The survey in brief
In the fall of 2015, PhD and specialist in orthopaedic surgery at Hvidovre Hospital Jeannette Østergaard Penny tested whether off-the-shelf "orthopaedic" stilettos can reduce forefoot pressure and increase comfort compared to regular stilettos."
The study aimed to investigate whether an orthopaedic stiletto can modulate pressure and comfort under the forefoot, arch and heel 22 women participated.
The conclusion was that off-the-shelf* orthopaedic stilettos with built-in metatarsal pad, arch support and heel cup can lower pressure under the heel and forefoot compared to regular stilettos and can improve comfort during daily wear.
*"Off the shelf" refers to products that are available in the general trade and not custom-made.
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