Blog: Leonie BarrieIf the shoe won’t fit…

Leonie Barrie | 8 December 2003

…fix the foot. A little radical perhaps, but according to an article in the New York Times this weekend, increasing numbers of women are resorting to cosmetic foot surgery to ensure they can fit into the latest Manolo Blahniks or Jimmy Choos. At least that’s what they hope to achieve by having their toes shortened or collagen injected into the balls of their feet. Not surprisingly going under the knife can cause more problems than it solves, with women even risking permanent disability in their quest to be fashionable. But even so, demand for the operations is increasing. I just find it sad that people are prepared to risk their health so that they can fit into the right footwear. There's more to life than a pair of shoes...

If Shoe Won't Fit, Fix the Foot? Popular Surgery Raises Concern


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