Manolo Blahnik has been exacerbating bunions since the early 1970s

A Women's Wear Daily publication recently profiled the shoe designer for his achievements.

Manolo Blahnik has been exacerbating bunions since the early 1970s Everyone from Sarah Jessica Parker to the stylish woman who lives down the block knows that a pair of Manolo Blahnik heels can instantly add glamour and stature to even the simplest of ensembles. 

Footwear News, a Women's Wear Daily publication, recently recognized the shoemaker for his talent and decades of glamorous designs.

"He set a new standard and forced the design and aesthetic of shoes to a new place. And for the past 20 years or so, everybody has been rushing to catch up to him," said Karen Katz, president and CEO of the Neiman Marcus Group, quoted by the news source.

The article chronicles Blahnik's career, from the time he was first given advice from a Vogue editor to his present day success.

While the designer's shoes may certainly give the wearer status and style, they may also give her bunions or hammer toe. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that high heels can exacerbate the bony deformities.

Anyone who can afford a pair of Manolos may find that bunion splints or orthotics are an inexpensive and necessary accessory, because they can help prevent or correct bunions or hammer toe without surgery. 

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