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  1. Of course the familiarity of a tune depends on how often it gets replayed and therefore how often you hear it. "Greatness" is all relative and entirely a generational thing, especially with music. Saturday Night Fever had a great soundtrack, with the Bee Gees and all that,but both the movie and soundtrack are out of fashion for later generations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpqqjU7u5Yc Giorgio Moroder's Midnight Express theme's electronic dance beat sounds dated too, even though the movie itself is still very watchable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTHDa6Akqvo Some tracks are timeless, particularly if they're played by an orchestra or some other non-electronic instruments, but they also have to be in a great movie that's going to get rewatched. And then it depends on who's doing the rewatching. Here's the theme from one of my favorite movies, Shaolin Soccer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7e2FxHXuJo That's probably not going to get much rewatching here in the States.
  2. Can't argue with Magnificent Seven, although IMO Moon River hasn't aged well. I think a number of themes from the original Star Wars soundtrack are instantly recognizable, from the main theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D0ZQPqeJkk The Force theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtqfnp4sWhU The Imperial March: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bzWSJG93P8 Even the stupid Cantina theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaPf-MRKITg Also, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1PfrmCGFnk Rocky - Gonna Fly Now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5VHYP1jZho Rocky III - Eye of The Tiger by Survivor actually spent a fair amount of time on the Billboard charts and still gets played at sporting events https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERT_7u5L0dc
  3. I'm glad to hear you found your problem @mlroseplant and I'm even more glad to hear the problem wasn't your high heel wearing. With my own experience with Dr Scholls work shoes that I mentioned above, I guess the moral of the story is to only wear well designed and comfortable shoes of any heel height. I have found that work shoes by respected sneaker makers are comfortable. Reebok, Avia, Brooks work for my foot shape. Red Wings sneaker style shoes are good too. Which brands do you prefer?
  4. Dang, those waist high boots look.. silly. They wouldn't look out of place in a Zoolander movie. I can't imagine how frustrating walking in those would be with those flaps poking at your stomach and back. I would much rather wear@crotchhiguy heeeled waders
  5. Comparing the Beckham/Berardi boots to spikesmike's, the Berardis also have the stiletto point at the back of the platform, but the stiletto's curve doesn't join smoothly into the foot's heel but makes a curve into a perpendicular join into the sole well before the curve of the heel. The hidden stiletto also comes down into the ground at an angle instead of perpendicular, reducing the length of the platform. Another platform- shortening feature is where it slopes back in downwards from the toe point. Truly a remarkable design.
  6. I've read about permanently heeled women, but have never seen footage or pictures, so thank you for writing and posting that. I had a female manager who wore heels for 15 years. We had exercise classes together at lunch and her toes were crushed into a pointy pump shape which wasn't pretty. They were reminiscent of vintage pictures of Chinese "bound feet" I have seen. Evidently she wasn't as successful as Jessica at stretching her toes back out after each wearing.
  7. Pictures of these were all over the internet back when she showed up in NYC at an event to promote something of hers. Article with pictures http://stylefrizz.com/200809/victoria-beckhams-antonio-berardi-heel-less-pvc-boots/ A reporter describes walking in the boots https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2008/sep/30/fashion.celebrity I've always thought it was strange how the ripoff footwear industry never replicated these. I mean, there are plenty of heel-less boots and shoes, but usually with the heel as part of the platform, whereas those boots had a geometrical looking platform under the toe box and really nothing else visible to support the heel, although there's probably a shank in there.
  8. Some runway shots of more obvious boot pants too. http://footwearnews.com/2017/fashion/celebrity-style/kim-kardashian-west-balenciaga-boots-pants-khloe-kardashian-yeezy-sandals-photos-354187/
  9. Steve Maddens don't go above size 11 these days. They used to have the occasional size 12, but no more.
  10. It is pretty amazing, isn't it? As a crossdresser going out en femme, I felt so self conscious at first, then more experienced peers confirmed: Hardly anyone really cares what you look like, and yes, salespeople are happy to make a sale to anyone.
  11. Near designs on that site. Too bad the sizes are only up to UK 9, and they're synthetic leather.
  12. I got a reply from Kristina, but it doesn't sound like she wants to expand her size range because of her perceived lack of demand from women. Maybe if we get organized and email her with enough requests from all genders, we can change her mind?
  13. Looks like Refuse To Be Usual https://www.refusetobeusual.com/products/18cm-beginner-lockable-ballet-wedge-boots-hoof-sole-heelless-fetish-goth-pinup I'm also curious how these are to walk in.
  14. Leviticus Fashions' perky model and presumably owner, Kristina, has several new videos showing off her heeled thigh boots on youtube: Unfortunately her boots only go up to womens size 10, but they are quite affordable at $249. She's a very devout Christian, if the Leviticus name didn't give you a hint, so be prepared as you watch the videos and read her website. I've asked about larger sizes, but I'm not sure how they'll react to men asking for high heels. But anyway, enjoy the videos
  15. What's everyone's experiences with the various gel inserts for high heels? I wind up buying the cheapest kind with a rubbery surface to stop the insert and my foot from slipping. The fancier ones that feel smooth and have a skin I would think would be too slippery and they also feel thinner than the ones I buy. I also see the inserts that are full length with arch support, but those also look a bit thin in the ball of foot area. Online, I see there are pads that have toe loops to keep the pad in place in relation to the foot. So which inserts do you personally like and why do you prefer those over others you've tried?