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  1. New here, don't know if they will get any love?
    8 points
  2. Does the dentists office count as a public place? At this moment.
    8 points
  3. Just got a pair of conservative 5 inch pumps off ebay, Donald Pliner, perfect work shoes. Rare non-stilettos for me.
    8 points
  4. Just got these very light, almost white, mules.
    7 points
  5. Hi all, it's time for another new pair of shoes! I am actually several pairs behind, but these are special because I think I have finally found a pair of nude (or beige) pumps which suit all of my needs and desires. Well, except for one, and that comes at a price I'm unwilling to pay. I had bought a pair of Steve Madden "Daisie" pumps in nude a while back. They were a very pinkish beige, but that didn't bother me. They were super pointy, had super thin heels which approached the 5 inch territory, and were super easy to walk in. The only problem was that the sock liner of the shoe had started to deteriorate due to age and exposure to air. Or sunlight. Or something. I'm no chemist, but the insides of these shoes were peeling off, and it wasn't because of heavy use--there wasn't a mark on the soles or heels. I was/am unable to find another pair in that color and in my size. The other model that is of the same basic idea is the "Vala," but it has an extreme setback heel which I think looks ugly. Naturally, those can be had everywhere for a little bit of nothing. Anyway, I ran across these Madden pumps on Poshmark which were called "Klory." They looked to be the ticket. High, thin heel, pointed toe, but less extreme than the Daisie. Supposedly, they were brand new. The seller wanted something like 80 bucks for them. "Nah, I'm not paying quite that much for a plastic shoe that I can't try on," I said to myself. "If they come down to 50 bucks, then we'll see." It took a while, but the seller did eventually come down to 50 bucks. I couldn't go back on a promise, so I bought them, and I'm glad I did. Although I have yet to truly wear them outside, I can tell you that they seem to have all the good characteristics of the Daisies without the peeling insides. Actually, I like them better in some aspects. The not-quite-4 3/4" heel (119 mm to be exact) is incrementally thicker than the Daisie, at 5/16", or 8 mm, but more importantly, it curves inward, toward the front of the shoe, which I find more attractive and desirable than a more set back heel. Fit is what you'd expect from a size 9 Steve Madden, so that was a relief. They seem a little bit steeper than the Daisies, even though the heel height is virtually the same. I'll have to actually wear them somewhere to comment on that, but the heels are rock solid, so any awkwardness I may experience is user error, and not the fault of the shoes. Overall, I am very happy with this purchase.
    7 points
  6. Just received several new heels. The X-Straps fit so well and the Slings are fun to wear.
    6 points
  7. several new mules from AliExpress. These have very high and well supporting arches, incredibly comfortable. The blues ones are why I now have these others. My light beige ones are at work, pictured the other day.
    6 points
  8. It's been a busy couple months but things are finally slowing down enough to get some heeling in! Made it out to dsw the other day and i scored these new booties!
    6 points
  9. Here are my latest. The brand is Boohoo. The heel measures close to 5 inches. And without a platform they feel high, just the way I like them. These are also the first ones I've seen with a triangle toe box. And there sizing is weird too. I am usually an eur40 which I believe is a 9. But these are marked 8/41, and yet they fit me perfectly!
    6 points
  10. Short video of me streetwalking with a friend
    5 points
  11. I decided to post here because I recently took several pictures of my new Steve Madden "Klory" pumps, and I happened to be wearing shorts. I am normally loathe to wear closed-toes shoes with shorts--this was for modelling purposes only--but I don't think the combination looks horrible.
    5 points
  12. Wore some boots in to work today.
    5 points
  13. I’m self employed so it’s much easier sometimes to work nights with no one around, but tonight I’m tidying up the workshop in these 😬
    5 points
  14. I hear ya buddy! Last night I was out walking in my boots when I heard someone shout out: "love your shoes". Hard to hear with planes taking off overhead, finally I look around and saw a fellow flight attendant waving to me from the hotel across the way. I waved and thanked here, she made my week.
    5 points
  15. I agree with you about three inches being a kind of barrier - anything below is kind of hard to consider much of a heel, but three inches is where “heels” begin. I quite like that height - 3 to 3.5 inches, in knee boots at any rate. It is high enough to matter but leaves a bit of ambivalence too. It a height that on its own is relatively easy to “get away with” yet when coupled with the broadly feminine styling of knee boots creates an interesting edgy frisson.
