Women with bunions or hammer toe are generally advised to steer clear of high heels with narrow toe boxes, as they pack a double-whammy of foot pain by squishing the forefoot into an unnaturally compact position.
An article in MonstersAndCritics.com details advice from a fashion consultant on buying a comfortable, well-fitted pair of high heels, which is especially important for individuals with bunions.
Women take their shoes seriously. Some even go to the lengths of spending hundreds of dollars on towering heels and wedges, only to risk developing bunions and hammer toe.
Parents of young girls who have been idolizing Suri Cruise for her penchant for kitten heels may want to take heed, as this may lead to bunions or hammer toe at a very early age for little ones.