Flatform Shoe Safety
Fashion Terms   Women's Shoes

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What are flatforms?  Equally or more importantly are Flatforms hazardous to your health?

Flatforms are shoes that have a very thick sole which adds height but keeps the feet flat.  The sole is the bottom part underneath the foot.

Are flatforms dangerous?

Potentially, but not necessarily.  Flatforms for the most part lack the discomfort of high heels or steep wedges, but they might also be the most dangerous.  Though the retro-looking cross between a flat shoe and a platform may feel comfortable, their non-flexible elevated form makes walking on uneven surfaces a serious hazard.

In fairness to the flatform, high heel and other sorts of shows also have their dangers.  The flatform is not the only risk in the footwear market.

You may also find interest in learning about platform shoes and high heel shoes in our apparel industry definitions section.

Please walk carefully.  Don’t run.

If you are looking for the best shoes, you may want to check the consumer shoe guide section.

Always remember, safety comes first.