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  1. Not much going on here, so I thought I would post a picture of a casual outfit I wore to attend a junior high band concert. Shoes by MiuMiu, Pants by Buffalo (Costco), and polo shirt by God Only Knows. Excuse the background. I really have to find a better place to take pictures.
    4 points
  2. Interesting. . . my 83 year old dad (at the time 73 year old dad) was the first to encourage me, he had to convince my mom to get on board later on. Neither of them have managed to convince my wife that I'm actually ok.
    3 points
  3. I didn't wear heels at all yesterday, and I wear heels pretty much every day. My excuse? My 90 year old dad came over for a visit and I don't want to push his heart any harder than it is already!!🤣
    3 points
  4. I don't know that I'd call them "beautiful," but they're definitely really cool. Coolness is in the eye of the beholder. My personal experience mirrors yours. Every time I've been approached by a woman who was with a male companion, the guy always looks as though he'd rather be anywhere else than right there, listening to a conversation he wishes his wife/girlfriend had never started. I usually try to keep it brief for his sake.
    3 points
  5. SF reminded me that it was National High Heel Day yesterday. Since I missed Tuba Day the other week, it only make sense that I would miss High Heel Day this week. The only significance to me is that I had decided to pick the 20th as my heeling anniversary date. It's impossible to pin down the exact date, as I didn't mark it at the time, but sometime in mid-May of 2012, I ventured outside the house in a pair of high heels for the first time. I don't have a picture of that event, but I have a picture of the shoes I wore under long jeans. By Thanksgiving of that year, I had another pair of clogs with higher and thinner heels. By New Year's, I had a few more pairs. It's been all downhill ever since. Then and now:
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  6. I was noticed, and received a very nice compliment too. Last night I was dining on a Milanesa Patagonia at my fav Argentinian restaurant. I was wearing my Nine West "Popi" heels and enjoying the atmosphere and the food. While there, a lady and gentleman came in and sat at a nearby table. We made quick eye contact and nothing else. When I had finished, I went to pay the bill. As I was finishing my transaction, I heard a voice from behind me say, "I really like your shoes." I turned around and standing there was the lady that I had made eye contact with. I smiled and told her thank you. She again said several times that she liked the shoes. We had a short conversation about the style and comfort and where she could get a pair. Then I made a comment about how I wanted to get my wife a pair, but she did not like the style / look of the sandals. The lady responded with, "no, tell her that those are beautiful shoes, absolutely beautiful!" I gathered my things, told the lady goodbye and left. She seemed to be very sincere and complimentary. Her husband (friend?) stayed out of the conversation, seemed uninterested. As to her opinion, I have worn these sandals several times since I bought them in March, and really like them. They are a 7 on the one to ten "comfort scale," not good for long walks but for dinner, shopping, church or short errands they are fabulous. And I concur, the style of the shoe is so unique that I would agree that they are "beautiful." Can a guy wear beautiful sandals? Hmmm?? And finally, it is somewhat ironic that this happened at an Argentinian restaurant. It was a trip to Argentina back in 1995 that got me into wearing heels. Prior to that I was strictly a flat gals sandal guy. In Argentina many of the gals wore heels, more that I had previously seen anywhere else. One of the ladies I was traveling with was a "shoe gal" and made many references to the heels the local ladies were wearing, which caused me to take note. When back in the States I tried some heels and was hooked, in a good way. Don't cry for me Argentina, you did me just fine, thank you!! And, for reference, here is a pic of the "beautiful" heels that I was wearing. Love 'em. smile... sf
    3 points
  7. Nowadays when I look around it seems men and women wear much of the same clothing and shoes too, so maybe we're back to square one.
    2 points
  8. Love to hear, well read anyway, your routine. I've always laughed at the ultra right Bible thumper. Touting a book written hundreds of years after Jesus's death. Back when Christ walked the earth Men and women wore the exact same clothing and shoes, so I'm pretty sure crossdressing was not on the agenda .
    2 points
  9. There is nothing more relaxing than visiting a nail salon for a manicure/pedicure. I go to nail salons at least once per month in my normal feminine male mode (Women's hair style, women's Yoga pants, women's purse, and women's low-heel thong sandals. It is so relaxing to get completely pampered for over an hourly. There are no expectations, you are just one of the girls getting your nails done. The foot massage is heavenly and the nail polish application is perfection. I feel like a queen when I leave the nail salon with my red toenails glistening in the sunlight. I always wear women's sandals to show off my pedicure and I get a lot of compliments on the choice of color; the most recent compliment from a woman while standing in the Costco checkout line. We compared pedicures and discussed local nail salons. I always wear red polish on my toes because it is classic and is beautiful with my pale skin. Women always tell me that you can never go wrong with bright red toenails. In addition, in the past few years nail polish of all different colors for males is going more mainstream. I was buying hair color at Sally's Beauty Supply yesterday and the girl working there told me that her father has been getting pedicures for the past two years and always wears colored polish on his toes. Several rappers and Machine Gun Kelly have nail polish lines for guy even though there is no difference between women's nail polish and guys nail polish. It's all in the marketing. Get other there and Here is a pic of me getting my latest pedicure.
