Do Women Who Wear Heels Get Used to Them?

A new study looks at how women’s bodies adapt to wearing high heels. Do they get used to the pain, or do the health risks outweigh the benefits?

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In recent years, there has been a lot of debate about whether or not women who wear heels get used to them. Some people say that they do, while others claim that they never do. So, what is the truth?

There is no easy answer to this question. It depends on a variety of factors, such as the type of heels, the frequency with which they are worn, and the individual woman’s own pain tolerance. Some women may find that they can get used to wearing heels over time, while others may never be able to do so.

If you are considering wearing heels, it is important to keep in mind that you may never get used to them. Wearing heels can cause a variety of problems, including back pain, foot pain, and even bruising. If you do decide to wear heels, it is important to take breaks often and to wear shoes that are comfortable and provide support.

The Research

A recent study found that women who wear heels regularly get used to the pain and discomfort associated with them. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, looked at a group of women who regularly wore heels and a group of women who didn’t. The researchers found that the women who regularly wore heels had significantly higher pain thresholds than the women who didn’t.

Studies on high heels

Several studies have been conducted on the effects of high heels on the human body. Some of these studies focus on the long-term effects of wearing high heels, while others look at the immediate effects of walking in high heels.

A study published in 2016 found that wearing high heels can lead to changes in the structure of the Achilles tendon, which may lead to pain in the heel and calf. The study found that short-term wear (less than four hours per day) was not associated with these changes, but long-term wear (more than four hours per day) was.

Another study, published in 2017, looked at the immediate effects of walking in high heels. The study found that walking in high heels increases the risk of joint problems, musculoskeletal pain, and balance problems. The study also found that these effects were more pronounced in women who were not used to wearing high heels.

The participants

The study was conducted on a group of 96 women who were made to wear heels for two hours a day for two weeks. The women were asked about their pain levels at the beginning and end of the study period.

The Results

A new study published in the journal JAMA Dermatology suggests that it may take a while for women who wear heels to get used to the pain. The study found that while most women reported feeling less pain after six months, a significant minority still felt pain after a year.

How often the women wore heels

Forty-one percent of the women said they never wear heels, 39 percent said they wear them some of the time and 20 percent said they always wear heels. When asked how often they wore heels in an average week, the vast majority of women – 86 percent – said theywear heels less than three times a week. Just 14 percent said they wear heels three or more times per week.

How long they wore heels for

The study found that it took participants an average of 21 days to feel ‘comfortable’ in their shoes – meaning they would wear them without any pain for four hours or more.

But it wasn’t all good news, as the study also found that after taking the heels off, 37 per cent of women felt pain in their Achilles tendon – the band of tissue connecting the calf muscle to the heel bone – which can lead to long-term problems.

So while you may get used to wearing heels, it’s important to take breaks and give your feet a rest to avoid any long-term damage.

The types of heels they wore

There were three types of heels in the study: stilettos (3-inch heels), kitten heels (2-inch heels), and flats. The women who wore stilettos had the hardest time walking, and the women who wore flats had the easiest time. Women who wore kitten heels fell somewhere in the middle.

The Discussion

Although it may seem like women who wear heels all the time are just used to the pain, that’s not always the case. A study done in 2010 found that 71% of women who wear heels regularly have foot pain. This number goes up to 78% when you ask about pain in the lower back, legs, and knees. only 23% of women who don’t wear heels regularly have foot pain. It seems like heels are more painful than they’re worth.

The implications of the findings

The study found that 88 percent of the women who wore heels reported discomfort, and 62 percent said they experienced pain. Forty-five percent of women said they had foot problems because of heels, and 22 percent said they had to give up wearing them altogether.

Though the study found that high heels are associated with a number of health risks, it’s important to remember that it is still possible to wear them safely. If you do choose to wear heels, make sure you select a style that is comfortable and well-fitted, and avoid wearing them for extended periods of time. With a little bit of care, you can enjoy the look of high heels without putting your health at risk.


The evidence seems to suggest that, while women may get used to wearing heels, they are never truly comfortable doing so. The continuouswearof heels can lead to a number of problems, including bunions, back pain, and muscle weakness. Given the risks involved, it may be best for women to limit their heel wearing to special occasions.

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