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  1. I have been obsessed these badly hot boots for a long time... Finally I got them!😍
    8 points
  2. Surprise! It's me, posting in the Boots thread, which hardly ever happens. Yesterday, I received a new pair of knee high boots, bringing my total to four. Plus one pair of ankle boots which I haven't worn in a very long time. My reason for purchasing the boots, for which I paid 60 USD on Poshmark (about twice what I would normally be open to for shoes), was that even though we had all of this snow around here recently, I have yet to break out my actual snow boots. I haven't needed to. I've been living in my Easy Spirit knee highs for the past three weeks, and they're just fine as snow boots, except for one thing: They are not warm, having zero insulation. Therefore, when I saw these vintage Cobbies Boots come up in my feed with the faux shearling lining, I decided that I probably had to have those. Exactly how vintage they really are is not clear to me. They were sold as New Without Tags, and they obviously have never been worn outside, even for 20 steps. I don't know exactly when Cobbies became defunct, but they don't look like they're from the 90s (when parent company U.S. Shoe was purchased in a hostile takeover), they don't look like they're from the 80s, they look like they might actually be from the late 70s. They do not list the country of manufacture anywhere that I can find. For size 9 boots, they are a little tight, but not overly so. The other thing that makes me think these might actually be that old is the fact that these are the only knee high boots I've ever had that are actually tight around my ankles and tight around my calves all the way up. I could wear leggings with these no problem, and they wouldn't look stupid. People used to be a lot skinnier back then, on average. The stats: Heel height is 2 3/8 inches, or basically flat, haha. These are supposed to be my snow boots, after all. Heel width is about 1 1/2 inches, and the heels themselves are the fake stacked leather look, so contrasting color to the rest of the black boots, which are real leather that looks and feels to be fairly high quality. I haven't worn them off of my property yet, so I have not discovered if there are any unpleasant surprises to be had. I'm sure I will let you know if there are.
    7 points
  3. Earlier this week I went for a walk in my 6 inch stiletto heel boots (yes, they did hurt my feet but blame the ground I walked on) and it was happily uneventful. No stares or anything like that. I just walked and aside from having to sit down a few times it was very nice to hear my heels click along. I have a video of walking in the boots on ground that didn't bite into the soles of my feet.
    6 points
  4. I do have a handful of 6" no platform, but its been a while since I strolled in them,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, here was prob the best one
    5 points
  5. Hi guys, I haven't posted here for a long time, but I still have a look at this forum regularly and is amazed by diversity of style you may share with us. I just had a crush yesterday for new booties, so here I am. Heels are not very high, but they are for everyday outfits, so...
    4 points
  6. Hello fellow heelers! It has been a long time, too long for sure. I thought I would also add to the scene out here in the San Francisco area. For starters, I do not live in the big city. I live in an East Bay city that is predominantly Indian and Afghan families. I, as a Caucasian, am a minority. I have been fortunate enough over the past few years of living out here to feel comfortable in being myself. What does that mean? It means unless I am hiking or running, I am always in some kind of heel. That includes work, shopping, even church. I realize this is not everyone’s scenario. However, when it comes to men in heels in the area, I’d say if I’m actually outside the office during the week, I’d maybe see one other male in some kind of heel. I don’t know if any of them have ever noticed me before, but if they have, they’ve never approached. I was pleasantly surprised one day at the office to see a guy in almost knee high riding boots over his dark jeans. They were quite stylish, despite the lack of heel. It is always exciting when I do see other guys out and about in heels, because even though I may not approach them, I’m glad to see it’s slowly “normalizing”. As for side eyes, negative reactions, etc., I have not experienced it or have been aware of it if it has indeed occurred. I hope everyone is doing well and I will hopefully make more of a regular appearance here ☺️
    4 points
  7. I have several pairs of TLSB brand! I bought them in ebay over the years. Some f from a seller named “Bobandangie”. Great people! Thee boots are def incredible. This is a pair
    4 points
  8. I past a tall fellow and great white tall heeled boots the other day in the airport. Didn't want to be rude, or creepy, but kind of followed him to his gate. Complimented his boots, he smiled and thanked me... Felt good
    3 points
  9. Today it would be - as he took a selfie for his personal Instagram account (four zillion followers) - “that’s one small step for ME, one giant leap for humankind …”
    3 points
  10. The existing rod is not very big. Eyeballing it, it appears to be about 4 mm. I agree with you, it could be fixed. Technically, you are correct. However, my general feeling is that it would be very much like fixing my son's 1972 Suzuki T350, which has been resurrected from the dead half a dozen times. I don't like riding that thing to Des Moines, much less anywhere substantial. You can't trust the thing not to break down at any moment. How would these shoes be any different? Supposing the broken heel were fixed, and fixed well. What is to say the other heel isn't going to break next month? Or what if a shank breaks? I don't want to have the same feeling every time I wear those shoes that I do every time we ride that damned motorbike. Moving forward, right after I broke the heel, I put together this ensemble for church, which included my Steve Madden Daisie pumps in tan patent.
