Posts tagged designer heels - Foot Surgeries So Women Can Wear Designer Shoes in Comfort

In this article profiling the emerging popularity and exploration of women getting foot surgeries so that they can wear designer shoes the NY Times speaks with My Feet Are Killing Me author, Pillows For Your Feet inventor and Celebrity Podiatrist from New York’s Institute Beauté, Dr. Suzanne Levine. A very interesting read with comments from a variety of podiatrists who speak frankly about various methods, techniques, and procedures they have performed and, at times, invented to help individuals suffering from conditions that range from purely cosmetic, psychological, and work/related reasons. Originally published April 22nd, 2014. Written by Laren Stover.

Read More - Vain Glorious | The Happy Heel

“These are not aristocratic feet. I’m here to tell you these are working feet,” says Park Avenue’s go-to podiatrist, Suzanne Levine, after a quick examination of my not-so-pretty pieds. In all fairness, my childhood and adolescence were spent studying ballet. Anyone who’s worn a pair of pointe shoes will confirm that dancing in them is a kind of quiet torture that ceases to bother only after you’ve grown numb to the pain. Your feet never really recover from the trauma. I sought out Levine and a few other foot gurus after determining spring’s must-have shoes: the bejeweled slip-ons from Oscar de la Renta, the velvet clogs from Miu Miu and the heel-less metallic numbers with super-pointy toes from Louis Vuitton, among others. The problem?

Read More - The penny loafer drops

The classic penny loafer gets a makeover and reveals a whole new sexy, yet practical, form.  Dr. Levine, offers her reasoning behind the shift from potentially foot injuring shoes like stiletto heels amongst her high profile clientele.

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