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Thread: Why would anyone do this to their feet??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    high heels are so awful for a womens health, don't know why women wear them. It can't be for men because I got plenty without them. I never got the fashion/trendy thing either. why go out of the way to look like everyone else doing the same thing
    I agree! Never understood why women buy into this and don't recognize the potential damage being done to feet. Someone mentioned the Chinese foot binding. I believe the book is Snowflower and the Secret Fan (very different than the movie version). Good read, tragic phenomenon.

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    I can't imagine doing anything like that to my feet...and I also have no urge to wear high heels. I wear shoes for comfort, not looks. I have seen many people look (at least to me) very uncomfortable trying to walk in heels. Why do that to yourself?? I worry about the future of their feet as they age.

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    Tiny feet

    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    I remember reading that somewhere. Whatever happened to being yourself?....flaws and all

    I wonder who thought of that about Chinese women.....Someone sitting around looking at feet and thinking....Wow, I find tiny feet appealing.........I know......Let's bind little baby girls feet up and keep them that way for their entire life. Maybe others will find this attractive too......:0
    I read somewhere that tiny feet were considered beautiful and royal. The peasants started doing it too, not realizing the problems it caused later on.....I'll take my size 11 "boats" any day over that!!!!
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    My daughter wears a 12 and used to buy her dress or nicer shoes at Payless Shoes....they usually have a decent selection of 11's and 12's. Not the best quality but they are comfortable and wear a good while. They have lots of wides, too.
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    I wouldn't. I remember looking at my step sister's feet years ago. She wore heels all the time and/or shoes that were in the same shape. Her feet formed (rather I think deformed) to that same shape, where her big toe pointed away from the midline of the body. I've always had a job/career where I was on my feet and comfort was more of a necessity rather than 'look at my beautiful shoes' career, (waitress or in a hospital).
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    This is an interesting thread. I have recently pursued opinions on fixing my feet. The right one has a bunion which is not really too painful but the next toe is a hammertoe and IT HURTS! Even when I'm not walking or standing. Get shooting pains in the middle of the night in bed. Wakes me up.
    The left one - well I had a bunion removed 25 years ago when it also became too painful - also woke me from a sound sleep with pain. Was very happy with the results till about 5 years ago. Now I have a big toe going towards the centre lien of my body with the rest of the toes following it. From the latest xray my foot bones are going \\\\ while the toes are going ////.
    Can't wear closed toes shoes - a real problem in the winter - no open toe boots. With my arthritic knees, just wearing the boots much less walking in them basically cripples me for at least 24 hours.
    Surgery to fix the right foot quotes at $6300 - didn't ask for the left but there is probably 3X the work.
    Haven't worn any kid of heel since I was 18. Its Birks for me all the time. I've even worn them in the winter in the snow. I'd rather have cold feet than sore feet.
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    It's crazy!! I've been watching a show on the Oxygen channel called "I'm Addicted To Shopping" what an eye opener that show is into how people "think" or don't!!
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    I go bare foot in the house and outside during the summer. In winter I do slippers and socks when I go out. I have Clark's shoes that I bought in Scotland. They are very comfortable and wear well.

    I did do heels but kept breaking the heels off so gave it up. My bosses used to get upset when I would go bare foot or in stocking at the office-BUT I hate shoes!!

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    This almost reminds of the very old Chinese custom of binding feet. Those were created for the illusion of small feet by basically folding the feet in half.

    Since I already an existing foot problem from childhood, I never really could wear heels and after watching my mom kick hers off, I had no desire for them.

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    I have always been about comfort. I even had a surgeon tell me my feet were the way feet were suppose to look. Wide with space between the toes high arch and instep. Of course I did go through the squeezing my feet into "proper" shoes because my husband said I had to wear them. I am more the bare foot type until my toes freeze then I put on shoes. lol.. I found a pair of Clarks just by chance and am now on my second pair. They don't look great if I want to dress up a little but I am comfortable . I am ok with that trade off.

