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The Price of High Heels

We all love our shoes, especially women. And being a girl myself, my favorite pair of shoes to wear, whether it’s a dress, jeans, skirt…anything…are high-heels.

But ask yourself one thing: When are high heels too much?

Now don’t get me wrong and don’t second guess me. My name is Gigi and I love fashion; but there’s a limit, especially when it’s going to affect my health!, which is a very reputable health website, had the following to say about high heels and a woman’s health.

Foot problems associated with wearing high heels include hammertoes, bunions and neuromas, among others….Forced too often into the tight confines of the narrow toe box of your high heels, your toes have bent into an unnatural position. As a result, you’ve developed bumps and areas of thickened skin that rub painfully against your shoes….High heels are one of the biggest factors leading to foot problems in women….Frequently wearing high heels, along with the natural changes in your aging feet, can set the stage for foot problems.

Believe it or not, high heels are not always a good thing. Check out the images below to see what can happen over time if you keep wearing high heels!

High heels with tight-fitting toe boxes can cause foot deformities such as hammertoes. Standing or walking in high heels forces your feet to the front of your shoes, placing pressure on your toes and bending them into an unnatural position. Corns and calluses can develop on the top and the base of your toes.

Bunions — bony bumps at the base of your big toe. However, if you’re prone to bunions or have the beginnings of a bunion, frequently wearing high heels exacerbates this foot problem.

Like I said before, don’t get me wrong. I love fashion and all things chic, but when it comes to one’s health and safety (and that’s yet another topic I need to think about when it comes to heels), put yourself first. Fashion can work around you!

Cheers & hugs from Gigi!