We often hear that high heels are dangerous for your feet and body. It turns out that practically all shoes have some hidden dangers in them. Lets see.
Jacqueline Sutera, a doctor of podiatric medicine and surger, along with Neal Blitz, chief of Foot Surgery and Associate Chairman of Orthopedics at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital tell The Times of India that there are dangers tied to other types of shoes as well.
For example the running sneakers. The one shoes everybody tells us they are the best for your feet at all times. Well according to the specialists too much cushioning is not the best. Too much cushion means you cant sense the ground that well. This can cause chronic stress injuries particularly to the heel of your foot.
Flip-flops are also bad, especially the ones that are completely flat. This doesn’t provide arch support or cushioning. Flip-flops that have a thong between your towes are even worse because they cause your toe muscles to over-grip. These types of shoes can cause inflammation, heel pain, strains and fractures.
Platform wedges have also been touted as a more comfortable alternative to high heels because they are more ridgid thus giving more support to the foot. But they can be too stiff and have no cushions which would make them even more painful.
So does that mean that we should all be walking barefoot or only with orthopedic shoes? No, not at all. What it does mean though is that you should use any type of shoe with moderation. Opt for variety, take breaks and also exercise and take good care of your feet. This way you will be able to enjoy any type of shoes and you and your feet will feel great.