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

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    Why would anyone do this to their feet??

    for the sake of fashion!!!!


    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/1...ntcmp=features


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    I know of a woman who kept getting painful corns on her little toes, both inside and on the outside. She had the knuckle bones removed from those toes. This might be a solution some resort to also, for the sake of fashion like you say. Kinda creeps me out. I will take my TempurPedics any day.

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    I wouldn't mess with my feet! I just opt for comfy shoes!

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    I'd be happy if I could find comfortable shoes. I can't wear flats, let alone heels. And I have an awful time even finding walking shoes (sneaker-type) that don't hurt. I have a hammer toe and RA related deformities in my feet. Even my favorite moccasins that I wear around the house are starting to hurt.

    I do not understand the vanity of some people that they'd resort to surgery.

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    I love going barefoot. Only time I wear shoes is if we are going out.
    I wear flip flops outdoors in the yard.

    I can barely walk in sneakers without tripping sometimes. Let alone attaching an extra few inches to my feet and falling over.........LOL
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    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.
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    For Gramajo who can't find comfortable shoes - best thing that ever happened to my feet was my first pair of Easy Spirit Traveltime. That was several pairs ago. Just recently there was a thread on the QB about comfortable shoes and several brands were recommended. Wish I could remember more specifics but it must be under General Chit-Chat. Maybe you can find it and get some good advice.

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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.
    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
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    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
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    I don't know why the myth exists that high heels look sexy. Lots of them look clunky and make the foot or ankle look deformed. Some of them cause the body to not have correct posture and cause bunions and callouses. I also know that many men agree with me. Sensible shoes do not have to look orthopaedic and one does not want to be crippled in oldage, so I opt for a 'normal' shoe.

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    Maybe it is just me, but I think those new high heeled shoes just look plain ugly and clunky!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs. fitz View Post
    For Gramajo who can't find comfortable shoes - best thing that ever happened to my feet was my first pair of Easy Spirit Traveltime. That was several pairs ago. Just recently there was a thread on the QB about comfortable shoes and several brands were recommended. Wish I could remember more specifics but it must be under General Chit-Chat. Maybe you can find it and get some good advice.
    mrs. fitz, Thanks for the info. I saw that thread. I've found some New Balance shoes work for me, but they have to be a mesh top. The leather tops do not stretch enough to accomodate my hammer toe. The mesh top is great when it's warm, get a little ventilation from the mesh, but they're pretty breezy in the winter .

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    Some people will always go to extremes to be "fashionable" I just shake my head and wear my Crocs. Crocs are as unfashionable as anyone can get.

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    God bless my Birkenstocks! My big feet fit into them just fine, thank you!

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    All I can say is shame on the surgeon who will cut off toes for vanity's sake. Any surgery carries a risk, and to do something like this so you can wear a pair of rediculous looking shoes, is just plain stupid. Think of the implications for the future. Bunions are a different thing and are often a necessary procedure. It is interesting that the doctor being interviewed has a display of sensible shoes behind him in his office.

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    then how would you play the "this little piggy" toe game????????????

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    I love flip flops and birkenstocks - another fun fact of aging for me - now that I am in menopause - my feet get so hot in shoes - I can't even wear socks and tennis shoes - I have to wear something cool and comfortable - most of the time I wear slippers - when I go out - something comfortable and open so I don't sweat to death. I have given up all my "sexy" shoes a long time ago - I just can't walk in high shoes anymore.

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    Did they ever happen to think that the solution to their foot problems could easily be solved by wearing "sensible" shoes, instead of instruments of torture?
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    this was in the news maybe 5 years ago, some people don't use common sense. I LOVE a pointy toe pump, but wouldn't alter my feet to wear them. The woman in the video complained that it hurt, and she shouldn't be judged.... I'll bet she had 'normal feet' you know, size 7 medium width.... I have a 9 1/2 C width on the right & 10 D width on the left; I don't have problem wearing a stileto, but, not those ridiculous platform pumps.
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    I think that is just extreme
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    I use to take a 10 wide now its a 11 wide due to my little toes try and find a casual shoe or dress shoe that is decent looking. If i was younger I would consider this. wish someone would have mentioned it back then.

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    that gave me shaky shivers down my spine If some one was to try this on me they better come with a few platoons of big burly gun totin Marines. I use to wear some pretty steeped spikes but once I got over being self conscious of my lack of hgt I went for tenny shoes. Even tho I still suffer from lack of hgt I have conquered it with a step stool

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    Yuck! is the only thing I can think of!

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    I would honestly do something like this if I could afford it, or if insurance would cover it.

    My pinky toes (especially on my right foot) push up over my next toe. (DH says they're 'humping' ) It is really hard to find comfortable shoes, even sneakers. I try them on, they seem fine, but after a day in them, I have blisters/pain.

    For me, the Dr said they need to cut the tendon along the outside of my foot, break the pinky toe and re-set it differently, and stretch/re-attach it differently. I haven't done it simply because insurance won't cover it, and I won't even ASK how much it is without!
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    I have the problem of my second toe being longer than the big toe. And my left foot is half a size longer than the right. Makes finding a pair of shoes that fit both feet a challenge but I don't think I'd consider a surgical solution.

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