Think your sassy red heels make you look good?
Possibly. But your body won't thank you for them especially if you wear them regularly.
Researchers compared the calf muscles and Achilles tendons of women who frequently wear high heels with those of women who mainly wear flat shoes. They reported that the muscle fibers of the calves of women who wear high heels are 13% shorter than those of women who wear flats.
The Achilles tendons of high-heel wearers, although no different in length, were about 20% less flexible than those of flat-shoe wearers.
The researchers believe that although the extra rigidity of the tendon makes up for the lost muscle function, it causes pain once the pumps come off and the tendons have to stretch again.
Also the biomechanical strain that this puts on the rest of the body I cannot even start to explain. But I'm guessing from many of my previous posts that you're starting to understand anyway.