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According to the FootSmart Foot Comfort Index, the career field in which working women report having the worst foot problems is the Service Industry, with 73 percent noting some form of foot issue or pain. Other fields notably contributing to women’s foot problems include Healthcare (70 percent), Retail (69 percent), Manufacturing (68 percent) and Education (68 percent). The survey found women in Clerical fields seem to take the most risks with their heel heights, with 43 percent opting for 2-inch or higher heels. This group also showed the largest disparity in heel heights with 35 percent choosing heels of 1- 1 ½ inches and 22 percent opting for a heel of less than 1 inch.