Do You Have Fab­u­li­tis?

( No, it’s got noth­ing to do with your per­son­al­ity.)

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You know those shoes that make you wish you were dead each time you take a step, but you can’t take them off be­cause they’re just so damn gor­geous? Yep, you’ve got a case of Fab­u­li­tis. The peo­ple at Dr Scholl’s de­fine that as “The dis­com­fort caused by the de­ci­sion to wear un­com­fort­able yet fab­u­lous shoes”. And there are se­ri­ous reper­cus­sions— un­comfy heels carry your body weight for­ward and mess with your knees and spine. They can also cause per­ma­nent ham­mer toes and bunions, and ir­re­versible dam­age to leg ten­dons! To cut the risks, opt for a heel no more than an inch high. Can’t do that? ( We un­der­stand). So pick chunkier heels ( they spread the load more evenly), wear soft in­soles or cush­ions, in­vest in cage heels or booties ( they don’t let your foot slide for­ward, which puts pres­sure on toes), and be con­sis­tent with your heel height— vary­ing it up and down can ir­ri­tate your Achilles ten­don.

( From left) Lady Gaga, Malaika Arora Khan, Vic­to­ria

Beck­ham, Jen­nifer Lopez Dr Scholl Foot­care

Party Feet In­vis­i­ble Gel Heel Cush­ions, ` 300

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