Skip to comments.Are 5in heels a step too far for women's health?
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.
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Nice. But need more pics.
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.
too far for women’s health?
doubt it, but they do look stupid.
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?
too far for womens health?
doubt it, but they do look stupid.
and makes their butt stick way out ,need those wide load mirrors
that’s not a slut walk, that one of the High Heel Race.
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.
See, as long as men like them, women like them. :o-)
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”.
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”.)
Those might have saved Mary Jo Kopechne.
High heels are a turn off for me, I don’t like them at all.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There’s a photo of her falling down in these ridiculous things.
One of my female friends calls them Hooker Heels.
Well, the shoes are really cute...at least he has good taste in shoes.
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.
If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and looks like a duck, must be a duck. Or is that a $lut?
Those might actually be useful if you happened to fall into a river, lake, ocean, or swimming pool.
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!
Multipurpose foot ware. ; )
IMAO, they cross the line into whore-ish. Plus, its seems women can barely walk when wearing them. No grace at all.
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.
I can’t decide, flip or flop?
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