A 3 Month Fea­ture

Thembu Royals Magazine - - Contents - WRIT­TEN BY IN­TER­NAL STAFF WRITER


Shoes are part and par­cel of our lives world over. That has been the trend since time im­memo­rial. Shoes play a very im­por­tant part in our lives. They pro­tect us from dan­ger like sharp ob­jects that could harm our feet. Hu­man­ity use shoes to make a fash­ion state­ment. Wear­ing a high­pro­file and ex­pen­sive shoe el­e­vates one’s pres­tige and hon­our among one’s peers. In turn, this boost one’s self-con­fi­dence.

While shoes play pos­i­tive roles in our lives, how­ever, shoes can, and ac­tu­ally do cause dis­com­fort, ill­nesses, and dam­age to var­i­ous parts of the body when one uses ‘bad’ shoes. Women world over hap­pen to be the most af­fected of the pop­u­la­tion by the dan­gers of mak­ing use of ‘bad’ shoes. The use of ‘bad’ shoes has a neg­a­tive ef­fect for busi­ness as the af­fected women tend to re­duce their par­tic­i­pa­tion in busi­ness ei­ther in the form of em­ploy­ment and/or gen­er­at­ing in­come for them­selves. Any kind of ill­ness is bad for busi­ness be­cause sick­ness takes the time and en­ergy of an eco­nom­i­cally ac­tive per­son away from work to fo­cus on deal­ing with the sick­ness.

To this ex­tent, any sick­ness that can be pre­vented needs to be pre­vented. Mak­ing use of ‘bad’ shoes can and should be pre­vented.

Women are most af­fected of the pop­u­la­tion by the dan­gers of ‘bad’ shoes mainly be­cause women wear high heeled shoes. Ex­perts and the gen­eral pub­lic are unan­i­mous in agree­ing that high-heels are bad for a woman’s health for var­i­ous rea­sons that have been fully dis­cussed here­in­be­low. It is there­fore ad­vis­able that women must choose to buy ‘good’ shoes to get com­fort, safety, health and other ben­e­fits. Such a shift in the mind­sets for women is good for busi­ness be­cause women will con­tinue mak­ing a pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to the econ­omy with less or no in­ter­rup­tions caused that arose from hav­ing to at­tend to med­i­cal prob­lems caused by mak­ing use of ‘bad’ shoes.

It must be em­pha­sized though that ‘bad’ shoes are not limited to high-heels as has been clar­i­fied in the para­graphs to come. In order to set a great foun­da­tion to en­able women to un­der­stand the ben­e­fits that come from wear­ing ‘good’ shoes, it is nec­es­sary to de­fine in much de­tail the dan­gers that re­sult from mak­ing use of ‘bad’ shoes.

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