Study Shows High-Heels Double in Injuries

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Injuries from wearing high-heels have doubled according to new research between 2002 and 2012. The frequency and severity of injuries were sufficient enough to make the investigators suggest that wearing the appropriate shoes for the appropriate occasion and being aware on your surroundings are both good ideas.

Since that’s an obvious statement, the more interesting aspect of the study is what has caused the injuries to double, and if you think about it, it may be the size of the heel. Shoes with a smaller heel, or a “kitten heel” were popular in the 1950’s and before, but since then there has been a steady incline in the heel height preference due to changing styles.

Although researchers and physicians advise that wearing high heels can cause injury and can even be bad for your back, it doesn’t seem likely that the style will fade any time soon due to that research. In fact, high heels have been around for nearly 300 years, so it doesn’t look like that’s going to change any time soon.

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