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    Been a while since I've posted here. Quite a few new addittions over the past months. Most recent are a pair of Bordello Bella in white and a pair Bordello Teeze wide fit in White. Already had a pair of both of them (Bella in red and Teeze in black) but I'm such a big fan of them I had to get more. Also got this pair black heels by Blink a while back. They are black 'foe' patent. They are becoming a bit dull (white-ish haze), anyone has a good suggestion to make them shiney and black again?
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    newest 6 1/2 inch heel 2 1/2 inch plat
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    Last day before easter break wearing my wittner 'animal' black ankle boots. 12cm heel, 1cm hidden platform they are still snug and tiring but at the same time invigorating
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    Hi there. These are the first pictures I have posted of me in my heels. They are a new pair of above the knee, lace up Stiletto Boots with a tiny hidden platform. With a leather skirt and wide belt, its all leather from waist to floor ! A first try, I look forward to more. Have fun. JS
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    Well I'm a huge platform fan. Platforms say show attitude, even more they scream "Look at me". Because they are attention getters and they make my legs look really good. To those who love single soles more props to you but us platform lovers gotta stick together lol!!!
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    Sorry guys n gals ive been busy and not pisting or logging in for a week or 2 friday arvo here at work chilling with jeggings and strappy high heels have a great easter and eat too many chocky eggs James
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    Hi all Been shopping this morning and picked up these for $30 at Ninewest. 13cm heel and 2 cm concealed platform. Not sure about the 't' strap and thinking about removing and just leaving the ankle strap. Thoughts?
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    It has been far too long! I'm still wearing heels about three days a week and still rotating my assortment around to keep my selections healthy and fresh. Amazingly I was able to hit the Nordstrom Rack lottery (it had been a long time) and found this first pair in my size. Amazingly it seems that the size 13 section is making a slow comeback (however only a dozen or so total pairs and many still at near inflated retail) and the size 12 area is back and decently sized - for you guys and gals who take a size 12. These are BCBGeneration and I've noticed with their size 12 and 13 heels sometimes they tend to be using what looks like the size 11 heel, so they come up just a hair short. It's not very noticeable unless you really look for it up close but it's something I've come to expect. It doesn't throw my stride off any and the shoes are always really comfortable, but it is something to keep in mind if you put miles on your heels over hard surfaces. I tend to be on carpet most of the time so it's not as much of an issue. These are kind of a textured matte black but are still smooth to the touch, something I call "80's faux leather." The second pair are Christian Siriano for Payless, the "Habit" pumps that it seems everyone is divided on. I tend to wear a 13 in nearly all heels (exceptions made for some Torrid 12W styles, some MUCH older Payless 12W styles, and an occasional pair of Nine West 12M that fit loose), and that's what I ordered in these. Yes, as many have said, they fit tight - to begin with. However after breaking in, these fit PERFECTLY. I cannot think of a pair of pumps I've owned in my life that fit so perfectly. I wish Payless would restock these in black so I could get another pair, along with the faux suede dark teal and silver. Another case of Payless only paying attention to the complaints. These really do have that perfect "foot to shoe" fit and look, but yes, they did have to be broken in.
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    I have been wearing "girls shoes" for as long as I can remember. My moms and older sisters heels whenever I had a chance. I got my first pair of my own when I was 10. A classic pair of black patent pumps with 4" heels. As I got older, my heels got higher. 5" heels were the norm and I wore them easily and confidently everywhere for more than 10 years. I graduated to 6" heels for 4 or 5 years. I even bought three pair of pumps with 7" heels which, by the way are very hard to wear. The higher the heels, the more difficult they are to wear and the more "issues" there are with wearing them. At this point, I am over 60 years old and I believe I have met the challenges and conquered the idea that the higher heels the more enjoyable the experiences. And, like many females my age, I have found that comfort trumps height. My life long desire to wear "girls" shoes is easily satisfied by wearing pumps and boots with 4" heels as well as lower wedge heel sandals. In all my years of wearing high heels I've found the secret to wearing heels, no matter what heel height, is to wear shoes that fit properly. Any pair of heels are a joy to wear if they fit properly.
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    Just obtained these 3 new pairs of shoes from uk eBay (even tho came from China), still breaking them in (except the boots).
