Heels are notorious for being unhealthy for your back, yet many women continue to wear sky high heels. People have a hard time sacrificing fashion for comfort, but why can’t you just do both? According to Spine Universe good shoes are meant to provide support to your entire body, something that sandals, heels and cowboy boots fail to do. They are meant to provide some kind of barrier between you and the ground. Good shoes can protect your spine, while bad shoes, like those 5 inch Louboutins or Valentinos can cause constant damage to your spine.
The idea of walking around barefoot sounds appealing to some (a lot of people in Southern California do this), however to others it is just flat out painful. The whole walking barefoot thing may be fun and cool for now, but over time it can cause a long time of pain. Wearing shoes like sandals, cowboy boots and heels is the equivalent to walking barefoot since there is no form of support in these shoes whatsoever.
Tennis shoes and insoles serve as great alternatives to these shoes. Tennis shoes are known for providing comfort for you when you are running or even walking. One of their many goals is to make walking on concrete all the more easier. Though they may not be the sexiest, or most fashionable looking shoe, but they will probably save you years of back pain. Heels may be something that is for the young, but back pain is destined for the old. So whether you swap your cowboy boots for a nice set of Nikes is completely up to you.