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  1. Lime15

    Payless Shoes Closing...

    What irritates me about Torrid is that 4 - 5 years ago they had tons of awesome shoes in a variety of colors and designs. They also all fit really consistently. Then their designs became really frumpy (and more expensive) and their sizing began to fluctuate all over the place. All they need to do is bring back the System, Quincy, Holly, etc. styles and they'd make bank instantly. They did that once before around Halloween a couple years ago when they didn't have any classic platform pumps (black patent and red patent System platforms came back for a few weeks), so it's not beyond them to manufacture them again. I'd say I'd like them to get another larger size partnership with Iron Fist going but it looks like Iron Fist is either in the process of going under (for what, the fourth time?) or already has.
  2. Lime15

    Payless Shoes Closing...

    This is the key. If you wear a size 13, Payless was one of the few retailers that had constant seasonal stock of new shoes in a standard 13. Not whatever oddball version of "wide width" Torrid is deciding upon as the definition this week, not the overpriced and limited selection of Lane Bryant, and not the rare unsold scraps the discounters get. Payless wasn't always the best quality, but they were absolutely comparable to those other choices at 1/3 the cost, which made it perfectly acceptable - especially when they would have an occasional great fitting above-average quality style (Brash, some Christian Siriano, the old Christian Siriano Gold Collection). Importantly as well, Payless shoes generally would fit the same, which made ordering online easy. I hated going into their stores - they never had any variety in my size, but I ordered online from them all the time. Sure, Payless hasn't had very many incredible styles recently like they did not too long ago but the plus size retailers (Torrid, Lane Bryant, etc.) have become the very definition of frumpy shoes over the past few years. If / when you list those shoes, please send me a message here as I would be most interested as well! Thanks!
  3. Lime15

    Short, fat, middle aged men

    Since you already heel on a regular basis, you're already past where the biggest hiccup usually is - clomping around inexperienced and uncomfortable in heels. The only advice I can give is the same I do to everyone who steps out in something that may be a little more eye-catching - Make sure you're clean, well-groomed, your clothes fit appropriately, and actually have something to do where you're going. Looking put together and with purpose, even when wearing something that may be considered outside of the norm, makes it the norm. Doesn't matter your age, physical stature, any of that - that's why we wear clothes. I think a lot of us that live in larger cities have seen the stumbling crossdresser who looks a mess, mugging around for attention. I'm sure all of us have seen someone on this very forum we've wanted to facepalm over. Everyone is free to do whatever they want, you and I should have no bearing on that, but obviously it's still important to gel - even just a tiny bit - with society. Otherwise you may as well live in a cave somewhere, and I'd assume it's hard to get shoes delivered to such accommodations. That doesn't necessarily only apply to clothing from the other side of the aisle, any time someone is wearing an alt fashion or something that isn't frequently seen in a region. I don't go out wearing black and blue leopard multi strap high-tops and a pop art hoodie without making sure my facial hair is well-groomed and that I'm well put together - and that's all men's clothing - but it can draw attention from some people. When that attention is drawn I want to leave a good impression.
  4. Lime15

    - Sold

    All sold.
  5. Lime15

    Obervations can get you in to trouble

    Yet another discussion online that rolls into classifying people into categories of how they should or shouldn't respond to a complement. You complemented someone, it made them uncomfortable. She didn't push the issue as she is temporary staff and such would be unprofessional. (just like when someone has an asinine crazy rant toward a retail worker who will stand there and take it under professionalism - although they are paid nowhere near enough to be harassed) She talked to a co-worker about it (maintenance), someone who is a regular employee. Property managers and maintenance supervisors talk a lot about work as they're usually the only two regular employees at an apartment complex. Put yourself in her position for a moment - you are a temporary employee and one of your tenants comes up to you one day. They complement you on your nail polish - then your shoes - then your feet - then ask if you are married. What are you supposed to say in response? "Back the hell off weirdo." No, you have to be professional, that's the job - you sit there and take it. Her saying she has teenage kids was probably a bit of a defense to get you to back off. How the hell is she supposed to know you are married? Even if she does, how is she supposed to know if that would prevent you from making advances toward her? Being married isn't license to creep on people, in my opinion you crossed a bit of a line here. Everyone has a right to feel uncomfortable at any time. All women are not the same. All men are not the same. All people are not the same. Say it with me, "When you assume, you make an ass out of...
  6. Lime15

