They ask to prohibit in Japan the use of high-heeled shoes at work

When talking about heels, many adjectives can circulate through our mind: aesthetics, pain, fatigue, dominance, fashion among others.

But there are those who seem no longer to tolerate them: the followers of the movement KuToo, in Japan, which emerges from the words shoe (kutsu) and pain (kutsuu) in Japanese, because they ask the government to protect them from places where the use of this type of footwear is required.

This initiative was created by Yumi Ishikawa, a 32-year-old actress who shouted to the rooftops that she had to change her profession because she had some difficulty wearing high-heeled shoes for eight hours in a row in hotel training. Therefore, he sent a petition to the Ministry of Labor that has been signed by more than 19 thousand people, in which he made a call to create a law that allows the female sector to have the free decision to use heels or not in their jobs.



As an important fact, in almost all companies and public bodies in Japan the rules of etiquette or regulations require employees to wear skirts and heels.

It is important to mention that not only in Japan has raised the voice in this topic for the authorities to listen. In 2017, the Philippines and Canada passed laws that prohibit companies from forcing women to wear heels, adding that the United States has also expressed dissatisfaction with norms that require dressing in this or that manner.

Investigations from Hanseo University in South Korea discovered through an experiment that the use of high heels more than three times a week can damage four ankle muscles.



Forty young students of air tourism were forced to wear heels of approximately 10 centimeters in all their classes. After four years, they ended up with this part of the body totally weakened.

Other negative consequences are: malformations in the feet (bunions, hammer toes); arthrosis, tension in the Achilles tendon and poor circulation.

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