High heels cause women foot problems.

Sky-high heels can cause foot problems. But a lot of women don't care. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images

It's often said that women suffer for fashion, but now there are actual numbers to back it up!

Research released by the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists in the UK, found that 37 percent of women will wear shoes that are uncomfortable as long as they are fashionable, reports BBC news.

The survey of 2,000 women also revealed that nearly four in ten will buy shoes that they know don't fit.

Lorraine Jones from the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists warns that most people in the UK suffer from a foot problem at some point and that the culprit is often poor-fitting shoes, says the source.

As for those "killer" heels, Jones tells the site they are prone to cause problems. Plus, warns to be especially cautious of slip-ons, which cause the foot to slide forward.

For day-to-day wear, Jones recommends a low-heeled shoe (no higher than 4cm or about 1.5 inches).

Yikes! What about those Balmain zipper boots with the 4-inch heel or those classic pointy-toe Manolo Blahnik stilettos?

There goes our (ideal) fall shoe wardrobe!

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