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Women are warriors — WARRIORS! — for wedging those teeny-tiny pointed high heels onto their feet and then walking around all day. Mother Nature surely never intended our feet to be contorted in such a way, bent at a 45-degree (or more) angled and mashed into a small, thin space for eight hours (or more).

It should come as no surprise that wearing high heels on a regular basis is probably one of the worst things we can do to our feet. With every additional inch in heel height, more and more pressure is put on the ball of the foot, which can result in so many unpleasant things: callouses, corns, bunions and the dreaded hammertoe.

It’s not just aesthetic, either. High heels can cause chronic tendinitis, shooting pain through the spine and foot, and even stress fractures with repeated, frequent wear.

Might be time to invest in flats. For more scary information on the damage these shoes can do, check out the video, above.