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  1. 5 points
    Bought these inexpensive Zodiac booties off ebay, size 10. I really like the look of the heel and color, even though the toes are more rounded than I prefer. I bought these partially because the short shafts fit in my bag easier, but also to wear instead of my stiletto boots that are getting torn up on rough surfaces/roads/sidewalks. While these booties look good, they are really not designed very well in terms of walkability....I realize that Zodiac is probably a lower cost product, but I wish they the heels/soles were designed a bit better for ease of walking. The underslung heels tend to buckle a bit making me feel a bit uneasy, perhaps losing a few pounds might help! These booties seem to be more for "show" than "go", but I didn't pay much for them so can't complain.
  2. 5 points
    Trip is too short to arrange a meetup - but I took pictures!
  3. 4 points
    Got these sandals...Charlotte Russe brand, 4.5" heel with criss cross strap and rear zippers.
  4. 4 points
    I am slightly younger vintage, but I remember this style being quite popular in the 70s, but with squareish toes, and lace up fronts. Some may have had a zipper, but some did not. I was very young at the time (elementary school age), but I remember elementary school girls wearing these boots, either in white patent or black patent. One of the girls was my next door neighbor. She let me try them on a couple of times. I had completely forgotten about that. Perhaps my desire for girly things started much younger than I remember! She was a year older than me, and I suppose I was about 8 years old at the time, and she was 9. We never could get both boots laced up all the way on me before her mother would knock on the door and say, "What on earth are you guys doing in there?" I distinctly remember trying this at least twice. The girl's family moved away the very next year. Haha, good memory! The other thing I suddenly remember about this girl is that she had remarkably long fingernails for a 9 year old, which would have been the style at the time, but usually for much older girls. They were most likely popular with older girls as well, but I certainly don't remember it. Here is an image I found of the boots I remember.
  5. 4 points
    Not sure which of these 3 is the best... Or with a blazer, which is how I went out in the cool evening:
  6. 3 points
    mlroseplant, I remember your street well. That's cool you have a block party there. Whilst I can't verify if you have the nicest legs in the neighbourhood I can absolutely say when I saw you help your kid start a push mower wearing heels I was in awe. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY did it better. That's a permanent compliment you can use during the dry months when they are few and far between. HinH
  7. 3 points
    Jaunt #506, 8/10/2019: Hard to believe it’s been nearly a month (7/13) since my last jaunt, but, I had been rather busy for the last few weeks so I couldn’t go out and about, or, as John Lennon was famous for having said, “Life is what happens when you’re making other plans”. Anyhoo, with an opening in my schedule, I finally got to enjoy an outing, going to the King of Prussia Mall in my red jersey dress from H&M, the Payless “Parsley” flat sandals in a white and a black satchel bag. It’s also been said that you never miss the water until the well runs dry, and believe you me, I sure had missed being in dresses and had forgotten just how GOOD it felt to wear one, so it was quite exhilarating to be out and about in one again. However, during that last no interval between outings, I continued pondering over the last step in my evolution of going to dresses full time on my outings, I hardly think about wearing skirts, they’re just taking up space in my closet these days, but I’m still not prepared to get rid of them wholesale, and I’m perfectly fine with that. For the time being. Meanwhile, there was already a good crowd at the mall when I arrived just after eleven a.m., I found myself idly wondering if people would take notice of me wearing red, I think you all know where this is headed, because the answer to that question is....no. In hindsight, I should’ve known better, I’ve been to KOP some three dozen times or more, and, despite all the things I’ve worn there, no one has ever paid any attention to me, and this outing was no different, still, even after all this time, I find that rather amazing. After a stop at the comic book shop, I went to Dick’s Sporting Goods where I picked up a new water bottle and a lock for a new bicycle I had bought the previous weekend. Following lunch where I had a slice of chicken bacon ranch pizza (it’s crazy good), I wandered about to see and be seen, and be ignored by the masses which was good enough for me, because that meant I was accepted for my presentation, something that’s always my goal for when I go out. Swinging by H&M, I bought a couple a couple of dresses similar to what I wore, the simplistic, casual style appealed to me, especially for outings where I don’t want to look fancy, like on this outing. I want to have different styles for different outings, everything from casual to dressy and everything inbetween. So yeah, my fashion mindset is definitely gravitating from skirts to dresses, just like it changed from jeans to skirts, and I'm definitely excited about my evolution. More to come....
  8. 3 points
    These are a few of my heels. The others are stored in totes.
