If you’ve been visiting Your Next Shoes for a while now, then we assume you relate the term “toe job” to something about shoes. While it sounds like it could be a fetish, it’s actually an operation where cushioning fillers are injected into the toes, heels, and balls of the feet.
Dubbed the “Loub job” after Christian Louboutin, this operation is all for the sake of fashion so that heels will be much easier and more comfortable to wear.
The Sun reports Brit surgeons are seeing a boom among women getting these foot ops. Apparently, the number of Loub jobs has doubled within just the past few years.
Victoria Beckham in her many sky-high stilettos: at the launch of the new Beckham Signature Fragrance Collection at Macy’s Herald Square in New York on September 26, 2008; At the Armani store opening on 5th Avenue in New York on February 17, 2009; At the launch of Britain’s “Great’ campaign” at Grand Central Shuttle Station in New York on February 15, 2012
It’s no coincidence that the demand for this operation increased the same time 5, 6 and even 7-inch stilettos became the latest shoe trend. Notorious celebrity high-heel wearers like Victoria Beckham have also contributed to the proliferation of sky-high stilts.
We’re all for making shoes more comfortable for women with insoles, pads, and gels, but to actually alter your feet with surgery? This just might be where we, as a shoe-crazed community, draw the line.
How far would you go for fashion? Do you think these celebrities should fix their ugly feet? A Loub job costs about $750 and its effect of lessening the pain from wearing heels lasts up to six months. The procedure involves injecting dermal filler into the feet, a method invented by Suzanne Levine, DPM.
In these videos, celebrity podiatric surgeon Dr. Suzanne Levine demonstrates two new toe job procedures for women who love high heels. She also told Refinery29 about her impressive shoe collection.
I love everyone’s shoes,” she said and revealed that her collection consists of 300+ pairs of shoes. “My go-to pairs might be a Michael Kors boot for daytime, or a Gucci heel when I’m going out, and I love Prada and Louboutins, even though those can sometimes be a foot challenge.”
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