High Heels – Pros and Cons

High heel shoes have been around since the 1500`s, where they begin as a foot wear for men. And while that quick trend for men didn`t last, it did make its way over to women who have been wearing them ever since. High heels have been an important part of wardrobe planning for the last few decades and shoe stores are lined with various heels. However, there are some pros and cons to using high heels that are worth noting.

Back in the eighties and nineties, high heels were big and they were accessorized with bright colors. It wasn`t odd to see people wearing bright red or pink thick heels that just looked very chunky. And not only were they made bigger but some of them were designed with bows and rose shapes, straps and dangling string. It was almost like an extension of their purse, which was also big and colorful. Luckily for current heel wearers the trend has shifted toward something more sophisticated and glamorous.

These days` heels look much different than they did in the past. And they can look different based on the function there being worn to. For example a women going out at night for dinner might have on a sexy looking shoe that reveals skin, where as a women going to work might have a plainer heel that still looks great.

There are some cons to wearing high heel shoes that are important for women to know. High heel shoes can cause knee joint issues and wearing the shoes all the time can create a greater risk for developing degenerative joint disease in the knees. In heels you can`t run very well, which makes a difference when you`re running to your car because it`s raining. They can also cause an unsteady gait, foot pain, and even foot deformities such as hammer toes and bunions.

The good news is that there are pros to wearing the shoes that seem to be more on peoples mind. They can change the angle of a food and make the calves and muscles in the legs look more defined and nicer. They give a taller look and the appearance of longer legs with shorter toes, and not only do they do all that but they also just look nice.

High heels can have different heel shapes and designs. There is the cone shape which has a round heel that grows broad and then meets the sole. A kitten heel is when the heel is short and slim where the maximum height would be two inches. A prism heel is a flat three shape that looks like a triangle. A spool heel is a where it is broad and then meets at the sole. A stiletto is a tall and very skinny heel that is minimum two inches, and a wedge heel is one that uses up all the space under the arch.

Heels are usually worn out to fancy places such as restaurants or bars. They are also worn at weddings and anything formal like that. Many women wear high heels to work to feel professional and show off a great little shoe. High heels can also be worn under dress pants or with a skirt to wear just about anywhere that you can imagine, as long as you are comfortable and do not have to do any running.

High heels help a women feel more confident and pretty. They boost up the height and almost make women feel like models. High heel shoes can look really nice and show off the mood that you are feeling. A stiletto is a huge difference from a wedge high heel, perhaps one might be worn to a restaurant while the other to the mall shopping.