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High Heels as Exercise Shoes? Crazy … or Is It?

January 21, 2016

High Heels as Exercise Shoes? Crazy … or Is It?

Some shoes - and FitKicks are a great example of this - are ideal for a wide range of situations. Sure, they are the perfect footwear for the yoga studio or exercise class. However, we think you will agree that stylish fit kick shoes are equally great for everyday wear.

Not all shoes are quite so versatile. Much as we love a fabulous pair of high heeled shoes, we would think twice about wearing them to exercise in EVEN IF we had a pair of Sidekicks folding ballet flats to change into for when the heels became too uncomfortable. So we were surprised to learn from this video that working out in heels used to be considered perfectly normal.



Were Heels the FitKicks of a Bygone Age?

A pair of killer heels may add a touch of glamor to your active wear, but if you want to look extra stylish at the gym we recommend you take a look at the new special edition Fit Kicks available in Graphite and Lush Life designs. After all, how comfortable would you feel about getting onto that step machine in your stilettos or pumping iron in your platforms?

Does Working Out in Heels Ever Make Sense?

Just as we were getting over the shock of realizing that our grandmas considered high heels to be perfectly acceptable exercise shoes, we came across this fascinating account of an exercise class especially designed for high heel wearers.

Shape.com I Worked Out in Heels and Only Cried Once

It may sound like an eccentric idea, but it makes sense when you discover that the class is teaching practical self-defense skills that the women will be able to use in just about any situation - even when they are dressed up for a night out and wearing their least practical footwear. On lesson the author sites, “The heels are worn not just for extra toning, but to get accustomed to how we'd slide them off in a dangerous situation—then the shoes can be tossed aside when you need to run, or used as weapons when you're stuck.”

We are glad that comfortable, form fitting FitKicks are quickly becoming everyone’s go to exercise shoe. How about you? We love to hear your opinions, so why not give the CC Sidewalk page a like on Facebook and get in touch.



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