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If the Shoes Don’t Fit, Would You Cut off Your Toes?

Girls, how important is fashion to you? Would you have surgery to fit into a pair of shoes? Would you cut off your toe so you could wear a pair of cute, fashionable pumps without your feet hurting?!

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Shouldn’t shoes be made to fit the foot comfortably–and if certain shoes don’t fit us, shouldn’t we stick to the ones that do? Isn’t this just another example of how people are trying to redesign themselves to fit into the world?

God designed the body and man created fashion. To alter what God created in order to fit into what man designed seems to be the same as following the world and not God.

I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God ( Romans 12:1-2).

There are people who have had amputations because of war, accidents and illnesses, but here, women are willing to cut off toes just so they can fit into a cute pair of shoes. Isn’t this a little extreme?

Girls, how do you feel about disfiguring the body to be more fashionable?

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by JamieW on December 28, 2012 at 19:31

    what do they do with the toes?

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by JamieW on December 28, 2012 at 19:28

    Why would someone even think about doing that?It just doesn’t make sense

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by JazzBassistChick on November 30, 2012 at 19:59

    I love my heels. They make me feel more confident and give me a larger presence. Especially for DECA events. Just plain nude or black. But I also dance and wear pointe shoes. You never see dancers cutting off their toes to fit into a pair of pointe shoes better. If you can’t fit into them, don’t get them. I have trouble finding shoes that fit, but if they do, then I shell out a little more so I’m comfortable. Plus my toes are really funky, so it’s hard to find shoes that fit properly, no matter WHAT shoe.

  4. ADmine

    Posted by ADmine on November 25, 2012 at 23:43

    That is really stupid. I think it is ridiculous to take off part of your body so that you can wear shoes. ?? Absolutely not what we are here for on this earth. Crazy!

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by SpicySage on November 24, 2012 at 15:37

    I think that it is a little extreme. I actually have the feet for heels, so I can wear these shoes (:

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by on November 23, 2012 at 17:24

    Well, I can’t exactly fight for heels considering I’ve never had the balance to wear them if they are above an inch. But I do think that surgery for shoes is INSANE. It’s proven that heels hurt your feet in the end, and I know people who had to have surgery because of how broken their heel tendon got wearing heels. :/ I try to only wear shoes that are useful and comfortable, sadly I’ve got awful feet and wearing any shoe for too long hurts no matter what, shoes are just annoying, go barefoot when you can 🙂 that’s my strategy.

  7. Little Zebra

    Posted by Little Zebra on November 23, 2012 at 16:52

    I personally don’t wear many heels so I think that is weird. There are different sizes or you can order different sizes. 1000 dollars to wear heels is way to much money any way.

  8. bubbletealuver

    Posted by bubbletealuver on November 22, 2012 at 07:15

    that’s crazy!

  9. Marianna

    Posted by Marianna on November 21, 2012 at 18:22

    That’s actually in one of the original Cinderella stories. One of her step-sisters cuts off her big toe for it to fit into the glass slipper. I think it’s just as ridiculous now as I did when I first read it. What if the shoes get ruined? You’d be stuck without toes and without shoes as well.

  10. DanceforJesus

    Posted by DanceforJesus on November 21, 2012 at 17:57

    This is nuts! Why don’t you have the shoe altered instead of your feet or buy the cushions that go in the shoes. Wow that’s pretty shocking!

  11. queenicis

    Posted by queenicis on November 21, 2012 at 12:40

    this is just ridiculis why dont u just buy dr.scholls or something????

  12. NerdyChick334

    Posted by NerdyChick334 on November 21, 2012 at 09:41

    Why not just do Chinese foot-binding? Kidding, kidding!

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by makaylarae on November 21, 2012 at 09:28

    Wow…have surgery on your foot just to wear high heels? Ouch! I love high heels even though I am really tall but I couldn’t imagine changing my feet to wear them!

