Everyday heels; the story of Adobea

1754596312944_6139452147297So she goes like ‘’Ajiee me nan’’ (ouch my leg) but she still got up on her feet to properly wear her heels at the Oxford street one Saturday night.

Dressed in an all black outfit with a number of ornamental chains like that of a US rapper, make ups, a 7-inch heel from a boutique shop nearMakola I believe, and to add to her problems this lady couldn’t walk properly in her heels.

For purposes of this story, let’s name her Adobea. Well,  I was out at Galitos to grab a bite of pizza a friend promised me.

Around 11:35pm, Adobea had gone to the extreme end of the road with her friend walking in an uncomfortable way as if she was dancing to a King Ayisoba’s track.

Two guys who come out of the KFC building shouted ‘’Ashawo’’(prostitute) as they head on. To my amusement Adobea throws back her own jab – ‘’ARMED ROBBERS’’.

Suddenly, these guys stopped laughing and started insulting the lady. I couldn’t hide my excitement than to burst into laughter, what a“PUNCHLINE’’ I said, reminding me of the popular phrase. “Revenge is a dish best served cold”.

Guys of today would always tell a lady dressed in ‘’someway’’ fashion that she is a prostitute. Is that entirely so?. Well ladies, just as Adobea did, if they call you prostitute, let ‘armed Robbers’ be the ‘TELEMO’ for them.

At this point, Adobea felt really good and started laughing but continued in her uncomfortable heels. She sat infront of the SG-SSB and looked into the sky.

I watched kenly from a distance as she closed her eyes to say some words only God knows. I was trying hard not to believe Adobea was indeed a prostitute.

Her friend came back with some drinks; an energy drink to keep them going through the night.

My friend, Asamoah, who was so sure Adobea was a prostitute, decided to pull a prank on her. He crossed the street and decided to walk a bit slower as he came closer to Adobea. Quickly, she stood up and started walking in a way to catch Asamoah’s attention. She interestingly called him ‘’Baby’’ as she solicited.

“Baby?” My friend passed by all smiles and there, his assumptions about Adobea were confirmed.

“Awwwww” –  I said as I sighed.

Adobea then took her frustration onto her heels,took them off as she went back to inclined on a car parked just infront of the bank.

She touched her feet and her facial expression said it all. Our ‘’baby’’ was suffering.

So apparently our armed robber friends were right after all.

She then walked barefooted in search of clients. Fortunately or unfortunately, a car stopped close to Adobea and after agreeing on some conditions of service, she sat in the car and sped off. She ironically called her friend standing by “Ashawo”.

We can have a problem with Adobea as a prostitute. But I want to focus on Adobea’s problem with her heels. We can agree that prostitution is a bad thing. But can we also agree that these heels these days is bizarre.

My ladies, my question is why feel uncomfortable when you can be the opposite? Your heels are killing you more than you can imagine.

From about one in 10 women who wear high heels at least three days a week, a third of them have fallen while wearing them like Adobea.

Statistics show that high heels are one of the biggest factors leading to foot problems in women, with up to a third suffering permanent problems as a result of prolonged wear.

According to Dr. Nevins of the Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center in Washington,USA,  when an individual wear shoes with a two inches or higher heels, your foot slides forward in your shoe, forcing the toes into the unnatural shape of the shoe and redistributing your weight incorrectly.

The increased weight on your toes causes your body to tilt forward, and to compensate, you lean backwards and overarch your back, creating a posture that can strain your knees, hips, and lower back.

“The change to the position of your spine puts pressure on nerves in the back and can cause sciatica, a condition where nerves become trapped, triggering pain and numbness as far down as the feet,” Dr. Nevins adds.

The next question therefore is, do you have to give up your heels? No, but to avoid the problems that develop over time,

Choose sensible heels. Select shoes with low heels – an inch and a half or less – and `a wide heel base. Secondly, please wear soft insoles to reduce the impact on your knees.

Also, Make sure your shoes are the right size so the foot doesn’t slide forward, putting even more pressure on the toes.

Again, pick a shoe with a wide enough toe space to allow you to wiggle your toes. Lastly,wear heels on days that require limited walking or standing.

I am sure if Adobea had known this, her life would have been better. Let’s make the right choice and hey, I endorse a heel in fashion.

source: myjoyonline.com