It rolls up, heels for a budget airline in Ukraine that worries about chronic foot pain among female flight attendants.
SkyUp Airlines recently told its female staff that they can now choose to wear sneakers instead of high heels, according to BBC News, which says it may be a sign of the times, marking a step away from centuries-old traditions that are too exaggeratedly focused on women's inflight appearances. (In addition to sneakers, attendants will also be allowed to wear pants instead of skirts.)
This shift in cabin appearance pressure followed complaints from several flight attendants about the uncomfortable uniform in a company survey and feedback on chronic foot pain.
“Twelve hours on your feet, flying (from) Kiev to Zanzibar and back. If you wear high heels, you can barely walk afterwards, a SkyUp flight attendant tells the BBC.
“Many of my colleagues are regular customers of podiatrists; their toes and toenails are constantly damaged by high heels, she added.