We at SALSA have been fascinated with a recent paper by our colleagues Hsu and coworkers from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and National Taiwain University Hospital. Their evaluation of the plantar fat pad– that specialized fat that exists on the sole of every one of us– may undergo changes in people with diabetes. To make a long story short, fewer small “microchambers” of fat make it less cushy. We invite you to give the work a read. Perhaps this could open the way for more works in plantar fat pad augmentation?