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  1. K2inheels

    Northern Indiana Meet

    Hey! If you live in southern Michigan, northern Indiana or even Chicago, looking to put together a meet for sometime in the summer. So if you are interested in doing that, let me know here and we can move forward from that. Chow!
  2. Okay, I do not know about the rest of you but I am always interested in learning more about heels, how to obtain the best fit, comfort, construction of the shoe, etc. Well today I was looking for an illustration to use that would illustrate how your shoe size determines your success in wearing high heels. I had seen an illustration somewhere but do not remember where. So while doing a google search for it, I ran across this article, "How to Measure Your Ideal Heel Height" which I found on the Alterations Needed website. I have copied the main part of the article below to make it convenient for you to read. I did the measurement on my foot and found that my "Ideal Heel Height" is 4.25" which is pretty accurate as my comfort range is heels between 4" and 5". Since I wear a size 12 women's shoe I would be comfortable wearing the higher heels. So take a little time and try this test and let me know how it works for you. How to Measure Your Ideal Heel Height Measurements will be taken with the following points of the foot in mind: The heel (where the high heel of a shoe would sit) The bend at the ball-of-foot (this is my modified step) Measure Sit in a chair and extend your leg straight out in front you. Let your ankle and foot relax so it rests at its natural incline. Tip: I did a few rounds of exercising my ankle and foot (rolling my ankle, pointing my toes, etc.) and then letting it relax to get a feel for what my true “relaxed” state felt and looked like. With a measuring tape or ruler, measure the distance from the heel of your foot, straight out to the point where your ball of foot bends. The measurement on the tape measure where your ball of foot bends indicates your foot’s natural incline and “ideal heel height”. Tip: this is easier with the help of a friend, roommate, or significant other, but it can be done by yourself with a little creativity. How I measured without help: Set up a camera to take photos against a wall with a camera remote, but a self-timer, selfie stick, or the buttons on an iPhone head phone cord could also be used to take photos from a distance. Taped a measuring tape onto the wall at the same height as my extended leg while sitting in a chair. Made sure the measuring tape, and my extended leg/foot were all within the picture frame by taking a few test shots. Sat in a chair, extended my leg, and took a few photos with a camera remote. I stretched my foot and rolled my ankle in between to make sure I got a few “relaxed” shots. Uploaded my photos and drew lines in Photoshop. Hope that you found this informative and helpful! And as I always say, "Keep strutting those heels!"
  3. Today I want to address the question I get asked a lot about wearing heels as a man. That question is, "Are you gay?" Now I know I am going to be stepping on some toes out there when I answer the question. But I am not gay, not in the slightest. I do not wear my heels for any sexual reason. I wear my heels because I like wearing them. Along with not being gay, I also do not crossdress. I am way to butt ugly to ever think I could pull off looking like a woman. For those of you that do, I commend you for having the confidence to do that. I wear heels for three reasons, they are: They make me feel good I like the way they look on me And they make me feel confident So do not be shy to wear heels in public, own your right to wear heels. Wear them proudly and don't ever let someone tell you that you must be gay cause you are wearing heels, heels do not make you gay, they only make you look good!
  4. Let’s see, are heels comfortable? Yes and no, but let me explain that. It all depends on the fit of the heels, your body and how you walk in them. First let’s look at the fit. You need to have shoes that feet your feet. If you have a small foot you will have issues trying to walk in very high heels such as 4″ plus heels. Now I wear size 12 heels so I have it easier when wearing those very high heels. Then you have to make sure that the shoe fits your foot well. Looking at the illustration below, there are a couple things to look at. A few things to look at are: Where the heel is placed. The heel center line should line up with the center point of your own heel. If it sits too far back or forward it will affect the stability of the shoe. The amount of padding in the insole. If there is little padding, the shoe will not be comfortable. But this can be fixed by adding a gel insole into the shoe. But that will also change the amount of foot space in the shoe which might not seem like a lot, but in a tight shoe it could make a big difference. The stiffness of the sole. A sole that is made out of rubber or leather will absorb the variations on the surface you are walking on better than soles made out of