Researchers in the study identified the key pros and cons of wearing shoes with a raised toe. The corresponding work was organized by the staff of Harvard University.
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Scientists expanded on a comparison of four types of sandals specially designed for the study, with different angles of instep. Also involved were 13 volunteers, they had to walk in such shoes on a treadmill. The impact of all pairs on the feet, knees and ankles was assessed using infrared cameras. As a result, it was possible to establish that shoes with a raised nose are able to facilitate the work of the muscles of the foot. However, if used often, it threatens to weaken them.
In addition, there is a risk of developing plantar fasciitis when the bone that connects the heel to the toes is inflamed. The authors of the work point out that this is the first such study.