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High-powered Women are Kicking their Stilettos to the Curb

New York Post—March 7, 2016

New York Post writer Kirsten Fleming explains why high-powered women, like Victoria Beckham, are handing in their heels for more comfortable shoes, like flats. Rock G. Positano, DPM, MSc, MPH, director of the Non-surgical Foot and Ankle Service at Hospital for Special Surgery, explains the best shoes to wear to ensure good foot health.

"If you are wearing a flat, it may appear to be comfortable, but people will develop other [problems] like plantar fasciitis and Achilles issues," said Dr. Positano.

"[You're] really putting stress on the lower leg." Dr. Positano also notes that the optimal heel height is an inch or two high. "It gives you a better platform, balance and better shock absorption."

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