High heels

There are reasons why wearing high heels are good and reasons why wearing them is bad.

Pros Edit

Reasons against wearing high heels, which are almost exclusively health and practicality reasons, include:

  • They can cause foot and tendon pain.
  • They increase likelihood of sprains and fractures.
  • They make calves look more rigid and sinewy.
  • They can create foot deformities, including hammertoes and bunions.
  • They can cause an unsteady gait.
  • They can shorten the wearer's stride.

Cons Edit

  • They can render the wearer unable to run.
  • They can also agitate lower back pain.
  • Altered forces at the knee caused by walking in high heels may predispose to degenerative changes in the knee joint.
  • Frequent wearing results in a higher incidence of degenerative joint disease of the knees. This is because they cause a decrease in the normal rotation of the foot, which puts more rotation stress on the knee.
  • Thin or metal-tipped heels can cause damage to soft floors.