Heels: Rock or Ditch?

Majority of us know what high heels are but for those who don’t, high-heeled shoes are one of the most popular types of shoes worn all over the world. They have the ability of making one look taller, which can be advantageous for people that are not tall. Since pairs vary in height, even a lady that is already tall can benefit from it (We’ve seen models wear them, ain’t it?)

Every lady needs a pair even if she favors sneakers or flats more. There are a number of reasons ladies wear heels. Some ladies feel more confident when wearing high heels or like the attention it gets them. Heels enhance almost any outfit and definitely draw attention which increases the confidence of an average lady. Guys love a woman in heels and a great pair of heels can draw compliment from other ladies. The type with stunning accents will draw more attention than plain heels. Other ladies enjoy how heels flatter their body by making them appear slender. It give the look of long and sexy legs and also tones the leg muscles.


A study showed that women who wear high shoes are 10% more intelligent than women who wear flats *big grin* There are different high heels that ladies can choose from. Certain styles are better suited to specific occasions so it is important that a woman has the right pair to match specific outfits. Types of high heels include pumps, stilettoes, kitten and wedges.

But there are several problems associated with tall shoes according to a recent study. Scientists claim that they are the reason why women are more likely to develop flat feet than men. And they also state that the risk is increased further if they spend a lot of time standing up. The scientists believe that flat feet comes about when tendons in the feet are weakened by proteins that occur naturally in the body, causing the arch of the foot to fall and in turn leading to excruciating pain and difficulties in walking.

Being higher off the ground than usual can be interesting, but falling from a height is much more painful. High heels often cause a lot of accidental falls, particularly when walking on a slippery surface or under the influence of alcohol. High shoes alter the body posture and increases pressure on the ball of the feet. Repeated wear is already known to strain the hips, knees and thighs; as well as increasing the risk of conditions such as osteoarthritis, hammer toe, back problems, bunions and corns.

Also, high shoes cause scrapes and pressure marks on floors whether they are tiled, hardwood or carpeted. Walking outdoor is also problematic because high shoes sink into even the toughest of soil, causing either a stumble or a stuck shoe. Heels are also prone to break or snap when you least expect. Irrespective of these disadvantages, high shoes are here to stay! So will you rock it or ditch?

4 thoughts on “Heels: Rock or Ditch?

  1. sandy

    nice nd true

    1. hohyindah

      Thank youuuuuu 🙂

  2. Freedom

    Nice write up. May be a majority of guys love women in heels but I do not like it, not because it does not look good in them but because of how so many women I have seen struggle with it when walking. Honestly, the interpretation I get from such women is: local ladies trying so hard to fit in.
    However, I have seen quite a number of women who because they could walk confidently in them looked great.
    I love sneakers and flats…I should get a truck of them for my wife as a wedding gift.

    1. hohyindah

      *smiles* Thanks for the honest comment 🙂 Personally, I love flats more…

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