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    I found an easier solution--- I stopped wearing high heels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Sadly this is not new ... The Chinese women used to bind their feet to keep them small because tiny feet were considered more attractive. The feet were bound as young children and continued until as adults the feet were so grossly bent and folded that they barely resembled feet ... they looked more like triangular hooves.
    Horrendously, there was more to it than just 'binding' the feet. Girls' feet were deliberately broken by various methods (sometimes more than once) so they could be folded and compressed before being tightly wrapped. Some of these tortured little victims died from the pain and trauma. The standard of aristocratic beauty was to have tiny feet like 'lotus buds' and delicate, tottering tiny steps. Big feet (natural feet) were peasant, coarse and low-status. Adult women in the family were responsible for the binding whether by choice or by pressure from males or in-laws. Got to have that female ready for the marriage market. Now teenaged girls get breast implants.

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    If my feet hurt, I'm grumpy, depressed and unfit for human company...most of the time in the house I go barefoot and when I do have to go out I wear slip on's with flat heels (mostly sandals) and have one pair of tennis shoes for winter. I would never consider removing a toe for fashion. Some women are just toooooo vain.
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    Wore spikes when young to church or on a date. Wore great nursing shoes (back then not sneakers like today or Dansko) with support hose. Took excellent care of my feet and legs for my work. I have a couple of pairs of 2"-3" heels today but find I am wearing them less and less. I go barefoot in the house except in the winter and use crocs in the yard. I will keep my "pinkies" however. I'm pretty much done with fashion and impressing others. I do like to look nice however... but that doesn't include pain to do it.

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    its hard to believe someone would go to this extreme for the sake of fashion. Wonder how they'll feel when they are Sr. cits. haven't worn heels of any type since I broke my ankle 10 years ago and I sure don't miss it. We had a young gal in our office who wore the very high heels and pointed toes - saw her feet in sandals one day and all her toes were permanently crunched together. I opt for round roomy toes that I can wear socks with.

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    I haven't worn heels in years, and wouldn't dream of wearing those 5-inch spikes today! My shoes for work (I'm an LPN) are usually wide-width Skechers, and I do have a pair of L.L.Bean slip-ons that are quite comfortable. I don't even think my daughters wear the killer spikes...I hope they don't! And believe it or not, my youngest daughter wore blue flipflops for her 'something blue' when she got married!
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    As soon as I had my first foot pain I went to a podiatrist. I haven't had any foot problems that the Dr. can't fix so far. My favorite shoes to wear are Naturalizer brand. Crocs are great and they are stylish. Look here: http://www.crocs.com/crocs-womens-be...de_flat_121106

    Crocs have lots of different styles but most are not in the stores.

    I never liked the way high heels felt on my feet. When I was younger and wore them to formal things, I kept a pair of Danskin black slippers in my purse.
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    I think it's highly unethical for any doctor to remove body parts purely for vanity sake.
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    Seriously? Removing digits holy moly not for me. I'm flip flops in the summer and ugg boots in the winter. I wear flats to work and they are off the moment I step inside. To decorate my feet I have my nails painted and pedicures my favourite treat.
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    I think anyone should have cosmetic surgery to correct the obvious like a hook nose or bad teeth or get rid of pain. I don't understand having surgery just to wear ugly shoes all day. LOL.
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    Im 73 years old and have never worn uncomfortable shoes. High heels no way. My feet are in excellent condition.
    It is not worth it ladies, and by my age you see how silly young people are about the current fashions. I remember when I wore pin curls under a scarf that was pinned a certain way to go out in public. Pegger pants etc. May Jane shoes and bunnie ear shoes. Glad I dont have pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie View Post
    Im 73 years old and have never worn uncomfortable shoes. High heels no way. My feet are in excellent condition.
    It is not worth it ladies, and by my age you see how silly young people are about the current fashions. I remember when I wore pin curls under a scarf that was pinned a certain way to go out in public. Pegger pants etc. May Jane shoes and bunnie ear shoes. Glad I dont have pictures.
    Rose Marie, You're lucky you don't have pictures. lol Unfortunately, I do and they're really an embarrassment!

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    Maybe shoe manufacturers should get the hint and make the shoes wider than what they are now. I have rarely seen someone's foot be a narrow as the shoes are made. I used to dress for fashion but I am older and wiser and I go for style AND comfort. I have only one pair of feet and I have a lot of places I want them to takle me before I'm done with them.

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    I had surgery on my left foot for hammertoe. I was in such pain that the surgery was necessary. Can't imagine having such painful surgery for cosmetic reasons.

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    I alternate between those thick soled walking/exercise shoes and what my kids call skateboard shoes.
    I have arthritis in my left foot and a bone-spur, so any type of heel hurts my feet.
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