Tennis shoes and sneakers are longer just for the gym. As we witnessed last year, more and more celebs such as Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, and Taylor Swift have all been spotted rockin fashionably chic sneakers. This trend has not rested for 2017, matter of fact it has exploded into one of the most comfortable stylish trends around. You can now wear your sneakers and tennis shoes with any type of style and make your own unique fashion statement doing it. From jeans, to shirts and dresses, you can flaunt this trend by stepping out to work, play, or a night on the town. It is time to give up the tight uncomfortable heals that can cause ankle sprains, fractures, pinched nerves, and tendon problems and trade them in keeping your feet happy all day and all night long. Why would anyone want to wear uncomfortable shoes that you can’t walk in.
I mean tell me if this is not you, you wear high heals to work and look fabulous doing it, but an hour into your work day you are grabbing your feet and wincing from the pain that these heels are causing.
“Researcher found that the types of shoes women wear, specifically high-heels, pumps and sandals, may cause future hind-foot (heel and ankle) pain” according to lead author Alyssa B. Dufour
It is commonly known that women who wear high-heels or pumps suffer from foot pain, but new studies suggest that women may be suffering from long term foot problems due to wearing these types of shoes regularly. Dufour and associates found that women who report hind-foot pain is significantly associated with wearing high heels, sandals, and pumps and that women report more foot problems compared to men due to wearing poor footwear. In another study by Moore et al (2015) confirms that
Many people think comfort means giving up style but this can’t be farther from the truth. The battle over comfort and fashion has ended and you’ll be happy to know that you most likely have everything in your own closet right now to pull off this fashion forward statement and end years of foot discomfort and pain. Many women wear tennis shoes when working out, shopping, gardening, walking, and playing in the yard because they provide comfort and support. Today designers are creating tons of styles that define and compliment every style of clothing with a wide variety of sneaker and tennis shoe choices. These shoes that were originally design to protect our feet have become the new rage in fashion which talks to the unique personality and style of every women. Now is the time to open up your closet and gather your classic converse, track-worthy trainers, low-top and high-top sneakers, slip-on, flats, canvas, or your 90’s throwbacks and start pairing your outfits and make a fashion statement that perfectly fits your style. Don’t fall prey to wearing uncomfortable shoes that give you blisters that take a week to heal or cause permanent foot and leg damage for the sake of fashion, be inspired to create your own style by incorporating your sneakers and tennis shoes into an everyday grand slam fashionable look and statement.
Alyssa B. Dufour, Kerry E. Broe, Anne H. Walker, Erin Kivell, Uyen-Sa D.T. Nguyen, Marian T. Hannan, David R. Gagnon, Howard J. Hillstrom. Foot Pain: Is Current or Past Shoewear a Factor? Arthritis Care & Research, 2009; DOI: 10.1002/art.24733
Justin X. Moore, Brice Lambert, Gabriella P. Jenkins, Gerald McGwinm Jr. Epidemiology of High-Heel Shoe Injuries in U.S. Women: 2002 to 2012. Journal of foot and ankle surgery, 2015. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.jfas.2015.04.008