You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Red Sox Live



▼  5th Inning 0 outs

letters | venus in heels

Well, the podiatrists must be pleased

Continue reading below

Podiatrists and orthopedists must jump for joy whenever they see articles such as the one about Thom Solo and his extreme shoe designs (“Aiming high,” g, Sept. 5) because the foot and joint specialists know that they are set for life. That women feel they must wear such extremely high heels and uncomfortable shoes or be considered déclassé, in spite of the evidence of the injury and harm such shoes cause to feet and legs, is just another sign of our society’s disregard for the well-being of girls and women.

Lee Ridgway


Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of