So, you've got a special event coming up. A job interview or a wedding. If you're a teenager, maybe it's your first prom. For whatever reason, you feel as if you really should wear a pair of high-heeled shoes. There's only one problem. You're not really comfortable in high heels because you just don't care for them.
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Stilettos get a bad rap for throwing your body out of alignment, but don't think that just because your shoe is flat that it's better for you. One of the most walkable, flattest shoes around is just as bad as super-high heels: ballet flats. Unlike heels, which put all the pressure on the balls of your feet, flats add extra pressure to your heel, without any arch support, according to podiatrist Hillary Brenner, DPM. Which is just to say, comfort isn't everything. In fact, when Dr. Cunha shared the key features to look for when buying shoes, comfort was secondary to shape.
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Shoes are necessary to complete most outfits - but humans may actually be better off without them. That's according to Daniel Lieberman, chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and his team of researchers, who found that shock absorbers and padding, among other shoe features, are actually making our feet weaker and more prone to injury. The reason is simple.
R ecall a time when you took a long walk on a beach. Your feet probably felt pretty tired by the end of it. The difference between walking on shifty sand or hard cement is comparable to the difference between walking barefoot or in shoes. While less work may seem like a good thing, it may actually leave your feet vulnerable to injury.