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Steve63130 last won the day on December 18 2016

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    High heels, 2.5 to 4 inches, with 0 to 3/4 inch platform; prefer clogs, sandals, pumps, boots, and loafers; usually wear with nylon hosiery in public, with long, bootcut jeans or slacks that cover the top part of the heel; always present myself as a confident, fashion forward male. My wife approves of my style and is very supportive.
  1. Nice boots, TBG! You might want to go back and edit your post to correct the URL of the web site. It should be I bought 6 new pairs of shoes from them a couple of weeks ago (for a total of $73!) but the only ones I kept were a pair of Drexlite "Shelby" shooties with a 3" tapered heel (pictured below). The selection online was good and the fit was ok on all six, but on the five I returned, either I just didn't like them as much on me as in the online illustration, or they weren't comfortable. I took them back to a retail store about 15 miles away yesterday and got a refund on the five pair which I returned, with no questions asked and no return fee or postage charge. I browsed in the retail store for a while but saw hardly anything in large sizes (11 or 12), so I left empty-footed. Steve
  2. Carol, You are right, of course. I should have thought about it before I posted. I apologize to s2005kz, and I have deleted my post. Steve
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  4. Pointer7, Take baby steps that you're comfortable with, but don't stop pushing the envelope. I have been doing this for the past 7 or 8 years and I am amazed at what I've accomplished and how far I've come! I'm not trans, I am happy as a male, but I do wear heels, hosiery, women's jeans, women's tops, carry a purse, and wear nail polish. I do it openly and confidently, and people around me seem to be fine with it. I'm well accepted in the retirement community we live in, and life is good with the freedom I have. If you're worried about getting fired for wearing heels, and the urge to wear is strong, open up your own business, be your own boss, and make up your own dress code. I did that, and I've never regretted it. Look around. There must be a business you can start or buy. Google could be your friend. Steve
  5. Interesting photo, W6. I like the composition as well as the subject role reversal. Good job. I echo your wish for 2017 being as good a year! Happy Heeling! Steve
  6. I'm with you on sandals, Jeff. A few years ago I thought NO WAY! But I bough some anyway, and the more I wore them, the more I liked them, especially with a well-done pedicure. And I bought more! Now I can't wait till warm weather is here! Steve
  7. Excellent analysis, Kneehighs. Very well explained. It really takes a designer who is willing to push the concept (of heels for guys) with sufficient exposure, both in time and geography, so that the early adopters are widely seen and copied by the early majority, where the tipping point is. There need to be more suppliers waiting in the wings with competitive pricing to encourage more early adopters to adopt. Not every consumer who is so inclined is willing to fork over $1K for a pair of shoes. The price has to come down, the Chinese have to get interested and join the supply chain, and heels have to become more readily available cheaply to attract more early adopters. A limited few innovators just won't cut it. For the late majority and laggards who wait until it's safe out there for them to wear heels, they will wait a long time. Life is short. Why wait? I think a lot of heelers on this forum are more attracted by stiletto pumps than, say, thicker heeled boots. I contend that if the fashion for men in heels ever takes off again (like it started to in the 1970s), it won't be with stilettos. Those will probably always be identified with women and "artistic" men. That doesn't mean that guys can't wear stilettos in public (like you do so well), but it's not as likely to succeed as a fashion trend as thicker heeled boots could, in my opinion, because it's harder to get more early adopters to wear stiletto heels in public. Steve
  8. The security guard was right, Jeff. You DO make it look good. Great outfit on you. Museums are great places for heeling, even better than shopping malls. People aren't usually there to watch other people, they're there to see the exhibits. So for anyone who is just starting out or wants to try out public heeling, a museum is a great choice, especially an art museum. Artists are always considered leading edge anyway, so your leading edge fashion statement won't seem odd to anybody. Steve
  9. Yesterday I met with the new marketing director at the retirement community we live in so I could give her the newspaper announcement of her being hired here. She had not seen it. After I gave it to her, I complimented her on her round-toe pumps with a stacked heel and I showed her the Naturalizer "Brenna" booties (3" heels) that I had on. She said, "Oh, I really like those! I want to get a pair like that for myself!" I had no idea she was so accepting of guys in heels, so this was a real ice breaker. These booties are on sale now - I hope she buys a pair for herself! We chatted for just a minute more and I needed to leave. I didn't want to keep her tied up and wear out my welcome. We'll have lots more opportunities to talk in the future, I'm sure. Steve
  10. W6, You wear those styles well! Steve
  11. That color looks great on you! Break out the sandals for summer! Steve
  12. Mlroseplant, I used to feel that way, too. I always thought of nail polish as strictly a female thing. But about six years ago or so, I noticed my nails were really looking bad, so I went to a professional manicurist, and what she did to my nails with just a cleaning, shaping and filing, and buffing, was miraculous! I was very impressed and vowed I would go back every month. A couple of months later, she talked me into a clear nail polish, and that was outstanding. Shortly after that she talked me into using a very pale flesh color that complimented my skin. I was hooked and have since done metallics and subtle colors on my nails. She also talked me into pedicures as the "ultimate in pampering." I think she could have sold me a bridge in Brooklyn at that point. Now I wear fingernail polish and toenail polish all the time, but it wasn't always that way! Steve
  13. You're not guilty. That's the wrong word. You're PRIVILEGED to have the high heel gene in order to focus on footwear! Steve
  14. Well, you tried! You left the door open to further conversation and he refused to participate. Can't do better than that. But if you were complimenting me like that, I'd have yakked for 30 minutes with ya! LOL Steve
  15. Er, not quite close enough for a jaunt over there, Don. Holler next time you're in Columbus! Steve