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Skinny jeans are everywhere. They come in so many different fits, but their unifying function is to squeeze your body parts into the tightest space possible. Sometimes, the outcome is a pair of sausage legs, and other times you simply cannot walk. Kramer knows what we’re talking about:

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Someone else who knows what we’re talking about is a 35-year-old Australian woman who developed “compartment syndrome” after squatting in skinnies for hours. The condition led to swollen muscles and bleeding, and she even had to spend four days in the hospital to recover. Turns out, prolonged wear of skinny jeans cuts off blood flow, even if they do make you look pretty. Now, this isn’t a one-off thing. Other studies have linked “meralgia paresthetica” to the rise of skinny pants. Medical jargon aside, the studies basically say that wearing tight pants can cause inflammation, a burning sensation, numbness and loss of movement.

Here are some pants that won’t send you to the hospital: