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  1. Herd mentality, as is in a herd (aka slice) of lemmings. There no freedom in a herd, there's no individuality, but then you don't have to think. I've had men tell me they would like to wear boots, just maybe not stilettoes.
  2. Wearing boots on the outside of skinny jeans is empowering statement and a bold look for sure. Congratulations @pebblesf on wearing this look in public, isn't it fun? I now have 6 high boots, mostly stilettoes, 4 knee highs and two high calf boots. I love wearing my boots on the outside.
  3. My right thumb is reconstructed, so grabbing things can be questionable. I grow my fingernails longer to lift things with my nails. I also have damaged nails, damage at the root base, so I have acrylic nails to keep them together. They, acrylic nails, are pretty tough. But I haven't done color since the pandemic started. My toenails are colored, have been for decades. But what I have heard in the nail salon has very been educating.
  4. For those who like pumps, Jessica Simpson just dropped their fall line.
  5. That's the beauty of wearing heels at work, so many different pairs I can (and have) wear, but so few days on-site this year. I don't discriminate, I wear both single sole and platforms.
  6. I love my platforms too!
  7. You mean they have a "Men's Only" section and a "Women's Only" section now. Never pay attention to those artificial labels and shop throughout the store.
  8. So @pebblesf are you considering changing airlines so you can wear your cowboy boots? I would be interested in the number of males that wear a uniform with a skirt and/or heels compare to the number of women that wear a "male style suit".
  9. This is the problem I have with pumps, but for me it every tendon. So I stopped even looking at pumps altogether. I saw a Sales Associate at Macy's doing this, she had some folded tissue paper tuck in just inside the vamp. A better solution is to use some of the thin foam padding that comes with many new heels and cut it into a shape that coincides with the edge of the vamp. This should lift the vamp just enough to stop the cutting action.
  10. I miss in-person. I tend to wear my heels all day when out. But at home I might walk around barefoot half the time. Wearing stilettos around the house is alright, wearing stilettos to work is divine.
  11. The trouble is that those stilettoes would sink into the ground at construction sites and gravel would be hideous.
  12. Cali

    Cali World

    Yesterday I attended an all day joint retreat between 3 governing boards in the downtown area. Our "free" parking (otherwise $32) was 5 blocks away. I wore my black Charles by Charles David gladiator sandals. (12 hour day) As usual I had a woman tell me that they envied my heels but could wear them herself - she was <5 feet tall. And another woman asked if I drove in heels, especially the 8 hour drive the weekend before in which I "attended" another retreat while driving. My answer was of course, YES. However, the sidewalk was not flat - horizontal, it sloped from the building towards the street. I had trouble walking down the two blocks like. Almost tipped over once when it steep 15 degree slant. The question for you all: How do you navigate slanted walkways when the slant is perpendicular to your direction of travel?
  13. Is the strap functional or not?
  14. Every time I wear my sherpa I have both men and women asked where I got it because they want one too. Clothes, like shoes, have no gender, that's a label people apply. I think more men would wear leggings if they had footballs, basketballs, etc. on them
  15. Welcome. Since your are new I'll tell you to include the manufacturer and style. Your clogs are nice.
  16. I think Korean Airlines had a class for their flight attendants. However, if you send me enough money I'll create one. 🤩 In the meantime start strengthening your ankles and balance with standing on your toes for a minute. Then on one leg. Then walk around on your toes.
  17. Daily 3.75 to 4.75. Wedges, block heels, stilettoes, sandals....
  18. Cali

    Cali World

    I had not seen almost all these folks for over 30 years. Pot bellies galore.
  19. Cali

    Cali World

    I forgot one more conversation. I was talking with a woman I have known for over 60 years. I said something like "I liked those stilettos" another woman was wearing. My friend said she did too, but she would fall over if she tried to wear them. I then said, "I could wear those with ease, but their not my style." She looked at me with a puzzled look so I show her the heels I was wearing. Now a shocked look appeared. 😀
  20. I have seen this on TV years ago that surgeons in China was doing this. They cut the bone and insert rods so they can separate the bones and keep them aligned. My neighbor's son had a bone problem where they had to removed some of one femur when he was very young, so one leg was shorter that the other. When he was about 10, surgeons in California "grew" his leg longer (this way) so that he could have a more normal life. It worked! He is fine now.
  21. I was very lucky. I found my size in women's shoes when I needed some water shoes for an upcoming Christmas trip to Hawaii. They were out on men's in my size, but still had some in similar women's sizes left. The women's size 10 fit my feet great. The next was when I was looking for running shoes that actually fit my feet. Again women's size 10 fit better any any men's running shoe ever did. So when I NEEDED a 4-inch heel to walk I went to a DSW and tried on size 10 in the clearance racks. Never bought a "men's" shoe since. My feet fit women's shoes so much better.
  22. Cali

    Cali World

    I have had several interactions and observations this past week. === I wore my Freebird Canti sandals for my pedicure last week. I’ve known these women for over a decade. The other women, who was working on someone else, told me she likes the style and ask what brand they were. I told her Freebird and she loves their boots but they are out of her price range. Somehow, she is on a list and gets their ads all the time. We talked for about Freebird boots for a while with the women get her pedicure chiming in as well. Going to wear a different pair for my next pedicure. (see the last story for the picture) === On Friday I was in LA and took my mother to an upscale resort for dinner. Her choice. Most of the women where in heels, about 30% in the 4-inch range and half of those stilettos. I was in my black Freebird Blaze. === On Saturday I went to a 50-year reunion. Lots of heels and many great stilettos. === At my room key didn’t work when I got back to the hotel so I had to go the front desk and get it new key, aka card made. Getting off the elevator a guy commented “awesome heels dude”, “thanks”. As I was leaving the front desk, I hear the other front desk agent (a women) say to the agent that took care of me, “did you see his heels?” I turned around and asked, “do you like them?” “Oh yes, I love them.” These Freebird Blaze were a great hit this weekend.
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