Do you really know why the Devil wears Prada? To lure you do the same and endure the pain of wearing high heels for the rest of your life.
Just joking. It is not only the devil that hooks innocent women and make them victims of fashion. This is also good friends, competitors and fashionable co-workers that do the same. And if you want to be stylish you are forced into wearing awesome looking but terrible to wear shoes.
Enough is enough! Your shoes are not simply expression of style, the influence greatly the health of your feet.
Poorly fitted shoes can cause a plethora of feet problems – bunions, hammer toes, calluses, even sweaty feet that lead to fungus infections of nails. We spend a lot of time wearing shoes, sneakers, and even slippers! Our poor feet rarely have the chance to contact the nature directly. Do you remember when the last time you walked barefoot was? No? You are not the only one. But I have some good news for you! Finding the right shoes might be tricky but is possible. Heck, it is even possible to find stylish AND comfortable office shoes. There are simply few rules you need to follow:
- Get the right size!
Never buy shoes that are too small or too large for you. Make sure to always measure both left and the right shoe. Our feet are not absolutely equal in size and width, so taking little extra time to make sure both shoes fit well is crucial.
- Avoid really high heels
3 inches is the absolute maximum to look for. High fashion designers don’t think about comfort of the users, they only think about the best looking shoes. The height of the heel determines the weight on the forefoot. The higher the heel – the greater the pressure on the forefoot and bigger the suffering. All in all avoiding high heels is the best you can do for your feet, but if you absolutely must wear high heels, consider doing these:
- Wear the high heels as little as possible. Wearing them for prolong periods seriously impacts health
- Avoid pointed, needle thin heels as this increases the pressure on your forefoot (your total weight distributes evenly on all points touching the ground. The less the total area is (e.g. the thinner the heel is, the greater the pressure)
- Avoid pointed toes too! This will press your toes into each other
- Always go for leather or natural insoles, to keep feet from slipping
- Buy a variety of shoes in different shapes and styles and rotate them daily! This will help keep your feet from being forced into the same position every single day
- Go shopping in the late afternoon or in the evening.
At this time your feet are at their largest due to the natural swelling through the day.
- Be careful when choosing materials.
Natural and breathable materials are the best when it comes to shoes. Not only your feet won’t sweat in breathable shoes, but you will also feel more comfortable!
http://comforthacks.com/best-shoes-for-standing-all-day/ – Comfort Hacks is offering advice how to pick shoes if you are standing all day
http://www.thespinehealthinstitute.com/news-room/health-blog/how-high-heels-affect-your-body – good infografic with information how the high heels affect your posture and spine
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/ – American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons on Tight Shoes and Foot Problems.Read More »