Dr. Emily Splichal has done a interview with InStyle and has said that there is actually a healthy height for your high heels. A height where you should not only be on minimal risk of any potential problems, but actually feel comfortable even if you can’t even look at a pair of killer heels without feeling pain.
According to dr. Splichal that height is three inches. “Anything over the three-inch mark changes the biomechanics of how you walk — your strides are shortened, you can’t walk as fast, your body weight shifts to the ball of the foot, which throws off your center of gravity and stresses the knees and lower back,” she told InStyle.
And contrary to popular belief, a platform won’t help. The effect is just as damaging, Splichal says. Also harmful is a too-flat shoe, she cautions, especially if someone’s foot is naturally flat. For flat fee a one inch heel is beneficial as it puts the foot in to a more stable position, the specialist says.