The rate of injury associated with wearing these shoes doubled between 2002 and 2012, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. In the 10-year period studied, there were 123,355 injuries attributable to high-heeled shoes (defined as having heels of 2 inches or greater) and requiring visits to ERs for treatment. Typical victims were women in their 20s. 80% of injuries involved the foot or ankle, although there were some injuries to the upper body and head.
When does fashion become insanity?