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HOW TO HAVE BEAUTIFUL FEET RUSSIAN
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BY ANNA PAVLOWA
Famous Russian Premiere Danseuse
We cannot intelligently give our
feet the necessary care to make them
beautiful unless we know something
about their construction, so I will
tell you. Our feet consist of six im
a Bony framework.
b Ligaments or fibrous bands.
c Joints between bones.
d Tendons and muscles.
e Fibrous sheaths and skin.
f Loose tissue and fat, blood ves
sels and nerves.
When the tendons of the feet be
come weak from overstrain all the
wear and tear falls on the ligaments
and soon these stretch. The result
Jsowhat is called "flatfoot." No per
son with a flat-foot can have pretty
The "big" toe is the thickest and
most important Most of our weight
when standing is thrown on this toe.
We really only stand upon a part of
our feet We rest upon the heel,
tread upon the ball of the foot and
great toe, and do the gripping and
balancing with the other four toes.
, These are the places apt to become
callous from too much walking and
should be given careful attention to
keep the surrounding skin soft and
I have to get up a whole Jot earlier
to get down to work on time these
days; it takes half an hour to lace up
those new nine-inch shoe
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