Eldest Kardashian sib, Kourtney, stepped out in her, uh, Wednesday best, for an evening church service in LA last night, clad in (what else?) a crop top and see-through pumps (likely Yeezy).
Crop tops aren't typically part of your regular "church wardrobe," but bare midriffs aside, Kourt actually looked rather classy on her weeknight outing, pairing an Off-White shirt (shop a similar style here) with a pair of high-waist pale gray trousers. But the part causing us concern? Those steamy pumps.
No, seriously, those pumps are causing us anxiety … Is this OK, health-wise? Are our feet supposed to be confined to a PVC-lined cage for hours at a time? According to experts: Nope.
Dr. Rock Positano, Director of the Non-surgical Foot and Ankle Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, told Vogue, “The foot by itself [without a sock] in a shoe, plastic or not, provides a perfect milieu for bacterial and fungal growth. It is moist, dark, and there is heat. The combination of those three things make a foot inside a shoe a dangerous place.” Nooooo. Oh, and it gets worse, if you’re allergic to plastic, the footwear may trigger an aptly-termed reaction called “hot foot,” which literally makes your feet feel like they’re on fire. Hard pass, Yeezy.
And, aside from medical concerns, they’re also just really uncomfortable.
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“With a plastic shoe, you don’t have flexibility,” Positano explained. “They are very, very hard. Feet naturally swell in the afternoon, so a person can go from a size 7 to a size 9, and plastic shoes don’t expand with the foot. A leather shoe, or a shoe that is made out of hide, has the ability to expand a little bit.”
We don’t always make the most comfortable or fashion choices, but this feels like a statement that is 100% not worth the risk.