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


BLOG

US-China trade deal brings limited benefits for apparel firms

The 'Phase One' trade agreement signed between the US and China is a step in the right direction, but offers little relief to apparel firms in the ongoing trade conflict....

BLOG

US apparel imports down four months in a row

The volume of US apparel imports fell for the fourth consecutive month in November, with a 20% drop in shipments from largest supplier China. The figures suggest early stockpiling in the run-up to the...

BLOG

Global apparel prices on the rise

One effect of the US-China trade war is the rising price of apparel imports – not just from China, but the rest of the world too. ...

BLOG

Progress on trade deals welcomed

The United States and China have reached an agreement on a Phase One trade deal in a move that will delay new tariffs that were due to take effect over the weekend and halve the rates currently impose...

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?