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by makaylarae on November 21, 2012 at 09:27

    Wow…have surgery on your foot just to wear high heels? Oww! I love high heels even though I am really tall but I couldn’t imagine changing my feet to wear them!

  15. Project Inspired

    Posted by LeMeACatLover on November 21, 2012 at 08:38

    Meh..I wouldn’t undergo such dumb surgery. I’d much rather spend the money on a kitten and the supplies needed to care for it.

  16. Eurydice

    Posted by Eurydice on November 20, 2012 at 21:02

    You know…you don’t really NEED your pinky toe. It serves no purpose whatsoever. It’s completely useless, so I see nothing wrong with getting rid of it if one chooses to do so.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Sunbug22 on November 24, 2012 at 08:30

      Actually, your pinky toe is one of the most important things you need to correctly balance. If you were to not have a pinky toe you might be able to correctly walk, but you would have a very hard time to balance on one foot.

      • Eurydice

        Posted by Eurydice on November 25, 2012 at 09:57

        It’s a vestigial structure. The human body has no need of it. We actually do not use them when we walk. Like with wisdom teeth, we’d probably be better off removing them anyway because they’re too easily injured or lost due to accident or disease. My mother gets along just fine with the bone removed in hers.

  17. Uchiha_Kaida

    Posted by Uchiha_Kaida on November 20, 2012 at 18:12

    what thats just painful….who would do that?

  18. olburrows

    Posted by olburrows on November 20, 2012 at 14:31

    Now this is extreme! Don’t they know it’s possible to have shoes made specifically with your feet in mind?!

  19. XcanaceX

    Posted by XcanaceX on November 20, 2012 at 14:30

    Whoa! They actually cut off their toes? I don’t think they were thinking this through…what happens when they want to wear flip flops??

  20. emilyDA

    Posted by emilyDA on November 20, 2012 at 12:33

    wow…just wow…
    I like my feet! I don’t want to alter them just to fit into a pair of shoes!

  21. Project Inspired

    Posted by Alyssa R. on November 20, 2012 at 11:41

    Say WHAT?!?! Fix the shoe to fit your foot – don’t break your foot to fit the shoe! I don’t judge these people, but I don’t know why they think they have to do this to themselves. Beauty isn’t even beauty when things get as ugly as losing part of your body.

  22. Project Inspired

    Posted by Barbam3 on November 20, 2012 at 11:06

    Im pretty sure god didn’t make a mistake in designing us, especially our feet. Change your heart not your feet. Wearing a pair of shoes should be the last thing we are concerned about as Christians on this earth.

  23. Project Inspired

    Posted by QuannasLove on November 20, 2012 at 10:00

    It reminds me allot of the original story of Cinderella, when one of the step-sisters cut off her toes and STILL couldn’t fit into the glass slipper. Doesn’t seem worth it in any case. I like my toes just the way they are XD

  24. Paris

    Posted by Paris on November 20, 2012 at 03:10

    I LOVE high heels,but that is just ridiculous. 🙁

  25. Project Inspired

    Posted by Crystal Fire on November 20, 2012 at 01:18

    I just watched the whole thing, thinking; unless you’re really deformed from something, and you want to wear high heels that badly, is it really that bad to get inserts, order online, or get custom made shoes? I mean surely, it would be less costly.

  26. bethluvstheafters

    Posted by bethluvstheafters on November 19, 2012 at 20:12

    I mean, some women LOVE heels, and if it gets the point where their feet hurt really really bad wearing them, I suppose they see doing this as a great option, and i suppose it is if they love wearing those types of shoes! Personally, I wouldn’t do that and I’m 5’8″ so I don’t need heels anyway :).

  27. blacktakia@gmail.com

    Posted by blacktakia@gmail.com on November 19, 2012 at 19:50

    I had two foot surgeries. Because bunions run in my family. in the past. So I wont have any problems later. but Amputations? No. How bout this. If it dont fit. You must AQUIT! 😉

  28. Project Inspired

    Posted by Heiseverywhere on November 19, 2012 at 19:11

    ew, fox news. lol.

