Ditch the high heels for health’s sake

Women have long been warned about the dangers of wearing stilettos despite limited empirical evidence that they cause injury but now emergency department data shows high heels pose a definite danger to their wearer.

An analysis of Victorian emergency department records covering five years shows there were 305 presentations to hospital for injuries related to high heels.

Ninety eight percent of these presentations were female, 2% were male and most were aged between 20 to