If a girl wears shoes with a high hairpin, it immediately attracts the attention of men, although the team work of the figure, posture and gait is important. Each step of the beauty is similar to the movement of the balancer that comes with a flashy ease over the rope, doing it gracefully, regardless of the danger.


Statistics argue that a woman with a heel is admired in 3 out of 4 men and every second woman. Gait with a heel changes for the better – the legs are tightened, the woman becomes taller and more attractive. However, do not forget about the dangers in the heels, so we will consider the basic myths about heels and what threatens ignorance in this matter.

The heel does not move the center of gravity.

If there is a high heel, the body is forced to adapt to it, the creature in unusual conditions. In this case, the center of gravity is shifted forward, the back, to maintain the balance, goes back. This is fraught with a shift in the pelvis and vertebrae, later shifting the internal organs. As a result, inflammatory processes in the digestive and pelvic organs, osteochondrosis, curvature of the spine, muscle pain, and in general various diseases of the back are possible.

Wearing the heel distributes the load on the foot evenly.

Not quite so – only the forefoot is reloaded. During wearing, the fulcrum changes – not the entire surface, but only the sock, is loaded. Than it is fraught? Abnormal load distribution leads to the fact that the heel tendon is not involved, with time atrophy. The ankle joint is also limited in movement. Also, metatarsal bones and muscles are deformed. Stop stops springing, as there is a violation of blood circulation. As a result – on the feet, transverse platypodia, inflammation and deformity of the joints, thrombophlebitis, edema and varicose veins. By the way, flat foot is not so harmless. This disease, by the way, is 10 times more common in women than in men, due to the same high heels. Because of it, the outlines of the foot change, later the cones appear on the legs, the pain appears in the foot, the swelling, and the legs get tired quickly. With the development of flatfoot pain becomes permanent, movement even for small distances becomes intolerable.

Wearing a heel is not dangerous for pregnant women.

The above problems are long-term, if the woman is pregnant, the consequences of wearing heels can appear much faster. The fact is that the muscles are significantly overextended, while the spine is under additional load, and he is already suffering. This disturbs the blood supply of the pelvic organs so important for this condition. As a result, hypertension of the uterus is possible, which increases the threat of miscarriage, as well as the incorrect position of the fetus. On the abdomen, stretch marks can appear due to the displacement of the center of gravity forward, pain can be felt in the back, and swelling on the legs.


Heels are traumatic.

And here it is – the truth. Traumas of women with heels are much more serious than those of “mundane”. Trauma danger is easy to explain – it is much more difficult to keep balance on heels, do not forget about the effect of height. Instead of a bruise the result is a fracture, a bruise is replaced by stretching – a lot of trouble in the end.

Heels are fraught with only physical problems.

In fact, the range of problems that can arise due to wearing heels is much wider. More recently, scientists have found a connection between wearing such shoes with infertility, a decrease in libido in women, and disorders in the work of the brain.

Solve the problem with heels with the help of insoles.

If the insole contains a preventive stool, then the shoes become much more comfortable, the foot springs, the load on the foot is distributed evenly. This is a good prevention of flat feet. However, in the case of heels, the insole is not a panacea, the risks only decrease, but do not completely disappear.

There is no need to alternate shoes.

Doctors advise nevertheless to alternate various kinds of footwear, changing clothes a day several times. This will help not to get stuck on the heels and wear them a week only a couple of times for several hours. This will not cause any particular harm to health.

You can easily switch to a lower heel.

If you wear multi-centimeter heels, the foot will change the structure, the muscles will start working in a different mode. That is why the transition to the “right” shoes can become very painful. Women who wear heels for a long time complain that they can not switch to other shoes. And it’s actually so – the legs can not immediately get used to the new shoes. And the process of getting used to heels is usually gradual – first a low one is used, then a higher one, and then a tall hairpin. It is reasonable to apply the same approach to reverse motion. First, go to the middle heel, then to low, and then go to the sports shoes. Overnight, changing the height of shoes is not worth it.


Everyone can wear heels.

In fact, a predisposition to leg diseases (varicosities, arthritis, etc.) is an occasion to think about wearing heels. You may not have these problems, but the nearest relatives have them, which can lead to the onset of diseases. So do not expect the first symptoms. It is also not recommended to use heels in that it is often on its feet – teachers, sellers, hairdressers.

Heels are not for men at all.

This version is not supported by historians, in their opinion, heels were originally invented for men and used by them. Even the pampered Roman patricians used such shoes, and all the nations in which horse riding was used, used a heel. He helped to manage the horse better and not to lose the stirrup, as a result, it was easier to stay in the saddle. Today in men’s fashion is a classic heel with a height of 2 to 4 cm. However, modern designers seek to resurrect the Middle Ages, when court ladies-lovers wore a heel up to 10 cm in height. Today in the collection of Rui Leonardes there is a sharp-pointed man’s shoes with real stilettos, Rick Owens offers boots with high and thick heels. Such fashion trends also affected the giants like Gautier and Dolce & Gabbana. In their collections there is an increase in the number of shoes with a high platform.

It is worth to give up the heels altogether.

The person has an interesting anatomical feature – flat-soled shoes are also not very useful, when walking the foot can not naturally roll. Doctors recommend using a small heel in 2-3 cm In this case, it will serve as a spring, making it easier to work the legs. But a heel above 5 cm orthopedists is already harmful.

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