Physics of high heels

Why does a woman wearing stilettos put a lot more pressure on the ground than a fully grown elephant? In this video science babe Dr Debbie Berebichez explains how Newton’s laws of physics apply to high heeled shoes.

For more fun explanations of the science and mathematics behind everyday life, see Dr Debbie’s website The Science Babe.

Learn to walk in high heels more comfortably

Master the skill of walking in heels without wearing them every day!