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  1. 9 points
    Out for sandwich shop in my 5.5 inch silver heels. Love these pumps. Legs still splotchy from the poison oak, but hells bells i needed to heel.
  2. 8 points
    That’s my first real business trip since the lockdown is over. First flight. Not as fun as before. Here are some pics one at the beginning of the day with 14 cm Chelsea boots. Plus a closer shot on the boots then my dinner outfit with 15,5 cm Oxford. And a closer shot again. Was alone but not feeling lonely. Of course a “ heel buddy” would have been welcome pierre.
  3. 8 points
    Back to the sandwich shop after a stop at the post office in my old Madden Darrts. Easy heels to wear. My jeans are not lifted, plenty of shoe as it should be. Couple extra days off around independence day. Short time in old pair of Pleasers at the home depot. Also a few additional stops. Cooling off in the neighbors pool. They say as long as i don't wear my heels in the pool.
  4. 8 points
    Seeing both these guys doing their thing certainly makes me think this is precisely what most of the members here would like to see. Men expressing themselves with fashion in ways that are neither underwriting any gay status nor trying to "pass" as female. Sort of like how females have been wearing things obviously intended for men and just go about their business without worry of some hierarchy placing some of label on them. But really the only way to find and enjoy yourself and that new sense of fashion freedom is to get out there and do it like these two are and the way many of our members do. As for you mlroseplant, my Iowa neighbour, I know how you look since I've seen you in-person a number of times now. You are unafraid and unapologetic but at the same time don't appear "threatening" to anyone. Your best trait I suspect is the good heart you carry. Not untypical of many Iowans really. That is what truly matters once we are gone and the only fabric left of our existence is the knowledge (and perhaps the wisdom) we shared with those around us. The undeniable need to interact with others, to listen and be listened to, to watch and be watched, and to use the five senses to the best of our collective ability seems to be the foundation of the human experience. It is the unspoken reason why forums like this one exist. It may not help all who view it or post on it but the fact it has helped many many people understand themselves better than before and given rise to something else needed to properly enjoy the human journey: CONFIDENCE. It only come from experience and knowledge. Confidence inspires people all over the world and this forum does a pretty good job as a conduit of human kindness and understanding. And that's what I have to say about that. HinH
  5. 7 points
    Aller chercher sa baguette de pain dans les rues vides Getting my French bread each morning walking in the empty streets New mandatory accessory } I didn't find it in black simili! (not sure it can be comfortable)
  6. 7 points
    Not a lot happening on this forum recently, so I thought I'd find an old photo and upload. These are Jessica Simpson, size 11. I like the block heel and apparently so do others, because I've gotten positive comments more than once. Twice at gas stations/convenience stores. Once last winter a woman also pumping gas, glanced at my shoes and said, "I don't wear my girl shoes much at this time of year." I should have said, "It doesn't't stop me," but I missed it and instead just made a general comment about the weather. On another occasion, I went into the convenience store to buy a drink and a woman told me outside how much she liked my shoes -- and then commented again inside, asking me where I got them.
  7. 7 points
    I replied two days ago to a high school classmate's Facebook post, which was captioned "Where are you on this scale?" I replied, "Two children, but I still wear the 'single' shoes." That shut the thread right the f*** down. Crickets. I seem to have that talent.
  8. 6 points
    I have been to Paris today 4 months I hadn’t. What a surprise! No traffic, much less noise, much lees bad smell But the most noticeable is all people in shops,restaurants are so nice, helpful, polite. Everything we weren’t used to. It’s pity you foreigners can travel yet. You could forget our lengendary arrogance Please come and visit us as soon as you can before we fall back in our ways. Pierre
  9. 6 points
    It may not technically qualify as foot jewelry, but I took these BCBGirls sandals on their maiden voyage this morning. I managed to get one mile in before it started raining. I've had them for some time, I've just never worn them out before. They have these odd little medallions on the buckles for the back straps. I had originally planned to cut them off, but I have changed my mind. They give this oddly satisfying sensation against the side of your foot with every step. By the way, these shoes don't bite. No blisters, no funny marks, no nothing. You just never know until you walk a couple miles. I am provisionally approving them until I can do my two mile test.
  10. 5 points
    Got these beauties some days ago... what do you think. heel 20cm and 4.5cm plateau
  11. 5 points
    I think my Zoe Wittner Mary Janes are the girliest in my collection (with floral detail but still looks smart without it):
  12. 5 points
    Thigh high leopard boots. Out of season, they were on a clearance sale. I have been looking for a pr. forever. Especially after seeing a pr. that Cat posted and knew I had to have a pair too. Only wish they were a little higher with a platform. I was not about to pass them up with sale listing them for 60% off.