plastic, wood, etc. How thick is the heel. A thicker heel will make for a more stable platform. The heels on most of my heels at slender, stilletos. But on my winter boots I will wear a thicker heel due to poor surface conditions like wet surface, snow, etc. I will have a better balance with the thicker heel. How secure is the heel. The heel of your high heel shoes should not be slipping up and down off your heel. Your shoe should feel like part of your foot so if it is sliding up and down, you will be less stable when walking. If need be, buy heels that have straps to hold your feet in the shoe. All my shoes are of that style, though I do have one pair of pumps that are well fitted to my foot and have little sloppiness in them. Okay, let’s look at your body. I know, I know it is a touchy subject with many people, so I will try to be sensitive. To help illustrate this I am going to use my time riding a road bike. When I started to ride years ago, I could only go a few miles at best and not very fast. It took time for my muscles to develope, to gain aerobic capacity and to develope a smooth riding style. Then after about a years time, I was crusing right along riding distances of 50–100 miles at a good clip. The point is, if you are not in great shape, you will need to work on developing your muscles in your legs, your feet and hips. Also, if you are blessed in the weight department, I would higly recommend wearing thicker heels at the start. Will help immensely with your walking in the heels. And if it is possible and on your wish list, get out and excercise so that you will be better able to live life to the fullest. Last thing, learn to walk in heels! Please! I see way to many women and a number of men that must have the belief that walking in heels in like walking in flats. Not! So please, learn to walk in heels and then practice, practice, practice! I do not want to see you clomping down the road or wobbling down the street in heels. Guys, girls…that is not pretty. So here is a few YouTube videos that should help you to see how to walk in heels. I would also suggest that you watch women on the street that are wearing heels to see how they can walk gracefully. AMIClubwear : How to Walk in Heels How To Walk In High Heels with LEGWORK's 'Stiletto Whisperer' How to Walk in Heels- The Basics! ⬅ Okay, that’s all for now! Wishing you all happy high heels and may the road be smooth for you!
  5. Oh the perils of wearing heels in public so much that I forget that sometimes I should think before wearing them in certain places. Well if you are like me and wear heels most of the time, you can sometimes space out that wearing the heels in certain places can get you gawked at and can hear the comments about you being "something less than a man for wearing heels." But that is the story here. I was doing some contract work in a town that has a high percentage of Amish, Mennonite and farmers last week. And I decided that one day to wear a pair of my sexy black high heel sandals even though it was not exactly sandal weather. I, of course wore nude nylons with the sandals to help keep my toes a little warm when outside (which consisted of walking between the car and the building). At noon I realized that I had to go to the bank and as luck would have it my bank was just down the street from where I was working. Hopped in my car and drove to the bank and noticed that the bank was kinda busy but didn't really give it a thought. Okay getting out of my car and starting up to the bank entrance, I started to notice that there were a number of Amish guys heading for the door, too. Crap! it was to late to go back to the car and way to late to just stand there and wait for them to go through the door in front of me. So sucking in ever ounce of my courage, I just strode up to the door and went in. Now there was no way that they did now, nor the people inside not notice that I was wearing 4" heels! My heels were making that musical click-click as I walked across the lot and the bank floor. Heads turned to see and they saw me! The Amish women looked away and whispered to each other while the men smirked and laughed amongst themselves. None of them had the guts to say anything to my face (thank goodness!) but I could hear the snide remarks about a guy wearing heels. I, for my part, put on a brave face, stood proudly in my heels and strutted to the teller, did my business and walked proudly back to my car. Was I freaking out on the inside? You bet! But I was damned if I was going to cower and run away. I wear my heels because I love them, not to impress anyone else. So please take this away from my story; don't let people intimidate you for wearing heels and if you find yourself in a situation like I was...just walk proud, walk confidently and do what makes you feel good. Maybe one day men wearing heels will be more accepted. But it takes each one of us that love heels right now to stand up and be proud of our heels, wear them out in public and encourage others to wear heels proudly. Thanks for listening, and as always...keep strutting your heels!
  6. K2inheels

