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Tuesday, 27 May 2014 20:08

Local Community Raises Awareness by Wearing Heels Featured

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an event dedicated to raise public awareness about sexual violence. Three participants wore high heels along with ROTC attire, which made walking in heels a painful but worthwhile mile. The ROTC was a sponsor of the event which was hosted by the Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Services (SACIS). Participant Craig Sharp was walking with a sign which read: “I Am Man Enough to Walk in Her Shoes!”

“We’re huge supporters of these events,” Dan Alix, one of the participants, said. “This is just one of the great causes,” Alix said.  Even though walking in heels for the first time was “quite painful”, Alix said he knew there was no way he wasn’t going to finish the mile. SACIS executive director Erin Walters said the event was about getting people to understand what its like to walk in another’s shoes. “We want to try and understand what it must be like,” Walters said. “We want to be better allies.”

High heels may be popular, but they aren’t high in the eyes of your feet. If you have foot or ankle complications from wearing heels, see podiatrist Dr. Tzvi Bar-David of Foot Associates of NY. Dr. Bar-David can treat your foot and ankle needs.  

Wearing High Heels and How it Affects Feet

High heels affect what parts of the body?

·         Joints in the Ankle

·         Balls of the Feet

·         Achilles Tendon

·         Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them

·         Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain.  Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.

What problems can arise from long term use of high heels?

·         Calluses

·         Corns

·         Morton’s Neuroma

·         Plantar Fasciitis

·         Bunions

·         Hammertoe

How can I maintain my foot health and still wear high heels?


Additional information – including how high-heels affect your feet– can be found by visiting www.footassociatesny.com.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more about the Effects of High Heels on the Feet

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