  13. 4 points
    Hello everybody Here is my contribution Can age be a joker?
  14. 4 points
    CHrisPap, One would think with my classic French surname that I would have made it to France a long time ago but it didn't happen until December of 2012. Had some business in London and took the train over and spent the entire day in Paris. From my Algerian taxi driver to various folks in restaurants and two fellows in a pricey shop where I tried on some heels just before closing I encountered nothing but friendly and engaging people. Don't know if it was a rare day or they just reacted well to French with a Quebecois accent to it. I have heard over the years of Parisians being arrogant or snooty because your French isn't like theirs or some such nonsense. I encountered none of that. As my taxi driver put it something like "The long-lost cousin finally makes it to the dinner invitation. What the hell took so long?" I do think a common ancestry and being conversant in the language made an enormous difference but so does a positive attitude. I think also a certain event not long ago where three average Americans from Sacramento, CA made a very positive impression in France. People remember these things. I will definitely return to France with my wife and spend much longer there. HinH
  15. 4 points
    Photo on request !
  16. 4 points
    Got in some public heeling last evening after a round of golf. I stopped in to subway for a sandwich. Sorry for the poor imaga, hard to photograph yourself without drawing attention.
  17. 3 points
    I have nothing new to report, heel-wise, but I have in fact, returned to work. It's going to be way different than it was before. The crew is far smaller, and the deadline has been pushed out to next year. We have to wear masks 100% of the time, except for lunch, and there's a bunch of other protocols we have to follow. Hopefully, when we start adding more people, folks will just shut up and actually do what they're told for once. And God help us if there should happen to be a Covid-19 case discovered within the building. There is plenty of other work around, but nothing nearly as good as this job. I intend to stay as long as they'll let me.
  18. 3 points
    Well guys, I went to my mani/pedi appointment yesterday. The first comment I got entering the the pedi area was from a woman that said she loved my shoes. I thanked her for the compliment. I was wearing a red white and blue ensemble, which included a red polo, white women's shorts and my Nine West, "Gemily" blue suede, slide sandals with 3-1/2" chunky heels. After that comment all eyes were focused on me of course. I already had a red pedi from my own efforts over a month ago, but it was time for the expert to go to work on me. I always bring my own color for my toes which is usually red. I really enjoyed my pedi. I really missed having a pro take care of me. After the pedi she took me to her nail station where she took care of my mani. Clear gel on all my fingers with a special nail art deco on my little pinkies. On my right pinkie she did an American Flag design in red. white and blue. On my left one she did it in a fire cracker design with red, silver and blue sparklers, on a white base. My manicurist is a real artist. Several of the other patrons had to see my little pinkies. Got lots of likes. Well it was a great time at my nail salon after being closed for the last 3-1/2 months. Happy 4th of July to all. Happy Heeling, bluejay
  19. 3 points
    would have to be my giuseppe zanotti denny
  20. 3 points
    Took today off to make for a long weekend. Got most of my errands for this weekend done today. Started with an fitting appointment at Nordstroms. I got in a nice light blue pant suit on sale from Long Tall Sally (they are going out of business), it has pretty little pin dots all over it, & it will nicely match those blue pumps I have coming from ItalianHeels.com. Unfortunately, it was far too large for me to wear in public. I needed the pants length shortened, the blazer sleeves shortened, & the sides taken in. I didn't know that Nordstrom did alterations, & it was reasonably priced, so I booked an appointment. That was kinda fun & intend to get more custom fitting done in the future. After the fitting was complete I went next door to Claire's boutique & got my ear pierced, so now they are both pierced. Along with the stud earrings I bought a couple of necklaces that I thought were cute. Then I stopped at Romano's Macaroni Grill for some grilled salmon, pasta, & a little wine. Savored that visit for a while then stopped off at my nail salon for a new set. Went with a crazy purple glitter dip that is sure to draw some attention. They were not busy & I was able to have a good conversation with a lady & her daughter about a range of topics. I enjoyed that, as it is usually to noisy to hold a conversation for any period of time. My final stop was at the hardware store, as my house is getting overrun with fire ants. I suppose the dry weather is driving them in to look for food & water. It is pissing me off getting stung just minding my own business in my own house, so I got some poison to spread around the foundation with hopes it will keep the little buggers at bay. Took a casual stroll around the shop looking for any bargains, though none were to be had. Then back home after filling up the car with gas. I find that when I'm out like this actually doing planned stops, as opposed to just looking for an excuse to wear heels in public, gives me the most satisfaction. Not sure why, I suppose its just the sense of purpose when out in public. Sure have come along way from my 1st outings when I took pains to hide my heels. I wore my Levis skinny fit jeans & a new top by Tommy Hilfiger (that I got a drop of olive oil on...grrr...) & my Jessica Simpson black pumps. I have worn them enough now that they are broken in & I can wear them for hours on end with no problems at all. My Nine West & Calvin Klein pumps are reaching that state as well, so I'm happy about my current state of footware. I expect a couple of additional excursion will be coming this weekend, but nothing as involved as today. Y'all have a happy & safe fourth of July!
