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  1. I found these ankle boots in the local thrift store today. I was there looking for some women's jeans that might fit tighter, found a pair but there is no dressing room so won't know how the fit until I get home. These boots were waiting for me though, I wish they had pointed toes but oh well. I do love the block heels, they fit perfectly (for once), and are super easy to walk in. They look like leather, but I don't think they are. That's OK, can't complain for $20. I will enjoy them in vegas this weekend, hopefully the women's levis will fit properly. Finally figured out how to convert men's waist sizes to women's, so I guess I wear women's size 11-12 jeans. The last picture is of me waiting at the post office to inquire about a lost package, two of the postal workers complimented me, so I will consider this purchase a success.
    6 points
  2. Ain't that the truth! It might also explain why you see so many international flight attendants who are heel popping out of their pumps walking through airports. The shoes probably fit correctly by the time they reach their destination! I think that is what most people do not understand. We actually enjoy walking in heels. Nobody believes us. I will keep the secret, I promise!
    6 points
  3. Same for me. But walking in airports wearing heels is still a great moment!
    6 points
  4. High Heelers: I need some clarification on this (OG) thing . Are you talking about the day or time we signed on to this site, or our age ? I signed up Aug. 30, 2010 . A considerable number of people have dropped out since then. One person ( who had all of his shit in one envelope ) was - Iloveboots. We met several times under the Real Meet program . Some of the woman ( no longer with us )were Gena and Pantera . I miss them all . Of late lsolathor & Helen . SOOOOO, this leaves us with age . This coming July I will be 82 years old . When I depart this site I will be dead - I have left instructions that I an to be cremated in my highest high heels . My motto - Keep your heels and standerds high . Mike
    6 points
  5. received yesterday my new boots DSQUARED2, size 40 heel 12.5 cm, super comfortable walking, what a pleasure
    5 points
  6. Since I don't post on mainstream social media, here is my church OOTD. One of my few designer shoes, Miu Miu. I think I bought them just because I like the name.
    5 points
  7. Not much going on here, so I thought I would post a picture of a casual outfit I wore to attend a junior high band concert. Shoes by MiuMiu, Pants by Buffalo (Costco), and polo shirt by God Only Knows. Excuse the background. I really have to find a better place to take pictures.
    4 points
  8. The farmer's market season has begun. I have refrained from putting an exclamation point behind that first sentence because the novelty has long worn off, and I am less than excited by the prospect of having to spend all of my Thursday nights hawking egg rolls. However, this does have an upside, and that is I get to wear high heels all evening, as my wife has long stopped objecting. Not only does my choice of footwear not hurt business, there is the slim possibility that it might actually have the opposite effect. It was not warm. I was better prepared than most, and I was still never really warm the entire four hours. I chose to wear clogs rather than sandals, which turned out to be a good idea. When I was deciding at home, I was waffling between my Dansko wedges (which are super comfortable but boring) and my BCBG wooden heeled clogs, which are also comfortable, but are considerably higher, having right at 4" of height difference between heel and toe. I finally decided to go big or go home, and went with the BCBG clogs, pictured below. I got two compliments, one of which was probably good for my wife to hear, because the lady came right up to our tent at a time when we didn't have any customers and went on at some length about how much she liked my heels, and how I was better than most women at walking in them, and how she couldn't wear heels anymore. What was my wife to do except smile and nod? Mostly standing in 4" heels for five hours is one of those conditioning things, and I am out of condition. I found that a quick trip walking around the block was good for another 30 to 45 minutes of standing comfort. By the end of the night, however, I was ready to get out of those clogs. I wouldn't call it pain, but my feet were very tired.
    4 points
  9. It seems my answer has been wiped off These zipped boots are US 12 W I never got any reactions ( is that a good or a bad sign?) except as Pebblest, a guy from the security check who asked if these boots in the basket were mine.
    4 points
  10. Same for me. Ankle boots with zippers or Chelsea boots. Often the person at the check asks if these boots in the basket are mine. Here is a very easy pair to slip off and on at the security check Chelsea boots with elastics
    4 points
  11. https://pagesix.com/2022/04/07/lenny-kravitz-helped-design-his-grammys-2022-high-heels/amp/
    4 points
  12. Agreed, 5.25 is my true limit to look human while walking on flat surfaces. Get any downhill incline even 5 inch start looking odd, knees naturally bend to keep the weight behind the balls of my feet. Once the weight shifts forward you literally start to roll forward out of your shoes. At least I do anyway.
