High heels, sandals linked to foot pain

September 29, 2009 1:51:40 PM PDT
The type of shoes you wear when you're younger may impact how much foot pain you experience later in life. Researchers at Boston University interviewed 1,900 women. They asked about the kinds of shoes they wore currently and throughout their life. Twenty-nine percent of all the women said they have some kind of foot pain most days.

But those who spent most of their life wearing shoes with little support, such as sandals or high heels, had significantly more pain.

Researchers say, the longer you're in a good pair of shoes with support, such as athletic shoes, the better your feet will be in the long run.