Not a good idea to dash in high heels


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  • Thursday, 04 Jun 2015

I WAS concerned to read the article “Dashing fifty metres in stilettos” (StarMetro, May 29, 2015).

There is medical evidence that regular use of high heels may contribute to osteoarthritis of the knee joints while soreness, fatigue, numbness and bunions are commonplace.

It is also evident that the higher the heels, the greater the risk of ankle strain.

In a recent “High Heel Dash” competition, 100 contestants took part in this event.

The organiser said this event was held to celebrate the empowerment of women in Malaysia. I don’t see how.

If walking in high heels can have a negative impact, then what about taking part in a race wearing high heels?

Studies have shown that even short bursts of activity in stilettos can lead to knee problems in the future.

Although the event is held yearly in dozens of other cities in the world, I do not think we should follow.

Some participants will say that they are okay after the race but they have put themselves at risk of long-term damage or harmful effects later in life.

POLA SINGH

Kuala Lumpur

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