If you wear high heels at work, prepare for some good news – and some bad.
British researchers say evidence suggests both women and men find those in heels more appealing.
Almost two-thirds of businesswomen think high heels make them more attractive – a boost to self-image, confidence and general well-being.
Men are almost twice as likely to smile at a woman in heels than one in flats, and are significantly more likely to offer her help.
British researchers say evidence suggests both women and men find those in heels more appealing. Above shows a woman at work while wearing high heels
But the same academics also point out that the shoes cause back pain, broken ankles and sprains, and more than double the risk of developing bunions.
They add that women who wear heels can suffer injuries from their toes up to their spine, and are more likely to fall. The scientists even go so far as to say that tougher laws are needed to stop women being forced to wear high heels at work against their will.
The findings follow high-profile complaints from women told to wear heels as part of their job.
An air hostess said she was made to feel like a ‘prostitute’ by British Airways because she had to wear high heels in airports. BA however does not make staff wear them while working on the plane.
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