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The higher the heel, the closer to... pain?

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  • New study reveals 40% of women choose fashion over discomfort
  • It only takes an average of 1 hour and 6 minutes before most women's feet begin to ache
A new study reveals that 90% of women who wear high heels end up with foot problems. But that isn't stopping ladies from wearing fancy footwear.
 
According to Britain's College of Podiatry survey, more than 40% of women say they'll soldier on through the pain, all in the name of fashion. Only 12% of men said they'd do the same. 
 
And the pain tolerance doesn't last too long. Most women report their heels start to hurt after an average of only about 1 hour and 6 minutes. And the younger the woman, the higher the heels. Around 20% of women ages 18-24 own a pair of 6-inch heels, compared to just 10% in the over-25 age group.
 
So, why do women love their shoes so much? We conducted our own little poll to find out -- are heels really worth the pain? 
 

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