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Women endangering foot health in small shoes

Published on 08/09/2009
Women are putting their foot health at risk by purchasing shoes that are too small for them.

That is the finding of a new study by the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SCP), which has found that as many as 37 per cent of women have bought badly-fitting shoes.

The figure comes despite the fact that 80 per cent of women suffer with some kind of food problem.

Lorraine Jones, a podiatrist from the SCP, said: "This is just the number of people who are aware that they are buying ill-fitting shoes; many people are wearing the wrong sized shoes on a daily basis without even realising it.

"While not all foot problems can be prevented, a large majority of problems do result from incorrect or poor footwear."

She indicated that it was important to buy the correct size and, although it is ok to wear fashionable shoes and high heels, she urged people to regularly give their feet "a break".

Last month the Trades Union Congress suggested that stilettos were a danger to health and should be banned from workplaces.
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