    Who has bought some new shoes

    I have! Just got them today! The are from www.shoedazzle.com and here is a photo of what I got (more pics on my blog my high heel blog.
  7. K2inheels

    Shoes of Prey Order

    Well I am going to pull the trigger as they say and make my purchase of custom heels from the Shoes of Prey website! Been going back and forth on this decision for some time. First off it was putting together a design I likes with the right colors and material, then the structure of the heel, then back to colors. It has been a journey to say the least. Here is what my new heels will look like, they are called "Fardella 114" shoes, 4 1/2" heels with a t-bar strap, and with a peep toe. Here are some graphics of the shoes: This pair of heels is priced well at $ 217.00 and no freight charge. Hard to beat the price for a custom made shoe. Once I received them; probably about 2-3 weeks, I will post some photos of me wearing them along with my review of the shoe. Let me know what you think of my design. And as always...keep struttin those heels!
  8. K2inheels

    Shoes of Prey Order

    I will have to get off my duff and get some pics made!
  9. K2inheels

    Road Trip to Shop!

    Do you ever just on a whim decide that it is time for a road trip? Well I do! And this road trip took me over to Ft. Wayne, Indiana to seek out a certain shoe store. That’s right, time to do some shopping again! If you have read my blog for any length of time you probable read the entry entitled, “Awesome Shoe Day.” Well if you haven’t, let me bring you up to speed. In that entry, I was talking about my visit to a local Shoe Show store near me and how I was happy to find had heels in my size (12’s). And during that visit the sales lady, Dana, was very helpful and offered up that the store in Ft. Wayne would have more shoes in my size, plus a larger selection. Well that is the reason for the road trip! After plugging in the address to the store into my phone, I got out on the road! I am so thankful for GPS on my phone as I had no idea of how to get around in Ft. Wayne! Of course I was wearing one of my fav high heeled boots as it is still winter around here! Took me just about two hours to drive to the store as I had to stop at a Kmart along the way. They always have sales and I needed to look at a few skirts and blouses. Side note here, but I had the sweetest older lady help me to find the items I was looking for. She didn’t bat an eye when I took the skirts and blouses into the fitting rooms to try them on. Arriving at the Shoe Show I could see that it was definitely larger than our local store. There was only one sales woman in the store so I asked her if they carried size 12 women’s shoes. She told me that they have a good selection in size 12 and pointed me in the right direction. And you know what? She was right! Most of the shoes I looked at has size 11 and 12 available. Now I was like a kid in a candy store…which shoe do I try first! After about a half hour or so, I finally figured out what I wanted. I had tried all of the shoes on (no not all the shoes in the store!) and had walked around the store, looking in the mirror to make sure I looked good in them and making sure they fit me well. So gathering up three shoe boxes I went up front to pay for them. I always find the neatest people when I am out in heels. Keri my sales woman was no different. We struck up a conversation while we were at the counter talking about heels, experiences she’s had herself and what she has seen in the store. We must have talked for half an hour and it was so fun. As I was paying her I told her that I would mention her and her store in my blog which she thought was great. So guys and gals if you are ever in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and want to shop for some shoes, stop by the Shoe Show store and ask for Keri, tell her Kevin sent ya! She will make you feel at home and will make your shopping experience great. Oh, right, you probably want to see what I bought! I will just put a few pics in this blog, you can see all the pics I uploaded in the gallery.
  10. K2inheels

    New High Heel Accessory Finds

    Just found a great new product to wear with your heels! It is called, Sassy Strapps" and they rock. Check out my review on my blog.
  11. K2inheels

    red guess heels for sale size 11

    Are they still available? I've been looking for a good pair of red heels, size 11. I have narrow feet so I shouldn't have an issue with them.
  12. K2inheels

    Why do you love to wear High Heels?