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    Lord of the Dance pose in substantial heels. Very impressive!
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    I am going to the Restaurant and Lounge tonight at Hilton Inn. Here is my outfit with new Steve Madden heels.
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    Time for another update. In the last week or so the weather in my neck of the woods has been very nice! Today we hit around 15 degrees celcius. The weather has been warm enough that you could wear sandals or some form of open toed shoes outside, no problem at all. And I had just such the shoes! A recently purchased pair that I was dying to wear out! And with the weather the way it was it presented the perfect opportunity to do just that. The shoes were purchased at a local thrift store. The brand is Bamboo. They are tan in color with a wedge heel that measures about 4 inches bottom to top. They are an open toe caged look that ties in the front and zips in the back. Combined with my recently purchased tan bag and a few articles of clothing, I put together an outfit rather quickly that I was quite pleased with when I looked in the miiror before heading out. The outing itself was short and uneventful so I won't bore you with details. Lets get straight to the outfit and pics. The Outfit 1) Bamboo brand tan wedge heels 2) American Eagle black jeggings 3) white t-shirt 4) Rickis brand fitted black jacket 5) tan leather handbag The first pic is the outfit as a whole and the next 2 are the shoes themselves. Enjoy!
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    Just ordered these from Dune, I'll add some photos of them being worn when they arrive
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    I've gotten two pair of boots in the New Look sale. Especially the black ones where a good deal since they are real leather. In the sale they where less that a quarter of the original price. I'm happy with them and they are both very comfortable. The knee high boots I got through a second hand clothing site. Sadly they are too small. The foot length is perfect but the top of my foot is too high and the shaft of the boot too narrow. Such a shame because I can hardly find any kneehigh boots I like and I really like these.
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    Sorry for my tardiness in replying to this thread guys, been a mad busy week or two since I first posted. Thank you all for your tips and suggestions, I'll look into as many as I can without annoying the wife too much! The trip is well underway, unfortunately heel-less so far, but we'll see what the shops yield. I'll be honest and say that my attention has been diverted by our transport for the trip, the rather lovely Mabel, a 1946 Chevy Pick Up. If you see us on the Mother Road then make sure and say hi
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    Had some fun today. I was wearing my "work" heels today and while replacing the heel tips my neighbor stopped by to talk about used trucks. While I was pulling the heel tips and installing new ones out on my deck. All my neighbors are fully aware I wear heels, but I thought it was great how we carried on the conversation as if I was working on anything. No comments or fuss was made about what I was doing as I nonchalantly continued my repair. I was wearing my right shoe with shorts on. They are dirty but I wear them to do just about anything so this just happened to be the condition they were in at that time. joe :-)
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    So I have been reading all of the comments about wearing heels in public and how to do it and what to wear. I have been going to some low end box stores and wearing really long pants to hind my pumps. I really like to wear very thin stilettos. I feel the pants mostly hide them and I avoid people the best I can in the store and then make a dash for the door when it is clear. Look at my phone and go about my business. So this has been working, no confrontations or anything, not even sure if anyone notices. They sure do make a lot of noise as all of these stores have tile floors. So yesterday I went into a place that I have been to a few times. This time I have new black pants that come down perfectly to the bottom of my shoes. I decided to wear my Black Platform heels. They are rounded toe and very easy to walk in. I have attached photos. So I go in and have to walk by a greeter and I go to the shoe section to see if there is anything I can by for myself or my girlfriend. I have two ladies come by me and look at shoes and make conversation. I didn't thing anything of it, I did find a great pair of heels for my girlfriend and went and bought them. As I was leaving the greeter stopped me and shook my hand, he told me I had everyone in the store checking out my shoes. I didn't know what to say, I just shook his hand and said "thank you". The lady that was looking at shoes with me just said have a good day as I walked by her. Thinking back I wish I would have asked him to elaborate a little more. Was it a good think or a bad thing in their mind? I would love to know what they were thinking. Was I a really weird guy or just that I had crazy high heels on and I am a guy?? Any thoughts from you all? Have you been confronted? I have a few friends that know I do this and they have told me who cares what people think, just do your thing. It was a great feeling to say the least but left me wondering more. Your thoughts...