    2 points
  10. Nice that both of you still have parents who are alive. Both mom and dad are gone, and I miss them. As for the "shoes" neither of them knew that I wore heels, but I did wear gals flat sandals in their presence all the time, and never was anything ever said. My mother-in-law is still alive and well, thank goodness, and has seen me in heels several times. She has never really commented on my heels, but when I last saw her a few weeks ago, I was wearing flat sandals when I arrived at her house. Her first comment was that I seemed shorter, looked at my feet and asked where were my heels? I told her that I left them at home, she smiled and said that's too bad, she likes my heels. My stepmother knows I wear gals shoes but never have I worn heels around her, the opportunity never presented itself, she lives out of the area. Enjoy being with your parents, I am a bit envious... smile... sf
    2 points
  11. High Heel Day Sandals. Pulled these 'vintage" lace-up wedge Steve Madden sandals for my trip to Costco this morning. Ukraine Tip nails.
    2 points
  12. Well..... Today IS the day! Happy National High Heels Day everyone. I plan on being out in my heels today to celebrate !! Have fun, and get out in those shoes... smile... sf
    2 points
  13. The scrapyard is now paying $10 for every 100 pounds of metal, so I finally took my wrecked car there to get crushed and walked away with a wad of cash...
    1 point
  14. I don't miss those days of salt rusted vehicles since moving to Winston-Salem from Syracuse. My wife's 2013 Ford escape is my newest. Have a '97 suburban, 2002 buick century and 2002 Tacoma. Not a spec of corrosion on any. No rustin my face or flame cutting bolts maintenance them 🙂
    1 point
  15. My dad is an ordained Southern Baptist minister. He quit that church around the time I was born. That was in the late 60s. I actually wrote a standup comedy routine about the so-called biblical prohibition against cross dressing. Our public health issue happened right after, and I haven't had a chance to share it yet.
    1 point
  16. Perhaps I have mentioned this before, it might be time to part ways with that old truck, even though I don't really want to. The transmission for that truck is currently sitting on a makeshift table in my garage, waiting for me to do something with it, or not. The problem is, even if I successfully repair the transmission, I'm still stuck with a rusty old truck. My wife kind of needs a cargo van for her business. You see where I'm going with this?
    1 point
  17. Bluejay..... Nice sandals!! Love the bright colors! Nice review at the JCPenny site as well, at least I "assume" it is you - ha ha... smile... sf
    1 point
  18. I didn't have a lot of places to go Friday but I did pick up a gallon of milk at the grocery store wearing tall boots with 4" heels
    1 point
  19. Just like SF got last week I got a nice compliment, this morning from the woman checkout supervisor in Walmart. I was wearing my new Worthington (Penny's) Laurel, slide sandals in orange color. She knows me and knows that I like to wear heels. She commented that my heels looked lovely on me and was a perfect match for my orange suit coat. Another great compliment on my red pedi too. Happy Heeling, bluejay I for got the link to the Laurel sandal slide.https://www.jcpenney.com/p/worthington-womens-laurel-heeled-sandals/ppr5008155767?pTmplType=regular&deptId=dept20000018&catId=cat100240063&urlState=%2Fg%2Fshoes%2Fall-womens-shoes%3Fs1_deals_and_promotions%3Dclearance%26id%3Dcat100240063&productGridView=medium&badge=onlyatjcp bluejay
    1 point
  20. Wish your Dad could have spoken to my better half.. 101, amazing! My Mom made it to 90, still driving, before the wheels started coming off the cart. I'm thankful she passed just before the damn pandemic hit. She never knew about my heels, but I'm better she would have "accepted" them.
    1 point
  21. My interest n heeling has waned a bit, but I still drop in here occasionally. On the other hand, I’ve become a wearer of and proponent for nail polish for men. I’ve had easily damaged nails for a long time and started getting “plain” mani/pedis probably over 10 years ago. Then, a woman podiatrist, taking care of an ingrown toenail issue for me, examined my feet and told me that I should wear sandals or open toed shoes as much as possible, and, to my surprised, added, “ just paint your toes. Men do that now, that’s a thing.” In retrospect, I think that perhaps she was personally somewhat fond of the look. My next trip to my then nail tech, I was still unsure, asked my tech about the practice of guys wearing color, she was immediately all about it and I let her pick a color. And essentially, I was immediately hooked. Since then, I’ve been a regular with three different techs (them moving away, etc) and occasionally visit one of the “generic” nail places as well. 100% positive experiences! And, the care is a monthly helping of pure relaxation! The foot/leg massage is always the best part. And about the nail polish part. For context, I’m an older, straight, mostly bland male (retired engineer, get the picture:-) except for a couple of tattoos and wearing color openly on my toes. And I’ve been somewhat amazed, and always pleasantly surprised at the number of women who comment positively, not just on the color I’m wearing but also voicing a like and approval of men wearing polish!
