5 Alarming Facts About Wearing Flats

Sartorial folklore has long held that wearing flats is generally much better for your feet than wearing über-high heels. And while science has time and again supported this theory, with numerous reports revealing the damaging health results of wearing heels, flats aren't completely out of the doghouse either. Even a cursory Google search on the health risks of wearing flats reveals some pretty jaw-dropping facts. We delved deeper to find the most upsetting risks we ladies take every time we step into our trusty flats—and many of these will likely shock you.

Keep scrolling to learn the five most upsetting facts you never knew about wearing flats.

What do you do when your flats are hurting your feet? Share in the comments below!

This post has been updated by Erin Fitzpatrick.