As a Houston podiatrist, I always advise women not to wear high heels to work, especially if they must stay on their feet for extended periods of time: stilettos can cause foot pain, instability and deformities of the feet when worn repeatedly for extended periods of time.
And that’s just in a normal environment: On an airplane, where aisles are narrow and tripping hazards are plenty, the risk of falling in your heels and spraining or fracturing your foot or ankle rises exponentially.
I personally don’t believe wearing heels should be a mandatory part of anyone’s job description, but certainly not for women who already put their feet at risk by spending hours standing on the job. It’s time employers and women everywhere take a stand (pun intended) and demand the right to wear safer, more supportive foot wear to work or anywhere they choose! Like and share this post if you’re with me!