    1 point
  22. I wear lots of open toe shoes with out socks or stocking, so I want my feet and toes to look good. I've been getting pedicures for over 16 years. I enjoy the lower leg massage and foot scrubbing. My pedicurist remarked that I getting the same pads that women who wear heels get. I'm a regular, so I know many of the other clients. I have heard some wild things from some of these women, it's a side of women many men never see. LOL I either wear shorts or leggings in so I can pull them up. Each time it is different color scheme - design - art. Red and pink hues are very, very rare; I might have red in a black with red stripe zebra design. I have 10 pieces of art on my toes that I like to change monthly.
    1 point
  23. I visited my mother for her birthday shortly after I tore my calf and it was still too swollen to wear pants. Heels and/or a scooter was my only way to get around so she saw me in heels. Which is good since I wear heels almost all the time. But I haven't shown her my colored toenails. She just turned 101 a few months ago, unfortunately she is starting to lose it.
    1 point
  24. Yes, getting a professional pedicure is very nice, and it makes your feet look great. Nice toe rings BTW. I enjoy my pedicured toes as well. It just looks classy. For about the past 10 years I have been getting color, at first I thought it would be earth shattering, but actually it has worked quite well. I get a few comments and it IS fun when other gals comment and want to compare pedicures! I prefer the blue, peach, purple and earth tone colors. It fun to mix it up. I am also seeing more guys with color on their toes. Just last week I saw a guy with painted toes and I had to comment. I looked at him, smiled and said I like your pedicure, it is good to know that I am not the only guy who gets pedicures. He smiled and said that he gets pedicures all the time. I told him that it looked classy. Have fun... sf
    1 point
  25. I appreciate your humo(u)r, but perhaps my wife does not! Perhaps I've said this before, I'm really not sure which is true--either she has accepted me, or I've just worn her down.
    1 point
  26. I suppose that is true if you consider the angle of your feet!
    1 point
  27. Thank you, I just subscribed!
    1 point
  28. Those look great, I can't wait to start wearing shoes like that.
    1 point
  29. There currently exists a category for shoes and boots but none for sandals. For those of us who prefer sandals (like me) there now is a forum to show off your new sandals to the world, or at least that part of the world that is here at HHPLACE! I will begin by presenting two pair of sandals that I acquired last month. The thong style is from Nine West, Popi, size 11. Love the ankle strap and see thru upper. The strappy sandals are from Marmi Shoes (my fav shoe store btw), VanEli, Morel, size 12. These are truly all day sandals and I really like them as well. The pedicure is courtesy of Caesars Spa, Las Vegas. It's spring, and summer is coming, time to get those sandals out for those of us who enjoy that style of heel! Have fun... sf
    1 point
  30. I have been experimenting with open toed pumps lately. Not that I have my finger on the pulse of fashion, but it seems like they are coming back into style recently. Naturally, my example is from the last go-round, and therefore not cutting edge. I got these silver snake print Via Spiga "Elora" pumps from Poshmark for 35 USD, plus shipping. They have a 5 inch heel with a 7/8 inch plat, for a steepness of just a tad over 4 inches. The heel is slim, but not stiletto. It is wider front to back at 3/4", than it is side to side, at 1/2" and is in a contrasting color, along with the platform. Being relatively new to open toed pumps, I figured I might get away with my sandal size, which is 8 1/2 U.S. Women's, rather than my enclosed shoe size, 9. Whereas close toed mules or clogs always seem to work out better for me in 8 1/2, the same is not true when the open part is on the opposite end of the foot. These babies are tight to the point where they are difficult to get on. I probably could have used a size 9. However, it's really more in the width. The length is actually quite right, to my mind. I do not like there to be a lot of real estate between the end of my toes and the end of the shoe. These are just right, and I'm thinking that the shoe stretcher will make them actually wearable. In my experience, Via Spiga shoes tend to run a little narrow, and when you factor in being half a size small, my poor toes are kind of squashed. But then, that's always the fine balance one strikes with pumps--too tight, and they're uncomfortable. Too loose, and you walk right out of them. I definitely did not have a problem with the latter on my first excursion. I wore them for a little over two hours, and they did seem to stretch out somewhat. Two hours was quite enough, but not in a deal breaking way. I've got them on the shoe stretcher now, and we'll reassess in a few days. If they stay exactly the way they are right now, I will not keep them. If they stretch out a bit widthwise, I probably will.