    3 points
  11. Yesterday when I was at the supermarket I was surprised to see a pleasant mild-mannered looking woman in her sixties wearing tight leather trousers and patent black ankle boots with what looked to be three inch chunky heels. There was nothing about her that suggested mutton trying to pass as lamb, or really anything overt about it. It appeared simply to be her natural style, worn with a tasteful but nondescript coat, her grey hair bunched in a loose bun. And because it was so obviously her natural style, she carried it off with ease and assurance. It was nice to see
    3 points
  12. Speaking of boots, I actually got some new ones yesterday, the details of which are listed in the "New Boots" thread. Of course, now that I have shearling lined boots, no snow is predicted at all for the next ten days.
    3 points
  13. For years I normally wore pumps and boots with 5 inch heels. A couple of years before my wife died I bought a couple pairs of pumps with 6 inch heels from 6inForever, which took some practice before I could wear them comfortably. My wife thought I was crazy wanting shoes with heels that high. While it took some practice getting used to themi, I wore them quite often to restaurants and other places where I didn’t have to stand very long. The extra inch in height required paying more attention to foot placement while walking and walking any distance was tiring. Shortly after buying the shoes with 6 inch heels I found a pair of black patent pumps from Little Shoe Box with 7 inch heels which I had to have. Wearing them was a real challenge. First of all, just putting them on required bending my foot to a position that was almost painful. I didn’t know that I could bend them that much. Learning to put them on, learning to stand upright without bending my knees and learning to walk while wearing them took months. Eventually, with a lot of practice I was able to wear them out to a restaurant. While me and my 5” heels were normal and comfortable, wearing the higher heels was was work and I never became comfortable while wearing them. These days, being a lot older, I seldom wear heels more than 4” high out of the house- opting for comfort more than style. I still have my higher heels and wear my 5” heels around the house occasionally but only take the 6” and 7” heels out of the closet to reminisce about the good old days.
    3 points
  14. Two more views of these wonderful Emigdia boots taken a year apart. Yes they may be a hit at a club but I had either a wedding or another dress up event in mind. HinH
    3 points
  15. Yes it is a little blurry but this was my outfit from when I last went out: latex biker jacket, killstar choker and 8 inch pleaser rapture platform heels.
    2 points
  16. Good to know you're still around, and still doin' your thang. . . Do drop in from time to time!
    2 points
  17. The latest up for display are some shoes that I ordered right before I left the country for a couple of weeks. They came in the mail while I was gone. I would not have normally done that, but these red Steve Madden Ronni pumps came up in my Poshmark feed, and I really couldn't pass them up. I don't have any red pumps, and for a mere $18, I thought maybe it was time to try. I have this exact model in beige/nude, so I knew what I was getting. Or so I thought. These roundish-toed single-sole pumps have 4 1/4" stiletto heels, and they are noticeably thicker heels, at 3/8", than most Steve Madden stiletto heeled models, such as the Daisie. They are pretty comfortable for what they are. I wore them about 3 hours yesterday at church. Now for the bad part--they were advertised as being size 9, what actually came was size 9 1/2. I thought it would be ok, but after about 20 minutes, it was obvious that they are too big. They might work well as-is worn barefoot, but with stockings they are clearly too big for me. Both heels were slipping with every step. Luckily, they are of such a design that this is merely an irritant, and not a showstopping embarrassment. If my pants had been a couple of inches shorter, that could have been a bad look, but I don't think anybody noticed. In fact, I got zero comments, which surprised me a bit given their bold color. After getting home from church, I fiddled around with various inserts and techniques. I think they'll be ok in the end, but I sure wish stupid seller had gotten her ad correct. I would never have bought these if I had known they were 9 1/2. Still, I'm not giving up on them yet. I really like the color and style, and it's not like I paid $100 for them.
    2 points
  18. I've been in Istanbul for awhile now. I've seen 2 girls decent beautiful heels here. That's it.
    2 points
  19. Hello all, here are some more boots for all you boot people. True 10 cm/4 inch heels on these. Shoe shopping was a bust. Current styles these days are frankly hideous, and kind of low, too. My friend agreed. Plus, I really don’t really need to buy any more shoes. Anyway, a good time was had by all. I’m ready to come home. More details to come later.
