A local doctor in Boca Raton, Florida, is judging a “sexy shoe contest” as publicity for a local shoe store. The winner gets a free pair of shoes! It may seem strange to have a doctor be a judge for a shoe contest. However, part of the event will be a question and answer forum for concerns about spider and varicose veins.
Wearing “sexy shoes” may make you look good, but it could be dangerous for your vein health. Wearing a heel higher than 1.5 inches may restrict proper circulation in the leg. Spider or varicose veins can develop and could even progress into Deep Vein Thrombosis.
The contest is lighthearted and meant to be fun for contestants. Any forum to distribute information to the public on vein health is beneficial. For many it is a win-win situation. Girls get to learn about their veins and check out some sexy shoes.