|| From a health standpoint, they are hazaderous because of their heel height and the damage repeated use does to your feet, tendons and joints. More business for the chiropractor, podiatrist and orthopedic specialists. Not the germs as one might assume.
Someone out there might like these vintage, gently worn boots, it has little to do with the age of the boots or germs. I can sometimes find exactly what I am looking for at a second hand shop, shoes from a previous season, in a shade not offered this season, rather then the unfashionable offerings that pop up so often.
Who on earth who lived through the sixties would relish the platform shoes of that era? We see them now and think they were ridiculous then and still are today. Some fashions should remain buried in the past, unless you are doing a period piece and need them for the movie or something of that nature.
The clunky thick heels, of recent favor, do no one any favors, especially if you have think legs, full calves or are carrying too much weight or thinkness in your legs, they make you look worse!
Although if the heels are high, a thicker heel offers more support for the weight distribution they must support.
Shoe designers do not design for comfort, if they did, we would see softer leather and lower heels.
Have you ever looked at the footwear people wear to commute to work?
Shoes need to be aired out every day, not worn on two consecutive days, to let them breathe. Odor and moisture are of more concern than germs. One can use foot powder or disinfectant and if the person has athlete's feet, the shoes should never be given to anyone else and should be trashed.
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