We’ve been left with the age-old notion that beauty (or style) is pain, well, forever. Because you never have to sacrifice comfort and happiness for the sake of fashion. Can I get a YES? Great. Alas, even so, there are standard items — in Shoe Parts especially — inherently accompanied by pain on one side.
Honestly, you’ve probably mastered some of the basics shoe trends are bad for your feet (ahem, sky-high pumps). But what about the other classic shoes stocked in all of our wardrobes? To assess the specific shoes that can cause the most pain and damage, we reached out to the experts by touching Benjamin Tehrani of the Kings Point Foot & Ankle in Los Angeles.
Interestingly, he doesn’t just advise on which balls will cause the most pain; he actually ranked the basic shoes we all own from good to terrible. Have a plot? Keep scrolling to see a list of doctor-approved ratings (starting with the best first) and see where your favorite shoes fall on the spectrum. If you’re looking to upgrade your product with some top shoe styles, we’ve also curated a range of new styles that fit into the most comfortable categories to shop for.