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    It took a little while to get approved, but now I am here. I have had a love of heels and stockings as long as I can remember. However, I hadn't worn them until the past few years when I found that a friend had the same size shoe as myself. I tried hers on and have progressively become more bold. It started mailordering shoes and boots and wearing them in private. I took it to another level by going to thrift stores and trying them on as quickly as possible and occasionally wearing them while I drive. I've since gone to larger shoe stores and department stores to try them on and while I still try them on while no one is around, I'm less concerned about wearing them while another shopper or associate comes down the aisle. Getting caught wearing them the few times has never garnered a bad reaction so far, so it empowers me to be a little more open each time. I've taken to finding more secluded public places to walk around a bit, but only twice have I specifically walked into a store knowing full well people may notice. The set attached are from a visit to a local park, there were a few people walking around.. but not really near me. At first I bought these on a whim without trying them on at a Charlotte Russe store, the only time I have purchased shoes with the help of a worker and wasn't sure if I would like them. However they are very comfortable to walk in. I thank those of you that have shared previously, as you have all helped me along with my journey. In fact, my approval to this board has inspired me to get up and get out as soon as I am done posting.
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    These showed up a couple of weeks ago...never thought to post these colorful babies until now. I know they are not most peoples taste but I like them and thats all that matters.
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    Hello went into a shop today and dound they sell pleaser boots. Tried on a size 10 pair that went all the way up. The tops were touching each other
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    For my two cents worth, here are some rules I have typed up based on my experience wearing heels. I should note I wear high heels every day and would wear pumps 90% of that. I've been intensively wearing heels for over a decade. Almost every shoe I own is a stiletto heel. following these guidelines would mean you could wear heels openly and comfortably, overall enjoyable experience: 1. Must fit perfectly. (Always buy high heels later in the day because feet do swell during the day! The higher the heel the snugger the fit must be. if they don't fit perfectly do not wear them - you will have get uncomfortable or have an accident. Leather high heels get looser the longer you wear them during the day, the higher they are the looser they get so you need a snug fit to begin. Stockings will mean your shoe fit is even more slippery later in the day eg after 8 hours, so again a snug fit to begin is essential for 4 inch + heels) 2. Heels to match your ability. (you'll know your real ability if you wear high heels out and about, if not I'm sorry but in my opinion you won't know your real ability. If you aren't wearing heels all the time then an approximate measure of a starting point is to wear a pair(if strappy, with straps undone) , then stand on tippy toes and arch your feet, thereby lifting your heel out of your shoe. If you can't do this by a definite inch higher then you definitely don't have enough flexibility to wear the shoe properly in common situations) 3. never take a short cut. (walk the safest route for underfoot surfaces as well as your safety), similarly don't take short cuts with your outfit (coordinate if you can, groom your legs, only ever wear hosiery that is lighter than your shoes. You must make extra effort to look good since you will be looked at ). 4. Slow down. (avoid running in high heels, especially not on marble or polished floors. The taller your heels the slower you'll be. slow down and enjoy your shoes. As per rule 3 its often practical to take a longer route if the floor is better, or there are no angled pavements, or no loose stones etc...Speed will not negate rule 5. If you fall over then you won't save any time and it will be embarrassing) 5. Expect to be noticed and do not avoid being seen in your high heels - especially if it means a risk of breaking rule No 3 or 4. (You have to be confident and proud.) 6. Maintain your heels (rotate your shoes - don't wear the same pair for more than a day at a time, replace your heel tips regularly, condition the leather, check your heels are firm, take them for repairs before they're too worn. 7. Never carry awkward objects. (Small weights on your sides is ok - eg bags on your elbows/forearms. Back packs are not practical. If you must carry a bulky or heavy object have someone help you. Get someone in flats to help. If you are both wearing high heels then carry such an object by taking a side each and walking forwards with it between you - except for doorways. When wearing heels don't carry anything in front or behind you, whether you're on your own or helping. Carrying stuff is the biggest nuisance/ limitation of heels.) 