    5 points
  16. Hi to you all! I tend to mostly wear thigh boots or chap boots when I work at home and knee boots when I’m driving….knee boots with a 3” heel. My thigh and chap boots have 4” heels. Here is a picture of my comfy Fernando Berlin thigh boots
    4 points
  17. Many of you are familiar with the following commercial, which came out about 5 years ago. The relevant portion of this is at about 0:23, which is screen shot at the end, along with my photos: This model appears to be wearing CL Merci Allen, but perhaps a custom pair, because I've never seen this color before. In any case, if she were my size, those heels would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 1/4 - 5 1/2" on a size 40 or U.S. women's 9. Notice how she is able to take a reasonably big step and still keep her knees perfectly straight. This is one of the main keys to looking good when walking in heels. We wish we could see this model walk for a distance in these heels, preferably outside, to see how that would actually look in real life. Unfortunately, we get about one second of walking, and several more seconds of dancing in a highly edited package. After reviewing this commercial, which I had forgotten about for several years, I decided to see how I would fare in a similar situation. So I made videos of me walking in various heights of heels, just to see what is possible for a normal person. There is nothing scientific about this, it's just for fun, and for self-awareness. The first thing I noticed is that due to the shape of my legs, my knees don't straighten out quite as nicely as the model's. Even if my knees are locked, they are still sort of more prominent than the model's. Nothing I can do about that, but I have found in my research that it doesn't matter if you don't keep your knees perfectly straight as you take that forward stride, they just have to be pretty close. A few degrees of bend is acceptable. 10 degrees of bend is unacceptable. The pictures at the end are as follows: Screenshot of the model in her 5+ inch heels, me in 3" heels, me in 4" heels, me in 4 3/4" heels, me in 5+" heels. I've got the lower heels handled as far as ankle flexibility. I did better in the almost not quite 5 inchers than I thought I would, but this is an encapsulated, relatively controlled moment, and I won't be wearing these in public for a while, if ever. The super high ones, well, you see the best I can do. Not good enough. Anyway, I thought it was something fun to share.
    4 points
  18. I think the heels in these pictures are ugly. When you see these shoes on men it will never take off. Show a normal pair of heels on a normally dressed guy be it in a pair of jeans a skirt or dress pants or leggings even. But when you see these ridiculous outfits it makes us look like idiots
    4 points
  19. I like seeing these articles that state men wearing heels is starting to catch on. But all they show is pictures of male models on the runway wearing outfits and heels that can only be worn on the runway. No man on the street would be caught dead in any of those heels or outfits, even if it was more socially acceptable. Until we start seeing men in heels at places like home depot and starbucks for example, that statement for me will always be false!
    4 points
  20. JKrenzer : Dam nice looking heels. Those are my idea of flats. 🙂 Mike
    4 points
  21. HappyinHeels/JKenzer I think we are still dealing with great apprehension when HHPlace members think the toilet or a doctor's office is anything other than your home or a dark theater. High Heels are JUST shoes. Sunday 9-11-2022 I spent the day at the Ohio collectors Gun show. Walking Two (2) hours in 7" heels with 1 3/4 plat. There are NO special places. Wear your heels wherever you wear your Ugly shoes = Flats. I go to dentist offices also. Mike
    4 points
  22. Old pumps today. Melrose, you'd like these. Steve Madden Darrt. These actually have a thin extremely well hidden platform.
    4 points
  23. My latest is a pair of JustFab "Loola" mules, which I purchased through Poshmark for the low, low price of $24 plus shipping. They caught my eye because a) they were shiny, b) they were cheap, and c) they appeared to have close to 5 inch heels with no platform, which I have been seeking for some time. As it turns out, they are not quite a full 5 inches in steepnes, but that's probably ok, since I can almost walk in them. The heel height is actually a full 5 inches, as I expected, but these sandals have what is effectively a 1/4" platform, reducing the difference to a mere 4 3/4". Thickness of the heel is a tidge over 5/16", or about 9 mm. These are a size 9, which is typically too big for me in open heeled shoes, but I think these actually fit fine. There is some real estate around my foot, but it's evenly distributed between toes and heel, and it's not excessive. I hate to admit it, but I have been buying plastic shoes lately, and these are the latest addition to the petroleum based collection. I haven't really truly worn them out yet, so I cannot comment on the comfort and feel, but they seem sturdy enough for cheap shoes, and they may well help me on my goal of mastering slightly higher heels.
    4 points
  24. Definitely agree. Our mirror is such that if I'm wearing heels, I'm too tall to get my entire reflection in the mirror, my head is outside the mirror, and things usually look good waist-down, but am still not completely comfortable with the entire image. Society's image of what a man/woman should be is deeply ingrained in us I assume. It has gotten much better over time, and I'm much more comfortable. Look at images online of what women wear, and try to copy those styles that I like, with a modification that above-the-waist it's my normal cloths, below-the-waist it's usually something from the other side of the store.
