Kim Jong-Il wears high heels, risks developing bunions
Kim Jong-ll struts in platforms that can lead to foot problems
Korea JoongAng Daily reports that communist North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has been stepping out on the town wearing two- to three-inch heels, signaling that he must be recovering well from his stroke in 2008.
High heels have been Jong-Il's trademark, along with a flashy pair of sunglasses that he appears to favor, but he was caught out in sneakers following the development of some health problems.
"[Jong-Il] was seen in 2005 wearing platform shoes with heels as high as 12 centimeters. [Jong-Il] has been seen wearing the platform shoes especially when meeting with world leaders," the newspaper reported.
While many think that bunions are only a woman's problem, Men's Health reports differently. However, the magazine says that men often develop bunions as a result of athletics, pronation or genetics. Jong-Il may end up developing the foot condition as a result of his feminine footwear, since high heels often lead to the foot condition.