Wednesday, December 11, 2013
June 11, 2013
First Published: 16:44 IST(11/6/2013)
Last Updated: 16:48 IST(11/6/2013)
It takes 1hr 6mins before pain kicks in while wearing high heels
It takes a little more than an hour for the pain to kick in while wearing high heels, a new study has revealed.
Most women report that high heels start to hurt after one hour and six minutes, while 20 percent say that they can feel the pain after just 10 minutes, the New York Daily News reported.
In a new British survey of 2,000 men and women and 60 podiatrists conducted by The College of Podiatry, about half of women said that they suffered foot problems after wearing uncomfortable shoes.
More than 40 percent of women said that they’ll suffer for the sake of fashion, while only 12 percent of men said that they’d do the same.
When the pain gets too much, one in four women said that they have resorted to dancing barefoot in a nightclub or bar, while a third of women said that they have walked home barefoot due to throbbing feet.
Women in the survey on average said that they own 17 pairs of shoes, while men said that they own eight.
The younger the woman, the higher the heels, with 20 percent of women aged 18-24 owning a pair of six-inch high heeled shoes compared to 10 percent of those aged 25-42.
Perhaps it’s no surprise but women were also found to have more foot ailments than men, with 90 percent saying that they have experienced problems, ranging from blisters to muscular problems.
Twenty percent of women said that there were “embarrassed” by their feet, with another 12 percent so ashamed that they always covered them up.
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