Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Hammertoes and pump bumps

I know this is a little off-topic in terms of sugar-free dieting, but I told you this blog would meander on occasion.
This particular entry is a rant about one of my dislikes: high heels. There's no way you'll ever catch me walking more than five feet in narrow, pointy-toed boots or strappy sandals with three-inch heels. And I hate it when gal pals throw a pair of those on and then hobble along metropolitan streets in pain - all in the name of fashion. Puleez. Give me a pair of flip-flops any day.
Anyway, this graphic actually demonstrates how high heels can be bad for the body. From increased knee joint pressure to hammertoes, ankle problems to bunions, high heels do cause some problems for the person wearing them. Check out the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Web site for more information.


Eli said...

Please do write more off topic posts (why limit your insights to such a narrow topic), I've always wondered why women torture their feet for the name of fashion.

Katie said...

Oh, no worries. I'll be posting plenty of off-topic entries. As for why women torture their feet, that's a tough one to answer. For some, it's simply to appear taller. For others, it's about following current trends. Lucky for me, I'm tall enough as it is and I don't care a bit about the latest fashion.