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A Podiatrist and a Ballerina Agree—These Shoes Are So Bad for Your Feet

A Podiatrist and a Ballerina Agree—These Shoes Are So Bad for Your Feet

If you were tasked with identifying the worst shoe style for your overall foot health, anything in the stiletto family probably comes to mind. Now, we aren’t here to tell you that high heels are the best for your feet, but we are here to inform you that one of your go-to comfortable shoe styles is actually really bad for your feet. The style we’re speaking on today is ballet flats. It’s typically considered a friendly footwear option, but a podiatrist and a ballerina see them in a different light. Ahead, find out what Bobby Pourziaee, DPM, of Rodeo Drive Podiatry (aka The High Heel Doc), and Indiana Woodward and Unity Phelan, soloists at New York City Ballet, have to say about the negative effects of ballet flats, in addition to the shoe styles they recommend instead.

What a podiatrist has to say:

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