high heels

  • When Should Girls Be Allowed to Wear Heels?

    Experts recommend teens wait as long as possible before wearing heels and only for special occasions, as they can cause inflammation in the feet, ankles, and back.

  • Can High Heels Give You Cancer?

    There are certain well-known factors that raise your risk for developing cancer, like smoking and obesity. Now, one doctor says he’s pinpointed one of those mysterious factors: wearing high heels.

  • Your Heel Height Says a Lot About Your Social Aspirations

    A new study shows that your neighborhood, whether it's a wealthy area or a less well-to-do one, can influence how high your heels are.

  • 5 reasons to ditch the flip-flops this summer

    Nothing says summer like showing-off a fresh pedicure in a pair of T-strap sandals or flirty flip-flops, right? “The ultimate health of your knee, hip, and lower back is ultimately related to the strength of the muscles of your feet,” says Dr. Jason Lemieux, Chiropractor and owner of Physiomed Oakville. Who’d a thought that flip-flops could turn out to be more of a, well, flop?

  • The High-Heel Hiatus: Podiatrists Explain Why Stilettos Really Are That Bad for You

    Victoria Beckham recently confessed that she “can’t do heels anymore” — and that revelation, from a style icon known for her sky-high stilettos (especially at the airport, where they were an essential part of her travel uniform), rocked the fashion world. Hell on heels The unnaturally ultra-feminine body position that heels force us into isn’t how we’re designed to walk, says Jacqueline Sutera, a surgically trained doctor of podiatric medicine and spokesperson for the APMA. In our late thirties or forties, the fat pad on the bottom of the foot starts to atrophy and we lose some of our natural cushioning, explains Elisa Kavanagh, a clinical professor of orthopedics at the Mount Sinai Medical School and a board certified podiatrist in Scarsdale, N.Y. Wearing high heels hastens the fat loss, increasing the chance of developing painful neuromas (nerve inflammation between the toes) and inflammation in general. When high-heel devotees hit their 40s, like Victoria Beckham and Sarah Jessica Parker (who claims that running around Manhattan in her Manolos ruined her feet), they may find that they can’t stay in heels as long as they used to.