WOMEN'S SHOES, CONTD.
A Bad Shoe;
Some of the characteristics of a bad shoe are as follows;
High heels. The higher the heel, the more ‘bad’ the shoe is.
Needle pointed high heels.
Totally flat shoes with no cushioning or arch support.
They fail to absorb shock in your feet hitting the ground. Lack of support can cause your feet rolling inward, stretching ligaments and tendons up to the knee. Once this happens your ankle gets affected leading to driving your knee out. Naturally, the hip has to take the pressure too, leading to further complications that may go right up your entire body frame.
Small, tight-fitting shoes. Shoes with pin-pointed front ends. Shoes with soles that are not hard enough and do not protect your shoe from sharp objects. Shoes which have inside have tags, seams or any other material that could irritate your foot. Shoes that are made of plastic material; and many more.
Dangers associated with wearing a ‘bad’ shoe;
The dangers associated with wearing a ‘bad’ shoe are vast. These dangers start with a damage to one’s feet then go up one’s entire body. Most (not all) of the dangers both to one’s feet and the whole body are associated with wearing high heels.
Claw toe; The toe joint nearest the foot bends upwards and other joints bend downwards.
Hammer toe; The middle joint curls downwards. Corns; Thick spots on top of or between the toes from excess shoe pressure.
Bunions; Hard, bony outcroppings that form on the big toe.
Ingrown toenails; Toenails that grow painfully into the skin, caused by shoes that crowd the toes.
Pump bump; A painful swelling on the back of the heel from wearing high heels.
Tightening and shortening of the Achilles tendon, the band of tissues that go up the back of one’s ankle; and many more.
In our next feature, we will continue to discuss dangers that affect the entire body, how to prevent making use of ‘bad’ shoes, what is a ‘good’ shoe, and the like.