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By Skokie Foot & Ankle Specialists
April 19, 2015
Category: Women
Tags: women   stiletto   heel   style  

"People say they're bad for the feet but they're good for the mind.
What's more important?"


To give the optical illusion of a longer and slimmer leg, the stiletto heel was created. Like other high-heeled shoes, they also increase the wearer's height and alter her posture.

The stiletto heel has a thin metal shaft instead of weaker materials that require a wider heel. The word stiletto originates from the word stylus (or stilus), a thin pointed instrument used on touchscreen-enabled devices or to engrave wax.

Stiletto heels concentrate a large amount of force into a small area and can damage linoleum and varnished wooden floors. Such damage can be prevented by heel protectors (also called covers and guards) which fit over the stiletto tips to keep them from direct contact with delicate surfaces.

The narrow base of a stiletto heel the makes the wearer more vulnerable to falling and ankle sprains. High heels are also a common cause of foot pain and leg fatigue.

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