Foot Training.. Should I or Shouldn’t I?

October 22, 2008 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Foot Training

High heels and foot training or also called foot bending. What is it and should I do it? These are common questions and the truth is these questions can only be answered by you. Like with everything, people see and feel about things differently. This is also the case when it comes to high heels. For most people the understanding of “foot fetish” will be out of reach unless you have one, just like the passion of having or liking to wear these types of shoes is also out of reach if you happen not to like them. Now most people fall in the range of liking them to having a passion for them and collecting them. But for some high heels has become an obsession. High heels are all they wear and the higher the heels, the stronger the high. Even if you ask people with this obsession why they feel this strongly about high heels, most of them cannot answer as they truthfully do not know. This is like asking a smoker why they cannot quit while other people can or asking an alcoholic why they drink. Most do not know. They do know though that the feeling they have is real and for some it is uncontrollable.
Now you may be asking yourself why go into all this? Well it is important to understand why some people do it and to help understand if you should. Only you know how strong a feeling you have towards these types of shoes and with this only you can determine if this is right for you.

Misconceptions of foot training.

The main misconception is that it can be reversed. Foot training involves raising the arch of the foot so when standing on your tip toes your shoulders are inline with your knees and your knees are inline with your ankles. If you raise the arch of your foot too much, then the only shoes you will be able to wear comfortably will be high heels.

Another misconception is that you need to train your feet to walk in heels no matter what height. This is not true at all. The issue comes in when you start wearing heels that are too high for you. Wearing heels that are too high for you can cause strain on your back, knees and hips. So it is important to know the maximum height of heel you should wear without training. Now again this is different for everyone, but there is an easy way to find the answer.

Finding the maximum heel height you can wear comfortably.

1. Take off your shoes and socks and stand barefoot facing a wall.
2. Rise up on you tip toes as high as you can while keeping your knees straight inline with your shoulders and ankles. “Put your hands flat on the wall to help keep your balance”.
3. Now have a friend measure the distance from the bottom of your heel to the floor.
This is your maximum heel height.

If you wish to wear heels higher than this, then you have to either train your feet, wear platform heels or risk injury to your lower back.