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5 Popular Types Of Women's Shoes That Actually Harm Your Body

Date February 18, 2019

High-quality and stylish shoes can effectively complement any image. But while pursuing fashion trends, don’t forget about health and comfort! Uncomfortable shoes can damage your feet. And this is not only about high heels. Even usual ballet flats can play a cruel joke. What types of shoes are dangerous to health?

What shoes can damage your feet?

Pointed toe

These shoes look elegant, but only on a thin foot. Many fashionistas with thicker feet neglect the discomfort, but such shoes can cause wounds and blisters.

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Flip-flops

In recent several seasons, this beach footwear made its way into the city. But flip-flops aren’t as comfortable as they may seem. The strap creates friction between the toes and causes skin irritation. You can sprain your ankle in them, and their thin soles offer poor protection from mechanical damages.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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High heels and platforms

Women adore such shoes because they make them feel attractive and irresistible. But the frequent wearing of high heels is fraught with spraining, nail damage, foot distortion, and back pains.

Ballet flats

What harm can this cute and comfortable footwear cause? Too-thin soles don’t protect the feet, which can result in bruises and strain injuries.

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Soft sneakers

You might think that lightweight sports shoes are suitable for everyday wear, but it is their excessive flexibility that can hurt the feet.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

How to choose the right shoes

  1. Choose the second half of the day for shoe-shopping because at this time your feet may swell a little. Otherwise, a pair of shoes bought during in the morning may be uncomfortable later into the day.
  2. Measure both feet, and consider the larger measurement to your foot size.
  3. Don’t make a choice purely on the size provided by the manufacturer. It is better to try a pair on or ask for precise measurements if ordering online.
  4. Contrary to many people’s hopes, shoes rarely stretch a size larger in the process of wear. So, when buying new shoes, first and foremost: listen to your feet.

What shoes do you wear the most often?

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This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.