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Book Review - Bad Shoes and the Women who love them by Leora Tanenbaum
Do you know it is possible to wear comfortable heels without tilting off balance or walking like there's a pebble in your shoe?
Some women have come to associate pain and discomfort with wearing high heels, but this doesn't have to be so. With the right information and knowledge, you can dress to kill without killing your feet.
Leora Tanenbaum is a feminist and author of Bad Shoes And The Women Who Love Them. As an advocate of girls' and women's lives, she has written for publications such as The New York Times, appeared on Oprah and The Today Show amongst others. In addition to Bad Shoes and The Women Who Love Them, she has authored several other books including Slut, Catfight and Taking Back God.
Her book highlights the need for informed footwear selection behaviour among women and attempts to change the mindset that we need high heels to be stylish all in the name of fashion. She aims to liberate women from wearing footwears which hurt, disfigures their bodies and inhibits easy movement.
Yes, some women insist that wearing heels gives them added confidence and glamour. Legs look elongated, curves are more pronounced and you may even look thinner but it's far more important that we achieve beauty without pain and damage to our bodies as research has shown that high heels when worn for a long time can damage the tendons and calf muscles.
Tanenbaum's Bad Shoes and The Women Who Love Them features illustrations by Vanessa Davis, a humorist and artist. She delves into foot physiology, the history of high heels and the symbolic meaning it carries.
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