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heel

n. a low and despicable man. The guy is a heel, and he seems to work at it, too.
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com)-- With sales of heels plummeting, it seems like sneakers, flats, and block heels are here to stay.
THE one thing that still amazes me is the ability to walk in a straight line whilst wearing high heels.
They feature full cushion through the leg, reinforced heel and toe, arch compression for support, as well as a deep heel pocket for superior fit.
Every step we take sends a shock wave up through the feet and legs to the spine, and walking on the hard, narrow heel of a high-heeled shoe increases this force.
This is because popular shoes such as ballet pumps and flip-flops offer little arch support, allowing your foot to slide around, and this lack of stability can also increase pressure on the lower back and result in heel pain and pressure sores on the toes," explains Michael Ratcliffe.
The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery has reported that the number of high heel related injuries in America doubled from 7,097 in 2002 to 14,140 in 2012.
Women's shoe heel size exerts a powerful effect on men's behavior,'' says the study's author, Nicolas Gueguen, a behavioral science researcher.
Plus, the regular use of heel over the years starts showing some serious signs; stiffness in the muscles among many.
Moreover, they observed a decrease in ankle movement and inversion while running that correlated with heel height, which would be linked to a greater risk of sprain.
They hope the PedCAT3-D scanner will transform the treatment of foot and ankle problems often caused by wearing high heels.
Doctors and surgeons are quick to point out the damage regular heel wearing can cause with injuries ranging from falls, lower back pain, ankle sprains and Achilles tendonitis all possible.
ISLAMABAD -- High heels can permanently change the way women walk and put them at greater risk of strain injuries, scientists have determined.
However, studies involving the determination of oxygen consumption and energy expenditure during walking in shoes of different heel heights have not been fully studied.
When asked about their perfect choice of high heeled shoes, women who were unrelated produced a wide range of answers, showing enormous statistical variance in heel height, style and colour.
ClickPress, Fri Sep 30 2011] Debenhams revealed that a woman's ability to walk well in high heels is inherited from her mother, with balance, poise and even choice of heel height all passed on through the maternal line.