Fashion for pointy shoes unleashed plague of bunions in medieval Britain

Fashion for pointy shoes unleashed plague of bunions in medieval Britain

Fashion for pointy shoes unleashed plague of bunions in medieval Britain

The British have suffered for their fashion for centuries according to a new study suggesting that a vogue for shoes with a pointed tip led to a sharp increase in hallux valgus of the big toe—often called bunions—in the late medieval period.
Fashion for pointy shoes unleashed plague of bunions in medieval Britain