Every body is unique
and so are our feet
Have you ever recognised a friend from a distance, based solely on the posture and gait? Everybody is different and so are the ways we stand, move and walk. Needless to say, our feet are as unique as the rest of us.
Our shoes shape our feet
and vice versa
You know from own experience that buying shoes is not always easy – you need to find a pair that’s just right for you. Narrow slat and wide feet do not make good companions, nor the other way around. Buying shoes without trying them on is a hard work, trial-and-error because every brand has its own standard shape, enumeration and fit.
Heels have an effect
on the way we stand and move
Heels change more than just our self-esteem. They re-distribute the weight and mess up the balance. Take a look at Heelosophy’s sensor pictures and the difference between bare feet and high heels. When we are wearing heels, the weight and pressure is on the ball of the foot making it more difficult to keep balance. The toes get their share of the load.
Our posture changes
and the core takes the hit
When barefoot, our arches are in their natural position supported by muscles and joints. When wearing heels, we stand on our toes, making it more difficult to keep balance and support the arches. Our bodies start compensating the deficit to keep us standing which means some muscles need to work harder than usual – that’s how injuries happen. This is why we need to support the arches when wearing heels.