High-Heeled Sneakers

Podiatrists are horrified by high-heeled sneakers, which are the latest fashion fad among high school girls. For instance, Oregon podiatrist Jon T. Fitzgerald offers these words of wisdom:

"The daily use of a high heeled shoe will ultimately create some very long standing problems. The muscles in the back of the legs will begin to contract, causing tendonitis of the Achilles tendon. With time, this will put pressure to the back of the foot, leading to plantar fasciitis and arch pain for years to come."

Of course, the high school girls don't really care what the podiatrists say. After all, plantar fasciitis and arch pain seem like a small price to pay for the sake of fashion!

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Mar 14, 2013
     Category: Fashion | Shoes

Alex, remember back when you were a teen (No snide remarks from the peanut gallery, please.) it's all about procreation and even in the shoe department gettin' high is where it's at.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/14/13 at 11:09 AM
Life imitates ART! . :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 03/14/13 at 11:31 AM
Remember Alice Bowie?

"My basketball coach, he done kicked me off the team
For wearin' high-heel sneakers and actin' like a queen...!"
Posted by KDP on 03/14/13 at 11:52 AM
I haven't been able to wear high heels of any sort in years. My ankles go out so easily, if I attempted to wear heels I'd be flat on my nose very quickly and often if I attempted it.
Posted by Alassirana on 03/14/13 at 12:09 PM
@KDP It's in my link! :roll:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 03/14/13 at 01:23 PM
TG, I didn't even look. It was just the first thing that popped into my little demented mind. C & C were there during my formative years and that routine has stuck. 😏
Posted by KDP on 03/14/13 at 04:06 PM
KDP, All cool dude. It still freaks me out the way we WUvians seem to think alike! :lol:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 03/14/13 at 05:08 PM
Flocks of a feather bird together.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/15/13 at 12:39 AM
Not all.
Posted by BMN on 03/15/13 at 03:51 AM
Sadly children's feet grow so fast now that I have seen these worn to school by second and third graders.
Posted by Blissfully Lost on 03/15/13 at 08:54 PM
They are cool looking but I can not wear heels at all. Strictly flats.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/16/13 at 12:51 AM
Sorry! :sick:
I meant:
Posted by BMN on 03/16/13 at 01:14 AM
Thanks to a copious infusion of caffeine I remembered this!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/16/13 at 01:25 AM
High Heeled Sneakers was covered by everyone from Jerry Garcia to Sammy Davis Jr., but the original version was written and performed by Tommy Tucker.
Posted by ges on 03/18/13 at 12:09 AM
I agree with this podiatrist. Kids should start out wearing flat type, minimalist shoes that have lots of flex in them. I did a podcast with one of the top running injury experts in the US, Jay Dicharry. He provided some nice advice for kids shoes in our chat is anyone is interested.
Posted by Mark Kennedy on 06/26/13 at 02:16 PM
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