Skinny Jeans Give You Back Ache: Mum Jeans For The Win

We told you the skinny jean was moribund - is this the final nail in the coffin?

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We already told you that the skinny jean was dead. Not simply pining for the fjords, but pushing up the daisies.

A little while ago, we dumped the skinny, in favour of a relationship with boyfriend cuts and 'mom' jeans.

However much we loved the spray-ons, they can't now hope to be exhumed, we even tried putting tulle all over them, which kind of worked, but we've just heard something that truly puts the nail in the coffin.

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It turns out the skinny jean gives you...wait for it...back ache.

Chiropractor Rishi Loatey told The Independent, 'If they're incredibly tight, you won't be able to walk as you normally would,' he said.

'You've got a natural gait, or stride, that you would take, and the knee, hip and lower back all move to minimise the pressure coming up through the joints.'

'However, if one of those areas isn't moving as it should be, it's going to cause more pressure elsewhere.'

Ok, jeez we're sprinkling the soil on now.

And it's not just jeans that's ruining our poor backs, statement jewelry and oversized bags were also to blame...so basically 2009.

This is also the same for loose ballet pumps, or ANY sort of slides or mules.

If there is no back to the shoe, you sort of have to grip the front of the shoes with your toes. And don't give us that face, you know exactly what we're talking about.

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And the shoe is so worth it, so pretty, you don't care.

Well, that weird toe-grip-walk has an impact, not only on your wallet, but on your poor back too. Dr Loatey told the Independent, 'If you imagine the back of a shoe, the bit that goes round the back is supposed to be quite firm, so it grips the rear foot...If you don't have that, then your foot is more mobile in the shoe.'

'If they're not the right size, they're a bit loose or they don't have the bit at the back, you're almost gripping the shoe as you walk, which again changes the way you walk' and this damages your back.

Back pain from clothing and accessories isn't as rare as you would think the Independent reported, '73 per cent of women from a sample of more than 2,000 said they have had back pain, more than a quarter – 28 per cent – said they were aware their clothing affects their posture and back and neck pain, but did not take this into account when choosing what to wear.'

But what to do? Well Dr Loatey suggests lace-up shoes for at least some of the day.

Trainers say what? According to Pandora Sykes the trainer is dead, but we literally cannot handle that right now...we're still in mourning for the skinny. So we're just going to ignore that like a TV license court summons and do the trainer/heel swap à la Working Girl to the office everyday.

So here's to the skinny, the ex-lover, the one that got away, RIP brother, we'll be missing you.

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