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Science Shows Wearing High Heels Makes Women Stronger (And Weaker)

Closeup of a young woman legs wearing high heel shoes in front of mirror at home. Young female getting dressed indoors.
Closeup of a young woman legs wearing high heel shoes in front of mirror at home. Young female getting dressed indoors.

High heels have been found to make women both stronger and weaker, according to a new study published in The International Journal of Clinical Practice. The subjects, women studying to become flight attendants in South Korea, had heels as part of their classroom uniform, a decision made since the job they were training for would also require similar footwear. Scientists found that those enrolled in their second and third years of the program showed greater muscle strength in the area surrounding the ankle than the incoming freshmen. But oddly, the upward trend stopped abruptly when the women in their senior year of the program were examined.

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