Shopping smart for high heels may prevent bunions
There's more to shoe shopping than seeking out pretty styles.
Expert Anna Bingemer-Lehr told the news source that a sure sign that a woman should choose a different pair of heels is if she doesn't appear stable or graceful while walking in them.
"When high heels make a woman walk hunched over and leaning forward, it will ruin the look of the prettiest shoes," Bingemer-Lehr said, quoted by MonstersAndCritics.com.
The consultant recommended that shoppers look at a shoe standing on its own before purchasing a pair. The footwear should be able to sit up without falling over or tilting, and that both the sole and heel should appear stable.
An article in Podiatry Today reports that a good fit is especially important when choosing high heels, and that women may want to prioritize a proper fit over a good sale price.Using bunion splints or orthotics regularly may reduce the appearance of bony deformities, which can help high heels and flats alike fit like a glove.