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Have you ever known someone whose feet became deformed from wearing shoes all the time?

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

High heels are hell on my feet. My sister wore them all the time and she had to have surgery on both feet.

dxs's avatar

Whenever I see people whose big toes point towards their “index” toe, I always think that’s a result of wearing high heels too much, but I could be wrong.

jca's avatar

It depends on what kinds of shoes. I know many women with hammer toes and bunions from wearing high heels and shoes with narrow toes.

I’m a jeans and sneakers girl myself so hopefully those things won’t be happening to me.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I think it could be the result of just being confined all the time in things like tennis shoes.

When I was a kid my dad took us to some Indian touristy place. They had a plaster cast of an Indian’s foot, compared to the confined shoe wearing people of today (in the 60’s, anyway.) The Indian toes were seperated and spread much further apart than the other.

Anyway, I wear shoes only when I have to. Even in the winter, if I’m at home, I just wear 2 or 3 pairs of socks to keep my feet warm, no shoes.

snowberry's avatar

I have known people who played basketball with shoes that were too small. They told me it caused them to have hammer toes. I don’t know if it’s true, but it makes sense.

majorrich's avatar

I’ve seen some gnarly looking feet on the old ladies at Church who wear heels all the time.

keobooks's avatar

I’ve known several people who needed surgery to fix foot deformities from s lifetime of high heels. I feel so lucky that I was born with “bad” feet and was always told by doctors not to ever wear high heels. I think my “bad” feet are much healthier than most of my friends because of this.

JLeslie's avatar

I have a friend who has the worst looking feet ever. Horribly bumpy and disfigured. It’s from wearing mal fitted high heals for many years.

I used to have a bump on the back of each foot, but they went away when I started wearing better fitting shoes, and also living in FL where I’m in backless shoes a lot helped. My pinky toes get calluses from shoes because they are a little crooked.

Even with all the years I spent on my feet for hours daily working retail my feet look pretty good.

cazzie's avatar

I was born with 6 toes on each foot. The digits themselves were removed (one at birth and the other when I was about 3) but the wide part of my foot and arch still resemble the structure supporting the extra digits. When I was younger, I wore fashionable shoes and my toes had to squish together and I used to get terrible pain in the balls of my feet. My toes were squished into shoes and they used to bleed because the toenails would dig in. I don’t do that anymore and now my toes have spread back out, and, while my feet aren’t pretty, they don’t bleed anymore.

gailcalled's avatar

My maternal grandmother had very bad bunions, but we operated on her shoes rather than her feet. My mother cut holes in her shoes (all non-leather) so that the bunions could stick out.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Wow. I never dreamed there were so many feet issues in the world!

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