Women are more vulnerable to certain foot problems than men, mainly from years of walking in narrow-fitting shoes that squeeze the toes and from high-heels that cramp the forefoot and pose risks for arch and ankle problems. Morton's Neuroma— a thickening of nerve tissue in the ball of the foot resulting from compression and irritation of the nerve, such as from wearing shoes that have a tapered toe box or high-heeled shoes that cause the toes to be forced into the toe box. Bunions— begin with a leaning of the big toe, gradually changing the angle of the bones over the years and slowly producing the characteristic bump. They are most often caused by an inherited faulty mechanical structure of the foot. Although both men and women can get bunions, the shoes worn by women sometimes make the deformity get progressively worse. Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis— is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, although it may also be due to other causes. Although faulty foot structure is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis, in women, it may result from wearing nonsupportive shoes, such as flip-flops and ballet flats.
We do a lot of things with our feet. We squeeze them into heels, we buff them and decorate them with polish, and we burden them with our weight as we make our way through life. Feet are pretty polarizing.
They paint their nails, wear toe rings, put on high heeled shoes, wear stockings, wear open toed heels, put on toe rings, show off their entire foot when they wear flip flops, wear ankle bracelets. Also, feet are an extension of the legs, which are also sexy as hell. Everyone loves summer, especially me. What other time is it acceptable for women to wear flip-flops everyday? This is great for guys like me, right?