    Who has bought some new shoes

    Outstanding on both pairs, redandwhite! Classic, sexy, refined.
  7. Lime15

    Who has bought some new shoes

    Just got these today, BCBGeneration platform pumps. Totally my usual style, look to have been worn maybe five times tops and cleaned up great. Nice fit all around and I'm sure they'll form up to my foot shape soon.
  8. Lime15

    Who has bought some new shoes

    You are correct, they will soften up as you wear them. Those are a sub-style of the "System" platforms that Torrid sold for many years (and brought back a couple years ago around Halloween, only to discontinue them permanently). They were hands down the best shoes that they ever sold - decent mid-range quality, around $40 at full price (and half when on sale), and in a ton of different colors and finishes. Classic pinup shape and style. They were in solid colors and different finishes - black patent, red patent, nude patent, pink patent (limited), cobalt faux suede, black faux suede, etc. Most had a hidden platform and a vertical stitch at the front (giving them a bit of a pointed nose). The sub-style (one of which you have there) featured a visible platform and were featured in edgier prints and finishes, such as the blue snakeskin you have, and matte black faux leather with gold pyramid studs on either side at the back. In my experience I always wear a 12w in that style (although I'm generally a 13). The visible platform versions take a little longer to break-in as they have less material to flex than the hidden platform ones. The platforms will also soften up and begin to flex / match your natural walking motion. I've worn out dozens of pairs of shoes in that style / line. I actually currently don't have any in my rotation and it's irritating me - the supply is finally drying up completely. Please, if anyone ever seems to make contact with a Torrid representative up the line or are surveyed, ask them to bring the System Platform Pumps back. Blows my mind the fugly old lady "ghetto fabulous" (a term an employee called them at a store) shoe styles they sell these days. All the people who don't even wear heels bitched that Torrid's heels were too high, so they replaced nearly everything with low wide heels that their true shoe customers aren't interested in and sit unsold in their stores and online. Payless is heading the same way it seems.
  9. Lime15

    Guess Carrie Pumps

    I think I'm the only person in the world who doesn't like this shoe. While I love classic shaped pumps, there's just something about these that doesn't look right to me. I know everyone else loves them however!
  10. Lime15

    Show us your girliest Heels

    If you don't mind, what brand are these black pumps with the gold heart over the toebox? My wife would go crazy for a pair of these.
  11. Lime15

    Who has bought some new shoes

    Ah, thank you! My wife has a pair of yellow with black polka dot pumps by them and I was surprised at how well they were made myself.
  12. Lime15

    Who has bought some new shoes

    Totally not what I'm looking for, but thanks anyway.
  13. Lime15

    Who has bought some new shoes

    As I said before Jkrenzer, " Your choice in pumps always have the most classic toe shapes and incredible colors." Those look to possibly all (or mostly) be the same brand / style. Care to share who the manufacturer is? I'm always on the lookout for bold 80's style classic pumps like that for my wife. Myself as well, but rarely do they run up to that size.
  14. Lime15

    Who has bought some new shoes

    Damn amazing all around! Styles I wish came in my size (13M). Your choice in pumps always have the most classic toe shapes and incredible colors. Two new pairs for me. The first are Abound leopard print stiletto booties. Although these are my regular size 13, I'm always cautious when it comes to booties as I generally don't like how they look on the foot with regular jeans. They usually look fine with dress pants but I have no desire to wear skinny jeans or anything like that. These however I really do like and I got a good deal on them. Super comfortable too. I wore them every day last week and they just keep getting better and better. Surprised at the quality too. The others are Enzo Angliolini brown leather peeptoe stilettos with a croc upper design. I was a little apprehensive about these as they are a 12M and I've had terrible luck in the past year concerning a 12 working out. However they were pre-owned and looked to be reasonably broken in, obviously worn but in good shape, and really cheap so I went for it. Amazingly they fit really well and feel great. They did need some cleaning and repair, new heel tips (most difficult to remove tip shaft I have ever encountered on one shoe) and some stitching repair on the back of one shoe.
  15. Lime15

    Who has bought some new shoes

    Ah, good to know they're still in business. Man, they screwed up their website with its redesign earlier this year. I know the previous one was ancient but at least it worked, allowed you to search ALL shoes by size, and they had the awesome "Last Pairs" section with huge discounts.
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