High Heel Shoes
Thumbs up to high heel shoes, but take care with them.
High heel shoes I believe are part of almost every female’s wardrobe. They are fashion statements of our time. They range from stiletto heels, to wedges, to pin heels, name it, anything heels. I have heels, and I try to wear them at appropriate times, to appropriate places. Do you know of any rock terrain or a road with pot-holes? Well those are not places to walk on heels. Also maintain silence and do not go cat-walking into a library on heels.
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I am not too sure about when heels came on to the fashion scene, but I’m sure they have come to stay. Heels give this added height, especially for those on the petite side. Our tall colleagues may not really have much to do with heels, for this reason. If you want to attract attention to yourself, try high heels. The resulting ‘koi, koi’ sound will earn you stares. Just make sure you have some wonderful outfit on, and a matching smile. Heels accentuate a lady’s figure, by giving a slight tilt to the backside. On heels you have to walk straight to be comfortable, well that is an added advantage.
In wearing heels, we have to take some precautions. Heels should not be worn like every day; neither should they be worn for long treks. Continuous wearing of heels put a strain on the muscles of the calf especially the gastrocnemius. With time, the muscles get bigger, and you find once straight legs looking like those of a wrestler. Heels also cause stiffness of the ankle joint because the kind of lock the joint in one position while we walk. It is advisable that when you get the chance to sit after walking on heels, do flexing exercises on the joint to ease it. Waist pain and low back pain can also result from frequent wearing of heels, so know when to put heels aside for flats.
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Try as much as possible not to run on heels. I saw an advert in a magazine about some people organising a race for women wearing stiletto heels and I hoped they made arrangement for stretchers, ambulances and orthopaedic staff. Many people have virtually ‘fallen off’ their high heels and sprained an ankle. In worse cases, they are referred to orthopaedic surgeons. In any case, love your heels, love your legs, and enjoy the high heel experience. Only do not walk with your head in the clouds.