8. Be aware of your heels. (Be very very careful stepping over obstacles in high heels. Lift legs well clear, much higher than required for safety. Lift your heels over bar stool rails if you're like me and like to hook your heels! Never rock back on your heels, they do bend/break/weaken! Turn your feet slightly sideways when descending stairs so that as you extend your foot down to the next step you can keep your heel further forward and more distant from snagging the previous step! You can be heard walking so this can impact on personal safety in cities, especially in the evenings. Do keep an eye out for unsavoury characters. 9. Avoid Soiling/Damage. (often fabrics/ ornamentation and the leather/patent uppers are surprisingly fragile. usual stuff such as pavement grates, gaps in wooden decks all damage stiletto heels. Never walk on grass/gravel. Don't put your feet up on furniture/chairs/desks. If you must sit on the grass, or on the floor remove your shoes first and place them soles down beside you.Don't drive in high heels because I've found the heels do get scuffed. (hence rule 3 regarding presentation/ shortcuts and and rule 11) 10. Wipe your feet! (whenever its wet outside and you enter a building carefully wipe the soles of your shoes dry on the floor mat, this is all about the toe area sole. The only grip in a stiletto is from that toe area and if its a smooth wet sole, or maybe in autumn has a slippery leaf stuck to it as then you're on a skating rink! When its dry no problem) 11. Flats are still ok (if high heels are no longer possible, or they will get damaged definitely take them off .Nothing is worse than seeing someone in heels who is awkward. If you need to carry heels, put your first finger in one shoes toe are, your second in the other and let them dangle. This way the heel tips will not scuff the other shoe! Note - if you carry stuff at your elbow then your fingers are free to carry your heels!) 12. Think ahead more. To wear a pair of heels all day is easy and pleasurable if you get it right. You won't always get it right because plans change and unexpected stuff happens! Think about what you have to do today, what you're wearing and pick a shoe that both coordinates and can do the activities. Sometimes you'll be limited by uniform rules for the day so that's a no brainer & no options day, I understand that - I have 4 of those days a week, as do most of us. Blah! 13. Loosing Control of your heels? this happens. Question during the day is why. 2 most common reasons. Tiredness in ankle/ankle shakes - this is because your heels are too high for you! . Take your heels off and next time drop down in heel height. The other is walking out of your heel If so then your shoe is too big. Go to the pharmacy/chemist or cobbler and get some heel inserts - go there immediately while in your heels! why not! Are you wearing stockings - take your stockings off and you will get more control of your heels. Get through the day but you will need to get shoes that fit you better. hope this helps! best wishes Craig
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    Sorry about the blur in the image, my phone had a smudge on the lens. These aren't what I consider good looking, however I tried them on just to see if I liked them as an option for a less obvious outside world choice. With the pants hanging down, you can only barely notice them as high heels. Yet at the same time the heel is somewhat hard and makes a definite heel sound when walking across a tile floor. I have worn these into a store and was extremely self conscious, though I doubt anyone noticed at all. They are EXTREMELY comfortable.
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    Hi there. I have read a post, the jaunts of JeffB. A good read and gives me a bit more courage. thanks. I really liked the quote at the bottom of that post...'I don't want to look like a woman, just dress like a woman'. I have dressed up at home, to the office (when working alone), gone for short drives....It actually fills a void in my life...gives a fair comfort and for some reason makes me feel really good. I must say that sometime ago I just realised that i loved womens shoes and some time shortly after, womens clothes. Particularly leather clothes, as you will gather ! I recently got a fantastic pair of Stiletto Ankle Boots...they fit really well...which I will be wearing. I also have about five leather suit outfits, Pants Skirts Dress Jackets. My question...is that jumping into the deep end...wearing a leather outfit ? I'm inclined to try a pant suit photographed, and I would welcome anyone's opinion. Thanks. js
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    Thanks Freestyle75, some good pointers there! Unfortunately work got in the way again on Friday/Saturday, but I've tried to make up for it today. Just got back from a few hours wandering around the old bit of Frankfurt, stopping for an excellent lunch and beer in the main square. Got a couple of funny looks, but mostly I was ignored. Took a bravery pill as I went with shorts and hose for the first time in daylight, along with the new ankle boots I bought in Payless on my US trip earlier this year. Really pleased with them, though the heel is slippery as hell and needs a rubber foot. And really pleased with my outfit too, so much so I'm thinking of going out in something a bit racier later! What do you think?
