I’m sick of all the hate high heels are getting in the press. I’ve got nothing but love for the 4-inch pumps I wear to work every day, and I believe that — if selected and used properly — your high heels can bring you the same joy, sans the pain and agony of blisters and joint pain.
Let me state for the record that I do not — for a second — disagree with the assertion that walking in heels uses muscles differently from walking in flats. No shit. But I feel like every trend piece that’s come forth about women hurting their feet and screwing up their bodies from wearing high heels leaves a lot to be desired.
In ignoring common discrepancies between heels, and frequent heel-wearer errors, most of them avoid confronting the fact that many women who wear heels are, quite simply, doing it wrong.