As Christian Louboutin prepares to launch the first pair of eight inch heels fashionistas are using Botox injections in their feet so that they can wear higher and higher heels.
Victoria Beckham loves high high heels and she'll surely be on e of the first in the highest stilettos yet. It is not known if she has had Botox injections in her feet.
Marie Jenkins, patient coordinator at the clinic, said with heels getting higher the procedure could become as common as breast enlargements or facelifts in years to come.
'More and more women are coming into the clinic to ask for foot fillers because their feet are starting to hurt,' she said.
'This isn't the type of pain induced by a pair of new shoes but pain after years of teetering on high heels. The balls of the feet take a lot of pounding in high heels but some women refuse to give up them up.
'They are an integral part of a woman's outfit and so women put up with the pain. But now they see they can do something about it by opting to have the extra padding.
'The procedure won't make their feet look any better but it will certainly protect the nerves and the soft tissue and make walking in their heels much easier. For many women this procedure is a godsend.'
And the operation may be set to become even more popular with Christian Louboutin preparing to launch the first pair of eight inch heels.
The shoes which are expected to go on sale next year will be nearly a full inch higher than the sky-high designs currently gracing the feet of celebrities.
'There's no doubt heels have never been as high as they are now,' Louboutin told the Sunday Times.
'You can find 20cm (7.9in) heels in the fetish trade but this will be the first time they make fashion mainstream.'
He continued: 'No one's forced to but these shoes or to wear them. We all have different pain thresholds - for some it's 3cm [1.2in] heels.
'Often the threshold of pain becomes a threshold of pleasure.'