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    My pist sort of fits in this topic but i might add it to my blog later as well. Apologies to those that may read it twice. ;( i was in the Wittner outlet store in Sydney the other day. Just trying things on. Killing time there are about 6-8 things i like but narrowing the selection down is hard. Quite a few other shoppers invluding a lady mid 30s very athletic, thin legs. She was also trying on boots but having less luck than me. She was tring a suede pair if knee high pull on boots So there i was, sitting down taking off a pair of knee boots with a tall heel and the lady pauses near me and asks "your boots look great on and you wear them well. I think these ones are too baggy. What do you think?" i was stunned that my opinion was been sought on womens boots by a women. So i jumped right in. I said i like boots to be firm up the legs and the one she was wearing were way too baggy especially at the top for my liking. I suggested a pair and walked her down to where they were that are leather front and elastic back. (Theyre too tight for me) I suggested these and she looked at them. They have a block heel about 8cm. She started to say thd heels were too high for her but about 3/4 way i think she realised she was talking to a guy walking in 10cm heels and stopped herself so she tried them on. They fit her nicely but I don't know if she bought them. im still just so chuffed that i got asked for my opinion thought such a positive meeting needed sharing james
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    We've gotten several inches of rain this week, so my red rubber Sorel wedges are getting a lot of use.
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    Hello, i am a new guy to this forum, I have filled out my profile in depth if anyone is interested. As I get older and my responsibilities in life increase (46 now) I feel the need to expand my fetish from the bedroom to my day to day life. My wife is worried that she is loosing me and that I will eventually want to become a women. I say i don' think so that I like women's shoes and some cloths because of how they feel on and how they look on me. But, that I have no desire to change careers or lifestyles to satisfy a different gender. There is quite a bit of tension between us has anyone else resolved this type of problem successfully ?
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    Thank you! I'm in Mainz now, had a good walk around the town, followed by some dinner at an old street restaurant near the Dom (cathedral). Didn't manage to get anyone to take my photo this time, so you'll have to make do with this 'bottom-half selfie' from the hotel terrace bar
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    Well, here I am, a little worried but thankful for the opportunity to join this community. Like I said in my introduction, I am just a simple straight guy who loves heels, and considers his feet feminine. It started when I was a little boy, wearing grandma's heels. My wife has beautiful feet and loves shoes, so I satisfied my "craving" through her, until I accidentally discovered few years back that ladies' shoes are now available in my own US women's size 13 (US men's 11.5). Fast forward, and now I own a couple of dozen heels myself, and go out shoe shopping regularly. My wife does not like my hobby but accepts it. I only wore them around the house for years, but recently I just have to wear them outside. I always try to be discreet, wearing them with long pants to hide as much possible, mostly later in the day when the crowd is gone. If somebody sees them, then oh well, but I generally do not like attention. I am tall, 6'2", so if I add 4 or 5 extra inches, then that is too much attention already. Anyway, I am glad to discover that I am not alone in this in the world. Thank you for being open about your own hobby.
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    Style: stiletto pump Rise: Platform ht.: 0 inch Heel ht.: 6 inch Net rise: 6 inch Shoe size: EU 41/42 in most shoes. Being higher these are 41. Pics (excuse quality - just ran into bathroom for hard surface to stand on!)
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    I started on a short shopping trip that got longer before I even got out of the door. Unlike @JeffB, I really don't plan do a lot of planning before I head out and I thought this would just be a boots and jeans outing but I pulled on a white satin top and the combination looked so good I figured it was worth the effort to put some more effort into it. Since I had new glasses that let my eyes be seen I added some eye lashes then some light makeup with lipstick. I added hair, earrings, necklace, bracelet, and small watch. I finally pulled on a pair of knee high faux suede boots with 4" narrow heels. When I was done, the outfit and overall look felt very natural and comfortable. I thought I really don't mind being seen like this. Anyway I originally was planning on a quick trip to Sam's Club but after getting dresses I made an it an outing. The first stop was my favorite thrift store where the folks at the front counter game me a big "Hello" as I walked in. I wandered around but didn't find anything I "just couldn't live without" so I headed back to my car and then off to Sam's. At Sam's I took my time walking in from the parking lot and as soon as I got into the store my favorite manager spotted me and called out from some distance away, "Ohh you look nice today". Several folks looked to see to whom she was calling. I waved back and started my shopping. One of the items on my list was a 128G thumb drive. It seems they didn't carry them anymore but they had a 256G one that filled the bill. (I remember back in my early IT mainframe days when I could even conceive of having that much storage available.) After Sams I stopped at two more thrift stores where the folks didn't know me and I got no reaction at all. I was just another customer. All in all it was a fun outing and worth the extra effort to get dressed.
