This year’s Cannes Film Festival generated lots of controversy, but not for any films, but rather a reported high-heels policy on the red carpet.
Should there be a high heels policy at Cannes? Keep reading!
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, several women were turned away from film screenings at Cannes for not wearing high heels, but there were also several women seen wearing flat shoes hidden under their gowns. Other shoes that made it pass security included patent-leather loafers and clogs.
However, Cannes director Thierry Fremaux denied that there was a high-heel policy in place on Twitter: “Not at all. The rumor that the festival requires high heels for women on the steps in unfounded.”
Later, he admitted, “There was perhaps a small moment of over-zealousness (by security guards).”
Actress Emily Blunt said, “Everyone should wear flats, to be honest. We shouldn’t wear high heels anyway, that’s my point of view.”
Blunt is absolutely correct.
Humans are meant to walk heel-to-toe, with the leg at about a 90-degree angle during their normal daily activities. But when women wear high heels, they are changing the position of the foot and how the foot is supposed to function, which causes problems.
With high heels, corns can develop up under the balls of the foot where the weight of the body presses down. High heels can also cause capsulitis, a painful inflammation of the joints where the toes attach to the foot.
Heels can also result in neuromas, or pinched nerves, when pointy toe boxes in high heels squeeze the toes.
If the heel is frequently in a high-heel shoe, it can cause the Achilles tendon to tighten. When women take off their heels, their heel comes down to the floor. The extra stretching of the tendon can lead to a condition called Achilles tendinitis.
Wearing high heels can also cause inflammation of the connective tissue at the bottom of the foot, the plantar fascia.
Treatments for these problems may include: over-the counteranti-inflammatory medications, oral steroids, cortisone injections, walking boots and crutches.
If you have foot pain that is persistent and won’t go away, do not let it go untreated or it could very well get worse. Get your foot looked at today so that tomorrow is pain-free.
Please call 626-447-2184 (Arcadia) or 818-408-2800 (San Fernando) to speak make an appointment with Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi about your foot and/or ankle needs.