October 4, 2013 at 12:42 pm #113076Louis VenusMember
Woaaaaa!!! bit OTT but fabulous shoes!October 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm #113077jessica-wolffParticipant
Good way to break your ankles.October 4, 2013 at 3:25 pm #113078
Yes, but I suppose if you catch them on something they make a lovely gliss… Not like those old-fashioned clodhoppers the rest of us wear. Sigh. The price of fashion… 😉October 4, 2013 at 4:07 pm #113079Angela BiggsMember
lol Sherri!October 4, 2013 at 5:16 pm #113080
Ha awesome! Where did you find that? Reminds me a bit of Dolce & Gabbanas Fall 2013 collection shoes which feature birdcage wedges and heels..October 4, 2013 at 5:17 pm #113081
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AANDDD…October 4, 2013 at 6:14 pm #113083kay-listerMember
LOLOLOL – Hmmmmmm, I might have to try a pair if they come in “Lever Harp” . . . I would hope NOT so tall maybe?
😉 KayOctober 4, 2013 at 7:36 pm #113084
A definite must, the next time I’m out to the grocery store! Thanx for posting Tracey!October 5, 2013 at 4:52 pm #113085BoiraMember
Lol! Do you have to tune them every time you’re going out?October 5, 2013 at 5:24 pm #113086
Yes! One to A415, the other to A440! (shoes gotta match my harps, ya know!!)October 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm #113087Sherj DeSantisParticipant
I put those harp shoes on my Christmas list!!!!!!October 9, 2013 at 6:04 pm #113088SylviaParticipant
They would make nice bookends. (sorry, can’t resist…I’m very anti-heels)
“Extended wear of high heels and continually bending your toes into an unnatural position can cause a range of ailments, from ingrown toenails to irreversible damage to leg tendons. Additionally, cramming your toes into a narrow toe box can cause nerve damage and bunions,” says Dr. Nevins. “High heels have also been linked to overworked or injured leg muscles, osteoarthritis of the knee, plantar fasciitis and low back pain,” she adds.
According to Dr. Nevins, when you wear high heels – shoes with a heel two inches or higher – your foot slides forward in your shoe, forcing the toes into the unnatural shape of the shoe and redistributing your weight incorrectly. The increased weight on your toes causes your body to tilt forward, and to compensate, you lean backwards and overarch your back, creating a posture that can strain your knees, hips, and lower back. “The change to the position of your spine puts pressure on nerves in the back and can cause sciatica, a condition where nerves become trapped, triggering pain and numbness as far down as the feet,” Dr. Nevins adds.
High Heels and Chronic Pain
Over time, wearing high heels can shorten the muscles in your calves and in your back, leading to pain and muscle spasms. “Any time you wear shoes that restrict the natural shape of your foot, you’re at risk for experiencing pain,” Dr. Nevins points out. According to Dr. Nevins, many women who wear high heels often suffer a shortening of the Achilles tendon because once the heel is pointed upwards, it tightens up. Stretching it again or switching to flats can be very painful; it can even lead to plantar fasciitis. “This tendon is designed to be flexible, so the foot can lie flat or point. With repetitive wear, you can develop unhealthy patterns that can persist even when you’re not wearing high heels,” adds Dr. Nevins.October 9, 2013 at 10:02 pm #113089
Oh, I hear you! (I actually never wear high heels; I tend to wear clogs quite a bit). These were worth the giggle, I needed that! 🙂 But thanks for posting the info about shoes and foot injury… These things really need to go – into the past. There’s plenty of dressy flats out there to choose from.
Now here’s hoping somebody finds another silly thing out there with a harp on it! Stick a harp on it and you’ve got instant class! 🙂October 11, 2013 at 11:10 am #113090Louis VenusMember
Tracey those shoes are so whacky what will they think of next!!!
Sylvia I cant stand high heels either and totally agree with you, they are bad for your feet! The drawing just made me chuckle I just had to post it! xxx
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