Wall Street Journal Confirms My Predictions - Chunky Heels, Wedges & Sprains by Dr. Suzanne Levine Celebrity Podiatrist & Inventor of Pillows For Your Feet

Dr. Suzanne Levine’s Predictions Confirmed By Wall Street Journal – Chunky Heels, Wedges & Sprains

By Dr. Suzanne Levine

I’m so excited that our “Pillows for Your Feet” website is finally going live. We’ve created an experience that simulates what our patients enjoy when they come to my office in New York. First and foremost we are a medical office where foot health and treatment are my number one concern. As you probably know, my motto is “Treat Your Feet the Way You Would Your Face” so in my office we talk about a lot of things, like shoes. Right now, its Fashion Week somewhere in the world, showing the new looks for spring 2014 starting in New York, then London, Milan and Paris. What am I seeing so far? Lots of thick chunky heels and wedges, shoes you don’t so much walk in but slide your foot along in, not a normal gait. Gorgeous as they may be, I’m thinking 2014 is going to be the year of the Lateral Ankle Sprain, but more about that later, after I’ve seen the Paris collections.

Meanwhile, on September 16, The Wall Street Journal devoted its lead story to foot pain and foot health problems. What did the story tell me? It tells me that we’re right on time with Pillows for Your Feet and confirms one of my other predictions, something I’ve been saying for a few years. Foot health is entering a new phase, and it’s a topic people really will be talking more about in the future, especially as people live longer and want to remain mobile for as long as possible. Here’s the WSJ story by Angela Chen:

Read Steps to Better Foot Health – here

Steps To Better Foot Health Article Highlights

Liz Smith Interviews Celebrity Podiatrist Dr. Suzanne Levine about The Royals' Feet

Dr. Suzanne Levine Interview About The Royals’ Toes With Liz Smith – Huffington Post

When Prince George was born, Dr. Suzanne Levine and the columnist Liz Smith had an interesting exchange about his future. Dr. Levine naturally, wanted to see his feet. Feet are destiny! Were his feet like his mother’s, good upper-middle-working-class feet or like his maternal grandmother, Princess Diana’s, whose aristocratic high arches were, you might say, her downfall. Diana’s arches were so high, her feet couldn’t ever really touch the ground. And she longed for the grounding. She looked for it everywhere, didn’t she, all her tragically short life?

To read Dr. Levine’s interesting exchange with Liz Smith on Huffington Posthere

 

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Pillows For Your Feet blog, Foot Notes - Summer Soles Suggestions by Celebrity Podiatrist Dr. Levine

Summer Soles: An Interesting Statistic & Suggestions for Fabulous Feet in The Heat

I’ve always said they weren’t healthy, that they cause more foot problems than you can imagine, and for anything less than bathing or short walks home from the beach really not advised, and now this! Did you know that flip flops cause around 1.4 million driving accidents a year?

Read the original article that I am talking about on handbag.com – here.

On a related topic, here’s a segment I did on NBC about summer feet:

Foot Notes, Pillows For Your Feet - Power poses that will boost your success - Re-posted from The Telegraph

‘Power poses’ that will boost your career – The Telegraph

Well this is very interesting, especially as we return to work this month after summer holidays. I’d like to add to this article about posture the importance of healthy feet and its relation to good posture–and being successful at your job. Nothing is more aging that someone struggling at her 9-to-5 with feet that hurt, what it does to ones gait. Whereas with healthy feet, there’s always a lift, a bounce, that transcends age and translates as energy!

Read ‘Power poses’ that will boost your career – here.

Dr. Suzanne Levine Says This Fall Is The Flat – Our 2013 Online Favorites

By Dr. Suzanne Levine

One of the big trends in new shoes this fall is the flat. (Here’s a link to the website WhoWhatWear with some editors’ favorites – http://www.whowhatwear.com/give-your-feet-a-break-with-these-editor-approved-fall-flats). And judging from the spring 2014 shows I’ve seen during New York Fashion Week this month, it looks like the trend in flats will continue this spring–the shoes at Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen’s The Row collection were wonderful loafers and mules handmade by Enzo Bonafe. That said, the majority of the shoes so far are still much too high for real life–I call them “limousine shoes” they’re gorgeous to look at, but you need a limousine, since walking in them for too very long isn’t doable. And a word of caution about the flats out there: just because they are flat doesn’t mean they are your best bet. Too many of the fashion flats are too narrow, displaying too much of the foot–going for “toe cleavage” if you will–and if you have any kind of problems like hammertoes and bunions you’re not going to be able to wear these flats comfortably.

Meanwhile, about what’s in stores and available online now for fall 2013, here are a few of my favorite shoes:

  • I am very impressed by Michael Kors boots. His boots have a lot of extra cushioning so you can wear them for longer periods of time – See these impressive boots!
  • Chunky heels offer equal distribution of weight and will be comfortable for most people. Hermes’ stacked heel and high cut, and any other shoe like it, will also cover up foot deformities and won’t irritate them – See these comfortable heels