It’s 10:30 p.m. and your girls pull another improv night on the town. You’re down because frankly you need to release some stress. So, you beat your face, put on a freakum dress, and those sexy stilettos you can’t wear to work. You walk in the place at the height of your self confidence and with the best posture. Fast forward a few hours, you can barely move. No more “Single Ladies” routines. You defaulted to standing in that cute pose you always see Beyonce do on the red carpet. Body slanted with right foot slightly placed in front of the other.while your pinky toe screams “Get me out of here!”

We all have a few of those stories. Beauty is pain. But is it always worth it?

I get it. Picture a runway and every model is in heels. Picture a fierce woman and she’s in heels. Picture Kimora Lee Simmon’s fabulosity and it’s in heels. High heels. Six inch stilettos. It sounds so sexy until the next day your fresh pedi has a few blistering friends and sometimes, everything from your back to your knees is hurting. When a study came out last year that high heels can cause health issues, we already got the memo.

In 2008, the always “fierce” Jennifer Lopez wouldn’t even hang up her heels as she carried her two unborn twins. The glamorous diva couldn’t even get a pass to be fierce in flats.

But in defense of heels, they do give you a quick confidence boost and help with your posture. They are one of the sexiest items a woman can wear and very significant to what many connect to femininity. For those blisters and callous, there is nothing a quick soak and some aquafor or shea butter can’t fix. In fact, I put shea butter on my feet every night and seal them with socks because I’m a heelaholic (that secretly has a box of flats in my closet).

Are those sexy six inches worth your sole?

– Shavon Donnell

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  • ADY

    Here is another side to the affects of wearing high heels:

  • ShannonLeo

    I buy them high because I love the way I feel, I love that I am usually the highest and love my legs in them. AND I vacuum in new heels to get used to moving in them, I put in the time and training, THEY WILL BE WORN!!

  • ShannonLeo

    PS: If they hurt in the store then they don’t leave it!!!

  • MB

    I like the look but, wouldn’t like the fall. 6inchers are not made for these stumbling feet.