Fashion Editor Says 'No Thanks' to High Heels

ABC News Blogs—November 21, 2013

Lauren Sherman is a fashion writer and a fashionista who has been to many a fashion show.

She is exactly the type of woman you would expect to see rocking a high heel on any day, in any weather, yet Sherman has said "no thanks" to the popular women's fashion.

Sherman's revelation came just before New York Fashion Week last September, just months after she had twisted her ankle.

Podiatrists like Dr. Rock Positano, director of the Non-Surgical Foot and Ankle Service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, say that Sherman's decision to not wear high heels is not just a fashion statement, but a smart step for her body too.

"When someone wears a really high heel, the muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones of that foot and ankle have to work considerably harder," Positano said. "It's much more difficult for the foot to maintain stability and balance."

Sherman says she believes it's the reality of high heels - the difficulty of maneuvering around with your feet in an unnatural position - that is partly driving the trend from heels to flats.

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