Monday, January 7, 2008

Now Clinically Proven: Shoes Are Bad

Well, high heels, at least. I've written before about how big the adjustment from slippers to shoes is, and BoingBoing has called our attention to a nice infographic from Sociological Images showing the effects of high heel-wearing on the foot and leg.

To be honest, I haven't noticed the specific effects mentioned more or less with high heels v. low heels. I mostly just notice my feet hurt when I wear any shoes for long periods of time. I'm sure that if I were a high heel devotee, or ran marathons in them or whatever, I might notice.

A quick tip for the heel wearers out there: a square heel is easier to deal with than a stiletto (although a bit less fabulous looking, I'm afraid).

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