A friend pointed these out to me. Are you an outdoorsy woman? Need some comfortable shoes to shop in that you can also use to carry your credit card? Want to easily carry and hide an extra key at the beach? Check out Reef Stash Flip Flops. The flip flop shoes have a storage compartment in the sole. At $46 for a pair, they are a bit pricey, but it is an interesting concept!
The Chicago Fox News ran a report the other night about "high heel injections," which involves injecting collagen into the balls of the feet in order to make wearing thin soled, high heel shoes more comfortable. The video came complete with graphic shots of needles entering feet, which I really don't recommend watching while suffering from a migraine. It also drew some "ewwws" and "icks" from my boyfriend.
I became curious about it and checked into it more today. I was rather surprised at what I found. Not only are some women injecting their feet, but some are amputating parts of their toes in order to wear, or improve the toe cleavage on, pointy toe shoes such as those from Manolo Blahnik or Jimmy Choo. The New York Times initially reported on it and I found some in depth commentary on both procedures at an interesting web site devoted to the wearing of high heels: 2heels.com.
Now I am fairly vain, and I am willing to bet that cosmetic procedures are in my future. But cosmetic foot surgery involving partial amputations???? I'm just not seeing that! The injection idea, while not for me, is somewhat interesting, but I cannot imagine amputating body parts just to be able to wear a certain shoe. Do people who have had this done admit to it? It seems outside of the realm of general social (and likely medical) acceptance to me, but perhaps I am just naive?
The line includes the shoe pictured here in 5 different colors and a tennis shoe in five colors. See the Tokidoki link above for pictures.
I don't know that these are something I would wear much. But I will get a pair of pink ones simply because they are Tokidoki, they are pink, and they will make a certain (wonderful) guy I know roll his eyes. That alone seems like a good reason to buy a pair!