Saturday, 15 September 2012


Wearing high heels is synonymous to feminity.  Women wear heels to look tall and it adds to the elegance of the outfit.  High heels make us walk with a sexy sway.

Why do women wear heels? Because it exudes beauty, reflects a sense of luxury and empowerment.  High heels was first introduced by King Louis XIV of France and ever since then it became part of the fashion world.  

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Gravure XVIIe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It spread throughout Europe and to date has evolved into a variety of shapes, designs, color and material.

Not only do you find variants  of heels which can range from sexy stilettos to wedges, shoes have become multi-functional.  Over time, the function of high heels underwent a change.  You have pumps for office wear, stilettos for evening wear, wedges for casual wear and so on.

Heels are not just footwear, but it also makes a style statement thanks to box office movies such as "Devil Wears Prada" and "Sex in The City" which started off as a TV series and then into a movie.  

The essential high heel of the season, the lov...
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Some women are obsessed with the styles of the characters in the movies and would not blink an eye to spend thousands of dollars just to own a pair of Manolo Blahniks or Jimmy Choo shoes.

We cannot deny that wearing high heels make a woman feel beautiful, confident and tall but, there is a downside.  Surveys of foot health states that the foot receives a heavier load pressure when we wear high heels.

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 A pair of high heeled shoe with 12cm stiletto heels. Category:Shoes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A heel that is as high as 3 inches or 7 cm may increase the pressure on the sole of the front foot by 76 per cent especially when walking.  Wearing heels for long periods of time can cause the following effects and possible long term damage.
  1. Ankle injury.
  2. Contraction of the calf muscles, so it becomes shorter and tense.
  3. Toes will have develop bunions, hammertoes or corns due to constant friction.
  4. Posture will be thrown as we will lean forward more for balance causing the back muscles to strain.
  5. Pinched nerves will cause numbness to the hips, back and soles of the feet.
  6. Inhibits blood circulation.
  7. Inhibit the urogenital system.
  8. Inhibit fertility and sexual desire.

Platform shoes.
Platform shoes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
To prevent the above risks, women are advised to reduce the hours of wearing high heels or reserve it for formal functions only.  

Stretch your legs after you remove the heels.

Looking beautiful is a dream for all women, but are you willing to sacrifice your back and your feet?

My next topic for discussion is, "9 Ways To Keep Your Breasts Healthy."

You may also like to read:


A Woman's Mind
What goes on in a woman's mind? 
Boggles scientists and other men.
A whirlpool of everyday pantomine.
Not one, not two but more than ten.

If you can peer into womankind.
Where do we really draw the line? 
Thoughts circle thoughts, to no end, 
Until we lay our heads to sleep intend.

We are incline when in a bind, 
Emotion eats there is no line.
What waste
To taste
Sweets, what line? 
Goodbye waistline.

We give, We care, 
Can't breathe, no air, 
Who gives, who cares? 
Depleting health.

Heartbreaks we get, 
Makes us deflate
And then inflate, 
On creams and cake.

Like mountain bend
Like whirlpool spin
Dear man, Good men, 
You just can't win.
Never ending Cyberline, 
That sums up a woman's mind. 
Copyright Philo Yan

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