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  1. JKrenzer: Much thanks for the photo update. Now we need to get your colleges into wearing stiletto high heels. Mike
    2 points
  2. JKrenzer: I love the photos you post from work. I would think that would be a gigantic thrill. However, I never see anyone else in the photos-not even in the background. Also, who is taking these pictures? Nosie me. I like red also, see below. Mike
    2 points
  3. Red at work. This is a old pair of Italian Heels. Well worn and feel like leather gloves.
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  4. I know it seems a little strange to our Western sensibilities, but that is the most normal guy I've ever seen in heels who is not one of us. Normal for East Asian advertising, anyway, phải không? Edit, further thoughts: And do you know why that is? It's because he's selling women's shoes, and and not some super-glam, strange looking men's boot with a big honking heel on it. This has got me fairly convinced that any high heels that are designed "for men" are intrinsically inferior to high heels that are designed as high heels. And yet a further edit: It seems that, after having viewed that video, all of the ancillary ads associated with this site (hhplace) have now all turned to Chinese. Weird. At least they're not trying to sell me Tevas or Birkenstocks.
    2 points
  5. I used to sell shoes, but nowadays I give them to the thrift shop. It just so happens that when I did my latest shoe inventory and decided to get rid of a few pair, there is this one particular pair of clogs that I just don't wear at all anymore. There is nothing wrong with them, I've just gotten out of the habit of wearing them. So I put them in the giveaway pile. Then I discovered what they're going for on Poshmark. Like 150-200 bucks! I know I didn't pay that much for these clogs, but I guess I'll keep them now. Or actually attempt to sell them.
    2 points
  6. I think most people put in more hours at home. They start earlier (no commute) and tend not to switch off. The temptation to just finish something after dinner is always there and often acted upon. That has been the experience of all the people I know.
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  7. The problem with downsizing is that it takes a lot of work and above all energy to downsize. Offering shoes for sale, both here and on the local auction sites can sometimes take forever. And when you try to sell elsewhere it draws in a lot of crazies and low ballers. Sometimes it's just easier to throw your unwanted pairs into a local 2nd hand clothes collection bins. Easy to do with cheap shoes, but what about the really expensive ones? No wonder we get out of control collections. I finally understand women in that regard. It takes zero effort to buy new shoes, it takes quite some effort to sell old shoes.
    2 points
  8. Yes I’m still making up for lost time on the wearing boots and heels front…
    2 points
  9. I figure it would be a good day to start. An activity that will always be postponed : not wearing heels.
    2 points
  10. Tomorrow I’m going to stop procrastinating…
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  11. I wouldn't mind test driving those as well.
    1 point
  12. Yah, that would be something.
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  14. Wow, so assuming 10% profit this guy is making 80K/month!
    1 point
  15. The are very comfortable @pebblesf
    1 point
  16. They are beautiful! They must feel great, and no doubt look amazing
    1 point
  17. I have more BCBG shoes than any other brand in my collection. They seem to fit me well, and they're decent quality. There are three basic levels of BCBG. BCBG Max Azria, which is the expensive line, BCBGirls, which is the cheap line, and BCBGeneration, which is the middle line. I think you will enjoy the boots. Too bad the company is no longer in business.
    1 point
  18. Very nice. I like the clea lines and simple, elegant styling . Sounds like an excellent deal too!
    1 point
  19. I picked these up the other day. They were regularly $70 but they were marked down to 25. And on top of that I had a gift card, so they were basically free! The brand is BCBGeneration. And the heel measures 4 and a quarter inches.
    1 point
  20. It's OK. even if I weren't wearing heels I wouldn't takes shots of myself with others around. That's simply not cool. My neighbor's computer is on as seen in the background.
    1 point
  21. There is a perception that men are uninterested in or disdainful of elegance and want only monstrosities
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  22. https://news.yahoo.com/chinese-man-models-own-brands-193939108.html
    1 point
  23. Yes chaps I am still around and look at the site couple of times a week just to see whats going on, first post was may 2002 after a heelmeet in Cambridge. Attended two heelmeets 2007 and 2009 in London meet a load of good people, one of them was Kneehighs .What started me was Patent Letter website, does anybody remember that late 90s? Anyway all the best to all David.
    1 point
  24. Oh man, that could have been a great pun... "Hope the knee heels up soon" 👍
    1 point
  25. Not this guy, I put in less hours. But when I did get started I was way more productive as no one else was distracting me. So that made up for it.
