It’s difficult enough finding clothes to fit bodies that don’t conform to the anorexic bean-pole fashion model figure. Now, according to a recent New York Times article, we women have to lob off our toes:
With vanity always in fashion and shoes reaching iconic cultural status, women are having parts of their toes lopped off to fit into the latest Manolo Blahniks or Jimmy Choos. Cheerful how-to stories about these operations have appeared in women’s magazines and major newspapers and on television news programs.
A well-made woman’s shoe should have the narrow tip start after the toes. Not all of us can afford expensive shoes, and now we have to educate women about what is a properly fitting shoe since we’re so stupid as to keep buying shoes that hurt our feet.
I like a sexy shoe as much as the next person, but I’m not sentencing myself to a lifetime of pain for it. So, c’mon ladies, when you’re buying heels buy a wide width shoe. No one will know, your tootsies will thank you and maybe Manolo and Jimmy will get the picture when their regular width shoes stop selling.
Just don’t go under the knife to make yourself fit someone else’s unattainable idea of beauty.