmy Choos. But the elephant in the room is that all that pizzazz comes at a painful painful cost. Read on to know the disadvantages of wearing high heels.

1. The pain

This is the most obvious and upfront disadvantage that all of us have gone through. Wearing high heels for a long time hurts, period. No matter how suave a woman may look on the outside, she is probably wincing inside and dying to get rid of the torture that her feet are in. The trouble comes when the pain gets to a point where it becomes impossible to hide and starts showing in your expressions. At that point, you really have no option but to take the damn things off and carry them walking barefoot. Sort of puts a spanner in the whole glamor thing you got going.

2. Higher chances of tripping

When you are in heels, you are very delicately balanced. You have basically voluntarily stripped yourself of the necessary ammunition to be able to walk normal to difficult terrain. Heels have a nasty habit of getting stuck in little nooks and corners of say ill placed paver blocks or sewage cover grills. It’s like walking on thin ice, only its a lot more painful!

3. Achilles tendon

You stand to do serious damage to your Achilles tendon by continuously wearing high heels. Achilles tendon is a tendon that runs from the heel of the foot to the back of the leg. In layman terms, what happens when one wears high heels is that, the heel starts to point up resulting in tightening of the tendon. Stretching it again can be extremely painful as all of us who have worn high heels for a stretch will testify.

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