What I've done to my feet in these 62 years should be a federal offense. Running barefoot around town when I was small, riding a wooden skateboard barefoot when I was 12, and roller skating 50 miles a weekend for 3 years. And discoing 3 nights a week, for the whole decade of the 70's.
Of course that didn't even come close to the abuse they went through while I was addicted to Charles Jordan high heels, in the 80's. And then those fabulous skinny flats with the toe cleavage from Allure.
Try wearing high heels pushing a heavy rolling rack of clothes on the hilly streets of San Francisco. Standing for 12-15 hours a day, (for 3 continuous weeks 5 times a year), during Market Weeks, were killers. Especially when we were in San Fran., because, of course, how can you be in San Francisco and not sample the nightlife?!
Well, now I'm paying for it. I have a bunion on the left foot. No sexy shoes anymore, and I just found out that, I have arthritis in my right foot starting at the big toe. It is so painful, I can't stand it. I'm on a regimen of 2 Advil 3 times a day. It's working ok. I've even taken to wearing "salon pas" on my toe.
Geez Louise, what's going to happen when I'm 70?
Shoes with velcro.... move over Mom.