    2 points
  20. Cool affirmation! Feels great when it happens.
    2 points
  21. It's common. What do you mean by "her heels looked so done?" I understand that to mean "her heels were worn out, old and dilapidated". Correct me if I'm wrong. Unless I was wearing heels myself, I wouldn't say something to a stranger though. If I was wearing heels and had the impulse to say something, I'd say something like "You look great in those heels. Guys can rock them too! (then finger point at my heels)." She'd probably look surprised. Then from there in a playful way I'd say "heel toe, heel toe in a straight line right?" And see where it goes.
    2 points
  22. I spent another long day travelling on inter-city trains and saw an encouraging number of boots with chunky 3” heels - not high by the standards if some in here, but a height and style I like very much. I also saw for the first time in a long while someone out and about in four inch heels - knee boots with tall thin block heels. One seldom sees heels that high out and about. I suppose four inch, fashion height, is more likely to be used for dressy or formal occasions than long days on your feet, in trails and railroad stations, where chunky three inch heels would have unbeatable appeal
    2 points
  23. Aw, shoot, it's just fashion shows. You have to have outlandish stuff, or what would be the point of it? I doubt anybody would want to see me in a generic suit and tie on the ramp.
    2 points
  24. Here's a good article on the recent history of heels for men on the runway. It's from V MAN which was a reputable status symbol before social media took over in fashion. I'm sure many here will exclaim "gasp, how ugly and disgusting" per usual.... https://vmagazine.com/article/the-mens-heel-renaissance/
    2 points
  25. It’s always good to keep looking around for possibilities. Maybe something even better is waiting around the corner
    2 points
  26. It went well but I was not retained. Technical reasons, not related to footwear. I'm not unemployed so this is not a sad story, it was a try to change for better. Anyway, job interviews in heels are a lot more fun.
    2 points
  27. Yes, very often it is. My big peeve about it all is the range of interesting shades and colours that are offered to women, especially in outdoor gear, while my tastes, as a man, are assumed to be stunted, limited to black, dark blue, pine green or brick red.
    2 points
  28. That’s really nice. Always nice to have positive reinforcement and to be so openly band casually accepted.
    2 points
  29. We had all campus meeting today. Wore my black (below) knee high boots with a thin 3.6 inch heels. This is also the unoffical meeting of the high heel club. 5 women stop by my table to compare heels with me, 3 stiletto booties and 2 knee high boots. I was also stop by half a dozen other women so they could tell me how much they loved my boots. About 20% in low heels and a few kitten heels.
    2 points
  30. Outfit for a job interview this afternoon. Will they hire me? Zoom in the boots
    2 points
  31. I don't find it beautiful, sorry. The foot curve that makes high heels appealing to me gets strange with a too high of a heel. If it's your cup of tea, go for it, do what you feel good doing. It's always rewarding and I feel your feelings. Anyway, I had worn 5 inch stiletto pumps on the street once. It was too challenging for me because of the uneven pavement, made me tip and the shoe even got out of my feet once. Nobody got a second glimpse, the problem was only in my head and it got away. I had a fire crazy night out that day. We all need to experiment to feel alive, kudos man !
    2 points
  32. Well I love your look in those Daggers Cat. Your legs are shapely and look relaxed despite the heel height - which I love.
    2 points
  33. I like the elegance and lines of five-inch (12cm) stilettos but higher than that and, to me, they lose something; start looking scrunched, t0oo much about the heel itself rather than the overall visual effect the heel can produce on the rest of the boot. For me - aesthetically speaking - four to five inches is the sweet spot.
    2 points
  34. It’s my desire to wear only women’s shoes. I don’t own any men shoes. Women’s shoe lasts fit my feet better. Besides there are events where a man wearing high heels would be inappropriate. And I am not a person that would want to call attention towards myself while attending such events. Female fashions have appropriated many characteristics of men’s clothing in the past few years making it difficult to tell if that particular shirt, blue jeans or jacket is meant for male or female wear. There is enough similarities between male and female outer clothing that blend gender styles together to a point that the individual wearing the particular garment doesn’t raise any eyebrows.
    2 points
  35. I was waiting for this question 😝 Here it is. The first one was wearing white boots with high Cuban heels. I'd say around 3 inch. Very fashionable on other clothes also. He was walking on the street, close to where I work. Something like this: Not obvious men's shoes what do you think? I'd wear them without a second glimpse. The second guy was in a train station, platform opposite then mine, plain view for me. Wife with me, I said he had more courage than me in his choice. Zebra boots with thin heels like this: My jaw dropped and I was jealous. How fancy it was. He had also other beautiful fashion clothes like a long coat. It was a quite cold Sunday in Paris. He was talking with a friend or boyfriend, I don't know, he seemed very well on his skin, big smile, enjoying his life. Those encounters made my week. It's not rare I come across men in heels in Paris but two in a week is a first. Happy to be part of this also 😁
    2 points
  36. Nice boots. I’m a big fan of ankle boots with mid-height heels
    1 point
  37. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. And it goes very well with the top that covers just enough.
