For the Love of Shoes


Spring is around the corner. At least that is what I like to tell myself. I have already started drooling over the shoes for Spring 2011. I found this article where celebrities are getting Botox on their feet to feel less pain. The heels just keep getting higher and higher.
Is this something you'd consider?

(from top to bottom: Pierre Hardy, Dries Van Noten, DKNY, Stuart Weitzman.)

Botox for those cute and adorable killer high heels.

Who doesn't like wearing those cute and adorable shoes that seem so impossible to balance in? Women love to wear high heels and it is their feet that are paying the price. We adore fashion models strutting their stuff on the runway and just walking gracefully in 4 inch heels. Let's admit that when we sometimes see a pair of nice killer heels on the runway we end up buying it in the store the next day and when we walk in them it just kills our feet. Some have even gone through cosmetic plastic surgery to have their feet undergo liposuction just to look good in peep toe pumps. Next year the shoe industry is planning on launching their new pair of eight inch high heels. The balls of the feet take the brunt of the pain, but women are not ready to give up wearing high heels. The condition is known 'stiletto tarsal.' Many doctors have been injecting Botox in the balls of these women feet to take away the pain. In some clinics doctors have seen a twenty percent increase in women in their forties asking for the Botox injection. The cost of botox is usually charged per unit and would usually differ in the state or country. It is not exactly a cheap fix for those aching heels, but it does work and women are asking for it like crazy. The Botox cost is likely to increase as more and more women are finding out about how it helps the pain in their feet from wearing high heel shoes. This procedure is very popular in the United States, and is sure to take off soon in other countries. 

One doctor was quoted and said that as the heels on shoes get higher this new procedure could become as popular as face lifts and breast enlargements. She also said that more and more women of all ages have been coming to the clinic to ask for the Botox injections because of their aching feet. Most women put up with the foot pain because high heels are a main part of their dress apparel. Women are very happy that there is finally something to help them with the pain. The injections protect the nerves and soft tissue of the feet, which makes it easier for a woman to walk in high heels; however the Botox injections will not make their feet look any better. With Christian Louboutin preparing to launch his first pair of eight inch heels, he said that wearing high heels will become even more popular. These new heels will go on sale next year, and will be one full inch higher that the heels celebrities wear now. He also added that every person has a different pain level. He said for some people, wearing [1.2in] heels will cause them a lot of pain.


  1. Im in love with the second shoes, I think its cute!!.
    But I don't know what to think about the injection to prevent you from feeling pains on your feet when wearing heels. I feel like it might have a side effect later (I guess it would be good for some folks who need it).
    ps: can't wait for Christian Louboutin's 8 inch heels coming out next year!! :)

    Fashion Rehab

  2. Uh, the blue ones are drop dead gorgeous. I'm so anxious to wear color all over, this spring and summer.

  3. LOVE this pots doll, those Dries Van Norten's are amazing!

    XoXo-Kelli K

  4. i now understood your obsession as well with shoes:) same here! new post:)x

  5. I don't know what to think about the whole botox injections in the feet thing. Wearing heels hurts sometimes but really? Ah man. By the way the second pair of shoes are amazing. :)

  6. I love the last ones!



  7. I especially love the last shoes! Electric blue!

  8. Um, I would consider it, I love heels! Love the ones you posted, but I LOVE the 2nd one!

    I can't wait to see the 8in heel. I probably won't go that far, only because I don't want to tower over my man. :)

  9. I love the first pair of shoes, the detail on them is beautiful!

  10. These shoes are crazy goregeous!

    and wow i cant believe some women are going as far as putting botox on their feet! thats crazzyyy! i think that you can still rock platforms its just as a matter of finding a pair that feels comfortable on your feet!

  11. these are so chic, loved the first one

  12. All these shoes are amazing!!! This whole botox stuff is crazyy.

  13. botox on your feet! sounds crazy to me

  14. As a person with wide feet I am totally relate to the liposuction on my feet....But I wouldn't consider getting it. Thank you for this very informative post!!! Oh the things women will do for beautiful shoes!!!

  15. I think fashion is not so obsessed by high-heels anymore, the kitten-heel and flats are making a comeback (last year's Valentino for exanple).

  16. wow- i've never heard of this procedure. but i guess women had it coming....

    i wont judge, for those who think it will help- go for it, but i cant imagine that i would do it. i dont find myself wearing sky high pumps that often..


  17. I'm no spokesman for botox clinics but i really think that anything in moderation is something to consider. My aunt argued that 'if someone is responsible enough to take care of their bodies then it's alright for them to undergo operations. She tells me that it's a good thing that there are cosmetic clinics in perth that advise her before she goes through with these operations.


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