It’s no secret that I think high heels, along with most, if not all, podiatrists believe high heels are NO good for your feet and overall body. I advise if you must wear high heels, make sure they’re no higher than 1″ so as to not adversely effect the biomechanics of walking. (If you must have higher heels, promise me no more than 2.5 inches!)
Now, I know some of you love your high heels—and the higher the better. Well, I’ve finally come across something that justifies wearing them…
A 26-year-old Israeli by the name of Avital Zeisler has developed a unique martial art—a self-defense method utilizing stilettos!
Avital Zeisler has taken Krav Maga, a martial art developed in Israel, and given it a unique twist by turning high-heeled shoes into effective weapons!
Zeisler has named it the “Soteria Method” because in Greek mythology, Soteria is the Greek goddess of safety. The Soteria Method also appears to be gaining popularity right here in the United States.
The creation of this method stemmed from a tragedy of sexual assault in Zeisler’s life when she was 19 years old. After dealing with depression from this attack, she determined to fly to Israel to learn Krav Maga.
So why did she choose high heels to incorporate into her martial arts? Zeisler’s explanation is compelling…
“When I teach self-defense, I want to make sure it’s authentic to women,” she said. “The point of training in heels is that if you’re wearing heels and targeted for an attack, you’re equipped with a few survival strategies that can save your life.”
There are those who doubt the effectiveness of this method, but Zeisler contends high heels can be effective weapons.
“The objective is to disrupt the attacker’s thought process — even just to get him to blink,” she said.
Check out this video for further details…
If you or a loved one are looking for a podiatrist in the Sarasota-Bradenton area or are experiencing heel problems, Sarasota or Bradenton is the place to be! Please schedule an appointment with Dr. Lasday, Dr. Zdancewicz, Dr. Goecker, or Dr. Sotelo for a thorough and professional evaluation, either in our Bradenton Podiatry office at (941) 753-9599 or our Sarasota Podiatry office at (941) 366-2627.
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