    1 point
  38. I'm afraid it's no better on the other side of the world. The styles available in the stores are absolutely awful. Like you said, short heels and/or weirdly shaped huge heels. They're everywhere! The only good thing I have to report is that they are indeed everywhere. Heels, though hideous, are still alive and well in northern Vietnam.
    1 point
  39. Hey youngster, Sometimes its not the shoes but the surface; walk on cobblestones or wet slippery surfaces (in stilletoes). You have no choice. The only time I have fallen was on a rounded uneven surface of cement 'tiles'. But I have had a leg slip out from under me.
    1 point
  40. My ankles can't make the turn, so I solve that problem by only buying boots with full zippers. Sorry.
    1 point
  41. Another day in the big city yesterday - and in the shuffling crowds an encouraging number knee and ankle boots with chunky heels of varying heights and even a couple of pair of stilettos. Looking at the demographics of the wearers make it clear that it’s the older age group with the sense of style - not only nicer (undoubtedly more expensive) boots but worn with greater panache, the standout being a stylish but by no means showy woman in her sixties looking effortlessly at ease in black OTK boots with 3-4 inch heels and a stylish but generally conservative long coat.
    1 point
  42. They would just think you where part of security.
    1 point
  43. Neil Armstrong was an intelligent and very cool headed man. I'm inclined to think he said "a man" and that the transmission was unclear. It's distinctly how I remember hearing it as a child, when I was watching breathlessly on our Zenith black-and-white TV. And as a space-obsessed ten year -old, shortly to turn eleven, I was hardly watching and listening with an ear for grammar!
    1 point
  44. The only way you can consider those shoes as “men’s” shoes is to say that they are mine and I am a man. I know because I’ve done that.
    1 point
  45. This sounds like a lot of fun.
    1 point
  46. I really like those! Just my style! I especially like the fit around the calves and ankles. A great find!
    1 point
  47. Shortly after I began exploring high heels online, I discovered Jenny’s website where I found a picture of a black patent pump with the highest heels I ever saw. In the picture, the heel was piercing a pool ball. It was the most beautiful high heel shoe ever. Discussing the picture with others in the chat room, I Learned of a place called “The Little Shoe Box” in England that made shoes like those. I found their website and catalog on line and saw that I could buy a pair of black patent pumps with 7” heels exactly like the ones in the picture. They were expensive but my desire to have a pair overcame my hesitation to spend that much money on a pair of women’s shoes that I would never wear out. They are handmade and the most beautiful, highest quality pair of heels I ever bought. The Little Shoe Box website went silent shortly after I purchased my shoes. People living in London that were familiar with this place told me that they had gone out of business. They even knew the persons name. What a shame that his craftsmanship would no longer be available.
    1 point
  48. What Bubba136 and Shyheels say about gender-specific or unisex clothing makes perfect sense; too much regard is paid to labels and not nearly enough to style, fit and choice. Bubba rightly reminds us of the many 'male' items of clothing that have been 'borrowed' (and in some cases adapted) for female wear. Loafers are a prime example: originally a casual men's shoe, copied and widely worn by women and which can have a heel ranging from nearly flat to a high slim stack, and sometimes with a platform too. A timeless so-called women's style that is eminently suitable for men to take back and wear with confidence. The pics below show just two examples - variations are almost endless:
    1 point
  49. I recently solved a similar problem by buying a couple of pair of low heel shoes from the women’s side that look unisex. A pair of penny loafers and a pair of ankle boots that pass for men’s style. Wore the boots to church last Sunday and the loafers to a funeral on Wednesday. Only I knew they were women’s shoes. And, there is always the buying of tennis shoes from the women’s side. They would also be comfortable for traveling.
    1 point
  50. I think you fundamentally misunderstand what this site is all about. It's not that your photos are technically inappropriate in any sort of legal sense, but the boundaries you are pushing are irrelevant to us. We are trying to change society one person at a time. You are playing dress-up in front of the mirror. There's nothing wrong with that, but it doesn't really fit well with this site. We're simply not pushing "raciness" in any way. We are about practical advice, general fashion advice, and stories about interacting with the public as guys in heels, and hopefully gaining some acceptance as such. I hope I don't come off as a jackass, I'm just trying to put the issue in perspective, calmly. I can't say that I speak for everybody here, but I know I speak for quite a few.
    1 point
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