Reality TV star and singer/songwriter Kandi Burruss leaves 'Watch What Happens Live' in NYC

Podiatrists have issued warnings about women wearing high heeled shoes for decades. The high fashion footwear are available in a variety of styles including stilleto's (or spikes), pumps and wedges. Originally designed to keep a horseback rider's feet from slipping out of the stirrups, high-heeled shoes have evolved into medieval torture devices.

Doctors say pointy pumps (such as those pictured above on a local celebrity) are the worst culprits. The pointy toes squeeze the entire front of your foot together, causing nerve pain, bunions, blisters, and hammertoes.

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Adidas Signs Kanye West for $10 Million

The corporate sponsorships keep rolling in for troubled music producer Kanye West, despite his recent rant against corporate greed. Footwear giant Adidas announced a new sponsorship deal with West worth $10 million.

$10 million might not seem like a lot of money considering the hundreds of millions Adidas and NIKE throws at professional athletes for endorsements, but West will reportedly receive royalties on his products. The lack of royalties is the reason behind West's split with NIKE.

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R&B singer Brandy has teamed up with footwear manufacturer Skechers for its “Nothing Compares to Family” ad campaign. The ad features Brandy and her 6-year-old daughter Sy’rai Smith. Skechers also signed actress Tori Spelling and "Heroes" villain Jack Coleman for the campaign which benefits family-related charities selected by the individual celebrities.

Proceeds will benefit Brandy's Norwood Kids Foundation. The NK Foundation is dedicated to enriching the cultural life of at-risk youth through its program communities. Each program community is designed to provide safe and transformational havens for the youth by offering them structured, supervised and productive alternatives.

Brandy's fifth studio album is due in stores in November. "It’s great to be part of Skechers’ campaign, which promotes and benefits families and children," Brandy said. (Source)