A Woman Plans to Run a Marathon in High Heels - Imagine Her Foot Pain!

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Feb 28, 2015 3:00:00 PM

running_in_high_heelsTraining for a marathon is hard enough, but can you imagine training in high heels? We’re not talking kitten heels either, but 3-inch stilettos! Yeah, we can’t imagine it either, and most of the world is in the same shoes – except for a woman who is training to be the first person ever to run a marathon in high heels! To a New York podiatrist, this has disaster written all over it – at least disaster for her feet. Read the beginnings of her story in the excerpt below.

Posted by: Daily Mail

Every inch counts: Mother-of-five to be the first person in the world to run a marathon in HIGH HEELS

The London marathon has seen racers compete in almost every wacky outfit imaginable over the years - but a mother-of-five is attempting a world first by running the race in high heels.

Natalie Eckert hopes to raise £5,000 by completing next year's London marathon in a pair of sparkly five-inch high heels, earning herself a Guinness World Record in the process.

The 37-year-old was inspired after hearing about German Julia Plecher earning a place in the Book of Records by running 100m in 14.531 seconds while wearing golden heels.

Despite never running a marathon before, Mrs Eckert, from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, says she is confident of completing the race and has set herself an ambitious target of four hours.

Her training regime consists of running two nights a week and doing boxing on three nights.

She added: 'My friends are always laughing at me because I'm always wearing high heels. I wear them all the time, even on the school run.

'I've been known to wear them when I've been pregnant. I absolutely love them. I read about the German lady doing 100m and thought "that's nothing, she should try a marathon".

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Walking in high heels can be a fete in and of itself. Running in them just wreaks of problems causing foot pain. Beyond just worrying about the heel getting stuck in a hole on the road or tripping and twisting your ankle, is all the time spent training in the heels before the actual marathon.

Just wearing high heels on a daily basis to work or the occasional night out on the town can cause foot problems. Training in them by doing the same kind of activities you would in a pair of athletic shoes can put you on the fast track to running injuries and foot problems such as bunions, hammertoes, blisters, corns, calluses, plantar fasciitis, arch pain, heel pain, ankle pain, and even pain felt in the rest of your body.

We’ll be sure to let you know about the outcome for this woman running a marathon in high heels. There’s no doubt she will need treatment for foot pain!

If you have no aspirations to train for a marathon, let alone one wearing high heels, but still experience foot pain, contact a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare to learn about your treatment options. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.

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