  9. 3 points
  10. 2 points
    OK. So i started wearing heels to fundraise for charity. over the new year (2018/19) i raised over £1000 for the british lung foundation. i have since found that wearing heels for long periods help relieve the pain in my spine. It has now come to a point where i am enjoying wearing heels on an almost daily basis. I find i am most comfortable i heels around 3-4 inches high or 5'' with a platform. i do prefer the flex of a single sole though. i love my peeptoe boots as well as my normal boots. i also have some t-bar and mary-jane shoes that i like. Do i care what other people think? Like hell do i. I just do what i want. if people dont like my heels, tough shit. I now find im wearing heels because i like wearing them and i feel confident wearing them. this is my latest purchaes although i have removed the bling
  11. 2 points
    Did anyone get to try a pair of these fabulous looking boots with the 1 inch black plastic heel. I was only 12 or 13 at the height of this fashion but the sound and sight of these white wonders caught me fantasizing what it mut be like to have a pair on my feet. The zipper at the back was a unique look and I never got the chance to try that style as it seemed to be short lived.
  12. 2 points
    Iowa just seems like an unpretentious place where residents enjoy life and one another and visitors make pleasant memories in some corner of the state. Major league baseball just announced they will have a game between the NY Yankees and the Chicago White Sox next year on the original site of the movie "Field of Dreams". That, in my mind, is one way of saluting this quintessential American state. Where deep black soil often is more than a metre deep, silos and grain elevators are the skyscrapers of the prairie, and a wallet dropped is a wallet promptly returned. It represents the best of the American character and is, in the minds of many, perhaps the first Midwestern state people think of. Time spent in Iowa will probably add to your lifespan. I love my Wisconsin but I salute our neighbour to the west. It really is a place worth seeing and experiencing for yourself. HappyinHeels
  13. 2 points
    West Des Moines? Tasty Tacos? Roosevelt High School? Debate Team antics....you're striking close to HS home there. Almost want to run and set up my virtual reality machine to Google Earth my way to Des Moines for the memories.
  14. 2 points
    We watched the movie: Welcome to Marwen last night. Although they did not show it in the previews, the story is about a person who was severely beaten because he admitted to wearing high heels It was a pretty good movie in the end. It failed pretty bad at the box office. A pity though, if it had done really well, a lot of people would have seen a positive look at a man who like to wear high heel shoes…
  15. 2 points
    Well, not certain what if anything this post has to with with anything else, but since there hasn't been lot of activity here lately, I thought I would comment. It's summertime which to me is sandal time!! I mostly wear sandals almost exclusively gals, both with heels and flat. This summer I have been out as much as possible in sandals, heels mostly, and have had absolutely no reaction at all - and that's a good thing - to me at least, except a compliment would be nice. The past few days I have been out in my favorite pair of VanEli kitten heeled sandals that I have had for a few years. I love these shoes, they look nice and are relatively comfortable. No reactions, maybe a few second looks but thats it. Maybe more folks ARE getting acclimated to seeing a guy in heels? Or just more accepting in general? Or just not noticing and/or not caring? I wore these sandals when me and Steve met in LA last November. Both he and his wife liked them... Tonight the wife and I are off to the Greek Theater in LA to see Weird Al in concert. I have seen him before, he's hilarious! Gonna wear heels, just not sure which pair.... Have fun all...... sf
  16. 2 points
    Starting to regret keeping these. Even if they do stretch to a comfortable fit it's very unattractive how much my foot bulges the front of the shoe.
  17. 2 points
    It appears that several of us gentleman are of the same vintage, born in the 1950's and 1960's. I remember Thom McAnn stores as well and the problem you mentioned about maximum sizes only to nine or ten. I started wearing gals shoes as a teen and was / am very grateful that most shoemakers eventually began to make shoes and sandals in larger (11-12) sizes. As a young guy growing up, I knew that my attraction to gals shoes would NEVER go away, and the fact that the sizes back then were limited was very frustrating. I am a size 11 or 12 depending on the manufacturer and have quite a selection of very nice, well fitting flat and high heel gals sandals that I wear proudly. Makes me feel good, always has and I love it!! Have fun.... sf
  18. 1 point
    Your outfits are a homerun for sure buddy....The first outfit is my favorite, love the way the simple v neck t shirt shows off your long lean physique, as do the jeans...I like the jacket in the last photo also. I've got to agree with you about Sam Edelman shoes/boots, I love the classic design along with the well engineered soles/heels that you can actually comfortably walk in for distances. Those heels look a bit higher than 3.75" inches though. My Sam Edelman Olencia boots have the same classic design, quality leather, and well engineered heels/soles. My boots are so easy to walk in, I'm just trying not to wear out the stiletto heels. I keep looking for another pair in black leather, but seem to only be able to find suede. Will keep looking and snap them up when I finally find another pair. These boots were a bargain at $125.00.... You look great, and I like your theme of combining clothing from the men's side with classic pumps, really looks great. It is obvious you have worked hard to maintain your long lean physique, enjoy the benefits of your efforts. You must get many compliments....
