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10 extremely unusual allergies

Feb. 21, 2011, 4:47 p.m.
shoes

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Shoes

Here's one aversion that many women wish they had: a shoe allergy. That's right, plenty of people experience physical symptoms from footwear that range from inflammation to painfully cracked skin caused by the glues, resins and other materials that go into making shoes. And sweat just aggravates the situation. To feel better, people with shoe allergies often find footwear through a trial-and-error process or are vigilant about wearing socks to limit their contact with the offending materials.