    4 points
  25. It's also been quite a while since I was on the forums last! But not much has changed except the amount of shoes I'm hiding from the 'rents! LOL I actually have gone to the bathroom in heels before. Recently I went to one to change clothes for a NoH8 Campaign photoshoot. I wanted to wear a denim skirt and some open-toe heels for it. As I was changing, someone came in to use the facilities. And little did I know - I was in a private stall btw - the heels I brought made quite the sound in and out the bathroom! So I'm sure the person heard them but paid them no mind. To piggyback off of another comment, I assume that when the heels make a noise, the others within the bathroom assume it's just a guy with loud dress shoes on. (And to add a little bit more to it, I wore the same heels as I went from the hotel the shoot was in, to the parking garage a quarter mile away. Lots of public eyes on me? I don't know, but one of the people in said photoshoot greeted me a 'good day' as they went to their car so...little things, you know?)
    4 points
  26. Two compliments in one day! Hi all.... It’s been kinda slow here so I thought I would include this non event experience. The wife and I are at a local casino for the weekend. Yesterday I was out in my new VanEli Milina heeled sandals, wearing Gloria Vanderbilt jeans and a colorful collared shirt. We were in the elevator and a guy got on and we make small talk about loosing money, ha ha. He then looks down and sees my pedicure and says “that’s really cool.” No comment about the heels. By then the elevator ride was over and we parted ways. Later I was walking alone through the casino and was approached by a middle aged lady. She was holding two slot cash out tickets and gave them to me. She said that she was leaving and wanted to pass the tickets along, and that I was wearing really cute shoes. Was I nice gesture and she was gone as fast as she arrived. The rest of the evening was fun, just enjoyed loosing money while in my “cute” sandals. The wife won, or at least broke even, as usual. Smile..... sf
    4 points
  27. I haven't posted on here in a while, as there seems to be little interest. I really don't blame people, I've got nothing new to say, and perhaps that's a good thing. It means I am able to lead a normal life wearing heels, and there are a finite number of things to say about that. There was a radical change in the weather here in Central Iowa this past week. It seems like one day it was in the 90s for temperature (close to 35º C), and a few days later, it dipped into the mid to upper 50s (around 12-15º C). As a result, I wore long pants and long sleeves to the farmer's market, and I'm glad I did. It started out a little hot, and I was thinking I could have worn shorts, as many of our customers did. However, our customers didn't have to stand outside in one spot for five hours, and by the time eight o'clock rolled around, I was quite appropriately dressed. If I had to do it all over again, I'd have probably worn my ankle boots or knee high boots. I wore these oxfords, which are my oldest continuously serving pair of shoes, because I knew they wouldn't bite me back, and they didn't. I did not bring a pair of backup shoes or load-in/load-out shoes with me. The little bit of ankle showing I feel interrupts the visual line. I got only one comment on that evening, and it was a "I don't understand how you can deal with heels that high" kind of comment.
    3 points
  28. As most here ,not as often as i would like. couple times a week, 5 to 6 inch. as i get older i find these harder to wear i get cramps in my calfs.
    3 points
  29. Got these today on a local buy and sell. They are black patent ASOS brand with a 4 1/2" heel. They are brand new. They have weird sizing however. They are marked 8 on the bottom. But the ad said that was equal to a US 10. I check their website and sure enough 8 and 41 is a US 10. I still wasn't sure if they were going to fit though. So I tried to talk them down on the price. Lucky for me, the last shoes I bought from another company had the same weird sizing, And those fit perfectly! So I was willing to take a chance if the price was right. I ended up paying only $25. As soon as I got home I tried them on and wouldn't you know it, a perfect fit! And they are surprisingly comfortable too.
    3 points
  30. I have had several interactions and observations this past week. === I wore my Freebird Canti sandals for my pedicure last week. I’ve known these women for over a decade. The other women, who was working on someone else, told me she likes the style and ask what brand they were. I told her Freebird and she loves their boots but they are out of her price range. Somehow, she is on a list and gets their ads all the time. We talked for about Freebird boots for a while with the women get her pedicure chiming in as well. Going to wear a different pair for my next pedicure. (see the last story for the picture) === On Friday I was in LA and took my mother to an upscale resort for dinner. Her choice. Most of the women where in heels, about 30% in the 4-inch range and half of those stilettos. I was in my black Freebird Blaze. === On Saturday I went to a 50-year reunion. Lots of heels and many great stilettos. === At my room key didn’t work when I got back to the hotel so I had to go the front desk and get it new key, aka card made. Getting off the elevator a guy commented “awesome heels dude”, “thanks”. As I was leaving the front desk, I hear the other front desk agent (a women) say to the agent that took care of me, “did you see his heels?” I turned around and asked, “do you like them?” “Oh yes, I love them.” These Freebird Blaze were a great hit this weekend.
