Most women understand that it is a fact that high heel, narrow toed shoes can cause physical health issues. My particular back pain problems weren't caused by the wearing of high heels, but as a result I can no longer fashion a pretty heel.
I know it sounds vain. I should be thankful to be walking at all. Think positive. I should be ashamed. Shallow guilt is damaging. I in no way have become an advocate against women elongating and slimming their legs with beautiful ornaments upon their sexy feet. I loved how pretty shoes made me feel. Just like a drink always taste better when sipped from a beautiful glass.
This article explains the possible effects of high heel wear.
A whole set of problems comes with accepting change even when it is footwear. I have a 28 inch inseam, yeah, no joke that's it. Tree trunks. I buy jeans and dress pants in size 8 to 10 and they come with a 32 inch inseam. I don't sew. I shrink them and then would wear 2 to 3 inch heels. My favourite, mini ankle boots. This made my legs look so much longer. So now I've had to find 30 inch inseams. Awful. Wow, look at my tree trunks! Purchased four pairs of ballet flats. They are difficult to walk in. http://youlookfab.com/2010/03/18/how-to-fit-classic-dress-pants/