12 Days of Eatin’, Drinkin’ & Be Merryin’: Day Three – Party Shoes

on the third day of eatin’, drink in’ & be merryin’, my true love said to me: “just because 12 AM rolls around doesn’t mean your carriage will turn into a pumpkin& unfortunately, that means your classy stiletto glass slippers won’t turn into your comfy pair of toms either.”

Three Perks of the Classy Stiletto Glass Slippers:

I: Objects on top shelves get more attention than down low: Elf on the Shelf, Trophy on a Shelf…Heels put your arse on a shelf.

II: Appear taller, longer, leaner. Even those happy and accepting of our bodies, still envy these legs…

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III: Feel and look* like a lady…

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Three Sags of the Classy Stiletto Glass Slippers:

I: Smushed toes can lead to ingrown toenails, bunions, and nerve damage. A client of mine lost feeling in her second and third toes for 3 days post-fabulous stiletto– Christmas Party thus inspiring this post…

Also, overworked or injured leg muscles, osteoarthritis of the knee, plantar fasciitis and low back pain

II: Dr. Nevins of the American Osteopathic Association describes: “When you wear high heels – shoes with a heel two inches or

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She goes on to say that this change in spinal position puts pressure on the nerves which could cause sciatica which refers to “pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve — which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg.”(2)

III: For those once in a blue moon wearers:

  • inability to walk with ease,
  • loss of knowledge proper gait techniques,
  • extremely high risk of falling down, especially paired with ice & snow…multiple times…**

For a lovely stretch after an evening of dancing in our party shoes:logo

Check out Plantar Fascitis & Achilles Heel Exercises from Yoga Tune Up®:

Party hard in your party shoes, tonight and give your toes & feet some lovin’ tomorrow.

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*Feel and look like a lady, act like a lady…optional.

**Wine may inhibit pain in the present, beware pain may surface on the morrow.

(1) http://www.osteopathic.org/osteopathic-health/about-your-health/health-conditions-library/womens-health/Pages/high-heels.aspx

(2) http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sciatica/basics/definition/con-20026478

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