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    Another cold morning and i wussed out and caught the train wearing my relatively new black ankle boots with a 9cm wooden block heel in a nice light contrast. Boots by Atmos & Here in size 10.
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    @jeremy1986 and @Jkrenzer - Thanks for the comments, they are really appreciated. My only comment is that I find wig shopping as much fun as shoe shopping, and not all my boot purchases are as successful as others. _______________ I went to a weekly jam at a restaurant tonight where the owner has always comment (positively) in my boots. I figured that tonight I'd really give him something different. I wore a gray long turtleneck, black leggings, and red faux suede OTK boots with 4" block heels. We played for several hours and the other folks in the jam noticed my boots (they aren't blind) but just figured it was something I'd do. As I left and was putting my stuff into my car, one of the patrons in the restaurant called out across the parking lot, "Hey, I like your killer boots". I called back a thanks and headed home. I think this was the first public outing for these boots in a music setting (which I treat more conservatively than just being out and about). I had fun.
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    Your so right..Lol. No seriously, went to outlet store today found some suede Sam Edelman pump stilettos like these. Yes to my amazement a size 12 US which has to fit me, i was about to grab them only to back off, saying to myself those heels ain't high enough. Something about these heels or height i see some women wear doesn't do it for me. Maybe W6ish does know higher heels looks better, i don't know if your 7.5" platform your video shows are for me but i understand wearing them better now. This would be more like my style CL.. Do know W6ish might like these Daffodile better might be to high for me though. For $150 quite a bargain.
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    Thanks. Ever since I started CDing again, my mind and mood had been at an all time high, even after I "logout" of girl mode to go back to my regular self. This is a good hobby even if I'm just doing it privately. It's giving me motivation to start exercising again to lose some weight. Just took these pics tonight with a new outfit.
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    The pants and ankle boots look great together. I have tried to set up pants or leggings many times but as you know always end up in a skirt usually a mini that my GF had no problem with but reminds me "Please don't bend over to pick up your keys if you drop them " lol. I have a few pants and leggings outfits set up to wear and will post pics as it happens. I think the skirt you are modeling would look a lot better with a pair of single sole or platform black leather pumps. Not the right seasonal but knee high, otk, or my fave thigh high stiletto boots!! I always get a ton of positive comments when I wear a leather skirt and boots.
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    My new boots stiletto heels are 10 cm
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    Bought a pair of NewRock Boots M.PUNK005-C1, great leather kneeboots ! Only changed the plastic heel tip to metal ones. (like the sound on hard surfaces and like to catch much attraction ) https://www.newrockonline.com/de/footwear/punk/m-punk005-c1-high-boots-punk.html
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    These photos are a couple of different days. The first two were a visit to a local stadium/park that I knew wasn't going to be too crowded. I was seen walking by a handful of people, but outside of a double take or two, not much more than that. The next two are in my home with a pair that I think are very sexy but not particularly comfortable for long term wearing. The third set of 4 is the same pair as the first, but I wore them out with the specific objective of getting gas at a station. I wore some jeans that would cover them when I stand still, but they show when walking and they make the beautiful sound great heels do. You can see the chain I had locked them to my foot with, it wraps under by the heel, crosses in front and locks behind my ankle. I had tried to go out and hit a public place with the intent before only to become intimidated and take the heels off. I figured no better way to commit to following through than to force myself to comply. There was apprehension on the drive to the station which certainly peaked when I went inside to pay and only grew more intense each time a car would pull around or to a nearby pump while I was filling the tank... however, the drive home after completing the small task I set out to do I was completely ecstatic. I hope I didn't post too much or something uninteresting for my first day as a member. I look forward to being part of this group with all of you.
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    Should I get this? Combat booties.
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    here is a video worthy of this thread. It is from CBC news in Canada. It is a short vignette on the band Motley Crue. It talks about the band playing a gig back in 1982 eventhough they received a bomb threat. The video cleary shows all band memebers wearing high heeled boots.
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    I had an appointment with an optician this morning and so as not to make a spectacle of myself(), I wore a beige turtleneck with matching boots over jeans. During the exam, while she was checking my eyes, she said, "You look normal". I told her that was the first time anyone had ever told me that. I did get new glasses and chose a frame-less pair with a small lens. These are quite different from what I had been wearing and you almost don't notice that I'm wearing glasses. (Contacts are not an option for me.) I really like the new look. I'll be wearing this outfit to the restaurant where we played last month as a group of friends are playing there tonight.