    The color of my heels depends on what I am wearing. If I have on black slacks I will usually match them with black heels especially if I am at work. I tend to dress business casual at work so having brighter colors or sparkly heels on will clash with what I wear. Just my personal style. The brighter colors or metallic are fine if I am out and about.
  13. K2inheels

    Northern Indiana Meet

    If you need to get an email to me about it, you can email me at k2inheels@myhighheelblog.com
  14. K2inheels

    Northern Indiana Meet

    I'd like to have a meet and greet for this area. Since I am relatively new here, perhaps someone with a little more experience in putting together a meet and greet that would be awesome! I'd even add a page to my website for purposes of signing up or advertising.
  15. Greetings from the land of cold weather! That's right, that is me out at our local park thinking that I was going to get some quality walking time in my heels, you know to get my strut on. Thank goodness I did not go with my original heels that I planned to wear which were my 4.5" sandal heels or my feet would have certainly felt no pain as they would have been frozen by the twenty some degree winds! As is was, even with my booties on with thicker socks I was still too cold in the wind to walk the one and a half mile paved path. So I took a few pictures and went back home to where it was nice and warm! Here are the picks I took: Oh I was going to show off this really cute blouse I bought at Target that I was wearing with the above, but sorry guys! I was not about to freeze to just snap you a photo! Maybe next time! Some Suggestions to Improve Your Heel Experience As I was warming back up at home, I thought about things that I do to improve my time walking in heels and thought that just maybe you'd benefit some what if I shared those things. So with that intro, let me just jump onto my heel training tips! Wear Your Heels Around the House That is what I do, just wear various heels that I have every day when I am home. That means when I sweep the floor with the vacuum cleaner (not a light one either), I do the dishes, or just hang around the house I am wearing heels. Why you may ask? It helps to train me to be able to walk on various surfaces while doing everyday tasks. You will learn very quickly how well you handle moving around wearing heels doing this. It develops an almost fluid walk since you are doing so much walking. I even wear my heels outside since we have a hard-packed gravel drive and level grassy areas. Now you may be saying, you can’t walk in grass or gravel. Well you certainly won’t be able to unless you practice doing it! That is why I walk outside. That way when I am wearing my heels out and about I will know how to handle uneven, shifting surfaces with grace and style. Another advantage to wearing heels at home is that you learn how to sit properly in heels (this is more important if you wear skirts, dresses or jeggings with a shirt dress). Many guys just plop down when they sit and need to practice sitting gracefully and mimic how a woman sits. It’s all about making your walk, your movement graceful and confident. Exercise for Wearing Heels I also make exercising my legs and feet a priority every day. The first item I recommend you get is a slant board (which I am showing here). The angle the incline should be is between 15 and 22 degrees. Mine is at 22 degrees as I have been using one for years. The photo illustrates the basic pieces that go into making your own slant board. If you need there are some good videos on YouTube showing how they are constructed. I use that to help stretch my calve muscles when standing in the morning after a warm shower. I also do calve lifts during the day when I have a few moments to knock out twenty at a time. Here is what they look like: I usually do mine on the steps leading into our house. But you could use any stable box shape to do the lifts. It will most definitely help stretch your leg muscles. And the final thing that I do is to get out and walk in my heels whether that is at the mall a park or where ever I can have a good walk. The idea is that I strengthen the muscles that I need walk in my heels comfortably. I think of it like this, you would not go out to run a marathon with only a few hours of training would you. Same with heels. If you want to walk in them comfortably and with few aches or pains you have got to exercise and practice in them. The more supple your muscles are, the easier it will be to walk with grace and poise in heels. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Okay, just want to let everyone know that it is that time of year when the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes starts to have events all over the US and in Canada. This is a dear-to-my-heart charity. Their tag line is: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence The link to their website is: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and I would suggest that you visit the site to see what they are all about. I have done this event numerous times in the past few years. It is a blast and the money goes to a good cause. Plus it is a great way to get out in your heels. They do have official heels but they will not care if you have your own heels. I bought a pair of heels with ankle straps that are at least red (the color of the official shoes). The shoes they offer are Le Dame Footwear. Hey maybe we could even organize to meet at certain events, something like a meet and greet as a bonus. But that is up to you guys. If you want to, I am in! Well that is all I have to say about that! I hope you enjoyed the blog, maybe learned something or just had fun reading it. If you did, spread it around! As always...keep strutting those heels!
  16. Just wanted to introduce myself to the group. I am from Northern Indiana, fairly close to the Michigan border. I have been married for 19 years to a wonderfully understanding wife. For about three years now I have been wearing high heels first at home but now a lot more in public. I am a big proponent that guys should be able to wear heels and women's shoes if they so wish. I find that when I wear my heels, they make me feel good, feel more confident and I find them sexy. My heels tend to range from 4 to 6 inch in height. I have t-strap heels, calf high boots, open toe heels, thigh high boots, etc. I tend to stay with simple, classic design and color with a little bling on them. I will attach a few photos so you can get an idea of what I wear. I first got into wearing heels when I first got involved with Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. This is an international men's walk to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. I have been walking in the event (more than one in any given year) for about ten years. Hope to be a help, and encouragement and build bridges with this group. Thanks for listening and hope to get to know you all better!
  17. K2inheels

