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Are You Stuck In High Heels?

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  1. 1. Are you 'Stuck In High Heels"?


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At one point I wore heels every day. Then when I'd switch to flats on the weekends my legs would hurt like crazy. I mentioned to a friend, who is an orthopeadic surgeon, about the pain I was experiencing. He suggested switching up my shoes and not wearing heels everyday...but the trick was to get my leg and foot muscles to "reset". It took a couple of weeks of no heel wearing, but I finally got my calf muscles stretched to the point that I had no pain when wearing flats or low heels. It was truly an experience of "no pain no gain". For instance... I wore heels on Monday, flats yesterday, mid-wedges today and will probably wear heels again on Thursday. But I stay away from days on end in heels.

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As a newcomer to wearing heels, I'm a bit confused as to how exactly a person finds themselves 'stuck' wearing heels. On a normal week I wear heels almost all day, with the exception of the gym and sometimes the evening. I make sure I do stretches so that my calves and Achilles' tendons don't shrink.

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It may happen over time for the more permanently heeled among us. If you wear flats for sports and frequently on evenings or weekends, you most probably won't be affected. I don't wear any flat shoes at the moment and I know I am affected, but I am completely ok with it.

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How long did that take you? My DH loves to see me in heels, so I wear them as much as practical, and I enjoy wearing them.

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How long did that take you? My DH loves to see me in heels, so I wear them as much as practical, and I enjoy wearing them.

This is not a binary thing, it happens slowly over time and is certainly on an individual time-scale.

It starts when you notice that you get some pain when wearing flats for about an hour.

The body adapts to the new usual positions and loses the adaptation for the now unusal ones over time.

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How long did that take you? My DH loves to see me in heels, so I wear them as much as practical, and I enjoy wearing them.

It took me a couple years of always wearing fetish heels

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How long did that take you? My DH loves to see me in heels, so I wear them as much as practical, and I enjoy wearing them.

I'm not sure how long it took before I found that I'd gone off flats altogether. It's not something I intended to do or even gave any thought to. It happened quite gradually but I dare say it wouldn't if you had intent to get stuck in heels which I would have avoided if I'd been aware.

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For me I try to do a lot of stretching of my calf muscles, which often helps. However the toe box area is too narrow for my toes and a lot of times that area still gives me pain even when sitting.

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Not really! Although I love wearing high heels and I wear them most of the times, i also like dressing down sometimes and just go for some ballerinas. I don't know, I feel they just give me more freedom and I like the idea of being "flexible"  :)

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Well after almost 20 years of constant heels I can say I am permantly heeled. Cannot remember the last time my heels touched the ground and cannot even get into any normal pair of runners if i tried.  Still love them but wonder what kind of old lady I will be wobbling around in my heels with my walker

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I would not say stuck but as to prefer heels. As i love to be in 4"-5" heels and higher if a platform. I just feel sexy and confident at 5'6" wearing heels, as i do on a daily basis with mu office attire. 

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Hi Jessika, You're really pulling up some old posts. I'll have to go digging for some as well. Anyhow, I don't consider myself stuck in high heels because I can go bare-foot but only for about 20 minutes at a time, which I don't do very often. After about 20 minutes my Achilles, arches, and calves start cramping up. As I've stated before it wouldn't really matter if I was permanently stuck in high heels because I'm only 4'10" and have been wearing heels daily since I was 13. I really have no intention of every going back to flats. Yes, I'll be that 73 year old lady who is very vain and you see walking around the mall in high heels. Probably very slowly by that point! :fine:

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