One reason I started advising people was my own experience beginning that nothing was seen by me online. 16 years later, there isn’t much! In common with a lot of areas about look, there is just a great deal of crap masquerading as fact — fake’facts’ with research or no proof. The absence of suitable info is a vacuum, which means that all sorts of strange folk pour into their particular bias, frantically typing away like maniacs howling abuse at anybody who does something they just don’t approve of, and making up any old crap to suit. I asked one man who had posted something weird where his’research’ or facts came from — and his answer was to send me comments made online by’Anon’ in some chatroom. This is it, the’study’ to back up his claim that some entirely off the wall and plain strange comment was”A FACT, research PROVES IT’. What he was actually saying was:”That is my bias, I know nothing but I’ve a strong perspective, therefore I will only search for something internet submitted by somebody who thinks the way I do –‘all lifts suck, therefore there, and you will have 6 years and 4 weeks bad luck if you even look in a set’. I come from a family of scientists (although not one myself) and it astonishes me the degree to which people online now only repeat unfounded crap as’reality’, simply because they have read it somewhere. It is worth adding here that some of the very virulent attacks on appearance-related issues online and really odd obsessions among several journalists, are more really about the individual writing them obsessions, inadequacies, jealousies and moderate’issues’ which lead to loud and screaming views. You find the same when folks post about’actors’ that they do not understand — anger and fury and nasty personal attacks (they do not know the individual but feel able, hiding behind a false name, to simply hurl abuse and unpleasantness). So I thought I would tackle a number of these false and untested claims at a different way in my bits here, and this is the first of a collection of Mythbusters, about the effects of wearing elevators — I have been adding men height shoes, made all the mistakes (there are lots ) and have learned that there ARE problems you have to deal with — but you won’t be helped by looking at the online comments of individuals who have never worn them, never used them at all. Well of course it is not FACT (or maybe just fact) and there is not one single bit of research they are any worse for you than flat shoes or going barefoot or eating carrots. It’s an irony that this subject comes up from the comment that is occasional but gives evidence of facts or study. In essence they state that elevators’should’ be bad for your toes (usually in capital letters of course!) But give backup or no research. And that is because there’s none. Obviously it proves nothing of this sort but it pretends it will. It’s interesting as it’s the mirror image of the mad and frequent remarks made by people about if you wear high heels or lifts your toes will drop off after a week, going on. What any study on any component of footwear has shown is that wearing the very same shoes and standing all day (whether flat or elevated or even bare foot) is probably not as great for you as having a break (duh, evident surely) but that has been turned in this specific story by journalists seeking feeling into”horizontal shoes are bad for you”. Have a break off your feet This is a significant one because at its heart are throwaway opinions attributing all kinds of possible issues to heels or lifts and the sole content of any research that is shown is the one about the need to eliminate your feet at times and have a break. That is it. Oh apart from the usual — sneakers should not be too tight (circulation) and you mustn’t run in certain ones. One of the cod’scientific’ arguments that you see online or in newspapers about the potential dangers (usually the comments refer to heels) apply also to horizontal shoes and are covered in phrases and phrases such as”specialists believe” (which experts, where are their details to back this’belief’?) , or”foot specialists think it may…” (“can”? “think?” — that’s not a fact or study, it’s opinion backed by thin atmosphere ). They’re selling something And remember. They’re also, ahem, selling something — the services of foot doctors et al.. Who are just too happy to tell you ANYTHING you are doing is wrong (since they take their charges ) — inform them you’ve been in flat shoes all day every day and they will say”Ah well that is where you’ve been going wrong…flat shoes aren’t great for arches…”. Let them know you have been wearing 4″ elevators all day and they’ll say”Ah that’s where you’ve been going wrong…etc etc”.These are all new places, without a proper study, but folks are anxious to earn money and journalists are worried to make people read feeling. Here’s facts and the plain — ALL shoes should not be worn with no break. Everybody should take a break from their toes, specially those who work standing in one place a good deal. Elevators do till they match closely NOT cause any issues any alternative to those of any other sort of footwear. Make sure the toes are not squeezed in to anything. And do foot exercises (not just those who stand a whole lot ( anybody ). And remember if you don’t read this article FACT, both your feet will drop off. Within 47 hours and 23 minutes,’studies and specialists have shown’…Research PROVES IT.