Towering heelsWe all love high heels, and why should we not! I am sure each of us can come up with a different reason as to why we love our heels. However, with this love for our heels comes the danger (just as in any love, correct?). In this recent CNN article, the author talks about the danger of high heels and risk they can cause to our ankles, hamstrings, and posture.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/04/09/fashion.shoes.heels/

“Dr. Kathleen Stone, president of the American Podiatric Medical Association, suggests giving the feet breaks during the day and changing into high heels at night. She advises against wearing heels that are higher than 2 inches but knows many are not likely to heed the advice. The health effects of high heels are well-known”

She also suggests that some women bring a change of pair with them, so that when they have an opportunity, they can change into something that is more comfortable. There are folding ballet flats available, that let you do just that. These portable ballet shoes fold and fit into a small pouch that you can take with you everywhere you go!

In the end, its price you pay in the long term for those heels! As much cute and adorable as they are, the thoughts of damaging my bones and ligaments is enough to make me carry a pair of foldable shoes in my bag!

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