  21. 3 points
    I have some news for you. Even though everything is up in the attic for now, don't believe for a minute that they will stay there. Good luck to you.
  22. 3 points
    Welcome to the site. This is a misconception, amazing looking heels DO NOT need to be uncomfortable. If you heels hurt, it your fault for buying heels that hurt. Take the time to find the pair that doesn't. It may take longer, but well worth the time and effort. The first thing I learned was "life is too short for heels that hurt." The other thing you will find is that your "style" will change over time. You may see some heels in a different style and decide to try them and they turn out to be fabulous. Keep an open mind and enjoy your journey.
  23. 3 points
    Finally just Bought myself some pleaser seduced boots, really impressed with the fit, love them!
  24. 3 points
    I love pink heels....just a few of mine.
  25. 3 points
    Hello everyone, It's been a while. I just kind of went with my life and got little carried away by real life things that I kind of forgot about this place. But I did remember a little earlier in the month and here I am again with some more heeling I am doing. I did get myself 2 new pair of shoes both with 7+ cm stilleto heels. One pair is sandals and second one pumps. I am incredibly pumped to keep taking them out but need to always find a reason for it which may be the hard bit as I am outgoing personality. But today I am wearing the sandals to Prague as I need to sort out some administrative paperwork and be on my way. Might even visit some shops on the way back. Will give you a pic when I get back home. Also I now finally got myself the courage to fulfill something I was eager to do before. Going to dance lessons for high heels. I believe I wrote about little earlier but can give a recap if needed. And now I even have nice stockings that I can wear to fix the entire issue with leggings and shaving due to my current home being with parents. And I will wear the pumps or sandals to go there and back and have dancing shoes for the lessons themselves. Sadly my current work makes it unable for me to wear heels there due to huge amount of physical work that is not really wise doing in heels. Have a lovely day all of ya and keep on heeling!
  26. 3 points
    My employer has recalled us from work at home. Today was the 1st day in our new office. It is a further drive for me than our old office by about 20 minutes. I dont care much for that, but the building is very nice & I'm just dying to get a pair of pumps on the flooring. Concrete parking garage, Long marbled floor lobby, & tiled hallways thru-out. I was lucky enough to be behind the only women I saw wearing heels & they made such a lovely sound. I forgot how jealous I can get...
  27. 3 points
    These are boots instead of the normal shoes but look pretty girly none-the-less, with the abundance of fur trimmed laces and the boot tops.
  28. 3 points
  29. 3 points
  30. 2 points
    What a nice start to your day! The Chelsea boots are very nice indeed.
  31. 2 points
    Following some 'interchanges' between myself and admin you'll note that my gallery has been wiped. This was ultimately at my request after I'd reviewed the content and decided that perhaps there was a little bit too much of me on display. That having been said thanks to all those who 'liked' my posts and left positive comments, it was very much appreciated. This site has been a pleasant distraction during the Covid lockdown but now things are beginning to return to normal my alter ego 'StockingTop' has been retired and it's trappings cased up and consigned to the attic. So best wishes all and to quote one of my 'supporters' - 'HAPPY HEELING'
  32. 2 points
    p1ng74 : Would this group reject me if I wore these to a meeting ? Mike
  33. 2 points
    I sometimes forget that I am used to seeing certain things. Evidently most people are not. I'm still trying to figure out what is the least bit unusual about those pictures that would get you kicked out of a cowboy boot group.
  34. 2 points
    Wow, those boots are gorgeous, and i said exactly the same when you posted them on Instagram, i love the boots and i love the way you’ve styled them and don’t let anyone put you off wearing what you like and how you like
  35. 2 points
    I think you're on the right track and it extends beyond right wingers - guess it's time to move on. I have been in that group as long as I have been at HHP, and it is very well known that some of the members live and work near me - this is basically cowboy boot country. But in the entire time only one person has expressed any desire to meet or have any kind of friendship. Guess I wasn't good enough for them. On the other hand, the HHP community is spread across the entire world, and yet I have managed to meet two people here in person.
