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  1. Along those lines, I think the photo below is about as high as you can go and still not be sort of fetishy looking. There are certain makers who seem to be able to add a centimeter or two to this and get by with it, but it doesn't much matter, because hardly anybody can walk in them anyway. I wonder how many Christian Louboutin Hot Chicks et al. actually get worn, versus how many are simply admired in the display case.
    6 points
  2. Just received these from Poshmark. They are brand new but sat in a box for a number of years. Still had the tags stuck to the soles. The heels are close to 5". These are the thinnest heels to date. I wore them to church this morning, walking a good distance from the far end of the parking lot on a grade. They are more challenging than the thicker heels but not unmanageable. The picture is from a Poshmark listing for the same boots. I tried to take a picture with my cell phone but couldn't get them all in from arm's length. I have some similar boots by Guess with a thick 5" heel with a mirror like heel on one side. Those are a few inches shorter. I really like the shape of these heels. They are a size 10 and fit perfectly, not too tight.
    4 points
  3. Arrived this week already worn outside. Bought from Ghigocalzature, one of my favourite sellers of large sizes. Heels are only 4 cm but the imitation country style on the sharp "feminine" side makes them my new favourite go to boots.
    4 points
  4. Sorry, but this looks like a hoof to me. But of course different people = different tastes.
    4 points
  5. I agree, there's more red flags then a communist may day parade. Temp, I know you have a serious case of shoe lust because of the Carrie La Chance connection, but be careful.
    2 points
  6. +1! Heels with ankle straps look fantastic, i like that a lot. But i also like to see a lady dangling her heels .....
    2 points
  7. Nice to see youin classic high pumps. Those are well proportioned and look good on you.
    2 points
  8. I agree. I like the site’s uniqueness and focus on wearing heels as an element of fashion. As you say, there are plenty of outlet for other stuff on the web - almost limitless, but HHP is special. I don’t think the rules are overly strict at all - if they were any looser or indifferently enforced things would change very swiftly.
    2 points
  9. I don't know if this boot subject has reached a point where one could compare it to beating a dead horse, but I'm going to change it anyhow. I just realized that within a few days, I will have been a member here for 9 years. In another few months, I will be celebrating my 10th anniversary of public heeling. It seems impossible that that much time has passed. Here is a picture of my wife and me, actually participating in a leisure activity together (eating at a restaurant) for the first time in a very long time. One might have called it a date, but in truth it was piggybacked onto other, less appealing activities, like shopping at Costco.
    2 points
  10. No, they don´t. European sizes increase by 6,67mm ( "Pariser Stich") per step. Asian sizes increase by 5mm per step. UK sizes increase by 8,47mm ("Barleycorn") per step. US sizes use the Barleycorn as well, but with a different starting point. In each system there is no definition if the length of the foot is used or the inner length of the shoe. That alone causes differences of up to 15mm in the EU and up to 2 Barleycorn in the UK and US.
    1 point
  11. @frogger asked for pictures of heels in combination with jeans. Is it worth an own thread? Or, if such a thread already exists, a mod could merge them.
    1 point
  12. What better tribute than Krusty? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzLHU6S4oic
    1 point
  13. I just ordered these from Dillards, on sale for $58.80 with sizes up to 11. I saw them in the store this morning and they were still $99 there. I bought my wife some shoes then left. I checked on line this afternoon and found they were marked down. Heel is 4.65" and the style is called "Meliney".
    1 point
  14. I admit this is an experiment. Never done anything like this and may not again. I saw them in the store and thought about trying the look. They were twice the price there. If it doesn't work out then out they go. I tried another fashion item for the first time, culottes. They didn't work for me so they are going to the thrift store. If we never try something then we will never really know.
    1 point
  15. Halloween this year. Not exactly freestyle for other people's eyes, but freedom is in the eyes of the beholder.
    1 point
  16. There is another problem with this style of shoe, one that doesn't affect everybody, but it does affect some. Specifically, they are sort of so. . . visually dense (not to mention that it cuts you off right at the ankle) that one must be careful about proportions. Evidently, we are in the minority, and a very small minority at that.
    1 point
  17. Thanks; we seem to agree! Did you see these from ASOS; most sizes listed in standard and wide frit, and discounted to £68.00 today: https://www.asos.com/asos-design/asos-design-heeled-chelsea-boots-in-black-leather-platform-sole/prd/200859533?colourwayid=200859538&cid=4209
    1 point
  18. Exactly. I was lost for words there. You may be right on the volumes, maybe add a zero or two after my figures for some sizes.
