Most women are familiar with the stinging pain that comes from wearing towering stilettos for any length of time, but one shoe-aholic has gone to dramatic lengths to stay comfortable in her heels; window dresser Charlotte Glen has paid around £300 to have fillers and Botox injected into her feet – known in the industry as a ‘Loub job’, referring to the Louboutin high-heels that are popular among followers of fashion.
Charlotte, 28, has spent thousands of pounds on over forty pairs of stilettos, ranging from three inch high heels to seven inch sky-scrapers, and she is determined to get her money’s worth out of them. ‘My love of shoes comes at a price,’ she says, ‘and not just the tag on the box. Wearing heels for 16 years has left my feet in agony. But now I have had a Loub job, I can wear heels of any height without feeling a thing.’
The procedure involves injecting fillers into the ball of the foot to cushion it against the pressure, then Botox into the muscles to paralyse the nerves and prevent them from registering pain. ‘It took less than half an hour to do’, says Charlotte, ‘diluted Botox was injected into the ball of each foot. After that, a dermal filler was injected into the ball and heel on each foot.’ She seemed pleased with the results too, saying ‘For the first time in years, my feet didn’t hurt. They just felt numb.’