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Stacked vs Stiletto

Stacked vs Stiletto

I love heels.

Heels of all kinds. 

Blue ones. 
Black ones. 
Stiletto ones. 
Stacked ones. 

While I generally prefer a stiletto heel, one of my all-time favorite pairs of shoes has a stacked heel (also known as the chunky heel or block heel). 

Some women prefer a stacked heel because they are arguably more comfortable, provide a bit more stability and are super easy to walk in. 

Many believe that the stacked heel is better for the body, too.

But is that true? 

Dr. Casey Kerrigan discovered that high-heeled shoes abnormally increase knee joint torques. And that wide-heeled shoes put more pressure on the knee than narrow-heeled shoes. 

In fact, wide-heeled shoes increase peak knee torque by 26% (narrow-heeled shoes increase knee torque by 22%).

This unnatural stress on the knee can lead to degenerative issues, such as osteoarthritis.

Do not fear!

Vivian Lou Insolia Weight-Shifting insoles adjust the pitch and position of the foot in all heels resulting in proper knee extension and significantly reduced knee strain.

Take a look.

high heel knee pain vivian lou insolia

Using a MoCap Motion Study, we are able to capture what the knee looks like with and without Insolia insoles.

To see the full MoCap study, click here

So with Vivian Lou Insolia insoles, not only can you wear your heels (both stiletto and stacked) 4x longer without pain, you can also wear them without damaging your knees! 

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. These insoles are truly the bee's knees!

Here’s to looking and feeling better in high heels!

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