This week came the warning that squatting in skinny jeans can cause severe damage to your nerves after a 35-year-old woman was hospitalised after suffering from “bilateral foot drop and foot numbness, which caused her to trip and fall”.
It may sound ridiculous to us, but the poor woman had cut off the circulation to her calves and had pressed two large nerves in her leg together, causing her to collapse.
In the hunt for acceptable denim alternatives, one of the first things to be discarded was bootcut jeans. The general public generally agreed that there was no way that anyone would be wearing bootcut jeans again, and they would rather run the risk of amputation. Was this a surprise? Not really. Was it disappointing that people started slating the trend of bootcut jeans and brown brogues, as sported by dads up and down the county? Yes.