I was flipping through the channels and stumbled on to the Oprah Show. I am a HUGE Oprah fan, because I believe that she and Dr Oz are putting out information that is changing human kind for the better. This show, however, was NOT one of them.
The show was aired on Monday November 2, 2009. It was called Shoes, Handbags, and Bras. I was shocked. Adam Glassman, creative director of "O" Magazine, was one of the three who were in charge of setting up the audience members in fashionable footwear. He told a woman, "Your figure looks incredible in these heels", I was in awe! REALLY? I thought? If Oprah wants to so a show on fashionable shoes, then please also include a show, perhaps with Dr Oz, on what types of shoe would be best for the foot, and for health, not just for fashion.
The foot starts the story, and Like it or not, Foot function MUST overide foot fashion. Especiailly for women. Society may dictate what is desirable, but we have evolved enough to understand, what is important, and that should be proper foot function.
Oprah said that "the right pair of shoes can also solve some troubling leg and foot issues,"
I paused, and thought, FINALLY!
She goes on, "Have you ever heard of cankles?"
Well, I CRINGED! Come on CANKLES?
Are we seriously talking about Cankles? What about real problems, like, maybe bunions, Plantar fasciitis, hammer toes, ect, Perhaps these werent discussed, because the very shoes that make your figure look incredible, are also the same shoes that are destroying our feet.
So, is it really important to find the right foot for your figure? To some maybe. I am not saying that we should not have fashionable footwear, I am just saying, lets put a little more effort into educating people on what proper foot function entails, and then giving that some airtime. We owe it to ourselves to start looking deeper. Please Oprah. Help us out!!