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Are 5in heels a step too far for women's health?
DailyMail ^ | 12th November 2011 | Eleanor Harding

Posted on 11/12/2011 11:43:43 AM PST by Daffynition

They may be the height of fashion – but the health risks will bring you back down to earth with a bump.

Five-inch heels are becoming the most sought-after shoes on the high street as shoppers take their lead from celebrities such as Victoria Beckham.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: fashion; heels; highheels; shoes
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1 posted on 11/12/2011 11:43:44 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Nice. But need more pics.


2 posted on 11/12/2011 11:46:15 AM PST by library user (I want my headstone to read: "He died while doing what he enjoyed most: breathing.")
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To: Daffynition

This is just an old Mom’s opinion but I think when you get that tall a heel... you go from looking attractive to uh... shall we say... less than an honorable woman. Just my two cents worth.


3 posted on 11/12/2011 11:46:56 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Daffynition
Compared with having indiscriminate sex with all kinds of men, nah, 5-inch-heels are not really very high on the "threat-to-women's-health" scale.
4 posted on 11/12/2011 11:47:09 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Daffynition

Hooker shoes.


5 posted on 11/12/2011 11:48:53 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Daffynition

too far for women’s health?
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doubt it, but they do look stupid.


6 posted on 11/12/2011 11:50:11 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Daffynition

If a woman can put up with these high-risers,fine...i’m a woman and happen to think they’re sexy.Due to anatomical misgivings,I can’t wear them but like to see them worn.I also happen to think if they wear them and have irreversible bone,joint or nerve damage,that’s on them.The long and short (or tall,as the case may be )of it is-leave people alone and let them eat what they want,wear what they want and do what they want.If it’s not illegal,harmful to others,or infringing on their rights,well,what’s the problem?


7 posted on 11/12/2011 11:50:18 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: momtothree
Wearing those stilettos transforms a promenade into a *slut walk*.


8 posted on 11/12/2011 11:51:12 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: mamelukesabre

too far for women’s health?
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doubt it, but they do look stupid.

and makes their butt stick way out ,need those wide load mirrors


9 posted on 11/12/2011 11:53:03 AM PST by molson209
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To: bgill

FMN shoes.


10 posted on 11/12/2011 11:53:30 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: gimme1ibertee
Fine. They'll get you what you crave. Attention. Then you can claim *sexual harassment* and sue. It's all the Fashion.


11 posted on 11/12/2011 11:54:01 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

that’s not a slut walk, that one of the High Heel Race.


12 posted on 11/12/2011 11:54:20 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: molson209

Usually... if you see a woman trying to walk in those high-risers... it is almost comical. They sort of push their foot forward and their knees are farther apart. They almost wobble. Let’s just say there isn’t a lot of GRACE when they walk.


14 posted on 11/12/2011 11:57:15 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Steely Tom
They should come with [from our morbidly obese Surgeon General] warning labels that threaten federal imprisonment...like those required on pillows and mattresses.


15 posted on 11/12/2011 12:02:12 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: library user

See, as long as men like them, women like them. :o-)


16 posted on 11/12/2011 12:02:42 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Perdogg
LOL...you weren't supposed to *notice*...we won't ask *how* you happen to know the diff in the two events. :)


17 posted on 11/12/2011 12:05:02 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition
The latest!


18 posted on 11/12/2011 12:06:05 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Daffynition

Many of these shoes appear to be downright dangerous - and I don’t mean just back problems. I think there ought to be a law requiring a helmet while wearing these.

I was in NY a couple of weeks ago and saw so many of these shoes in the stores - but don’t know where you’d wear them - you’d kill yourself on the streets of NY in these. There was one pair that was made out of some animal’s hair - the hair went to a point over the toe area and I think you’d need to comb and hairspray these shoes. The heels were humungous and they had no backs - sort of like a clog style. The salesman saw me gaping at these and said quietly - with a subtle smile - “they’re almost sold out”.


19 posted on 11/12/2011 12:07:04 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: momtothree

They’re STUPID; but I’ll admit - it’s their business. I’ll wear flatter shoes, thanks; but won’t try to boss someone else about what they wear. I can’t walk in them and risk injury - so do they.

It IS amusing, though, to enter a room; then to watch a thirty-something woman in 5” heeled boots enter the room, to watch hubby perk up, suck in his gut, and keep eyeing the “5 foot 9 inch” woman in the boots out the corner of his eye. (In real life, she’s 5’4” like me. I tell him, “hop to it!” - “you’ll have buyer’s remorse when you get her to the hotel and she’s not quite as “tall” as you thought”.)


20 posted on 11/12/2011 12:08:25 PM PST by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: BunnySlippers

Those might have saved Mary Jo Kopechne.


21 posted on 11/12/2011 12:08:44 PM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: momtothree
From the Ministry of Silly Walks
22 posted on 11/12/2011 12:08:52 PM PST by Daffynition
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23 posted on 11/12/2011 12:11:42 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

High heels are a turn off for me, I don’t like them at all.


25 posted on 11/12/2011 12:12:47 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: gimme1ibertee

I, too, love the look of high heels. I used to wear them when I was younger, but at 44, I can barely stand to wear them. They mostly stay in my closet.


26 posted on 11/12/2011 12:13:05 PM PST by Marie Antoinette (Proud Clinton-hater since 1998.)
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To: BunnySlippers
“See, as long as men like them, women like them. :o-)”

As often as not women dress for other women. Then they get po’ed at you because as a man you didn't notice the ‘amazing’ new earrings or belt, etc.