    1 point
  26. I touched upon this subject on Christmas Day a little bit, but it has been eating at me quite a bit more since then, mainly because I've already broken my resolution and have bought more shoes since then. I didn't really make a hard resolution, but I did say 99 pairs were enough. Now I have to say 102 pairs are enough, and I no longer have quite enough space for everything. I was full up before. Back when my collection was around 50 or even 60 pairs, I could honestly say that yeah, it seems like a lot of shoes, but I actually wear them all. And it was true! I did have summer and winter shoes, but except for maybe a couple of novelty items, I didn't really neglect anybody. Nowadays, by contrast, I just counted 10 pairs that I have not yet even worn outside the house. Part of the problem is not just sheer numbers, but style. I would say that about three quarters of my collection is definitely on the dressy side, and that includes sandals. If I could actually wear heels to work, I would not be writing this now. The fact is, I just don't have occasion to wear heels that much, and especially not super dressy heels. The fact is, we don't really go anywhere anymore, especially after the pandemic. I do and will have the farmer's market, at least the one on concrete, but the type of shoe that I would wear there is limited once again by style--it needs to be rather casual. By my seat-of-the-pants estimate, I would say that I wear about 15-20 pairs out of the entire collection 90% of the time, and if I want to be brutally self aware, of that 15-20, there are probably half a dozen pair that I wear 75% of that 90%. I definitely have my favorites. Because many of my shoe styles are quite dressy, as a practical matter I only have around 52 opportunities a year to wear half of my collection. Doing the math, even if I never repeated at any point during the year, that's one wear per year per pair of shoes. As a practical matter, this means some shoes never get worn at all. This was certainly never my intention starting out, but that is certainly what it has become.
    1 point
  27. I think you might put in less hours working from home. So if that's the metric to go by, which is usually the only one that Pointy Haired Bosses know, then yeah, working from home is less productive. But working in an office does not make you more productive. There is coming in, getting the coffee, talking with your colleagues, checking email, lunch, after lunch dip, constantly getting distracted by office talk, Pointy Haired Bosses. And if I don't feel like it, there's always the internet to browse. So yeah, i put in more hours at the office probably, there's no guarantee I will be more productive. Coffee, email, lunch, lunch dip, they're at home too. But when I am going fully at it there's no colleagues and Pointy Haired Bosses to distract me. We should move away from having to work X amount of hours and instead move to productivity. That you are supposed to do X amounts of work per week. And how you do it, and where you want to do it, should be up to you. If you want to work really hard for like a day or two so you have more free time the rest of the week. And not get assigned more by a Pointy Haired Boss. Because then I ain't gonna work so hard and watch more cat videos behind his back, because then there is no incentive for me to work hard.
    1 point
  28. Indeed! I tend to do the same. 'Procrastination!
    1 point
  29. It’s funny how that works. During the course of my career I’ve gone from a daily newspaper, to a weekly, and from a weekly magazine to a monthly with long lead times and book projects and my ability to crank out copy in a hurry has vanished. I just can’t do it now. It’s like your speed slows in propertion to the extended length of your deadline
    1 point
  30. Yeah, I do much better with a tight deadline. Give me plenty of time to do something, and I will wait to the last minute...
    1 point
  31. Pleaser Adore 1046TT Holographic red, 7 inch heel platform boots. They look absolutely punk as all heck.
    1 point
  32. @pebblesf I suppose it would a little difficult to be a Flight Attentend from home. I've done freelance work and have written books from my home office for decades. You have due dates that keep you going. I like to go in though because I know I will have my heels on for at least 6 hours. And I get to wear more styles.
    1 point
  33. JKrenzer: Thank you for letting me know about PMs being blocked. Had no idea. If you like you can phone me. Love to hear from you. pebblesf already has my number. 614-436-3880.
    1 point
  34. There is no question that Work From Home is here to stay, because of the many benefits to all as mentioned in depth above. However, it doesn't work for everyone (no pun intended). WFH is not an option for me, both because of the nature of my work and my personality. First, it's awfully tough to build any physical structure from home, and second, I'd be fired within months if I worked from home. I'd never get anything done. I'm finally old enough and mature enough to admit that shortcoming. Luckily, I've got a place to go every day, where I'm not allowed to get distracted, but when I leave in the afternoon, I don't think about the job (much) until the next day. There are definite advantages to having work and home completely segregated. My only regret is having a profession where I can't ever wear heels to work.