    4 points
  13. Only one day a year???? Come on, every day is High Heel Day. Why limit yourself to one day to celcbrate????
    4 points
  14. There currently exists a category for shoes and boots but none for sandals. For those of us who prefer sandals (like me) there now is a forum to show off your new sandals to the world, or at least that part of the world that is here at HHPLACE! I will begin by presenting two pair of sandals that I acquired last month. The thong style is from Nine West, Popi, size 11. Love the ankle strap and see thru upper. The strappy sandals are from Marmi Shoes (my fav shoe store btw), VanEli, Morel, size 12. These are truly all day sandals and I really like them as well. The pedicure is courtesy of Caesars Spa, Las Vegas. It's spring, and summer is coming, time to get those sandals out for those of us who enjoy that style of heel! Have fun... sf
    3 points
  15. I have some actual new sandals to show. This is one of those things that came up in my feed on Poshmark, and I had to look them up, as I had never seen this model before. They are a Nine West product, and they are called "How Rude." Who comes up with these names, anyway? In doing very brief research, they evidently came in at least four different colors, this particular example is a combination of silver, yellow gold, and rose gold, a classic combination. The only thing that is slightly rude about them is that they're made out of plastic. However, I have come round to accept plastic shoes for occasional wear, though I would prefer leather. The numbers on these are size 8 1/2, 4 5/8 inch heel with just a whisper of a platform, giving a 4 1/4 to 4 3/8 inch rise, something like that. Because of the design of the footbed, it's difficult to get an exact measurement, but you get the idea. The diameter of the heel is 5/16 inch, so quite skinny. I feel like the heel is curved the proper amount, i.e., it's not a setback heel. Therefore, I can only guess that this model must be a number of years old. I don't think Nine West has made a heel this high and thin for several years (not counting some of these huge platforms they're offering currently). Comfort is OK. I wore them for about 3 hours a few days ago, and they were OK. Not the first pair I'd reach for if I were going to Disneyland, but quite acceptable for the length of time I had them on. They seem solid, with no obvious defects or design flaws to prevent graceful walking.
    3 points
  16. Get ready, this will be the second annual "celebration." I can't find much specific information (how/why) but what the heck, another reason to wear heels!! I plan on being there! Smile... sf https://www.nationaldayarchives.com/day/national-high-heels-day/
    3 points
  17. Interesting. . . my 83 year old dad (at the time 73 year old dad) was the first to encourage me, he had to convince my mom to get on board later on. Neither of them have managed to convince my wife that I'm actually ok.
    3 points
  18. I didn't wear heels at all yesterday, and I wear heels pretty much every day. My excuse? My 90 year old dad came over for a visit and I don't want to push his heart any harder than it is already!!🤣
    3 points
  19. I don't know that I'd call them "beautiful," but they're definitely really cool. Coolness is in the eye of the beholder. My personal experience mirrors yours. Every time I've been approached by a woman who was with a male companion, the guy always looks as though he'd rather be anywhere else than right there, listening to a conversation he wishes his wife/girlfriend had never started. I usually try to keep it brief for his sake.
    3 points
  20. SF reminded me that it was National High Heel Day yesterday. Since I missed Tuba Day the other week, it only make sense that I would miss High Heel Day this week. The only significance to me is that I had decided to pick the 20th as my heeling anniversary date. It's impossible to pin down the exact date, as I didn't mark it at the time, but sometime in mid-May of 2012, I ventured outside the house in a pair of high heels for the first time. I don't have a picture of that event, but I have a picture of the shoes I wore under long jeans. By Thanksgiving of that year, I had another pair of clogs with higher and thinner heels. By New Year's, I had a few more pairs. It's been all downhill ever since. Then and now:
    3 points
  21. High Heel Day Sandals. Pulled these 'vintage" lace-up wedge Steve Madden sandals for my trip to Costco this morning. Ukraine Tip nails.
