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How Killer Cowboy Boots Can Land You In The ER

Twisted ankles in high heels. Stubbed toes in flip-flops. And now infections from your boots. (You just can’t win.) TLC’s show “Emergency Level 1″ recently dealt with a curious fashion affliction—an infection from cowboy boots. The ER doctor explains that, actually, the girl receiving treatment isn’t the only one to show up with the same issue. The hospital sees many a Vanderbilt student, and apparently treats a couple of cases like this during certain times of the year—the college’s girls like to break out the cowboy boots during football season. So how did this happen? The doctor explains that she “wore the wrong socks.” If socks can’t prevent infections, then what are you supposed to do? Vacuum-pack your feet?

Or just not wear cowboy boots. [Gawker]

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