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核心提示:其实一直以来,女性都知道高跟鞋除了能带给我们美丽这样的好处之外别无其他,众多的反面新闻并不能使我们放弃这女人的法宝。但是也许我们至少应该知道我们所付出的代价。 A pair of high heels can be a great addition to any woman's wardrobe. They can spice up an


    A pair of high heels can be a great addition to any woman's wardrobe. They can spice up an otherwise casual outfit, they can add a touch of femininity to stiff business attire and they can be the perfect punctuation for a spectacularly glamorous ensemble. But as any pump-sporting woman can attest, heels may also become the source of much grief if care is not taken.

    It is important to note that no matter how fabulous they are, heels that are too high are never a good idea. The ideal heel height for every woman with healthy feet is 2.5 inches. By wearing heels over three inches for extended periods of time, we're doing our feet major injustices. Super high heels are very impractical, and with the damage they do, wearing them might even be described as modern-day foot binding! When up on heels that high, the angle of incline is too steep, which offsets the foot's natural balance, disrupts your gait and puts undue pressure on the weight-bearing joints all through the lower part of your body.

    Knowing how to wear high heels requires some understanding of the feet. Women should be able to identify the type of foot they have, whether it be flat, high arched, wide or narrow, and should make use of this information when shoe shopping. The way to determine what type of foot you have is to analyze your footprints. Wet your foot and step onto a white piece of paper. If there is no visible arch – that is, if your whole foot is visible in the footprint – then you have a flat foot. If there is a slight "C" shape in the print where your arch should be, then you have a medium arch in your foot. The bigger the "C" in the footprint, the higher your arch. If all that is visible is the front of your foot and the back of the heel, then you have a really high-arched foot.

    Some characteristics of the perfect high heel are the same across the board, but each type of foot requires a slightly different shoe feature to ensure the most comfort. If you have high-arched feet, stay away from heels that offer little or no arch support. A high-arched foot puts more pressure on the balls of the feet, so finding heels with sufficient cushioning in that area is imperative. Low-arched, flat or pronated feet should look for shoes with firm, durable heels. Cushioning under the balls of the feet is still really important for women with low arches, as each step we take forces our foot to bear pressure equivalent to three times our own body weight!

    Even with knowledge of the right kind of shoes for their feet, there are some women who should never, ever wear high heels. Anyone for whom stability is an issue should not be standing more than an inch off the ground. Weak ankles on even two inches present risks for serious injury. A cute pair of kitten heels or a pair of flats with the right amount of arch support is a much safer bet.

    If you are still wearing the wrong shoes, the negative effects may not show immediately, but over time you will see the results of wearing incorrect shoes. If you have high-arched feet that aren't getting the arch support they need, you may end up with plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and pain under the balls of the foot. Wearing shoes with no support when you've got flat feet – for example, flip flops, flats – will further flatten and even widen your feet. And remember: Tight shoes can aggravate already existing abnormalities, like bunions and hammertoes.

    If you're going to insist upon wearing the shoes you like despite what they may do to your feet, be sure to purchase inserts that will provide cushioning under the balls of your feet. Gel inserts are a good start, but Foot Petals are great for helping with those sexy heels.

    Part of understanding what kind of feet you have is knowing why, even after buying the right shoes for your feet, you're unable to strut in them for longer than two hours – while others seem to effortlessly last a whole day. Individual biomechanics and the condition of your feet play a major part in that. Any foot abnormalities – bunions, hammertoes, corns, etc. – will become irritated in certain shoes, and this irritation increases the need to remove the shoe after a short while. Previous injuries may exaggerate the pressure felt from wearing heels, and aching knees or hips will limit the amount of time spent up on heels. Age also affects how long a woman can wear heels. Younger women have more pliable bones, and can accommodate the shape of their shoes more readily than the more rigid feet of their older counterparts, therefore experiencing less pain in a short span of time.

    Even the most careful heel wearer may experience some discomfort at the end of the day. Foot baths are the nightly remedy for feet feeling a little pain after a day in heels. Soak your feet in chamomile tea, Epsom salt and lavender for about ten minutes in order to reduce any swelling. After the foot bath, massage your feet with a mentholated cream in order to encourage blood circulation and pain relief.






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