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Stiletto Heels: 10 Foot Problems

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:06pm

Part I of a Three Part Series on High Heels

A stiletto heel is the name for a type of heel on a woman’s shoe or boot. The heel is long and thin and named after the stiletto dagger of the same shape, which was a dress dagger for the upper class in the 17th century. The term stiletto has more to do with the shape of the heel, than the height of the heel. Women will wear heels as high as six inches to make their legs appear longer and to accentuate the shape of the calf. Unfortunately, regular wear of high heels can cause multiple orthopedic problems over time. Continue Reading »

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