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Goodbye heels, see you in 9 months

July 15, 2010
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Interesting article in the Telegraph a few weeks ago about the danger of wearing high heels during pregnancy. The hormone relaxin is released to (guess what…) relax the joints and ligaments and accommodate a growing bump. As wearing heels will alter your posture and put a greater strain on the lower back and joints…lower shoes are probably a safer option.

So ladies, it seems that you are advised to temporarily retire your Louboutins and swap them for something lower – but before you reach for those trusty flip flops be warned, they too are far from ideal. Along with ballet pumps and Ugg boots, flips flops are also on the black list. They don’t give your feet the support they need when they are under the additional strain of pregnancy. According to the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, ideal footwear should be well fitted, incorporate a strap or laces of some kind and a supportive arch (hmmm… attractive). The optimum heel height is about 3cm –while high heels aren’t advised, this subtle shift of your weight forwards can actually helps to alleviate discomfort – phew! So while your 4” heels take a break for 9 months start looking for something a bit safer. And if your can’t find something you like but don’t want to sacrifice on the fashion stakes, why not design your own on upperstreet.com. You can design your own shoes and they now offer low heel options as a special order – designing our AW’10 shoe collection is definitely our favourite way to spend our tea break in the Amoralia offices!

Here’s our instant gratification top three for under £100:

The Hunter Brogue from Pied a Terre is very on trend this summer with men’s tailoring being seen everywhere on the catwalks.

The Sunny Court Shoe from LK Bennett  is gorgeously chic in nude snakeskin – perfect for adding a little glamour without a sky scraper heel.

And thirdly, these adorable Loki t-bar pumps from Kurt Geiger are pretty, feminine, and practical – perfect!

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