    1 point
  31. I like these alot no matter what people choose to call them. They are pricey though.
    1 point
  32. The farmer's market season has begun. I have refrained from putting an exclamation point behind that first sentence because the novelty has long worn off, and I am less than excited by the prospect of having to spend all of my Thursday nights hawking egg rolls. However, this does have an upside, and that is I get to wear high heels all evening, as my wife has long stopped objecting. Not only does my choice of footwear not hurt business, there is the slim possibility that it might actually have the opposite effect. It was not warm. I was better prepared than most, and I was still never really warm the entire four hours. I chose to wear clogs rather than sandals, which turned out to be a good idea. When I was deciding at home, I was waffling between my Dansko wedges (which are super comfortable but boring) and my BCBG wooden heeled clogs, which are also comfortable, but are considerably higher, having right at 4" of height difference between heel and toe. I finally decided to go big or go home, and went with the BCBG clogs, pictured below. I got two compliments, one of which was probably good for my wife to hear, because the lady came right up to our tent at a time when we didn't have any customers and went on at some length about how much she liked my heels, and how I was better than most women at walking in them, and how she couldn't wear heels anymore. What was my wife to do except smile and nod? Mostly standing in 4" heels for five hours is one of those conditioning things, and I am out of condition. I found that a quick trip walking around the block was good for another 30 to 45 minutes of standing comfort. By the end of the night, however, I was ready to get out of those clogs. I wouldn't call it pain, but my feet were very tired.
    1 point
  33. That’s sad. Because it seems there is a lot of nice “clean” men here nowadays.
    1 point
  34. https://pagesix.com/2022/04/07/lenny-kravitz-helped-design-his-grammys-2022-high-heels/amp/
    1 point
  35. If those actually support you and stay on your feet, I'll buy a pair, they're gorgeous.
    1 point
  36. High Heelers: I need some clarification on this (OG) thing . Are you talking about the day or time we signed on to this site, or our age ? I signed up Aug. 30, 2010 . A considerable number of people have dropped out since then. One person ( who had all of his shit in one envelope ) was - Iloveboots. We met several times under the Real Meet program . Some of the woman ( no longer with us )were Gena and Pantera . I miss them all . Of late lsolathor & Helen . SOOOOO, this leaves us with age . This coming July I will be 82 years old . When I depart this site I will be dead - I have left instructions that I an to be cremated in my highest high heels . My motto - Keep your heels and standerds high . Mike
    1 point
  37. Only one day a year???? Come on, every day is High Heel Day. Why limit yourself to one day to celcbrate????
    1 point
  38. I am happy to report that on my monthly to bi-monthly trip to Costco, I saw not one, not two, but THREE other people (besides me) wearing legitimate heels. All were women, naturally. One older Asian lady had on block heeled boots of about 2 1/2" or so. A 30 something Caucasian lady had on a Cotton, floaty sort of dress with plain black stiletto pumps, which definitely approached the 4 inch range. And finally, another Asian lady, definitely on the young side, was wearing tight jeans with fabric stretch ankle boots. These boots had tiny stiletto heels that were metal, nothing insanely high, but probably approaching 4 inches, maybe only 3 1/2. This is a rare occurrence these days. Three in one trip, plus me!
    1 point
  39. A rare sighting!!! Last week the wife and I met my cousin and her hubby for a few days in Vegas. While wandering through the Venetian with my cousin, we stopped for a while to talk and "people watch." As we talked, a guy walked by wearing a pair of strappy white flat gals sandals with a gold stud trim. She commented that there was a guy wearing women's sandals and said they looked nice. I agreed. The guy seemed to be in a hurry, so it was a quick sighting, otherwise I may have attempted to engage him in a conversation. As an aside, while in Vegas the wife and I got pedicures too. My cuz like my purple toes and her hubby thought it was "funny." He admired my courage to get a pedicure and said he could never do that, but did not freak out. I kept the higher heels at home but did wear some 2 in wedgie sandals to dinner several times. My cuz noticed my shoes but never said anything, she is a big time shoe gal. It was nice to see another guy in gals sandals, even if it was only flats. Smile..... sf
    1 point
  40. Both my mom and dad are old school conservatives. I had a conversation about men wearing women's clothing with my mom. Some show with men cross dressing on TV triggered it. I thought she was going to explode! Nothing but hate and vile coming out of her mouth. I mentioned I didn't care what people wear and if a man wanted to wear high heels or a dress I could care less. All I got back was a death stare! My dad is equally closed on the subject. Any mention of alternate lifestyles and he just gets mean. I mentioned to him I knew a couple gays and I can not repeat what he said! If I wore heels around him I think it would end up in a hospital ER!
    0 points
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