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    I didn't want to be critical but you're so natural in your heels without the wigs. I believe people are drawn to you because you present a level of confidence that is lost once the wigs go on. Keep heeling, you're one of cornerstones of hhplace.org.
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    I had a man with his girlfriend once ask me why I had heels on...I told him. He then asked why I painted my toenails. I told him "to blow your mind, is it working?" He said "Yes." We all laughed.
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    AJ i am new to this forum so I do not know you guy very well, but I will say that so far I have been impressed with the depth of knowledge that I was afforded. So, now I am offering to reciprocate. My wife and I dated for several years prior to being married and now we are approaching 20 years and still struggling with my fetish by the way. The good news is during the early years and even the 1st half of the marriage my wife like yours was very angers about the thought of me wearing high heels for my own pleasure. My wife eventually reviewed that she felt threatened by the idea that she may loose the man she loved . I assured her that it was a visual turn on not a life changing event she remaind unconvinced for years knowing my believing it would turn into a slippery slope. Well the fetish has gone in a few different directions but I am still all male and my wife has opened her mind and become to support me. So my point is, don't give up! If you would like I could share some experiences that brought us closer on the topic.
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    I suggest both of you have your wives talk together. That could resolve the problem for both. On any topic (kids, familly, clothes, car, furniture, holidays, health), when I propose something new to my wife, she would be half (or lower) convinced. It can take months without agreement (or disagrement) on her side. Then suddenly she would accidentally meet a friend / her cousin / an unknown other woman at the hair dresser / (in fact anybody) suggesting her something regarding this same topic (of course reaching the same conclusion). Then she will be 2 /3 third convinced. Best
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    AJ I am so sorry to hear this, unfortunately I have the same problem. I hope your wife has a change of heart. My partner knows how I love high heel boots, and knows I have them. I just wish he would try to be even slightly accepting, his criticisms and belittling comments only push us apart. Bubba is 100 percent correct though, I should have revealed my boot fetish early in our relationship, I guess I can't blame him for seeing my boots as "the other guy"....
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    Gudulitoo, As much as I want to think the French spirit of Laissez-faire and joie de vivre would work its magic I know it doesn't work ALL the time. I believe any woman's trepidation with her man wearing heels has more to do with the perception she will lose the "man" she fell in love with. She fears you will somehow turn into someone she can't understand or love anymore as if the first heel on your foot means sexual reassignment surgery is just a year away. Such women must be convinced, and reassured, your ability to love and protect, provide for her or for kids, and do the sort of things a husband is normally expected to do is not conditioned or defined by the type of footwear or clothing you occasionally choose to wear. She should ask herself: Is my husband loyal and have any of our financial obligations been mismanaged? Is the house maintained? Has my husband changed in any meaningful way just because he wears heels? If the answer is no to all of these questions then the fear is unfounded. If we men were to judge our spouse by this same standard then we should be angry when our spouses started getting tattoos or started wearing pants instead of dresses. Truly caring and understanding people will realize their fears are based upon not understanding something surrounding a loved one which always clouds the issue. Remember, l'egalite est une rue de deux sentiers. (Equality is a two-way street). I hope this helps you in your current situation. HappyinHeels
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    I had a neighbor and she would have to shave her face several times a week. Her daughter now has a hairy face. And her mother has a hairy face. I reject the notion that body hair is "part and parcel of being a man". I project as male, even alpha male while wearing my 4-6 inch heels. It's how you conduct yourself.
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    Hi Joeshaw, for my 10 cents worth, if you're new to wearing high heels openly start with the pant suit in leather leather is not too excessive in its own right, the cut & silhouette as I like to call it is what is important. The leather pantsuit suits you - it has flattering lines and the ankle booties work well with it. Have confidence in what is a good look, and rock it out there. Wear the skirt suit if you are very bold, I know a skirt is harder to wear, and after openly wearing one for a while in everyday situations you'll understand, but it is more awkward, Learn to deal with wearing heels openly by being conservative first, then broaden your horizons. Make efforts to keep your experiences positive. Its all about personal confidence, and we all need to nurture and build this, being careful on the way will (in my opinion) ensure your success, and wear ultimately whatever takes your fancy. If there is one thing I can say for certainty and thats personal confidence is the key - but it must be genuine personal confidence - own your look and own your space proudly and you won't get negativity directed toward you. Jeff B said it well - I don't want to look like a woman - just dress like one! Good luck to you!
