Whats Best to wear ? Heals Or Flats ?
For most women, fashionable shoes are an important part of their personal style. Like most people, though, they like to feel comfortable and steady when they walk. So, the question becomes: to heel or not to heel…and the answer may surprise you.
Heels can actually be your best choice – as long as they’re the right kind. It’s all about biomechanics, which simply means understanding how your feet are put together, what makes them feel good and more importantly, what can prevent you from injury.
Think about flats. Contrary to popular belief, they’re not always the right way to go, in regards to biomechanics, that is. They lack support and shock absorption, which in turn can cause knee, hip and back discomfort. They may even increase your chances of injuries to these body parts.
Before we endorse heels, though, we need to talk about some of the disadvantages of wearing them.
With higher heels, such as stilettos, there’s limited space in the shoe, especially in the often-narrow toe box. So, your feet and toes are going to feel tight in them. The heel height can also make your foot unstable, causing a twist of the ankle or worse yet, a fall or slip onto a hard surface.
Okay, so what kind of heels should you be wearing? With a heel height of about 1 to 2 inches and the proper width and toe box, heels can not only be attractive but quite comfortable. Also, try to find heels with a curved toe box. They’ll be a lot more comfortable. In addition, look for heels with an inner arch and heel support built into the shoe. Just Google that online to bring you to the right brands.
Also keep in mind that the thicker the heel is, the more supportive the shoe will be. Wedges are also very supportive, and lots of women like the way they look. Of course, wearing heels in moderation is your best bet. Just remember that there are lots of variations in high heels, and it’s fairly easy to find the ones that fit your needs best.