    3 points
  31. I get what you're saying, but it is very difficult for many of us to ignore the details, and that's partially because we're already reached the Promised Land, to some degree or another. I do not personally know what it feels like to want to try some kind of style, just because it's in style. I'm trying to imagine a guy buying heels for the first time, saying to himself, "I'd kind of like to try that," having larger than woman-sized feet, and purchasing a pair of these Asos shoes. If they fit ok, he might like them, and purchase another pair at some point in the future. If they don't fit ok, he might well say, "Now I understand why women always bitch about their shoes. I can see that being able to wear high heels out and about is pure fantasy." And then never buy another pair again. I realize that reviews are not the end-all solution to this problem, but they certainly do help in many ways. Some of this micro stuff is going to end up driving the macro world in the end, at least in the long term. If only one of us could be there to guide every potential newcomer to heels down the slippery slope of an inclined footbed!
    3 points
  32. https://brightside.me/wonder-curiosities/why-men-are-more-confident-about-wearing-high-heels-today-808517/ https://www.luxuo.com/style/inch-up-your-footwear.html
    3 points
  33. Was able to have some fun over the last week or so. - Went to breakfast to a hotel a few times. Once wearing torn jeans with dark blue 4.5" pumps. It looked fantastic, and I felt as such (one of the waiters -a guy- complimented me on the heels). Another time 4.5" white pumps with a white/pink mini-skirt. Another time dark blue mini-skirt with 4.5" pumps. Anxiety kicked in each time, but I made it through. The restaurant was usually full. - Torn jeans, with 4.5" chunky heeled mules (jeans go to ankle), took the metro to another city, walked around for ~5 hours, then went home. Shoes are super-comfy, had no issues. OK, my ankle went out 2-3 times, but was able to recover immediately. Aside from that, it was fun! - Same mules as above, with torn-jean-mini-skirt, went downtown for a few hours. Found a store that was closing, with a bunch of heels in the display. 80% off and such. Went in, a lot of it wasn't my style, but ended up trying on a few shoes, and buying 3 pairs. Paid like $45 total, totally unexpected purchase, but for that price I couldn't resist. The heels are awesome. One is a combat boot, but the best way to describe it is "cute"! Lady told me to try them on, no problem. - Coffee shop & a store in a black mini-skirt and a new 5" stiletto mule. The shoes are super-comfortable. Anxiety kicked in, but was defeated in 2-3 minutes. I don't get it... Some of these shoes are so comfortable, like I'm walking on a cloud! The two mules I mentioned above, I will be really upset when they break, as it feels like they're crafted to my feet and I could wear them all day. Wish I could do this more often... For all of these, I usually wear a nice shirt. Given that no breasts are showing, and I have stubble on my face, it's obvious I'm a guy. Been working a lot on my posture/confidence. I envy women who can do this without anyone batting an eye. But I rarely see any heels being worn.
    3 points
  34. I have tried to get my wife to create an account or just browse / post on my account but she has zero interest. She does not get why a guy would want to wear heels, but I still love her... Smile.... sf
    3 points
  35. I wish I could!!! There is no issue with wearing them for an entire day as I have. It’s wishing I could do it every day!!! That would be awesome.
    3 points
  36. Lots of stretching. Yoga for runners. Practice
    2 points
  37. First, I think it's quite possible that the model is also a professional dancer. More to the point, my opinion is that walking well (really well) in very high heels is not only athletic but also an art form that requires practice and dedication. Very few women possess the skill. Many look challenged when they try... some look downright clumsy. IMO, more males that love to wear high stiletto heels (not platforms) are prepared to dedicate some effort to become skilled. And the odd reward to this effort is that very high (5"+) heels are far more comfortable to wear for extended time and distance when the wearer is very good in the high heels.
    2 points
  38. Well I am just a regular guy who likes to wear "regular" gals high heels, unlike the, in my opinion, bizarre mag pics shown above. Those heels don't look attractive on guys or on a gals. Sometimes those "fashion" folks are out of touch with reality, my reality at least. Smile sf
    2 points
  39. First sentence you wrote is better said. Guess I should have used the 24 hour rule. Just aggravating when I see this stuff , from my point of view, guys wearing heels will never be mainstream. I agree if they were to show more normal outfits AND heels that someone like wear out of there house to a dinner it would go a lot farther to promote “our cause” rather then seeing someone in an outfit they have in a lot of these articles. Even I would cringe if I were out and about in a typical “CAT” outfit and came across someone in one of these outfits
    2 points
  40. peterborough : Set me right. I have always thought the British or Europeans were more open minded toward men wearing high heels and that sort of thing. Men or woman in high heels-changing baby diapers-housework -washing dishes, etc. Is your other half an American? Mike
    2 points
  41. Got a pair of Pleaser Rapture platform boots with skulls detailed into the platform and imprinted on the foot leather, too. Very comfy and easy to walk in.