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    Hmmm, we'll all feedback is greatly appreciated, and you make some valid points. In my defence; Yes, a lot of girls on a hot sunny day are wearing sandals or sneakers, along with nice flowery summer dresses, but I spotted at least a dozen rocking the shorts and black hose look, as well as many in ankle boots. And it also slightly misses the point that I'm not trying to dress as a girl, if I did I'd not have a beard! I'm just trying to find a style of my own, it's a process but I'm getting there. I totally agree about the loose t-shirt, but unfortunately the last time I had a waistline rather than a belly was a good few years ago. I'd much prefer to have it all trim and proper, and the weight is slowly dropping off (lost 20 odd pounds this year so far), but for now it's loose tops only I'm afraid! The second outfit is just a change of bottom half to a skirt and pumps, same shirt I'm afraid. The hose are 120 denier flesh coloured opaques that I found and love, must find some more! I can't shave my legs for various reasons, and I also have some fairly large tattoos there too (you can see a bit of one showing through on my left calf), but the cool thing is you can add pretty much any other light denier hose over the top, and get a similar effect to nice clean shaved legs, ideal. Finally, I should say, I live pretty much out of a suitcase for over 300 days a year for work, so my portable wardrobe of 'fun' clothes and shoes is somewhat limited. Still managed to cram 4 pairs of heels in though! Sorry if I come over as overly defensive, I don't mean to, just as I'm sure you didn't want to sound overly critical. But this weekend has been a big step forward for me confidence wise, and I'm sure better things are to come. And if we all looked exactly the same it'd be a boring old world, and this Forum wouldn't exist. Best (heeled, of course) foot forward
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    Cali : In a way, I am lucky. For some reason the hair on my legs has fallen out. I have had bare <--- spelling. legs for the past few years. Must have something to do with old age. In years past I would wear textured hose. This type of stockings would hide the hair. I do feel sorry for those of you who have to shave or wax. spikesmike
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    Here are the red pair my wife gave me for a Fathers day gift .
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    Looking great, bae! All you need is a wig and a splash of lippy. A short relaxed hairstyle would suit you as well. Nice earrings too. You should wear some dangly ones. Love the skirt, it's a good length. Thought you'd break out the more ladylike fitted pencil skirt, but you keep us in suspense
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    Last Sunday I was driving north from Los Angeles to Central California. This winter has been very wet and with the rain came lots of green and wildflowers. Some of the wildflower displays in CA have been outstanding. I took some extra time from the drive and diverted to an area of California called the Carrizo Plain. This part of the state is usually dry, barren, desolate and off the "beaten track" from folks traveling between LA and Frisco. As a matter of fact, most Californians have never heard of the place. But even in its "normal" state, I find it beautiful. This year with the rains, the Carrizo Plain is experiencing a once in a lifetime "superbloom" (I hate that term). I have seen wildflower displays before, but this one topped them all. Beautiful wildflowers, mostly yellows and oranges all around - for miles. The flower patches were tall, knee to wast height, and fragrant. The experience was multi-sensory, the sights, the smells - it was on the verge of being emotional - and I don't get that way too often... I was able to spend about 5 hours wandering around the area, then as the sun set I continued my drive home. Sadly, the flowers will be gone in about a week, and the beautiful Carrizo Plain will revert back to its normal stark beauty. Should any of you travelers or wanderers be in California at this moment, you should consider traveling to this area for the experience. Oh..... For the heels part, I had been wearing some slip on heeled sandals (it is springtime), but the Carrizo Area is mostly unpaved dirt roads. The area is equally dusty and I did not want to mess up my nice sandals walking in the dirt, so I opted for a pair of more practical tennis shoes. Bummer.... And.... Here are a few pictures - for proof -absolutely beautiful !!!!! Take care all, have fun..... sf
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    Literally. With a friend of mine, by his cabin just a hundred km's from norwegian border. We went down to the nearby town for some groceries. Saw the most awkward moment. A nice chick with hot heels, as she was walking t'was the most stiffest bent knees I ever seen on a heels wearer, she looked like she was going to fall. However i felt a bit bad for seing that. Anyhow. Out on the lake t'was a kodak moment I was going to share with y'all
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    One last shot: I thought I remembered that Illustrator could do this. It took a bit of research to regain the skill. I'll let JeffB get back to posting about jaunts.