    3 points
  22. I was noticed, and received a very nice compliment too. Last night I was dining on a Milanesa Patagonia at my fav Argentinian restaurant. I was wearing my Nine West "Popi" heels and enjoying the atmosphere and the food. While there, a lady and gentleman came in and sat at a nearby table. We made quick eye contact and nothing else. When I had finished, I went to pay the bill. As I was finishing my transaction, I heard a voice from behind me say, "I really like your shoes." I turned around and standing there was the lady that I had made eye contact with. I smiled and told her thank you. She again said several times that she liked the shoes. We had a short conversation about the style and comfort and where she could get a pair. Then I made a comment about how I wanted to get my wife a pair, but she did not like the style / look of the sandals. The lady responded with, "no, tell her that those are beautiful shoes, absolutely beautiful!" I gathered my things, told the lady goodbye and left. She seemed to be very sincere and complimentary. Her husband (friend?) stayed out of the conversation, seemed uninterested. As to her opinion, I have worn these sandals several times since I bought them in March, and really like them. They are a 7 on the one to ten "comfort scale," not good for long walks but for dinner, shopping, church or short errands they are fabulous. And I concur, the style of the shoe is so unique that I would agree that they are "beautiful." Can a guy wear beautiful sandals? Hmmm?? And finally, it is somewhat ironic that this happened at an Argentinian restaurant. It was a trip to Argentina back in 1995 that got me into wearing heels. Prior to that I was strictly a flat gals sandal guy. In Argentina many of the gals wore heels, more that I had previously seen anywhere else. One of the ladies I was traveling with was a "shoe gal" and made many references to the heels the local ladies were wearing, which caused me to take note. When back in the States I tried some heels and was hooked, in a good way. Don't cry for me Argentina, you did me just fine, thank you!! And, for reference, here is a pic of the "beautiful" heels that I was wearing. Love 'em. smile... sf
    3 points
  23. I met up with "J"/aka p1ng74 last week in Austin. We always have a nice time, getting out in our boots enjoying good conversation and something to eat. We usually try to do some boot/heel shopping, but the usual stores rarely have anything of interest. It is so generous of "J" to drive into the city and pick me up so we can enjoy getting out and about while having great conversations on mulitple topics. I mentioned that my next layover was in Columbus, when he told me that "Spikesmike" lives there and enjoys meeting fellow bootlovers. I contacted Mike, who generously offered to meet up at my hotel (short layover), he was wearing the most amazing red boots with spurs, don't mind admitting I am envious. We enjoyed many conversational topics (including boots of course), while having a bite to eat in the hotel restaurant. I'm hoping I get a longer Columbus layover soon so I can visit Mike and see his amazing boot collection. Thanks guys, I really enjoy these visits. Don
    3 points
  24. Well, I guess the answer here is a sensible balance between fashion and safety. Needless to say, if I was travelling as a passenger while wearing my stiletto boots, there would not be time to get those boots off in an "unplanned emergency", especially if I was sitting in an aisle seat where my delay would delay two other passengers as well. Block heeled boots are not likely to damage the heavy duty slides/rafts. Fire in the cabin is likely to be a bigger issue, so wearing clothes that cover well and are not easily incinerated is very important in an emergency. Sitting near a door exit is going to help. Window exits are good also, provided people sitting in those rows are actually smart and strong enough to get the exits open. A good shot of adrenaline and some luck always helps. Always take the time to review safety procedures and exit locations relative to your seat.
    3 points
  25. All of these guys who answered before me are right, and I will add that it's different than it was even 10 years ago. Society has evolved in a positive way that affects me personally, even if the politics have not! Sure, there are exceptions, but most places you might go, nobody is going to care. Especially if the rest of your outfit is not outlandish.
    3 points
  26. A major part of wearing heels in public is CONFIDENCE. If you act like it is no big deal, most people wont even notice. If you show any weakness you leave yourself open to criticism.
    3 points
  27. Like you, I am a boots fan. I especially like chunky heels too. Shape and proportion of heels is what really makes the look in my opinion, much more so than height. Those are nice boots
    3 points
  28. I don't deny it: I have to stop. I should buy mules or heeled sandals (for a wedding, at least I have the dress), but I just bought another pair of boots (brown, second life) and I am refinishing them. Despite not having a very high heel (7,7 cm), I love the shape and proportion. I leave you an image.
    3 points
  29. I have never flown in heels, but I would like to someday. But if it doesn't happen, it's not a big deal. Getting in a tin can with a couple hundred other people is not the thrill it used to be.
    3 points
  30. Those boots are awesome. I would wear them for daily’s. I do love the stilettos but those are awesome. I haven’t had anyone at the tsa check ask if the heels are mine. Guess they figured it out when I was walking thru in a skirt!!! Lol. I did have a great conversation with a female tsa agent in Tampa. I also always have the metal detector go off and get sent thru the scan and the pat down. They will always ask if I want i male or female do the pat down. I say it doesn’t matter, unless there is good looking female one then I ask fir the female. I think it’s the knee replacements that set off the metal detectors but it’s not. It’s sometimes the clothing and my right shoulder which is all OEM parts. I was told that the level of the equipment and the checking varies by the volume of the airport. More in Chicago then in Tampa, but who knows.
    3 points
  31. Pierre, those are far too high for me to do anything at all in, but they're gorgeous. I'll be on Spirit going in, and Alaskan coming back out. Probably gonna be knee high frye boots, black version of my avatar, or ankle boots of some kind. No way I will wear the black ones over the pedal board, they are so uncomfortable, they're just cool for rock gigs.
