Tests for Balance O.K. High Heels (Aug, 1939)
Tests for Balance O.K. High Heels
A METAL pencil has just written upon smoked paper a vindication of high-heeled shoes for women. Testing their effect upon body balance, Dr. Walter Mendenhall, of Boston, finds that girls wearing the much-maligned footgear can often stand more steadily than barefoot subjects. The telltale pencil, attached by a headband, recorded a subject’s wavering upon a chart.