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The topic that I have chosen allows me to research not only the health concerns for wearing high heels (which was my original intent), but also the psychological, cultural, and historical aspects of wearing high heels and even shoes in general. This has allowed me to have endless possibilities during my research. I have learned many interesting facts about the history of shoes, and I find myself reading into the wee hours of the night just to learn more. My interest in this topic is derived from my own experience of wearing uncomfortably high heels. When I wear these ridiculous shoes I always wonder why I knowingly put myself through so much pain and discomfort. The song "Girly Shoes" by the Chenille Sisters comes to mind. Ironically I thought of this idea for my thesis while I was brainstorming one evening. I am very glad that this topic stuck with me because it has been exciting to research and it has opened my eyes to the importance of preventative measures in health.
Mellinger, Kristina, "The Worth of a Comfortable Shoe" (2009). Honors Theses. 811.
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