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    Just be careful if you shower in heels like that. Soap will make the shower floor treacherous and you risk slipping. I would advise Mlroseplant's suggestion of a pan of water. Sit (don't stand) with your feet in the water so that the strap is totally submerged. When it is thoroughly soaked, take the shoes out of the water, dry them with a towel, dry your feet, and wear them until the leather dries, stretched to conform to your feet. Be very careful on shiny surfaces like polished marble! Good luck. Let us know how it goes. BTW, it's not really Steve's Method and I don't take any credit for it. It's an old army trick (back when soldiers wore leather combat boots) taught to me in boy scouts, and it's worked for me ever since. It works better on leather than man-made materials, but it does help with both. Steve
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    These are my KMB Brusnan. Bougt them at Zalando, size 41, They are made in Spain. Real leather. Look forward to trying them, should be comfy.
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    New sandals for summer!!!! I have been looking for a pair of basic, simple ankle strap sandals for some time. Finally the fashion gods have come my way in abundance! Over the past several months I have obtained two pairs of really nice, comfortable ankle strap sandals. One pair, called Paige, is from Payless Shoes, size 11W. The other pair, Fields is from Nine West, size12. Both are a similar style, except for the heel. Paige is a wedgie style and Fields has a chunkier block heel. The heels are slightly higher than 2 inches and very stable to walk in. I have worn both pair out several times and they are wonderful. I wrote reviews on both styles (Zappos and Payless) and they were published. Both styles are still available - up to size 12 and 13 - for those who may be interested. Here are the pics, have fun all..... sf
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    @JeffB I thought I would let you know that you're semi-famous! I googled 'men in skirts and heels' earlier and look who showed up!
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    My third pair of heels, ever :-) Just got these suede Tamaris model 24405, 3" heel I assume. Have to start somewhere, these got ravishing reviews. They are, but I need a cane now in the beginning...
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    ha ha! you're funny stuff! some of us have beautiful sexy legs and a 6 inch heel and 2 inch platform look perfect: made to order. while anything less looks like... what was it called? a fool's errand?
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    In the spirit of this thread... Yesterday I took a trip to Cumberland Falls State park down near Corbin Ky. The reason for the trip was that there was a good weather report for Corbin, I hadn't been to the falls for over 20 years, and I wanted some video of the falls. I wore jeans, a short sleeved blue top, OTK black faux suede boots with a full size 1" heel, and my Indian Jones hat. Since I was going to be hiking a 1 mile trail rated as "extreme" a heel higher than that was out of the question. I did take a pair of OTK boots with a 4" heel to wear if I want someplace for dinner, but that didn't work out. The falls was showing off with a good water flow and I spent an hour on the "tourist" side of the falls taking videos and still pictures. After that I headed for the other side of the gorge and took the Eagle Falls trail. This is what the falls looks like from that side: The trail is rated as "extreme" because there are sections that do this: Once I got to Eagle Falls my legs were getting tired to the point that walking on the rocks at the bottom of those steel stairs was like walking on 6" heels. But I did make it to Eagle Falls: While I was there I took a selfie of TBG by a big rock at the bottom of the gorge: Walking back out was worse than walking in because my legs were already tired. By the time I got back to the car there was no way I was going to try the 4" heels so I just headed home. Today, still having the itch to go someplace, I headed to the Dayton Institute of Art in Dayton Oh. This is one of my favorite museums and I have neglected it for a long time. I wore a black knit dress, scarf, belt, hose, black OTK faux suede boots with 4" block heels, a black leather jacket, and shoulder length hair with earrings. One bag is my purse and the other is my sketching stuff. In the first gallery I visited I saw am image that I thought I should share. It is called Red Felt Boots: How this made it into a museum that also has two Rubens and a Monet I'll never know (but then I've often wondered why Art had a museum but Bob and Carol didn't ). Anyway, I found a painting I wanted to sketch so I sat down on a bench and pulled out my sketch book then remembered what I was wearing and crossed my legs. I drew for about an hour with only five of six people going by. I then walked through the rest of the museum and out to my car. On the way home I stopped in a Premiere Outlet Mall near Mason Oh and just walked around for a while and was ignored by everyone. I know I was the only one wearing boots and I didn't see anyone else in heels either. Before I got home I stopped in Kroger's (grocery) for a few items then headed home and took off my heels. After what I had done to my legs yesterday, and today's six hours on 4" heels, when I finally put on a pair of flats my calf muscles reminded me that they thought they had been abused.