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Women Are Cutting Off Their Pinky Toes to Wear Stilettos (VIDEO)

by Mary Fischer on November 21, 2012 at 9:42 AM

heelsFinding a pair of heels that are comfortable to walk in for more than 10 minutes at a time is definitely a challenge, but believe it or not, some women are going to insane extremes to make the process a whole lot easier.

And when I say insane, I mean I-N-S-A-N-E. More are more women are undergoing surgical procedures so they can wear high heels -- and some are even going so far as to have their toes cut off. No, I'm not kidding. (But I really wish I were.)

Having your pinky toe completely severed in order to be able to squish your foot into a sexy pair of stilettos sounds totally ridiculous -- but yes, women are doing it.

Other "foot job" procedures that are seeing a rise in popularity include getting injections into the balls of the feet for extra padding and cushioning, and also having one or more toes shortened as opposed to slicing the whole toe off. (Still kind of nuts if you ask me.)

Ok, so I can understand resorting to foot surgery if you are in a constant state of pain or have trouble walking because of some sort of problem with your feet. But if you have to go under the knife in order to be able to wear heels -- doesn't that kind of clue you in that they probably aren't the most natural thing to wear? 

I mean, I LOVE the way heels look, and I drool over Kate Middleton's gorgeous legs every time I see her step out in her favorite pair of nude pumps. But each and every single time, I make some sort of comment about how I don't understand how she can walk around in heels all day like that -- because I sure as hell can't.

And as much as I'd love to be able to strut my stuff in a chic pair of stilettos, I certainly don't care about them enough to go to drastic measures to fit into them.

If I find a pair that I can tolerate long enough to wear on a dinner date or for a few hours at a wedding, I'm satisfied. But as for the shoes I wear on a daily basis? Yeah -- I stick to flats, not only because they're comfy and practical, but also because there are so many cute styles on the market these days. (Flats are the new heels anyway.)

Back to the women who are cutting off their toes -- I'm sorry, but they're completely off their rockers, period. Oh, and one more thing, aren't they the least bit concerned about how funky their feet are going to look with a toe missing come flip-flop season?

You can hear more about this new surgical trend in this video clip.

 

Be honest -- would you cut off your toe for the sake of your high heels?

 

Image via emilio labrador/Flickr

Filed Under: shoes, plastic surgery

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  • tinyp...
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    tinypossum

    November 21, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    That Dr. is totally unethical if he's cutting off stupid women's toes so they can cram their feet into a pair of high heels. This is the most moronic thing I've read today. What kind of an idiot would chop off a toe to wear a pair of shoes? Crazy. 


  • Sarah...
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    Sarah UsedtobeZech Cone

    November 21, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    HELL NO. I really try to not judge but omg,REALLY!!! Having a functioning body part cut off for the sole purpose (no pun intended) of being able to fit into a pair of heels IS crazy. And shame on the doc if he didn't explain to these women how this could affect them in the long run. At the very least I can think that it would affect your balance,how you walk, your posture...I love shoes but this is just way too extreme in my opinion.


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    HS

    November 21, 2012 at 10:11 AM
    I'm thinking this more of a "Japanese trend" than a world-over trend. If that's the case, I have no comment cuz they're in another universe over there when it comes to "trends". If it is more common though I'm keeping my mouth shut still cuz all I can think is "mental illness".
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    Michelephant

    November 21, 2012 at 10:14 AM
    I wouldnt cut off my own toes but I understand why people with an obnoxious long toe would want it shortened. No different than any other plastic surgery procedure.
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    Megan Lee

    November 21, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    My nanny doesn't have pinky toes.
    Some doctor told her she didn't need them and cut them off waaay back in the day...
    So weird.


  • Celia...
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    Celiacelia

    November 21, 2012 at 4:46 PM
    I see nothing wrong with it. Call me lame but I understand with having size 9 wide feet they don't look cute in a lot of high heels. If you feel like its that important to you GO FOR IT. If I had the cash believe I'd get my feet broken to become smaller and my floating ribs removed to have a smaller waist but for now exercise is all I can afford.
  • 4cadi...
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    4cadillac

    November 22, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Wat kinda shoes r u ladies wearing? I am a 9.5 -10 & I admit I do come across a few shoes that r not comfy but I will not cut off my toe(s) 4 fit nor fashion. I jus buy a bigger size. I will agree that all shoes do not look good n bigger sizes but if u keep looking I'm sure some thing will show up. I am not a girly girl but I love heels & have plenty of them 4 a woman with big feet. Even after having 4 kids I wuz still skinny wit big feet but now I'm growing into my feet (as the old people would say) I love heels even more! bow down


  • All Junk
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    All Junk

    November 22, 2012 at 3:51 PM
    Mary, you sound like a person who really likes her crocks and sleeper to wear outdoors...
  • lasombrs
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    lasombrs

    November 22, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    disfigurement for beauty? No thanks. But I wear work boots every day so what do i know


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    BJ Jones

    November 23, 2012 at 5:47 PM
    Story should have been entitled, "STUPID Women Are Cutting Off Their Pinky Toes to Wear Stilettos."
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