27 posted on 11/12/2011 12:15:26 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Aria
Sneakers are practical.


28 posted on 11/12/2011 12:15:39 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition
Well, it does seem the thin air at that altitude has an adverse effect on higher brain functions...


29 posted on 11/12/2011 12:15:54 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: momtothree

Apparently, in order to accommodate the higher heel, they have to add that extra thickness under the toe, which looks just plain clownish. There is such a thing as too much.


30 posted on 11/12/2011 12:17:00 PM PST by giotto
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
8-P


31 posted on 11/12/2011 12:17:16 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

I read about a club in New York; it only lets in women on 4 inch heels or higher. It would be so much fun if a woman who has to wear orthotic shoes of some sort sued them for discrimination against people with disabilities.

In all my life I only found one pair of 4 inch heels I can wear, and it’s not terribly comfortable after an hour or so.


32 posted on 11/12/2011 12:17:25 PM PST by heartwood
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To: Daffynition
Five inch heels are too tall but three and maybe four are just fine. Some may think that heels make a woman look like a slut but they better watch a few episodes of "Cops" to get in touch with the real world outside of Las Vegas. Women going everywhere in slouch clothing with athletic shoes or flip-flops on fits the "crack ho" profile a lot more than heels do unless there's more than just the heels screaming, "ho".

In fact, the last time I saw someone soliciting that wasn't dressed like a total slob was back in the early 90s. Since then it's been all down hill as far as women's wardrobe whether they're a "ho" or not. I can't believe women work so hard to be unattractive these days, but there's no other explaination, they want to be unattractive and heels are only a small part of the issue.

JMHO

33 posted on 11/12/2011 12:18:09 PM PST by Rashputin (Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

There’s a photo of her falling down in these ridiculous things.


34 posted on 11/12/2011 12:18:34 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: momtothree
This is just an old Mom’s opinion but I think when you get that tall a heel... you go from looking attractive to uh... shall we say... less than an honorable woman. Just my two cents worth.

One of my female friends calls them Hooker Heels.

35 posted on 11/12/2011 12:19:33 PM PST by Isabel C.
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To: BunnySlippers; elcid1970

36 posted on 11/12/2011 12:20:23 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Well, the shoes are really cute...at least he has good taste in shoes.


37 posted on 11/12/2011 12:21:56 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Daffynition

The Mail need a puff piece, eh?

As long as young and/or fashion conscious people have extra income they’ll go for the latest craze even if it’s stupid. Remember the 80’s and multiple ear piercings? Given all the bizarre piercing, tattooing and exposing various body parts, sagging pants and the like, 5” inch heals are the least of our worries when it comes to fashion dangers.

Young women will walk on their toes for a while and when they’ve twisted their ankles enough times, fallen or whatever they’ll go on to what’s next.


39 posted on 11/12/2011 12:24:49 PM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Joe 6-pack
At higher altitudes and thinner air...I recommend/prefer Vasques. My old leather Vasques...hard to part company with, when you've gone through so much together.:) ;)


40 posted on 11/12/2011 12:25:48 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: BunnySlippers

Per #18

If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and looks like a duck, must be a duck. Or is that a $lut?


41 posted on 11/12/2011 12:25:50 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: BunnySlippers

Those might actually be useful if you happened to fall into a river, lake, ocean, or swimming pool.


42 posted on 11/12/2011 12:27:30 PM PST by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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To: gimme1ibertee
Sho' you right, but nevertheless, choices have consequences. I don't see the upside to this myself. Guess I'm not one of those guys who are into feet. But hey, knock yourself out.
43 posted on 11/12/2011 12:27:30 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Daffynition
They may be the height of fashion – but the health risks will bring you back down to earth with a bump.

Sounds like one of those nail-biting personal decisions that are oh so elusive any more.

If one is going to drive an SUV, eat McDonald's, go out in the sun unprotected, own legal firearms, cook on a deadly charcoal grill, or smoke they may as well wear shoes that are what they want to wear....unless of course one is a droning anti-American sheeple.

Then vote democrat and do what you are told to do!

44 posted on 11/12/2011 12:28:31 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: FourPeas; BunnySlippers

45 posted on 11/12/2011 12:28:40 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: BunnySlippers
I like your thinking!

Multipurpose foot ware. ; )

46 posted on 11/12/2011 12:30:47 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS
Or you can vote RINO-esque. ;)


47 posted on 11/12/2011 12:33:23 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

IMAO, they cross the line into whore-ish. Plus, its seems women can barely walk when wearing them. No grace at all.


48 posted on 11/12/2011 12:34:16 PM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: Aria
We LAUGHED at the oh-so-high and ridiculous wigs of Marie Antoinette's era, the long, pointy-toe, curly-toe shoes that men wore during Casanova's day, the satins and bows of men's fashions during the same period, the men's zoot suits of the 30s and 40s, just to name a few crazy moments in fashion.

The women of today who would subject themselves to this fashion...they'll regret the day when they find themselves with painful multiple foot conditions that require regular visits to the podiatrist. Not to mention how laughable they look as they attempt to walk.

49 posted on 11/12/2011 12:35:11 PM PST by itssme
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To: Daffynition

I can’t decide, flip or flop?


50 posted on 11/12/2011 12:35:29 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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