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If you’re anything like me, you spend a good amount of time deciding to buy a pair of shoes. And, while the occasion and the rest of my outfit come into play, so does the amount of time I have to wear them. Some heels are just meant for a few steps (between the car door to the door at the venue). Some are meant to be all-day pumps that I have to wear for a longer function, like for work or a wedding. But both look very different. To help you (and I!) find a pair of shoes that look amazing—and feel amazing too—chiropractor and posture expert Dr. Liza Egbogah gives us some insight and some shopping tips to avoid high heel pain.
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The posture expert says: “I think many women conform to the male ideal of what a women should look like. Studies have shown that men find women more attractive in stilettos so women kill themselves in sky-high heels. Men also like a small waist with wider hips, which popularized the use of body disfiguring corsets – another accessory that leads to chronic pain and injury. As much as we hate to admit it, many of our fashion choices have to do with attracting the opposite sex. At least historically, that’s where it originates.”