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How We Wear Our Heels



Well it has been quite some time since I created a new blog entry, got busy with other things in my life that kept me away from writing. Hopefully now things are more sane and I will be more consistent in my writings. With that said, let me get on with this entry!

Perusing the forums I see that there is a wide range on how we wear our heels. Some wear them indoors, some out in public and some vary between those. So that set me to thinking about how I wear my heels.

For me, I wear my heels every day whether I go to work, shopping or out on the town. I feel very comfortable in my heels and I feel they make me feel more confident and proud. My heels complete my outfits (I wear mostly men's clothing adding in skinny jeans or jeggings when they fit the outfit).

In terms of what I wear in heels, that can range from 4 to 5 inch stiletto heels to a block heel on booties for winter. I prefer closed toe shoes over open toe as the open toe's sometimes gives me grief to my toes. I have to be very careful when I buy sandals or open toe pumps making sure that my fit is dang near perfect!

Since I participate a lot in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes events, I have to be conditioned to walk the one mile course. When I first started to support that non-profit, I was beat by the time I walked across the finish line! It took some time to get in shape to master that distance. Now days if I have to walk a lot, I make sure to wear my most comfortable heels.

So my advise to guys or women is this. If you are going to walk a lot in your heels, know your limits! There is nothing worse than seeing a man or woman laboring to walk in their heels because they have not taken the time to strengthen their leg and ankle muscles or have done stretching to make their bodies more flexible. Don't get all misty eyed at those alluring 6"+ heels and rush out and buy them and then expect to be able to walk confidently and/or comfortably right out of the box. Won't happen. You'll just do what I did, hurting my foot when my one foot twisted as I fell wearing a pair of 7" stiletto heels! Did not look glamorous or confident when that happened but it did teach me a valuable lesson.

So here is what I would like you, the reader that is looking at this post, share how you wear your heels. I'd like to hear about other guys that wear heels and how they perceive how heels has bettered their life or added to their life.

Thanks for listening and as always, keep strutting those heels! Ciao!

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There are very few places I don't wear heels. Even at home. Wearing heels is now who I am. I do it for pain relief. But shoes design for women fit my feet better than men's shoes. So I was wear 1-2 inch heels before I discovered the benefits of 4" high heels.

Now I have around 60 + pairs. and every one has been worn to work (except a new pair of sandals). Block heels to stilettos to wedges, at around 4+ inch difference from platform to heel. I use to hide them, but now I display them,  why not, they're nice looking shoes, better than most of what I see out there. I blend clothing from all sides of the store but present male.

It took me a while to understand what really fits my foot and was comfortable for all day. I'm out of space since I got 4 new heels in the fall/winter sales, so I want to sell about 5-6 pairs of heels/boots that I don't wear enough. I also have about 6-8 pairs of sandals getting raggedy that I doubt will make it thru the spring into summer, so I need to replace them

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Well, you are so right..  Trying to wear heels that are ill fitting, or too high will only result in pain and frustration during extended outings.  The strange thing is that a higher heel does not necessarily correlate to difficult/painful walking.  Sometimes, a lower heel can be uncomfortable, I guess it all depends on how the shoe/boot is engineered.  And block heels are not necessarily easier to walk in than stilettos.  I am guilty of buying used boots that are a bit too small because I love the style or the way they look, thinking they will "stretch out" is usually a waste of time. 

I did gamble on this new pair of Sam Edelman boots with 4.5" stiletto heels, these are women's size 10s, I usually wear 11s.  I am so thrilled because they fit perfectly with thin no show gym socks, or perhaps some hose/tights.  These boots are so easy to walk in, even when compared to the block heeled boots I own, except my Frye cowgirl boots with 3" heels.  Sizing varies so much between manufacturers, even different styles from the same manufacturer.  Be sure to check return policies before buying new boots online.  I wear these Sam Edelmans so often, I recently found another new pair and bought them quickly.  Needless to say, stiletto boots aren't the best choice for extended wear outside on the streets, have already replaced the heel tips three times. 

I always wear my boots with levis, but like 511s best. The latest pair of 511s has a little stretch to them, so they fit perfectly over my boots.  Sure hope someday I will have enough confidence to wear my boots over my levis.  I don't have the bod to pull off much from the "other side of the store", but feel I look good wearing guys clothing with boots.  Just wish my better half felt the same way....D 


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