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    Fellow Heelers I found a site where I can purchase some really high heels for a minimal amount of money. These shoes are from AliExpress, Wonder Heels. They have a 7 1/2" high heel w/ a 1 3/4" plat. at the cost of $78.32, Free shipping. I can not wear them for extended periods due to the extreme heel height. Trust me, It is like being in training all over again. I wear a size 44 EUR. However, China makes these size 44's very tight. So, I reordered this shoe in a size 45 EUR. Still little snug but wearable. They are now suppose to be making a pair of Crotch high boots in size 46 EUR. for me. Baby steps. I am standing in a Meijer grocery store in this photo. OK - Cat , you and Extremeheels can eat your heart out. Love these shoes. Now I have a surplus in this shoe. For those who wear extreme high heels and can wear a very small size 44 EUR. Black patent, let me know. spikesmike
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    Here is a photo of my "Cecilia" wedges (6.5" high) from Bakers back in 2011. I have them in nude and white. Liked them so much I got a second pair in nude. I have worn them in about a dozen states. I have about 35 pairs of wedges all together. Have worn them typically shopping, to restaurants, an to two outdoor weddings. Very stable and depending on styling can be worn to stylish events. These go well with jeans or dresses and they always get good reviews. HappyinHeels
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    Hi all Went to visit the NEW Wittner outlet store in Sydney. About twice as big as prev one. Got to try on some cool new season boots. These are MARIKO in black neoprene with 9cm block heel. They were way way way comfy.
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    These are my latest, Office London patent red stilettos. Just love these
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    Hi all I've never owned a pair of patent leather boots before so I jumped at the chance to get these when the size was available. They are now on the way! They are Nine West Kellan wide stretch boots & I'm really excited to get them. I'm not too sure what outfit as yet but I believe dark leggings / jeggings or riding pants should be ok. My recent heeling experiences (mainly walks in the early morning in quieter places) have led me to prefer block heels rather than stilettos. Will post pictures when I receive them!
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    Goth these are HIGH heels !
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    Name: Age: 62 Gender: M Location: On the Monterey Bay in California Occupation: Science Professor Height: 5' 10" Weight: 170 lbs Shoe size: Women's 10 What's your favourite heel style: Block and wegdes What's your favourite shoe style: Booties, Boots, open-toe high heel wedge sandals Do you wear your heels outside: Always and everywhere What is: Your favourite heel height: 4.5" Your highest heel height: 7" How often do you wear: Your favourite heel height: Everyday Your highest heel height: Rarely Do you wear socks, hose, stockings or bare feet with your shoes: Knee high socks with boots and booties. Bare footed in my sandals. _________________
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    Just wait till you get older! LOL Steve
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    I am posting these at the request of @Thighbootguy. Sorry for the terrible picture. These knee high boots are Calvin Klein brand, with more wear on them than normal for stuff from Ebay, but the price was right. They fit perfectly in the foot, and are quite comfortable, but I wish the shafts were just a tad slimmer. My lady/shoe friend gushed a bit over them and said they are not too big around for me, but they are definitely on the loose side. Actually, they look fine with jeans, and I have worn them out several times, but with leggings they seem too big. They have a 4 3/4 inch heel with a small platform.
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    I just had an experience that made up for all the times I've been out and nobody noticed. I was out shopping at my usual haunts wearing my taupe OTK boots with 4" block heels with a matching sweater and didn't raise so much as an eyebrow anywhere. My last stop was a Staples office supply store for an HP ink cartridge (caution: buy these on line). When I got to the counter the sales lady (late 40s, black) rang up my item then noticed my boots. I thought she was going to climb over the counter. "OOOH look at those boots... I really like them...and they come up over your knee... get a skirt and go down town!" (She really did say that as she was dancing behind the counter.) Then she called another clerk over, "Look at those boots, I want a pair. Where did you get them?" I told her they came from ShoeShow, and she wrote it down and they were about $30. "No way, are you kidding? I'm gonna get me a pair." I told her I had four pair. Like I said, one real boot enthusiast can make up for a whole lot of "nobody noticed" . I think I'll go back to that store.
