Tuesday 6 December 2016

Hazards of high heels revealed by first years

Published 08/01/2016 | 02:30

Ella Rose McIntyre and Roisin Cellarius from Colasite Bhaile Chlair Galway at the BT young Scientist exhibition at the RDS Dublin. Photo: Justin Farrelly.
Ella Rose McIntyre and Roisin Cellarius from Colasite Bhaile Chlair Galway at the BT young Scientist exhibition at the RDS Dublin. Photo: Justin Farrelly.

Two Galway girls have sworn off stilettos after their research revealed the hazards of heels.

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Ella-Rose McIntyre and Róisín Cellarius (both 13), from Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, studied the effects of wearing high heels, and found that the shoes could damage the lower back and calf muscles.

Stilettos were the most dangerous, while wedges were said to be the safest heels.

"We wouldn't wear high heels, not after this and seeing all the damage they do," Ella-Rose said.

But the girls also found that 90pc of stiletto wearers would continue to wear them while knowing the dangers.

Irish Independent

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