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unknown facts of high heels

                                                                                                                                              As we all know about how much women have to look perfect in every functions , parties . They do a lot of things to look perfect in every- where . like makeup, matching dresses, shoes , bags , jewellery etc in everywhere they are conscious .like others high heels is one of them. High heels are a type of shoe in which the heel, compared with the toe, is significantly higher off the ground. High heels make the wearer appear taller, accentuating the calf muscle and the length of the leg overall. There are many types of high heels, which come in different styles, colors and materials, and can be found all over the world.

Looking back in history High heels have a long history, dating as far back as the tenth century.  High heels to the 10th century when many horseback-riding men wore heels on their boots and shoes. The heels helped their feet stay in the stirrups while riding. Cowboy boots still have heels for that very reason. Thus, it was men — not women — who wore the first heeled shoes .The first recorded instance of a high heeled shoe being worn by a woman was by Catherine de Medici in the 16th century. She was about 150 cm tall and it is said she wanted to appear taller at her wedding.

High heels often play a key role in emphasizing a wearer’s, most commonly a woman’s, arched back and extended buttocks. This “natural courting pose” sexualizes the wearer, and can turn them into objects subjected to the male. High heels have been made from all kinds of materials throughout history.  The actual heel was a piece of steel wrapped in some kind of material. This has enabled designers to make heels taller and skinnier without them snapping. The soles below the ball of the foot of Ballroom shoes can also be made of materials like smooth leather, suede, or plastic.

However ,heels make women attractive but also the ball of the foot experienced an increase in pressure resulting in increased discomfort levels and peak patellofemoral joint stress. The researchers also mentioned that the long term usage of high heels would lead to repetitive overstress of the joint which would result in an increase in pain and eventually, patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis and Patellofemoral pain syndrome. The long term usage of high heels can increase the risk of injuries such as strain along with discomfort and muscle fatigue. usage of high heels shifts the body’s center of mass which forces the spine to adjust itself in order to maintain balance. The researchers mentioned that over time these results would increase local muscle fatigue that could lead to muscle swelling, decreased muscle movement and even tissue deformation.  Heels are from 2½ to 3½ inches (8.5 cm). They are an intermediate between standard high heels and stiletto heels, which are from 4 to 10 inches, made of steel, and very narrow at the base: 0.4 inches or less. They have been widely criticize for the health risks regular wear would bring.


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