It’s no surprise that in our post-pandemic world, people are starting to prioritize comfort, especially when it comes to fashion. The idea of sacrificing “pain for fashion” feels therefore obsolete. Now, it’s about what makes you feel good and what is really good for your health.
According to studies, research shows that in 2020 an estimated 6,290 ER visits for high heel-related injuries will be expected to women aged 15-69, a significant decrease from 2019, when there were 16,000 cases per year. Yes really. And while we’re no longer isolated from wearing slippers and canvas pajamas (well…at least not every day), many of us are trying to strike a balance between fashion and chic. comfortable. If you’ve never felt comfortable wearing flats or heels, then why wear them?
But! You can still wear high heels to help you increase your height and donate. Into boot clogs. Traditionally, clogs were shoes made partly or entirely from wood. But they have evolved over the years to come in many different fabrics and forms. Crocs is one of the most famous iterations. But a chunky heel is still one of the most timeless styles for fall.
And actress and mother Emma Roberts unsurprisingly took the lead, showing us how versatile (and comfortable) a chunky clog can be. Roberts recently partnered with DSW for a line of Crown Vintage x Emma Roberts footwear and accessories, which includes everything from loafers to boots. Our favorite (especially since it’s arch support-friendly) is one of Emma’s niche shoes: the Janis clogs.
It almost has a 90s vibe to it (chunky, a little weird, easily cool), but it feels timeless. You’ll get tons of these during the fall and into the winter. You can wear them with boyfriend jeans when running errands, or pair them with a pair of tights and wear with a plaid skirt and sweater during the colder months. Really, do whatever you want – because there are no rules. The only rule is: No shoes are worth hurting yourself!
A shoe with a more pointed heel and a lower heel (Janis’s style is a 2.5-inch stacked block heel), providing more natural arch support than an overly thin heel. “Good arch support supports the arch and can prevent tendonitis and heel pain, which are some of the symptoms,” says Velimir Petkov, DPM, pediatrician at Premier Podiatry in Clifton, New Jersey. most common of arch collapse.
Also, even if you don’t have high arches, your biggest problem could be that you’re wearing the wrong size. Mainly because these days people order online instead of trying them first. Dr. Frances J. Lagana, podiatrist at UMass Memorial Health, explains: “A lot of times a patient’s problem is that they’re wearing the wrong shoe or the wrong shoe size. Dr. Lagana recommends measuring at a brick-and-mortar store before buying shoes. “More than 40 percent of adults in the United States — and I am one of them — are wearing the wrong shoe size,” she says.
So if you’re someone who has vowed to ditch heels during the pandemic, but now you want to dip your toes (and heels) back in – we recommend Emma’s new line of cute and comfortable fall boots. Roberts.
And, as always, if you have persistent foot pain, be sure to consult your pediatrician before deciding on a new style of shoe.
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