This isn't keeping me from wearing heels

In results published last week in The Journal of Applied Physiology, the scientists found that heel wearers moved with shorter, more forceful strides than the control group, their feet perpetually in a flexed, toes-pointed position. This movement pattern continued even when the women kicked off their heels and walked barefoot. As a result, the fibers in their calf muscles had shortened and they put much greater mechanical strain on their calf muscles than the control group did. Basically, heel wearers walk less efficiently — even when they’re not wearing heels — causing their muscles to tire out and increasing the risk of strain injuries.