Platform shoes, very popular in the 90s, have once again become a fashion trend in recent years, however, their excessive use can cause some health risks.
While the famous stilettos or stilettos are shoes that could cause greater damage to women’s health, orthopedic specialists have warned of the risks of another style of shoes, which have once again become a trend in the world of fashion during the last years.
This is ‘flatforms’ or platform shoes, a peculiar shoe design with a few centimeters in height that was popularized in the 90s, and has regained strength in recent years with a variety of designs in boots, tennis , sandals and slippers.
And for many, this style of shoe is much more comfortable than “flat” or low-soled shoes, even, are considered less harmful by its straight and uniform sole along the foot, as well as by the way in which They balance the weight of the body so that it does not fall on the feet, since some have more height in the heels part. But, beyond the advantages it has in comparison with other shoes, its daily use can also affect the natural anatomy of the foot, as well as causing lumpy, back and even cervical pain.
According to specialists, the constant use of these shoes limits the natural flexibility of the feet, since the concave shaped sole that most of them make the foot is in a kind of rocking and prevents normal movement by having it rigid .
It also increases the risk of ankle and knee injuries, since, being highly unstable, they can make you lose your balance in very irregular terrains such as sand or deteriorated pavement, causing some accidents.
Like everything in life, specialists recommend the moderate use of this type of shoes, and avoid the use of those designs that show excessive height on their platforms.