  29. redvolution

    Posted by redvolution on November 19, 2012 at 18:39

    That’s too extreme. I would tell them to stop that because I have big feet and is hard to find shoes for me but I would never consider having surgery on my feet.

  30. HollyHeart96

    Posted by HollyHeart96 on November 19, 2012 at 18:11

    Why don’t they just get a wider shoe? They make shoes in many different widths.

  31. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kida on November 19, 2012 at 16:10

    I would never, because then you can’t wear flipflops or run barefoot…and I have big feet. Besides, I’m too clumsy for heels.

  32. Marcy

    Posted by Marcy on November 19, 2012 at 15:50

    This also reminds me of the Grimm’s fairy tale of Cinderella. 🙂

  33. Project Inspired

    Posted by dibbyangel on November 19, 2012 at 15:03

    Guys don’t even care what shoes girls wear. They don’t even pay attention to what ear rings or bracelets or whatever. Stuff like this is what us girls like. We wear these things to feel good about ourselves. Why should it be a big deal?

  34. HurricaneMurphGirl

    Posted by HurricaneMurphGirl on November 19, 2012 at 14:56

    I certainly will not be judging these women, but I also won’t be doing it myself. It seems very drastic to me. Not to mention expensive! Think of all of the things we could have done with that money that would have helped to further God’s kingdom? He has called us to give when we can, that people will be blessed through us. There are much better ways of spending your money than to alter yourself like that.

  35. PolkaDot

    Posted by PolkaDot on November 19, 2012 at 14:16

    I would NEVER alter my foot or any part of my body to be able to fit in one piece of clothing or shoe. I think that it is the fashion designer’s job to make sure that it fits right on more than one type of person. I don’t judge them I just think that this is really really unneeded. If they don’t fit, don’t buy them.

  36. unicorns4567

    Posted by unicorns4567 on November 19, 2012 at 12:41

    if you could see God face to face right now, would you tell him that you sacrificed a gift he gave you for a pair of temporary shoes? i think that answers the question i know this might sound silly but it’s true. toes are a gift to you from God. they help you run,dance, twirl, and nails that you can paint to make yourself look more neat and colorful.i don’t think God wants you to do that for something that is temporary and fleeting. but then again toes are temporary and fleeting. “wwjd” “what would Jesus do?” or what would Jesus tell you to do?

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by ncharle3 on November 20, 2012 at 11:43

      I totally agree with you. It is just another absurd way of letting society influence us! High heels are very nice,I agree but cutting off your toe is overboard! besides,wearing high heels too often is not even healthy for your feet, might as well cut it all off!

    • Nellie

      Posted by Nellie on November 19, 2012 at 22:30

      I like your comment:) hahaha
      and i do think this is a ridiculous and extreme that no one should even consider. Seriously, what happened to altering the shoe to be more comfortable? Who thought of altering the toe first? That is FOREVER CHANGING YOUR BODY!!! gaaaahhhhh

    • AllisonGrace

      Posted by AllisonGrace on November 19, 2012 at 12:47

      Good point!

  37. IdaPahus

    Posted by IdaPahus on November 19, 2012 at 12:32

    I love the pink shoes on the post!!! Where can I buy them?

  38. AllisonGrace

    Posted by AllisonGrace on November 19, 2012 at 12:14

    I definitely don’t judge the women who do it because I love high heels. I can’t imagine not being able to wear them because of my shoe size or width. Although I’m pretty sure they make heels for all sizes… I think it’s drastic, a waste of money, and a bit ridiculous, but it seems like these women just want to wear heels, so no judgement here 🙂

  39. Marcy

    Posted by Marcy on November 19, 2012 at 12:11

    I have hard-to-find-dress-shoes feet and I hunt around to find comfortable dress shoes and, when needed, alter the shoe, not my foot. 🙂

    • abbie478

      Posted by abbie478 on February 18, 2013 at 18:39

      That’s the way it SHOULD be done! I would NEVER cut off my toes!!!