  19. 1 point
    Yes, indeed! And all of those things still exist today, probably even the debate team antics.
  20. 1 point
    Kneehighs + pebblesf, Looked back at page 40 of this thread to get more context and noticed something. Below the photo of this admittedly cute flight attendant are two clues suggesting to me she was, at least back then, working for United Airlines. Her handle was "uafly2011" and one of her hashtags was #unitedstews. Having worked for almost 16 years at O'Hare Airport I was certainly familiar with United. After wanting to charge my father $400 for trying to change a non-refundable ticket in 2015 during a US Government shutdown, and our vacation plans suddenly changed, I talked to the airline and pointed out it was something beyond our control. As a federal law enforcement officer at the time I had my leave cancelled and had to report to work. They eventually reduced it to $100. After the debacle involving their CEO and favoritism surrounding an employee at Newark's Liberty Airport and free parking and a short-lived flight to South Carolina which magically disappeared after a certain employee sold his vacation home and the now-fired CEO still walked with a nice severance package I told myself I would never choose United again and I haven't. I complained twice when the government wanted to book me on United and offered to cover the difference on another airline and it worked. Let's just say I despise that particular airline. Whilst I have preached the virtues of buying American-made products I admit flying American lines is not in my best interest. Foreign carriers simply have surpassed us. Their aircraft are simply newer, personnel friendlier, and those lines don't seem to nickel and dime passengers for things the the foreign carriers provide for free. My last government trip I was returning from Romania aboard Lufthansa and sampled the following: An entertainment screen 50% larger than on United or American, ability to send a text message from mid-air (done over Quebec), free wine or beer, headsets provided free and simply more service more often. I left the best for last: meals were served with real silverware on real ceramic plates. When was the last time someone here has seen that?? A real blast from the 1970's for sure. HappyinHeels
  21. 1 point
    Santa Cruz....we have many brewing companies here too.
  22. 1 point
    I agree Cali...mules are much easier to dangle and when wearing pumps, anything that is too snug to slide back on easily makes it awkward.
  23. 1 point
    If you are into Weird Al and his "weirdness," go see him. He sure puts on a good show.... Especially when wearing high heels - me not him... Last comment to keep in pace with the hhplace site... ha ha sf
  24. 1 point
    Haha, it's just that I prefer the mixture of both skirts and dresses, sometimes a skirt is more practical if you don't want to be too dressed up to go to the mall. A fitted dress looks best, that looks a little shapeless from the skirt band downwards. Non feedback from those in the mall as well, I would have thought a red dress would turn heads... Plus some heels wouldn't go amiss A skirt can look good when worn casually (see pictures below), it's nice to have a mixture of both
  25. 1 point
    I'm a few blocks from the ocean. Newark/Fremont is 45 minutes to 2 hours from here depending on traffic.
  26. 1 point
    Its hard to dangle when you wear boots...
  27. 1 point
    San Jose, yes San Francisco maybe LA..to far San Diego, you got to be kidding
  28. 1 point
    JeffB is back with an update! Hooray! J'adore the non-feedback from others. A sort of #AssimilationApathy
  29. 1 point
    I think the article just points out a trend in runway circles and there is still an air of "ooh, look at me, I'm gay and I have lots of money." Precious little of this fare will be seen on your local streets. The biggest point so far are things that SF and kneehighs talked about. SF pointed out how he had worn heels all summer and got no reaction at all. That is certainly one indication of what we all would want to see when we wear heels. Kneehighs states "we have to control our thoughts, feelings, and actions." Those first steps taken as toddlers turn into continuous strides as one builds confidence to move forward. The human brain is the most advanced computer ever devised and yet we only use a fraction (10-15%) of its capacity. The development of confidence in doing anything is one way to unlock more of that capacity. It turns toddler into walker, non-swimmer into swimmer, etc. HinH
  30. 1 point
    I am happy to see that my favorite modern classical pianist also likes the heels with shorts look. This is the latest promotional photo on her Facebook page.
  31. 1 point
    We have one a them Plato's Closet stores up in West Des Moines. I have idly driven by it a number of times, but I've never until now thought anything of it. I might have to check it out one of these days, now that I know what it is.
  32. 1 point
    If anyone out there in Melbourne wants a meet up, I’d be up for it.
