How high heels affect you

A woman’s body will attempt to compensate for the off-kilter balance heels cause by flexing or foward bending the hips and spine. In order to maintain balance, the calf, hip, and back muscles become tense. At the end of the day, this makes for excess muscle fatigue and strain. Over time, wearing high heels can also cause the calf muscles to cramp and bulge.

No shoes

Spine is fairly straight.

Calf muscles is relaxed when feet are flat.

Body weight is evenly distributed throught the foot.

With high heels

Chest is pushed foward

The lower back is pushes foward, taking the hips and spine out of alignment.

Excess pressure placed on knees.

Heels mimic the way a person walks on a ramp, increasing the pressure on the balls of the feet through a downward force.


2 thoughts on “How high heels affect you”

  1. The invention of the high-heeled shoe as a fashion statement is attributed to Catherine de Medici in the 16th century. However, elevated shoes had been worn as early as 3500 B.C. by Egyptian nobles and butchers.

    Ancient Egyptian murals depict royals and butchers wearing an early form of the platform shoe. Platform shoes were commonly used throughout Europe as an oversole that attached to a flat shoe. The high heel emerged in the 1500s as a two-part sole with a flexible upper sole and an attached heel. The shoe was first popular with both male and female riders. Catherine de Medici adopted the high-heeled shoe as a way to increase her short stature. The heel quickly spread as a fashion statement among the wealthy.

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