    3 points
  32. I agree, you want to have a fairly solid footing, especially while going through security. One time I was going through customs in Cancun where us crewmembers get much more scrutiny than regular tourists. The customs agent asked me if I was carrying the boots in my bag for someone else. I told him they were mine, he looked at me strangely thinking I was trying to get away with something. I offered to try them on for him, he closed the bag and sent me on my way.... I'm sure he and his buddys had a few laughs at my expense afterwards
    3 points
  33. An other pair with zippers
    3 points
  34. I have been flying in heels since 2015. Ankle boots with zippers always, easy off/on.
    3 points
  35. Flown in heels many times. The only thing that matters is your shoes are a bit loose to start. Your feet naturally swell at altitude and comfort is key.
    3 points
  36. I’ve refrained from posting recently, things in life et al. Been searching for a second outing in heels recently. I am now planning a second outing in my new OnlyMaker Cowboy Boots with the 95mm heel next Monday. Got to go to the opticians. Looking to go the whole day in heels, or as long as I can. Now to plan the outfit. Black slim jeans or khaki trousers.
    3 points
  37. I wear these Jimmy Choo Eros Pumps that have the equivalent height of 12.73 cm (5.01 inches). The stiletto heel measures at 15.72cm (6.19 inches) and the platform measures at 3cm (1.18 inches). Due to their styling and the platforms, they look quite a bit taller than they feel. I have other 4 to 5" stiletto pumps that aren't as comfortable to wear and as easy to gracefully walk in. However, most of the time I'm wearing heels in the 3.75 to 4.5 inch range, like these:
    3 points
  38. Hello! Two more for spring. 12 cm vs. 6.5 cm. And soon... clogs and mules!
    3 points
  39. They are the best fitting, most comfortable 5 inch pumps I've ever owned. Unfortunately they only have limited colors. Red, black and animal print in the classic pumps and their Mary Jane's only red and black. I'm on the 4th or 5th heel tap on all and have worn the toe tips almost through. So elegent,so I have a 2nd pair in each color ready to go. Wear these multiple times per week and everywhere. Tons of compliments too. U.S. 10.5, buy 42. Nice thing about euro sizing is each number is a half size, so 44 is 11.5 etc. As mentioned above Hey Si Mey are my current go to pumps. The white boxes show those I wear most frequently, they alone account for 33% of my total wear. The central box are those I either already have back-up pairs or they are on their way. All of these have had at minimum 3 set of heel taps with the two Mary Jane's and the leopard pair at least 5 replacements. Comfort is the name of the game and except for the high back double strapped pumps and the 6 inch basic pumps all are very comfortable. The extra high pumps are fine, I just don't walk well in them.
    3 points
  40. Nowadays when I look around it seems men and women wear much of the same clothing and shoes too, so maybe we're back to square one.
    2 points
  41. As it has just be said: people WILL notice,people WILL criticize ( or not) people WILL talk. But 99% of the time they WON’T tell you anything ! So if you don’t give a damm to others ,wearing heels publicly is not a big deal. Only the first step is difficult. But be sure to wear the right shoes you feel comfortable with.
    2 points
  42. mickeyunc, Cali is correct. Confidence is the key. Believe it or not - When wearing stiletto heels in public, I pay no attention to the people around me .To me, high heels are just shoes . Over the years I have found that loads of people are noticing I am wearing heels, but they rarely say anything. However, At my endocrinologists office the receptionist fall over each other just see the high heel outfit I am wearing . Put on your heels and go for it . Keep your heels and standards high . Mike
    2 points
  43. I’m more of an almond toe fan myself, but I like the styling of these.
    2 points
  44. You’re so right! I used to look forward to flying, years ago - decades ago - but now the prospect of going to an airport is like the halo before a migraine.
    2 points
  45. Seems like ankle boots are a good choice, easy to get on and off. What airline will you be on?
    2 points
  46. That's why I was thinking boots, since there is a zipper, or pumps, as I just slip them on and off...
    2 points
  47. Same up my way - - - 59000 flavers of sneakers, and a random Jessica Simpson heel.
    2 points
  48. I disagree with the fetishy and tarty observation. You may recall that Louboutin experimented with a gorgeous 130mm single sole pump they call HOTCHICK. That was a 130mm stiletto in size 7 so it was almost 150mm in size 10. I read that Louboutin discontinued this design and the heel height because 99% of women simply could not walk in them or refused to try.
    2 points
  49. I am happy to report that on my monthly to bi-monthly trip to Costco, I saw not one, not two, but THREE other people (besides me) wearing legitimate heels. All were women, naturally. One older Asian lady had on block heeled boots of about 2 1/2" or so. A 30 something Caucasian lady had on a Cotton, floaty sort of dress with plain black stiletto pumps, which definitely approached the 4 inch range. And finally, another Asian lady, definitely on the young side, was wearing tight jeans with fabric stretch ankle boots. These boots had tiny stiletto heels that were metal, nothing insanely high, but probably approaching 4 inches, maybe only 3 1/2. This is a rare occurrence these days. Three in one trip, plus me!
    2 points
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