  33. 1 point
    mlroseplant, One has to check thrift stores often as the merchandise changes faster then regular retail. As I've said before thrift stores save money but also one isn't contributing to landfill issues or the slave wages involved in so much of clothing manufacturing. Heelster, Plato's Closet is based in Wichita, Kansas and is like Goodwill or St. Vincent de Paul in that it offers inexpensive merchandise donated by the public. Where it differs is that the merchandise was often sold to Plato's Closet for a small sum of money. Typically one takes in clothing or shoes and a machine grades the condition and one is paid accordingly. They typically take in clothing or shoes that are not far outside the fashion cycle. While they normally pay something like $5-10 for a pair of shoes and sell them for $12-20 it offers soe incentive for people to donate there. There's one near me and I've gone there a few times and come home with something a few times. Of course wearing heels into the store just adds to the experience at least for me. HappyinHeels
  34. 1 point
    “Ask yourself who you feel you really are and then commit to creating an experience of what comes up. It will.” - Gary Elkins
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  36. 1 point
    Glad you were able to find your long pants and everything went well at your block party.
  37. 1 point
    I'd like something between 2 and 3, but that's me and I think that you should be who you are and wear what you want. I like 2 because you don't appear as a "straight hourglass", like, girls have more an hourglass figure when they're slim. In your picture number 1 you have almost the same look but not curvy. It seems a bit odd to me . Picture number 3 is good because the jacket created the "curvy" look and the belt created a proper waist, making you look taller and not too skinny. I'd just change for a colour that matches the skirt better. Or just go for a dress. Anyway, you're an inspiration to me.
  38. 1 point
    Number 2, for much the same reason(s) that kneehighs mentioned.
  39. 1 point
    Agreed - but it dawned on me years ago - - - I don't shop my age/department anyways.
  40. 1 point
    Sounds rather toxic, dare I say it
  41. 1 point
    Hello, I cannot remember if this podcast has been mentioned before on the site, but I was looking for podcasts related to men in heels and came across an episode that talks about the history of high heels(spoiler alert - it dates back to the 9th-10th century AD.) After listening to that episode, there was another two part episode that I listened to that talked mainly about gender bending clothing, i.e. people wearing clothing that may have been intended for the opposite sex. The episode for the shoes is called Men in Heels, and the two part is called Gender Bending Fashion. -Jeff
  42. 1 point
    Just my humble opinion: 1. You look too stiff. Like your shoulders are cropped towards your ears. 2. This is my favorite. You look more relaxed. Angle shows skirt pleats and boots well. 3. The belt color contrasts with the blazer color. Maybe match the belt to a color on the blazer. Black blazer, black belt etc. Again, just my humble feedback. Your public showcasing is appreciated, inspiring no matter what I say.
  43. 1 point
    Never heard of Plato's Closet. Looked 'em up and there is one not to far from me. Gonna check 'em out... Will advise.... thanks, sf
  44. 1 point
    We should probably meet up!
  45. 1 point
    A pr. I have had my eye on from Amazon for a while.
  46. 1 point
    Next time you come in To Silicon Valley and have more time we'll get together.
  47. 1 point
    Wow...... Based on earlier posts, I thought your spouse was generally OK with your heeling? A freak? Not sure about that. Different, maybe. Let's face it, not a lot of guys wear high heels in public. We are the pioneers who are taking the arrows. Will things ever get better? I doubt it, at least not in my lifetime. But that does not mean I will stop enjoying my heels and I imagine you are of the same opinion. Next time I am driving through Iowa, I will get the name of your town so they can be amazed that there are now two "freaks" in town... ha ha... Like the Bobby McFerrin song says: Don't Worry Be Happy...... Have fun, sf (the other "freak")
  48. 1 point
    Nothing earthshaking, but I have gotten way more than the usual number of disapproving stares, open giggling, and in one case, some girls who felt the need to walk by our house three times with their dog to have one more laugh at me. I guess the thing that really got to me was when one of the incidents happened in front of my wife, who is always telling me that pretty much the whole town thinks I'm a freak, and that she's a freak for being married to me. She didn't say anything at the time, but she thought it pretty loudly! Of course, her impression is usually hyperbolic toward the negative side of things, but you couldn't argue with her on this particular day. On the other hand, I think that perhaps I've finally learned how to walk in heels after 7 years. I caught a glimpse of myself head on in a store's front glass, and for the first time didn't cringe at the sight.
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  50. 1 point
    Did both Google and hhplace.org search for this article by Lauren Valenti. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I couldn't find it linked anywhere here. The History of Man Heels: From Louis XIV to Yeezy (MarieClaire.com, 2015) She does a great job summarizing the history, with what appears to be a special emphasis on celebrities wearing heels (her POV). I'd like to find out WHY she wrote the article. If it was out of personal interest or if she was told to write it by her editors. If MIH is a personal interest of hers, I'd be tempted to reach out to her. Below are a few photos Lauren was tagged in. First is her dressed as David Bowie (man who wore heels). Second is her posing (suggests open minded creativity). Third is her just looking good in a satin dress (good fashion sense).

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