Louboutin continues on his mission to cause bunions worldwide
Shoe designer Christian Louboutin designed a pair of shoes to be auctioned off to benefit the ballet - but their purpose may end there.
It's a good thing that a pair of eight-inch Christian Louboutin stiletto ballet shoes are solely meant to raise money for the English National Ballet, because any wearer of the design would likely end up with bunions and broken ankles.
The designer was inspired by the shape of the foot of a ballerina on pointe, so he created a Swarovski-studded pair of ballet shoes in which the wearer would stand fully on the tips of their toes.
"I could not help being inspired by English National Ballet, after all, isn't the classical dancing ballet slipper the ultimate heel?" Louboutin said, quoted by AOL Lifestyle blog MyDaily.
MedicineNet.com reports that bunions are a common affliction among ballet dancers. Additionally, high heels are also known to exacerbate the deformity. While it's unreasonable to believe that anyone could wear the Louboutin shoes, ballet dancers and high heel-wearers may already be at risk of bunions or hammer toe.