    2 points
  42. I say that I can't wear high heels to work, but I guess I forgot about my side gig, selling egg rolls at farmer's markets. I didn't used to consider it "work," as I was just helping the wife out a little bit, but now it's become more of a big deal, and I'm an essential part of it. We even bought a cargo van recently specifically for the business. I haven't worn true flats yet this year to a market. My "backup" shoes are 2 inches, and I've only had to wear those once when the sole fell off my higher heels. These BCBGeneration thong type wedges actually work well on grass, too.
    2 points
  43. Heelsfor30 : I have hundreds of photos of me in high heels that were taken by my ex-wife. Only a few of my pictures are in the photo attachment. When I try to use the other pictures, I get rejected because there to large. Bull crap. Where do they think the attachment pictures came from? When i go out in public today I go alone. So, I have no photos of Sundays (9-11-2022) gun show adventure. However, these are heels very much what I wore. Mike
    2 points
  44. I almost always leave my house and drive off in heels. I park my car in my attached garage (novel idea now-a-days). But sometimes its outside the garage when I come and on. And I will check my street mail box in heel most of the time. It depends on what I am doing. If I am working around my house I will have running shoes. I have too many gophers to wear heels. Also if I am working with heavy or large object such as a kayak, I will also wear running shoes. I sometimes carry a back-up pair of heels with me, sometime running shoes if I am going hiking.. However, bottom line, my neighbors know I wear heels. I will converse with them in heels, many times with open toes that also shows my pedicure.
    2 points
  45. The farmer's market season is rapidly winding down, but it's still shorts weather for sure. That may change next week, or it may not. You never know here in Iowa. The reason I mention shorts is because although I wore some pretty standout shoes last night, my blue Bruno Magli "Kira" suede wedges, I got no comments about them at all. However, one mid-thirty-ish lady gushed about my shorts. I do think they suit me rather well, being short enough without being super tight, and not so short as to be really shocking, but I guess I can't get all that enthusiastic about shorts. Another bathroom shot. I have no place else as a practical matter.
    2 points
  46. I wish you all the best in your journey to yourself! I'm in love with your shoes, what brand are they? Thanks
    2 points
  47. Were putt'in the band back together..... Well, I am not a gambler, but the wife is - hmmmm. So far the accounts are solvent, and she does "win" sometimes. When she gambles I usually wander around in my heels (casinos are a great place for that) and sometimes we both visit the spa for haircuts and pedicures. Or I hang out by the pool, take a drive in the countryside, go shopping or go for a hike. When I am at the casino I double my money, I fold it in half and put it in my pocket! smile.... sf PS While there we did see Chris Rock, funny guy.
    2 points
  48. It's been several days since I posted anything, and that's ok. I have nothing new to post, outfit-wise. I'm continuing to recycle what I've worn. The fewer stories I have to tell, the better for all of us. I got gushing compliments from a Costco employee yesterday about this outfit, different variations of which I have worn many times. I call it my "earthtone" outfit. I chose to pair it with my Söfft "Calvados" sandals partially because I realize my lower heels are not getting any love lately, and they are good solid shoes that never bite me back. I should appreciate them more, especially given the fact that the Costco employee mistook them for high heels. Speaking of high heels, there was only one customer in Costco at that time who was wearing actual high heels (there were a few others with mid-heels like me), and that was a 10 year old girl. In other news, the records say that I have been remarkably lazy for the past year in the fact that I have not walked as much as I used to. The last month that I walked a truly significant amount was May of 2021, when I walked 37.2 miles. So far this month, I have walked only 15.1 miles, and most of that was in the last week. My legs and ankles are out of shape. The good news is that my 2 mile route no longer wipes me out muscle-wise, after only one week of getting back with the program. Pictured here are my True Religion mules, which are effectively right at 4" in height (5" with a 1" platform). I have them in for new heel tips at the moment. The old ones lasted about 45 miles, which is pretty decent.
    2 points
  49. My knee boots were extremely handy on an assignment in the jungles of South America for precisely that like of thing. Wouldn’t be without them
    2 points
  50. Oh vacations are always too brief.
    2 points
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