With the launch of its new “Free Shoes for Life” sweepstakes, Aetrex makes foot health a priority while shining a spotlight on notable foot health offenders
Three out of four Americans experience serious foot problems in their lifetime, and celebrities are no exception. From Lady Gaga’s heelless platforms to Rihanna’s pointy stilettos, celebrity starlets are consistently making headlines with their extravagant, yet uncomfortable footwear. Aetrex Worldwide, Inc., a global leader in comfort and wellness footwear products, is proving that style does not have to be painful or unhealthy with fashion-forward footwear that combines orthotic support and memory foam cushioning in every style.
With the launch of its new “Free Shoes for Life” sweepstakes – a promotion that awards shoppers with a new pair of stylish and comfortable Aetrex shoes each year for the rest of the winner’s life – Aetrex is giving consumers a new reason to keep foot health top of mind when shopping for new footwear this fall.
“Consumers often look to celebrities for style inspiration, but sky-high stilettos and shoes lacking the proper arch support can cause foot pain and increase the risk of plantar fasciitis and stress fractures,” said Dr. Emily Splichal, board-qualified podiatrist.
Aetrex’s Top Celebrity Foot Health Offenders:
Whether at the Grammy’s or strolling through London’s airport security, this diva loves to rock her heelless platforms. However, platforms place additional stress on the ball of the foot, big toe joint and back of the ankle. Since the feet are the foundation to every step we take, the imbalance caused by wearing heelless platforms will travel proximally to our knees and lower back. This increase in stress can also lead to early knee osteoarthritis and sacroiliac joint pain.
Known for strutting the highest stilettos on the red carpet, she’s “finding (shoe) love” in all the wrong places. Poor shoe decisions can lead to health-related problems such as sprains, low back pain, stress fractures and bunions. Even at 5 inches tall, heels can cause severe health problems, so it’s important for women to stretch the calves and plantar fascia daily, as well as vary the height of the heels to minimize the stress placed on the joints of the foot and ankle.