High heels

Yea or nay?

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05/10/2013 at 15:50
I've spoken to a few runners who have said high heels put too much strain on the legs and feet and with the extra stress of running makes you more prone to injury. So asking all the women and men on here have you found that to be true? I gradually stopped wearing them to work and was severely told off by a guy at the shoe store when I went in to buy new trainers for wearing wedges. Nowadays I nearly always choose flats, regardless of occasion or duration of wear required.
05/10/2013 at 16:05

Life is too short not to wear nice shoes from time to time.


I don't wear heels every day though, just mid high (6-8cm)  for work and they come off the minute I come home or at the weekends when i live in flats.


I find it more that my feet hurt in heels from the running rather than my running suffers because of the high heels.  Or maybe I am just old and like comfort!

05/10/2013 at 16:14

It depends on the height and width of the heel.

I wouldn't recommend anyone (runner or not) to teeter around on 6 inch stilettos but mid high is fine especially if the heel is quite chunky so your heel is properly supported - boot heels for example.

05/10/2013 at 16:16

I have to say though, I'd like to hear a bloke's take on the wearing of high heels

05/10/2013 at 16:22

Seriously these days.... the lassies can't even walk in some of the stupid shit they put on their feet - they have to hang on to one another to get to the toilets - and that's BEFORE they have a drink..

Running Postie    pirate
05/10/2013 at 16:22

I suffer if I wear heels for more than an hour  

05/10/2013 at 16:49

I find flat shoes like ballet pumps uncomfortable.  I prefer a wedge heel or something chucky like a boot heel.

05/10/2013 at 17:10
Screamapillar Today at 16:16   I have to say though, I'd like to hear a bloke's take on the wearing of high heels    I vaguely remember them looking pretty good in the wing mirrors of a car I once had. Escort Mexico if interested.
05/10/2013 at 17:29


Someone has just removed my bottle of red 

06/10/2013 at 18:57

I wear heels from time to time, when going out.  It doesn't seem to affect  my running.

Mostly I wear shoes with a small heel - not totally flat.  I find completely flat shoes uncomfortable.


06/10/2013 at 19:54

They're the worst. When I got PF it was through wearing flat pumps.

06/10/2013 at 21:16

My mum who's on the rather short side can't wear anything but heels now as it pulls on the back of her legs.  She even looks for slippers with a slight heel.

07/10/2013 at 08:11

That happened to my auntie, Cinders.

She wore 6 inch heels every day of her adult life and ended up with shortened tendons.

07/10/2013 at 10:00


A blokes take ? Nothing nicer on a woman than stiletto heels !!

07/10/2013 at 10:33

Thanks for your input 330 

13/10/2013 at 17:37

I wear trainers most of the time but if I'm going out out (like out out, out out out) then I always wear heels....usually 5/6 inch stilettos - I love them I haven't found any problems so far..

13/10/2013 at 18:09

Flat shoes for day to day wear and high heels if going out, wearing high heels gives my calves a good workout 

13/10/2013 at 20:09
I hate heels. Sometimes wear a small one for going out but to be honest I wish I could walk everywhere barefoot!
13/10/2013 at 21:52

I think if you wear high heels a lot of the time then yes your achilles tendon does shorten and that's not good for your running. Especially when women have a shorter achilles than men anyway.

14/10/2013 at 16:26

I only wear heels when I intend to catch a taxi to a bar stool

If I'm somewhere I have to walk, like work (even just round the office) flats flats flats.

The wounded gazelle look is never sexy.

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