Keep your heels, head and standards high. Coco Chanel.
High heels - most women’s perfect pick-me-up when it comes to dressing. An easy and fool-proof way to (literally) elevate any outfit. A shoe that can boost confidence with accentuated legs, smaller feet and a slimmer physique - the shoe that is femininity embodied in footwear.
The endless style options - from modest kitten heels, to power pumps, to sexy stilettos - can be styled in almost any what way; and the best part is that they work with a floor length gown to off-duty jeans, and anything in between - the high heel is the answer. All there is to it, is just a bit of practice from Bambi learning how to walk for the first time to looking like a supermodel striding down fashion runways.
Share your story with us at myshoes@getGROM.com. Most cases of orthopedic ailments in women are derived from the excessive use of high heels. It can cause more long-term and irreversible damages. Yes, it came as a surprise that these side effects don’t come written on the side of the shoe box at the time of purchase! So, what are you really signing up for?
If you’ve been on heels all day at a function or all night at a party you’ll know what I mean. Knee and back pain is a common complaint. When the body weight is unevenly distributed because of the lack of feet support, soreness can occur. To try and avoid this, make sure that your posture is perfect (imagine walking around with a string holding you up from your head), and sneak a little seating break to give your feet a rest. In-grown toenails is another a prevalent concern. I know the pointed stilettos are a classic, but try not to wear closed shoes that are too constraining for the toes. Peep toe booties or open toe strappy sandals can be a good alternative.
Like everything, wearings high heels does come with its disadvantages, but that doesn’t mean that you need to give up your ever-growing shoe collection. Podiatrists suggest that when wearing heels, as long as the height of the heel is under 4cm, it’s considered “safe”. However, let’s be real - 4cm isn’t really considered “high” heels in the world of fashion. Your best bet might just be to cut down on the frequencies and duration, and keep the sky highs for exclusively for special occasions. Anything in moderation is acceptable, so just be more aware and conscious about your footwear choices.
Share your story with us at myshoes@getGROM.com.