HappyinHeels

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HappyinHeels last won the day on June 16 2016

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About HappyinHeels

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  • Birthday 02/01/1961

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    Wisconsin, USA
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    Enjoy traveling, sports, and the great outdoors. Also like general fashion. Usually wear bootcut jeans, with boots or pumps in winter and wedges or other heeled sandals in other months and have paired these with some other items such as blouses or jewelry. I do enjoy higher heels above 5" and have occasionally worn 6-7" heels to different social settings.
  1. maninpumps, Thanks for the compliment, you too have good taste! Cali, I have the SL98 heels above but in cognac. The straps are bit shorter than I'd like but for $20 I can't complain. HappyinHeels
  2. We have crappy journalism in the USA and Britain has their famous tabloids. If you don't like the paper's content then use it to catch bird droppings or oil drippings from your car at least it is serving some useful purpose. Don't waste any meaningful effort over something you cannot control or which has zero effect on you. If enough people don't buy the paper it will fold for lack of customers just like any other business in the private sector. HappyinHeels
  3. All, First wrote about this in March of 2016 and there is news on it. Gary mentioned to me in March he is working with someone in the community, both senses of the word, to get a space which could accommodate at least 25-30 people near the corner of North Avenue (1600N) and Western Avenue (2400W) in Chicago. The proposed get togethers would probably be on a Saturday since trying to get anywhere into the city on Fridays is ill-advised. I believe it would be a private affair like our Halloween parties were so you could wear magnificent clothes, fabulous heels, and smoke to your heart's content. As things come together I will write more. HappyinHeels
  4. AT Left is the "Brandey" wedge I got today at the Steve Madden store in the "Bucktown" area of Chicago. Was in town for first aid training and strapped on my Call It SPring cognac wedges and went shopping. Very warm (88F/31C) in Chicago today. These new wedges are exactly 6" high and very comfortable. At first getting the straps clasped is an effort but they stretch enough to be able to slip the shoes back on the second time. They felt so inviting I wore them out of the store! Shoes like this with the "slingback" design allows one to quickly put on/take off if you're shoe shopping or trying on other things. They go for $89 but were 25% off for "Family + Friends" weekend. I do like shopping at this particular store where I am always treated very well. It doesn't hurt either their door sports a rainbow sticker which means they are very cool with dudes looking for heels. It turned out these new wedges matched my strap watch and handbag I had with me. HappyinHeels
  5. All, This thread must have been overlooked. OPI, Sinful Colors, and Revlon are reliable brands. One in particular I have liked is KleanColor which is not available via retail but through the nail care industry. A lady in CHicago who does nails gave me bottle and my wife later saw some KleanColor bottles at a flea market in Fontana, CA a couple of years ago. When I asked the vendor where they came from she said it was her shop's excess supply. SO there you have my 25 cents worth. HappyinHeels
  6. Pair 397! Sounds like a milepost on some interstate highway in a larger state. Now imagine a different pair of your heels pictured on each milepost. When one travels in countries the size of the U.S. and Canada one has to use the imagination to keep alert and span the distance. Oh, and it helps if you're driving in heels something I am fond of. Well done on your nearly 400-pair collection. HappyinHeels
  7. ROnC, Glad to see came around to wedges. My question to you if a wedge had a floral pattern or was a wild colour or had a series of thinner straps woudl that work for you?? Mine run from more utlitarian designs and colours to more feminine styles like described above. All my wedges are 5" and up with a sole exception; a leopard print wedge from Target from 2007 (4.5") my wife actually got for me. I think you are still a devotee of the pump. HappyinHeels
  8. Since you'll be in China I'd think an entire domestic market would be "at your feet". I mean think where most shoes sold in the USA are already made. You'll come home with something! HappyinHeels
  9. Everyone on a trip somewhere should research the nearest Nordstrom Rack to their route because I call it the "Shoe Disneyland". No other store has a shoe section like it. Once you experience it you'll see for yourself! HappyinHeels
  10. I believe there is some measure of compulsion as we are, after all, largely men buying something originally designed for use by women. We do it for the more interesting styles, fabrics, colors, and most of all it does something really nice for our sense of well-being. Some of us may want to see a tangible effect of wanting to express at least femininity or just a need to break out of the mold we men are in.
  11. Jeremy1986, You're close to it. In the spirit of Steve63130, I'd say Cali is a "sole model" :). I'd take more pictures of myself wearing different heels but I shudder to think what may develop :):). Cali to you I say may all of have fun with your footwear fashion. Life should be tasted one bite at a time and enjoyed one (high-heeled) stride at a time. HappyinHeels
  12. They know the pressure is on now that there's competition.
  13. I like the idea of lawn aeration by stiletto! I think my 2-acre lot with lots of grass would cause me lots of sinking though. I have worn wedges on my riding mower at our land in northern WIsconsin. Short-shorts and wedges, now there's a way to a tan while cutting the grass HappyinHeels
  14. Shoesusa is great quality and made in the United States which should mean something. Another CA company I have ordered from is Tony Shoes. I have ordered three pairs of shoes from them via my pal Gary Page who runs skyscraperheels in Chicago. The shoes ran from $90-$145 about three years ago. Again all three shoes were made in the United States. There is a small group of mostly Armenian old-fashioned cobblers centered around the San Fernando Valley who are the bulk of the U.S. custom shoe industry. You can buy cheap and help Chinese pollution circle the globe or you can ante up a bit more and help other Americans by buying American. Doing the latter assures the product you buy was made under fair labour standards. If all of here decided to buy just one pair a year from one of these California-based companies it would have a noticeable effect on the small but viable U.S. shoe industry. HappyinHeels
  15. Nearly all my shoes (pumps, peeptoe pumps, wedges, ankle boots and knee boots) have sort of platform. My lowest heel is a 4" wedge from Target and the highest is a 8.5" platform sandal from Sunset Strip. The style and heel height worn reflect either my mood or where I will be going or both. Since I'm only 5'8.5" (174cm) I can wear a higher heel than most American men because I'm some 4" shorter than that average American man and that's the national average. I live in Wisconsin where the average man is 6' 1.8" tall. Think of that. If I put on 5.3" heels I am exactly the average height of a man in my state. I would say something which connects to what Histiletto said above. I like the heel to slope ratio when it accentuates the look but especially when dressing completely for some function. HappyinHeels