    1 point
  35. Heelers : Here I go. I do not believe anyone is going to agree with this. I would never wear the shoes shown in this ad. What kind of a turnaround do you guys think will be achieved here? The men in western movies wear cowboy boots with higher heels than this crap. Do any of you think John Wayne would prance around in these shoes. Cowboy boots haven't encouraged people to wear higher heeled shoes over the last/past one hundred (100) years. Just wear what you like and move on. Mike
    1 point
  36. Honestly I do like the 3 inch Cuban heel ankle boots even if they are on the low height side for me. Agreed with Melrose, good overall sign. Mainstream does follow his lead.
    1 point
  37. Exactly right. This is not an easy change of direction, and doing it in small ncremental steps is the only way this is ever going to work. Patience is required. This is a good and useful start
    1 point
  38. The way I view it is that these pro-brand endorsements of men in heels creates a cumulative effect of change. When viewed in isolation, they may fall short of our dreams and wishes. But when viewed in combination with the broader celebrity (Harry Styles), social media (Insta + Tik Tok), and high street (ASOS) endorsements of heels for men, they prime the broader culture to more readily accept the style we wish to wear for ourselves (pant suits with pumps). It shifts the needle in the right direction.
    1 point
  39. tomham: Just applied for a new Passport. I have started making plans for an eleven (11) day trip to Europe. I think Three (3) days will be sent in Munich. Oktoberfest 2023. Would Love to meet with you if such a thing is possible. Let me know what you think-plenty of time between now and then. Mike
    1 point
  40. I've only been on-site for less than 40 days since the start of the pandemic. Today was one of those days. I will be back on site less than 30 days till June. Lunch meeting heels. These Jessica Simson boots are so comfortable.
    1 point
  41. Heelers : OK let's get straight here. There is NO such thing as to many pairs of high heels. I now have 120 pair of high heels with 5" heels or higher. On 1-22-2023 Sunday I ordered a pair of pumps=court shoes, in nude color. As the saying goes " If the shoe fits buy them in every color" so I did. Mike
    1 point
  42. It's OK to have a shoe fetish. I'm in the same place, used to think why. Now I embrace it. I'll admit I love my heels, sometimes I'll wear 2 or 3 different pair a day.
    1 point
  43. tina : I do not have heels like these (shown in your photo) but I like them. Cannot understand JKrenzer saying your new high heels are ugly. If it is the platform, he dislikes we all should look at models who are displaying platforms that are eight inches or higher. This forum is called -- High Heel Place -- so high heels should be the sole subject of our interest. Why doesn't - Tech - limit members of this membership to people who only wear 4" heels and higher. This crap about people buying NEW shoes with only a 2" heel is crap. Mike
    1 point
  44. definitely need you back here, sure hope you continue to heal up OK buddy
    1 point
  45. Haven't been around much myself lately, then again I'm not getting out as much these days. Puckered up a knee early summer so that restricted life a bit. Orthopedic surgeon told me if we go for an MRI, I'd most likely be under the knife shortly thereafter. It's healing progressively, but I know it ain't right. Went to an oral surgeon recently - during the exam, he asked where I got my boots - I asked him if he really wanted to know - (of course he did). Fergilicious - and he kinda chuckled. Actually, I think the gals made him ask. Guess I need to swing back through the forums more often - - -
    1 point
  46. Typically, calves the most difficult muscles to build for men. Hours of toe-raises for years gave me very little. However, girls around me always seemed to have amazing calf development. I finally started asking about it and the answer was basically "a night out in heels is workout!" I'm 100% a legs-n-heels man when it comes to women, and only date girls who can handle clubbing in single-sole 6"+ stilettos. Never thought of trying them myself, however, a body builder will "try anything that works." I got myself a patent leather pair of the ones pictured here to do heavy squats in. Dang! My calves are awesome now! Heart shaped, and all! Additionally, my thighs have exploded, and, the girls say my butt has gotten amazing. Squats in heels is incredibly hard, and it definitely pays off with quick calf development. Also, I've found that wearing them all day around my house is a muscle-exhaustive cardio workout. I'm definitely getting a bit leaner from doing that. Plus, it helps improve my ankle flexibility, in that I'm more mobile in the heels as time goes by.
    1 point
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