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Celebrity Podiatrist? | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Celebrity Podiatrist?

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s many internet friends has sent the Manolo the link to the article about the wedges.

They’re edgy. They’re wedgy. And they’re sending fashion-forward women tipping and toppling like Star Skater Barbie.

The “wedge” — with cork, wood or woven bamboo elevated soles — is the height of summer footwear. Wedges range from $58 at Nine West to designer Isabel Fiore’s $300 straw platform sandal, which measures in at a staggering 5 inches tall. Women falling for the fad are suffering from sprained ankles and other injuries.

“I’ve had two patients in the last 10 days who have slipped off their wedges,” said Dr. Rock G. Positano, a celebrity podiatrist in New York.

The doctor said both patients were young women who had sustained twisted ankles. He is advising patients who wear the wedge heels to do so for short periods of time, at a pool party or the beach, and not to attempt to stroll for blocks in them.

“And I’m afraid, with vacation time coming up, many women are going to take them for sightseeing. They’re just asking for trouble,” Dr. Positano said. “These shoes affect a person’s ability to know where the ground is. They don’t have that mechanism anymore. There’s no stability.”

“Ayyyyyy!” the media scream, “the beautiful shoes they are too high! The womens they will fall off of their shoes and will break their dangerously fashion-obsessed heads, and all the “celebrity podiatrists” in the world, they will not be able to mend the damage!”

Pah! says the Manolo. Once again, the groundless panic about the shoes of style it has invaded the brains of the reporters during the period of the slow news.

It is obvious to the Manolo that the reporter she does not know the shoes well if she thinks the $300 wedge is most expensive. Here, for the counter example is the slightly more pricey wedge from the Giuseppe Zanotti.
Giuseppe Zanotti 5051 Wedge   Click!  It's Expensive!

P.S. Manolo says, many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend the Victor for the link.

56 Responses to “Celebrity Podiatrist?”

  1. The Charlotte Allen July 18, 2005 at 9:18 am #

    The Charlotte Allen is proud to report the Devilish Blonde has gotten the hint and removed from her blog the many items that had been taken without permission or attribution from InkWell, the blog of The Charlotte Allen and her equally talented co-blogstress The Charlotte Hays. Indeed, Devilish Blonde has taken down her entire website[http://www.devilishblonde.com/?p=77]. Dogs and lawyers will be called off.

  2. chillione July 29, 2005 at 11:51 pm #

    Manolo, I give credit where it is do. Thanks for this site. Rob D. 7/14/05, Man that is the funniest thing I have ever read. The old male cleavage and the new male cleavage??? The new one I can’t figure out, but the old one!? That is a sight to see! And a good laugh too!!! Kudos to you for bring that out.

  3. Joey August 10, 2005 at 3:38 pm #

    Pretty… But, (gasp), SOOO high!

  4. Cat August 19, 2005 at 10:24 am #

    “Oooh, the flip flop! The flip flop is very dangerous on the escalator! The escalator can grab and eat the toe of a flip flop. Yes, it sucks it right in and if you really throw caution to the wind, it might even suck in a toe! Well, at least that’s the overly cautious mother of a friend told us.”

    This actually happened to someone where I used to work several years ago, but the victim of the escalator was wearing tennis shoes, not flip-flops. The sole of the tennis shoe had begun to separate from the toe of the shoe. The victim was standing on a very crowded escalator (it was “Family Day,” the only day of the year when employees’ families were allowed to tour the building) when the wayward sole got sucked in at the top of the escalator. Two of the victim’s toes were sucked in and ripped off, as well. She ended up a very rich woman after her lawsuit against the company was settled. “Family Day” was officially done away with after the incident.

  5. Nicole October 24, 2005 at 11:54 pm #

    I am a victim of the new style wedge shoe. I rolled my left ankle and broke my 5th metatarsal in 2 places, not to mention tore ligaments. After being in plaster for 4 weeks now I can definately say I will never wear wedges again. I hope this serves as a warning to anyone considering wedge shoes. They are dangerous.