Study: Heels Improve Leg Muscle Tone

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It’s no secret that one of the big benefits of wearing high heels is the way they flatter your silhouette. But a new study has suggested that the wearing of tall shoes doesn’t benefit the wearer by illusion alone. Rather, it says the wearing heels can actually improve the muscle tone of your legs.

The study, conducted by researchers at Harvey Mudd College in California, tested a group of 18 to 33-year-old subjects and found that “those who walked in high heels activated their inner and outer calf muscles much more evenly than those who used flatter shoes.”

Considering all the bad press that high heels have gotten recently, it’s nice to see some science in favor of our best-loved shoes. Thanks, Harvey Mudd!