Actress defends decision to kick off her bunion-inducing heels


Spending long evenings wearing towering heels can potentially exacerbate foot pain, especially that stemming from bunions or hammer toe, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

The Descendants actress Shailene Woodley is one woman who's smart enough to know when she's spent enough time in sky-high footwear, as she recently slipped out of her Tabitha Simmons heels and into a pair of Vibram Five Fingers shoes during a Golden Globes after-party.

Woodley appeared in a number of media outlets soon after, many of which had negative things to say about her footwear. She recently responded to her critics in the UK news source Grazia Daily.

"If people spent as much time thinking about the genocides going on in Africa and around the world as they do the shoes that actors wear to after-parties, the world would be a much more peaceful environment," Woodley said, quoted by the news source.

Indeed, it would. The world may also have fewer cases of bunions or hammer toe if more people made the sensible decision to slip into flats when heels start to cause foot pain. Luckily, bunion splints or orthotics may help to reduce the appearance of bony deformities without the need for invasive bunion surgery.


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