Sexy now, sorry later: Most women in heels report foot pain


Here's a fashion tip you won't find in the pages of Vogue: lose the heels. And the pumps, and the sandals.Why? Nearly two-thirds of women who reported heel and ankle pain regularly wore these types of shoes at some point in their life. That's according to a new study from the Boston University School of Public Health and the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife. Makes you wonder whether The Devil Wears Prada should be retitled Prada Is the Devil You Wear.

"We found an increased risk of hind-foot pain among women who wore shoes, such as high-heels or pumps, that lack support and sound structure," says the study's lead author, Alyssa Dufour of the Institute for Aging Research of Hebrew SeniorLife's Musculoskeletal Research Program.