  36. 2 points
    Centrism has an important role, but in the United States it cannot be the only driving force in governing. Since the founding, the US has been a pluralist union, and we share this land with all sorts of people, on opposite "poles" of many kinds. We would give any president too much credit if we claim that they created the polarization. People have been polarized, right or wrong, for generations. For some things, where there is widespread consensus and overarching impact on everyone, it makes sense for everyone to compromise and be governed by the majority. But in other things, the minority should not be marginalized, and we have to learn how to coexist. Historically, it seems neither political party has been particularly good about protecting minorities, and that is because of centrism. They finally jump in when the conscience of the majority finally makes it an issue for everyone, and then it finally becomes politically advantageous. Centrism is also a key CAUSE of the political apathy we are mentioning here. When both parties sound, look, and stand for the same thing, having both moved to the center, people quit engaging in politics because a vote for either side is meaningless. Take high heels, for example. The centrist majority says women wear high heels, men wear flats. I would not hold my breath for this to be overturned any time soon, nor should I embark on a crusade to change this. But I am free to hold the minority practice of a man wearing heels, and I reject any centrist majority's attempts to change my practice.
  37. 2 points
    This guy is a clown. I used to be a registered republican, hated it but i did vote for Hillary. Trump was elected due to both parties inability to work together. Even an outsider in republican circles. Bothers me how the party threw away any semblance of morals when he won its primary. They didn't want him, but threw themselves at him to defeat the dems no matter the cost. I'm embarrassed by the current U.S. political system. Every time I keep thinking ut can't get worse and it does. Trump could be the pinnacle of bad, but all the dems can do is give us Biden. Lots of skeletons there too. I ramble, but we need a fresh start, a young, intelligent non partisan who can lead from the center, either party.
  38. 2 points
    a friend of mine saw this photo and said: oh. i didn't know you do drag. i replied: it isn't drag. its me, in authentic me mode. she said: you're wearing sky high heels, fish nets and a black mini skirt. that's drag! kind of funny because i never saw myself as drag. so then i showed her a photo of me in my skin tight jeans and white high heels and said is this drag? [Innappropriate comments removed] and so the conversation went on in a different direction but it left me thinking about that statement of hers: you do drag. nothing wrong with it, just never heard it put that way before. after all these years too!
  39. 2 points
    Kjones92, Not sure if someone else mentioned this, but you may want to consider extra long boot cut/straight leg jeans. Long enough to cover the shoe and heel. This way you can travel relatively incognito until you are ready to flaunt it without a care. Congrats and keep pushing!
  40. 2 points
    I think we are allowed to use the word UGLY, but only when referring to Crocs.
  41. 2 points
    Our state ride is the Earthquake, but we get everything, even a tornado - of course they only hit mobile homes here.
  42. 2 points
    Wondering if this Danish gentleman @_etwas.anders is a member here... His Significant Other @madsen.marlene seems supportive too. https://www.tradingview.com/chart/0AKBG6PZ/
  43. 2 points
    Fifty years ago this summer, Montgomery Wards Catalog offered "A Trio of Tiny Straps" Mary-Jane on a sculptured 1 1/8 inch heel. They caught my eye when the girls wore them to high school classes. I was too intimidated to go to a shoe store and make the buy. But in the fall, I started my college career and when the Wards sale catalog offered them at a price of $3.99, I had to make the purchase. I had no idea if a size 10B would fit but hoped they would ---- they did and the feeling was … you all know there is no way to describe the initial feeling. The 3 strap Mary-Jane is still a favorite design and maybe find a pair similar to the ones you found. Congratulations to you,
  44. 2 points
    new purchase, delivery for July 3rd, great https://www.asos.com/fr/asos-design/asos-design-bottines-chelsea-a-talons-en-cuir-avec-fermeture-eclair-et-semelle-compensee-noir/prd/20048891?clr=noir&colourwayid=60004228&SearchQuery=&cid=5774
  45. 2 points
    I've been in a shoe rut. Been wearing my steve madden wedges for the last 2-3 weeks. So I decide to switch it up and wear these steve madden mules to work. I getting use to this six-step-commute.