    1 point
  19. Great looking heels Thank You for posting. I have worn this type heels in the winter here in New Hampshire and Maine.. Henri
    1 point
  20. Yeah, sure, we'd all love to give it a go, what high heel lover wouldn't, given the chance? But that misses the point, which is that there is a practical maximum heel height, both aesthetically and physically, where shoes leave the land of the classic stiletto and travel into fetish territory. This border varies from person to person, but seems to happen somewhere around 5 inches, give or take (on say, size 38). As Shyheels says, even the lady who can wear So Kates every day can't do Hot Chicks. I haven't seen anybody, even on Youtube or Instagram, who can do Hot Chicks really, really well. I think part of it is that they're just a bad design for walking. On edit: "Bad design for walking. . . " I have to laugh at myself. In any other context than the present conversation, that would sound like a complete idiot talking. In any case, to my eye, the Hot Chicks don't look particularly fetishy, but ain't nobody can walk in them, so who cares? There may be other shoes of that height that are easier to walk in, I'm fairly sure of it.
    1 point
  21. These shoes look perfect!
    1 point
  22. I knew a woman who was extremely proficient in heels, wore 120mm as a matter of course, and even she could not wear Hot Chicks and walk gracefully in them - at least not up to her standards. She owned a pair but seldom ever wore them aesthetically, I think 120mm is pretty much the limit before things not just start to get fetishy but simply don’t look right, the lines and proportions become too hunched
    1 point
  23. Yes, it may be an echo chamber, but I think we're smart enough to realize that. We know we're a tiny number, and I think we will always be a tiny number, at least in my lifetime. The question is, will we be largely accepted by the larger community? I think the answer to that might actually be 'yes,' sooner or later. In some cases, it already is. As to the fetish aspect of it, I have no idea whether you are factually correct in your assertions, and it doesn't really matter anyway for the purposes of this website. This website is unique in that it caters to the man wearing high heels without going down so many other rabbit holes, and although some of the rules seem overly strict, I understand why they're there. The fact is, if we were looser with the rules, we wouldn't be unique anymore, and we'd be gone. Just like that. So where is the place for fetish, as it pertains to this website? I certainly don't think it should be banned, I think we should talk about it. But I don't think it should be the focus, that content is available elsewhere. Preserving our niche on the internet is important. Having said that, would I like to be able to wear the shoes pictured several posts above? Well hell yeah, maybe minus the locks and witch toes. But in the real world, that ain't never gonna happen. Like those who can twist their bodies into pretzels and balance on one arm for 7 minutes, there are precious few who can actually wear these shoes in the real world. Do I fault you guys who buy shoes like these for whatever purpose? No, not at all, I waste plenty of money on many things. Just not that.
    1 point
  24. So I was checking Jeffrey Campbell's website. What I really wanted his The Band model, but that only goes up to 11, but I noticed the Dauphin model in black was back in stock today, and in my size 12! https://jeffreycampbellshoes.com/collections/knee-thigh/products/dauphin?variant=32143095791681 So trigger pulled. I hope this quells my lust for chunky boots this season. In this season’s quest for a new pair of chunky boots, I noticed that Steve Madden has a high heeled model of ankle boot for men https://www.stevemadden.com/collections/mens-boots/products/viper-black-leather That, and the glamor shot for Jeffrey Campbell’s Dauphin boot is a Freddy Mercury lookalike. Are designers finally recognizing that cismales buy high heels too?
    1 point
  25. Thanks for this thread! Love women in jeans and heels😍
    1 point
  26. Miss writing !!!Does not serve!!! What it nevertheless understandable? Sorry about that. I was as many at first attracted by the fetish side of high heels. I may still be but only if it respect a certain aesthetic. Well,,mine at least.And I don’t have any problem with those for whom it is the most important. But that’s not what I wished to say. Just that an obvious fetish side doesn’t encourage from others the acceptance of men in heels as something normal or at least acceptable The question could be:where does fetish start( thin,too high heels,vs low block heel rustic boots) I am not myself going too far?
    1 point
  27. Agreed! But not as pointy,without these locks. And adapted to where you have to go. It means boots,Oxford,lower heels have more chance to be wearable. If it comes to fetish purposes then things are different. It makes me think that that fetish side deserve the ‘’ normal ‘’ men in heels cause. Pierre Miss writing !!!Does not serve!!! What it nevertheless understandable? Sorry about that.
    1 point
  28. There are many heels with thin heels in my collection, but i will not measure which one is exactly the thinnest pair. And does thin apply to the whole length of the heel or only to the tip?
    1 point
  29. What about these gorgeous stilettos ?
    1 point
  30. 6inchheel : Good for you. Just what I said - Keep your heels and standards high .Nice high heels . With those instep straps are they difficult to put on and take off ? Mike
    1 point
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