Why Women Can Wear High Heels For Hours

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Joined: 05/05/2010


Ever wonder why your feet don’t hurt while you’re wearing heels but they drive you nuts after you take them off? A group of scientists from Manchester Metropolitan University did a study with two groups of women, one wearing heels and one not, to see if they could figure it out. They found that wearing a pair of shoes shortened fibres in the calf muscle as the heel of the foot was elevated. But don’t worry, there’s hope. "If you stand on your tip toes and lower your heels up and down again it will stretch out the tendons making it easier to walk without heels…If you do this about 20 times a day it should be sufficient to prevent this happening.”


To read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionnews/7892041/Why-women-can-wear-high-heels-for-hours-solved-by-scientists.html


Do you have this problem? If so, how do you deal with it?  


Joined: 06/16/2010
I definately have this

I definately have this problem too. I'm just under 5'3 so I'm always trying to boost my height a little bit every chance I get. To try and lesson the pain of wearing heels, I wear comfortable footware during the daytime and as often as possible, so that when I'm really feeling short or trying to look fashionable on a night out, I can handle the brief pain that my heels cause me. I've discovered that the key is to just wear them sparingly and stretch as much as possible.

Joined: 05/06/2010
re: high heels

Oh, I totally have this problem!! Being 5"1', I love trying to wear heels to give me a little height and "umph" so to speak, but my feet kill me after! I will be trying that exercise... I usually "deal" with it by 1) not wearing heels (or at least not very often or for very long) 2) finding heels with square heels/soles with more support and straps with more support 3) stretching after wearing them and 4) not walking too much with heels.