Sure it’s surgery, but now the shoes fit

“Working in corporate American you have to be trendy and where the latest style shoes, so I’m a very interested in shoes, I love shoes, I love shoe stores and I’m always shopping on line for shoes.” Charlene Strachan couldn’t fit into the shoes she liked and had a lot of pain. “It was part cosmetic and part health issues, partly because of the pain.” Podiatrist dr. Oliver Zong’s patients are like Charlene, mostly 18 to 40. “The bulk of the patients are having surgeries like foot narrowing or toe shortening, so they are able to better fit inside of their shoes.”

— from a current website

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American woman are having foot surgery just so they can fit into their favorite shoes!? Seriously? Is it just me, or does this sound really nuts? Does this doctor have some sort of fixation on tiny, deformed female feet? (I hope his doctoring is better than his proofreading.)

Silly me, I’d have just bought shoes to fit my feet instead of whittling my feet down to fit the shoes. But that’s me — old fashioned and out of touch.

3 comments

  1. I had a bunion taken care of. There just were no shoes that fit right.
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    That’s perfectly legit; it’s an abnormal condition. Some of the other stuff seems really weird, though, like plastic surgery for feet. The sneakers, Uggs, and sandals I wear accommodate pretty much anything. I was SO glad to leave heels behind … along with my career. Sniff …

  2. That’s almost sick to me. Some people would go through surgery rather than buy a different pair of shoes that do fit their feet??

    What a sad world we live in.
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    That’s certainly the way I interpreted it — surgery on normal feet just to get them into high fashion shoes.

  3. Some of the shoes I’ve seen women wearing lately seem scarily pointy. Are they intended to double as weapons? I wonder. I pretty much hate shoe stores and having to buy shoes. Weird I know. Sometimes I ask my wife to get me shoes. I’m a size 9 1/2.
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    Yep, the pointy ones remind me of those shoes in the James Bond movie, where a hidden dagger popped out of the toe. I’ve also wondered how women walk around in them without inadvertently hooking a toe on something and tripping themselves, like skiers hooking gates (I’m in Olympics mode).

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