Posts tagged stilettos
BunionAdvisor.com - Luxurious Foot Treatments May Soothe Bunions, Get Feet Louboutin-Ready

Sky-high mules in jeweled, suede and metallic varieties marched down the spring 2012 runway recently, leading a New York Times blogger to become self-conscious about her ballet-beaten feet. Consequently, writer Chelsea Zalopany visited some of the Big Apple's most luxurious spas seeking treatment for her busted heels.

She spoke with specialists at Institute Beaute and Julien Farel Salon about their top recommendations to give their clients pretty feet – whether they have bunions, hammer toe or cracked heels.

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HuffingtonPost.com - What Your Shoes Are Really Doing To Your Feet

There are few accessories that excite women quite like shoes. Not only are they the key to transforming an outfit, but is there any item in your closet that can make you feel sexier? Of course, there’s also a flip side: Is there any accessory that can cause as much suffering as uncomfortable footwear? And hobbling around in misery (or worse, going barefoot in public because you can’t stand the pain) isn’t exactly cute!

Since women are affected by foot problems four times more than men, Dr. Suzanne Levinecelebrity podiatrist and author of “My Feet Are Killing Me” stresses the importance of taking care of our tootsies — and not just for the sake of looking good. “Our feet are a foundation,” she says, “and the way we dress them influences the way we feel.” With an entire chapter devoted to shoe sense, Dr. Levine walks us through how different sole styles affect our health and why many of us are shopping all wrong.

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FT.com - 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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More.com - Fabulous Feet Over Forty

In your forties, the padding on the bottom of your feet starts to thin, so when you slip on heels, the exaggerated angle (and the subsequent pressure on the bottom of your feet) makes you more apt to feel pain as you walk. In addition, ligaments, muscles and other soft tissues loosen up, making muscle spasms more likely. Ouch.

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USATODAY.com - Podiatrists Can Plump You Up For Stilettos

If you've ever wondered, enviously, how celebrity and fashion-tribe women manage to strut red carpets for hours in sky-high stilettos, here's one possible secret: collagen injections in the balls or heels of their feet.

Yes, the shoe-obsessed are padding their padding to continue their footwear obsession. Collagen or hyaluronic acid (brand name Restylane) can plump up feet the way it plumps up faces.

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