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    joeshaw For the first time at bat, You hit this one out of the park. Great boots , Great look. spikesmike
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    Found another pair of pumps. Very basic compared to some of my other heels but nude platform pumps with a 6.5" heel will go with anything. And still are super sexy.
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    had the afternoon off and thought i would go down memory lane here on hhplace. i found this gem: "i fell off my white double buckle beauties on a main street, in front of hundreds of people... my wife and girlfriend were there and helped me off the pavement. i stepped in a small pothole with my right platform and down i went. that is what you get for not watching where you are going. it was the most embarrassing high heel experience i have had!" from way back in 2004. i remember it well! down i went and the gals said i went down like a gazelle. (that wasn't the end of my wipe outs but it was definitely one of the top 5 in my high heeling experiences!) what struck me more though was this response: "Wow! Some people are really lucky. Not only do they get to wear their heels out in public in front of hundreds of people, they have both their girlfriend and wife help him up when he falls off of his high heels....WoW!!!! (My wife would push me off of my heels and shoot both me and my girlfriend while she was helping me to my feet. :rofl: )" ha ha!!! that's fun stuff! well some of us don't live by those rules! as my lovely wife would say: anyone who wears 6 inch heels is definitely going a bit further. said "double buckle beauties", from all those years ago! sweet hhplace! such memories!
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    With nothing better to do (retired), I decided to get dressed and go shopping. I have a new black dress with a cowl neck I hadn't worn before and decided to give it a try. This dress is a knit of 61% silk,17% nylon,14% angora rabbit fur, 5% polyester and 3% metallic. It is a size medium which means it is a tight (and short) fit. I added the belt for looks and to keep the dress stretched down to a decent length. I paired it with black leggings and ankle boots but decided with a dress this nice I needed my best looking boots so I pulled on a pair of black OTK faux suede with 4" stiletto heels and that (in my humble opinion) completed the outfit. I added a gold bar necklace, took a deep breathe, and headed out the door. I thought this looked fancy enough to try adding gloves and maybe, with a wrap this would work, but not for the venues to which I was heading so I left the gloves at home. I walked into my favorite thrift store and got some "Hi"s and appreciative nods and smiles from the folks at the register. I wandered around and spotter a Keurig coffee maker for $8. I have always wanted to try that system but have been unwilling to make the initial investment. I also saw a pair of white jeans in a size 12 that I immediately thought would look good with OTK boots and especially the ones I was wearing. I took my finds to the register and suggested that I thought the white jeans would look good with the boots I was wearing and got an "Oh yeah, that will work" and then she continued, "We're going to have to take fashion lessons from you. You always look so good when you come in." I thanked her for the complement and headed out to my car. I also stopped at my least favorite thrift store and tried three pair of boots that alas were too small but I did find a white dress with black trim that looks like it is from the 60s and only needs a pair of go-go boots (mine have long since vanished) to complete the image, but I think it will work with my red OTK boots (pictures later). The last stop was Kroger (grocery) for some frozen yogurt and some Keurig coffee. When I got home I brewed a cup of coffee and I now understand why folks like it. It is strong enough to make hair grow on the bottom of your feet, but it sure is good. I pulled on the new jeans and my boots for a picture. The jeans are tight enough to almost make @w6ish happy and there is some fancy stitching on the hip pockets that would get me laughed off @mlroseplant's job site. All in all it was a fun outing.
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    That's a pretty cool meeting. Never thought that's where your story would go!! I too have ended up at McD late late at night !!! Here is one of my outfits
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    LuvStiletto, Cali, et al, I agree. I have the DSW card and give the member# and not the phone number they expect. This seems to amaze them. I say it's just another number. I can't remember the last time I didn't wear heels info a DSW. I've said before you get far better service if you are up front about for whom you are shopping and wearing heels into the store removes any doubt. It also makes a statement the world had better meet you on your terms. Dignity and respect should be extended equally to women or men irrespective of whether they wear heels or not. The prospective sale is what is really in play. HappyinHeels
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    This one deserve more views, don't you think ?
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    Some of my favorites are these "Charles by Charles David", basic laser cut out sandals. I have the one strap Affluent in white and black and the two strap Apollo in turquoise. You wont believe how many women come up to me to tell me they love these wedges when I wear them.