    Shoes of Prey Order

    Not yet, but they have shipped.
  18. K2inheels

    High heels in the dentist chair?

    Well I have not worn my heels to the dentist yet; have dentures no reason to go until I break them or need new. But I would wear my heels to the dentist. I feel comfortable wearing my heels where ever I go. I do, though, hesitate just a little when I have to go into a Lowes, Ace Hardware or stores like that. It is at those places I just have to walk in like I have nothing to be ashamed of and I don't. So wear your heels where ever you go. Maybe one day society will catch up with out shoe choices.
  19. K2inheels

    Boots platforms peep toes or wedges

    I prefer heeled sandals over pumps, prefer t-straps over pumps, and prefer ankle or calf boots over pumps. Guess you can say that I prefer most heel styles over pumps UNLESS the pumps are very well made and fit me like the proverbial glove.
  20. K2inheels

    Do you feel short without your heels?

    I know I do! After wearing heels for some time now, when I take them off and walk in flats or bare feet, I feel shorter. 95% of my heels are 4" or more so the difference is pretty big when I switch from heels to flats.
  21. K2inheels

    Walk A Mile

    Heelster, here is the info for the Ohio walk: Shoreline Park - 411 East Water Street - Sandusky, OH 44870 - Date is Saturday, August 4th at 9:00 to 12:00. Click here to go to their listing.
  22. K2inheels

    Walk A Mile

    I have participated in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes numerous times. They used to have it closer to me like in South Bend, IN, Indianapolis, IN, and other local cities. Now if I want to participate it seems that I have to drive further to do so. Great cause and I support it fully. I believe there is going to be an event in Ohio in the month of August, I think. I will probably make that one if I don't find others closer to me.
  23. K2inheels

    Hello from the US!

    Welcome! Glad you joined and look forward to seeing some of the heels you have. If you are like me, you have a good selection. Love the heels you have on in the pics. I encourage you to continue to make strides in wearing your heels in public. I know it can be intimidating at time, but just be confident, be proud and don't put too much stock in other peoples narrow view point. I have found that for every poor reaction, I get twice the affirmation from others. I cannot tell you how many times a complete stranger has complimented my on my heels or have told me that they wish I had my balls to wear heels. So keep strutting those heels!
  24. K2inheels

    My Heel Blog is LIVE

    Hey all I have my new blog up and running at My High Heel Blog Been thinking and planning for this for some time. I am very passionate about spreading the power of men wearing heels, women's clothing etc. Society is so stuck in the past that it cannot embrace the future or individuals that want to express their own style and personality. My blog is created to be an encouragement, a place for advice, a place to share what I have gone through and am going through in this journey we call life. I invite you to check it out, leave comments, etc. It as much a blog for you as it is a story of my life. I will still be here on this site, so do not think I am just leaving. I am expanding my world to reach more, to teach and encourage more. Hope to see you there, and as always, keep strutting those heels! Chow!
  25. K2inheels

    My Heel Blog is LIVE

    Thanks for all the positive feedback! I will be adding new posts shortly and other material. Keep strutting those heels all! k2inheels

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