  46. 2 points
    Hey All, So here is the first new topic from me since i came back. Ive been wondering for quite a while how much time in heels is actually spent walking rather than sitting down so crazy as i am i have setup a small challenge/experiment. Naturally in order to be as precise as i could i had to organize this whole thing a bit. Logging distance while working, shopping, etc i found to be rather impossible so ive found a route that i will do this on. It's 10km long and more or less flat. Ive purchased new boots just for doing this so they will not be worn for anything else until i dont want to do this anymore. These are the boots. https://imgur.com/a/FROK66Z https://imgur.com/a/60LSifi So the way i will do this is the route 5km and another 5km back, so i will walk on this route as often as i can with no other purpose than this test. Ofc who dosent like to take their heels out for a spin anyway:P I have not broken these shoes in either this will be done during the test so the distance in the beginning prob wont be too long but should improve over time. I will walk for as long as i can in these and then change to my reserve boots which is a pair of 11cm wedges with no platform and also upon changing to reserve i will walk straight back so only when i can make it to that 5km mark in the primary boots will they start getting more distance than the reserve boots. Also no breaks or sitting is allowed. All data will be posted in this spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10Cb1iOsagHK6AeepSpDdcUIpZI_Ha8xOZh7q9LjAUF0/edit#gid=0 and some will be posted here as well. I think on the next walk il try and do video too. My plan is to walk as often as work and life permits but at least once per week until i hit 250km. I have no intention at this point to stop at 250 but to have a goal is important and can always be increased. I didnt want to make it to easy or to hard so i went with boots that has a 13,5 cm heel and no platform. So current data is : Last 3 walks: Primary Boots: 1,1km - Reserve Boots: 1,1km - Total: 2,2km. Total Goals: Of Primary Goal: 1,1/250km Of Total Goal: 2,2/300km Let me know what you guys think and also any suggestions are welcome. Br. Sim.
  47. 2 points
    I have found that in our area, people are either way nicer than normal, or way nastier than normal. There seems to be no in between. I'm glad that Paris seems to have gotten the way nicer end of the spectrum!
  48. 2 points
    Berry season is almost 12 months a year here. I go berry picking everyday in my heels...I have strawberries in pots in my backyard.
  49. 2 points
    I enlarged this quite a bit so I could see what the ladies were wearing. Not one heel in sight. Sign of the times I guess, sadly.
  50. 2 points
    I have replaced quite a number of heels and a few soles in my day. Here is what I have found: Like Krenzer said, stilettos wear out very quickly--I typically get 6-8 miles out of a stiletto tip on concrete. Mind you, I'm talking about a hard rubber replacement, Vibram or some such thing. The plastic tips that often come with new shoes from the factory wear out even more quickly than that. I've ground down a pair of stock tips in less than a mile on one occasion. That was very disappointing. To be clear, and to compare apples to apples, what I'm calling a "stiletto" is a shoe where the bottom of the heel, the part that touches the ground and gets worn out, is no more than 9.5 mm (appoximately 3/8") across in width. Often, it's even thinner than that. Most of my stilettos are 8 mm (5/16") thickness, or very close. My thinnest heels are about 6 mm (1/4"). Those have never been worn for anything but incidental outings (for example, walking from the car to the church or grocery store) and I STILL had to replace the heels after a couple of years. For this reason, I quit wearing stilettos to actually walk in several years ago, much as I do enjoy it. Running errands--going to the grocery store, the post office, the barbershop, church--sure, I'll still wear stilettos. Going for a purposeful walk just to go for a walk, I've switched to slightly thicker heels mainly. If you go to a slightly thicker heel, at least 16 mm (5/8") across, you get several times the life on the heel tips. I don't keep as careful records as I used to when I first started heeling, and I do a lot more "incidental" heeling these days, in which case the miles don't get recorded, but it seems like I get anywhere from 30-50 miles (48-95 km) out of a good Vibram heel before it needs to be replaced. As far as soles, I've only ever had to replace the crappy thin leather coverings that often come on women's "mid-level" shoes. Why you would ever slap a thin piece of leather on the bottom of a platform shoe is beyond me, but they do it, and they inevitably wear out quickly, or get trashed if you're caught in a rainstorm. Same if you have to ever walk in snow. Dumb, dumb, dumb. I used to be all about leather bottoms, not anymore. They're fragile, and they're a pain in the butt. The leather on men's dress shoes or finer cowboy boots is completely different. It's actually got some thickness and stoutness to it. I've only ever worn through a men's leather sole once, and it took me 10 years to do it. I've never worn through a man-made sole in any of my high heels, though I've tried pretty hard. As with anything, your mileage may vary. I weigh less than 65 kg, but tend to walk pretty aggressively. All of the numbers I have presented are merely anecdotal, but they are based on my actual personal experience, and I have recorded every repair I have made in the last 8 years. I hope you enjoy your boots for another 10 years!

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