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    Once upon a time, I wasn't a fan of wedges, especially platform wedges, but then, a few years ago, I wore a pair as an experiment, liked how they looked, and I've been wearing them ever since as they're fun shoes.
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    I have a bunch of wedges - shoe and boots. Here is my first contribution, from the gallery I uploaded earlier today. From Asos, a heel called "Oval". Size 9. My most expensive pair yet... 6" heel, with a 1.5" platform. I absolutely LOVE them -with the closed toe and ankle strap...
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    I love the extra-long bell bottoms in your photo. They go really well with the big platforms for a 70s high fashion look.
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    Another great deal...this high heel addiction always gets to me. Found these at lollicouture. And I see they have restocked in the navy blue platforms too. If anybody has seen my previous pair and liked them.
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    The walls are about to crack as the skies open and doom descends onto the Earth. TBG just bought a pair of wedge sandals. They have a 4" heels and a 1 1/2" platform. They are a size 12 by Cato. I found them at my favorite thrift store. I really went to the thrift store just to have someplace to try out my new wig. The gals at the counter said they really liked it and better then the black one. When I bought the wig I also bought some black fishnet hose (thanks @CAT for the idea). When I got home I paired the sandals with the hose and a short denim skirt. This is going to take some getting used to.
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    I'm with you, Jeff, but later 60s here. I wear heels everyday out in public, but never stilettos; always thicker and more stable heels. My preferred height is 3 to 3.5 inches, and 4 is really pushing it for me. My ankles and feet aren't as flexible as when I was younger. Steve
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    Here is a sensational pair of Bally Knee High Boots. They have a bit of a retro pattern on the front, I remember girls I admired in the 70's wore similar. 4 inch Block heel that sounds amazing and a great silver zip. I know this is about the heels but there is something about that leather skirt too... oh, and the gloves. and the tie. and the... Bless the cobblers at Bally, they make them in 42's ! JS
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    I had a think and headed out and got a longer Black skirt and a nice leather jacket. I think the shorter skirt is better with the Boots, legs and all ! Thanks. JS
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    i've never had a heel failure before! so far though i've destroyed 2 pairs of my 7.5 inch heels from falling off them. i kept the damaged shoes in hopes of finding a cobbler who can bring them back to life. spring time: in the spirit of a new and flashy heel wearing season i went out on Saturday afternoon and bought 2 new pairs of fun jeans for upcoming adventures. the Bluenotes i bought in particular might be perfect for my 6 inch heel boots! what i'm really looking forward to is wearing these black pumps!!!
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    AJ777, You had the courage and confidence to wear what you wanted and where you wanted to wear it. All your future success and confidence builds from this experience and this moment. I'm not sure any "lesson" was lost since you still got a positive interaction. Many noticed and one person took the time to pass on your shoes were noticed. Many have said before if you will be noticed but are either unaware or unaffected by it because there was no meaningful effect on your day's or night's activities. What people notice on your feet, body, or elsewhere is a completely normal result of being out in public. To the extent any of this background effect matters is entirely up to you. You had the confidence of character to dress the way you wanted BEFORE the encounter by the store greeter so what has really changed now? Nothing really important. You have now a piece of useful information which should actually help reinforce your confidence. You did what you wanted and the Earth did not rotate off its axis. I have said whatever one does is best executed, and ultimately admired, when it carried out with confidence. You may have already know that subconsciously and now you know it tangibly. That's a good thing. Keep striding, keep moving, and keep your head held high. And don't hide your heels as your money and patronage are just as good as anyone else's. HappyinHeels
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    For me I just like wearing gals shoes, have since I was a teen. Early on, i decided that if I was going to spend money on gals shoes, why restrict wearing them inside or on a dark street at night? I might as well enjoy wearing the shoes all the time. When I made the "jump" to wearing gals heels about 20+ years ago I just continued that trend and wore my heels - along with my flats - publicly. Some folks notice, some comment, but most of the time folks don't notice or care that much... Have fun..... sf
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    I usually work around at home with a 5 or 6 inch heel but a 1-2 each platform (see pics). I got some 4 inch boots that are nice to wear on colder days. From what I can see gender is changing from the old binary view to a broader range, more like a spectrum. It has begun to change but it will take more time, whether it be in my life time or the next generation.