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  1. "When a man says he'll do something, he'll do it! You don't have to keep nagging him every three months!" You reminded me of that quip I saw on Facebook a while back! Your photography would be better if you shine a light on yourself. You are backlit in the photo, and the camera is looking at the light, shuts the aperture to compensate for what it thinks is too much light, and the photo comes out too dark overall. The details in your shadow are dark and not very clear. So if you have a utility lamp or can position a floor lamp to illuminate you and your reflection, the photo would be much better. I like those sandals! Steve
  2. The ultimate irony is that fuel is under $2 a gallon, and there's no place to go! Steve
  3. Hey, I live in the Columbus area! It's a cow town, maybe, but not the sticks! LOL It's actually the second largest metro area at over 2 million people, behind Cincinnati, and the city of Columbus is the largest city in Ohio at over 700,000. Plus, the airport is one of the easiest to get in and out of, and the people are very friendly. The airport is not a hub, though, so getting anywhere from here may involve two flights. And to keep on topic, I've worn heels there many times without any problems at all. :-) Steve
  4. Kneehighs, No, we lost contact years ago, unfortunately. Sorry. He was a very likable guy, though. Steve
  5. Here's an article from the Footwear News trade magazine that says Payless is coming out of bankruptcy and may get back in business again. Time will tell! https://footwearnews.com/2020/business/retail/payless-open-back-in-business-stores-1202903821/ Steve
  6. I didn't think they drank water there, just alcohol! LOL Steve
  7. SF, Wouldn't your wife be "grandmothered" in? LOL I don't share my wife's opinion on foot jewelry, but I also don't choose to try to win that battle. Peace! Steve
  8. My wife is ok with my heeling, but VERY vocal about disliking foot jewelry (both anklets and toe rings, which I like) both on men as well as women. She says it's too slutty for her! So I've never gotten an anklet, but I did make a toe ring once, out of 3/4 plumbing pipe and a round file, just to try it out. It fit well, but it bothered the tender skin of my toes, so I really didn't like wearing it. I'm glad I at least have an approving wife on the important stuff - wearing heels! She wasn't always that way. It took me nearly 20 years of baby steps to get her to feel comfortable with me wearing heels. So I'm not about to jeopardize all that progress by pushing for foot jewelry, which I don't feel strongly about. Steve
  9. SF, More better! We'll do it again. We're headed your way in late April again. I'll PM you the details so you can save the date. And don't worry. We'll go to a much more expensive restaurant, and YOU can pay for our meals! LOL Steve
  10. Hey, SF! Did you forget about me? We were out heeling to a restaurant together earlier this year when my wife and I passed through LAX on our way to Australia. Remember? I'm on the left, you're on the right in the photo below. And I've been with Bluejay, Vector and Mrs. Vector, HiH, Mtns of Heels, Johnieheel, and quite a few others. Going out in public, heeling with other guys and gals, is fun! Steve
  11. Update on Activskin. On December 1, 2019, I signed a contract to sell the company and on the 12th we closed the deal. I am now officially retired and completely out of the hosiery business! The new owner is a customer from Canada who is business and computer savvy and has the requisite passion for hosiery; I think he'll do well. Whether he has a passion for heels, I don't know. Steve Retired
  12. I've always had good service at DSW, and I've never been treated badly. Even when I was with Bluejay, I was treated well! HA HA HA! Steve
  13. You might check out activskin.com. They have competitively priced items specifically for men. If you prefer women's hosiery, fine, but a lot of men prefer hosiery that's sized for men and designed for male anatomy. It's a lot more comfortable. Full disclosure: I own the company and have been operating it for 21 years. I don't normally promote my business on this web site, but you asked, and other readers might be interested in this optional resource. Steve
  14. SF, She was just hitting on you because you're so handsome! LOL Actually it goes further than that. She loved your confidence. Women find confidence in men to be very sexy. But I agree with her, those are seriously good looking heeled sandals. Steve
  15. I was in JC Penney the other day and I was looking for a red sweater. I was appalled to find all the colors are drab and boring earth colors this year. I went home empty-handed. It's easier and more productive to shop online! Steve
  16. You're right! Cowhide and faux leather are neither fish nor fowl! LOL There's your chuckle for the day! Steve
  17. Here's where you may have a problem. That last word above. If you believe deep down that it is still not "right" for you to wear heels (or women's shoes for that matter), then you're putting a barrier in your own way. Analyze the situation. You're not doing anything wrong. Get that thought out of your mind. You're being YOU. And that's RIGHT! You're making good progress! Keep up the good work. Steve
  18. Steve63130

    Cali World

    I noticed all the negativity, too. I suspect it's mostly jealousy from insecure guys who are scared to death to wear anything that would remotely be seen as female. They probably wear lacy undies, though! LOL If everyone were required to use their own legal name and be responsible for what they post, it would be a lot nicer world withough people hiding behind anonymity. Steve
  19. Steve63130


    Hey, SF! You saw me in gal's shoes, back in February. Those were Clarks "Octavia" clogs/mules with a 3" stacked heel. They're about 10 years old, but intended for women. They're normal for me! Steve
  20. I'm fine with any idea that will generate more interest and activity on the forum. Let's give it a try. Steve PS. Hmmmm...I'm a "Steve with two dots." What's the message here? LOL
  21. I typically wear 3" block, stacked, or tapered heels, rarely stilettos. It's usually just my wife and I in the office, and it's important to be able to walk comfortably, so I'm not interested in achieving great heights. Hmmm...reminds me of a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quote: "The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night." Sorry, I don't work well at night! LOL Steve
  22. As Bluejay mentioned above, we've met on several occasions, and each time we bring our new acquisitions for show and tell. He lets me try on his new shoes and I reciprocate. It's always an evening of great fun. We don't have exactly the same tastes, as he prefers thinner heels and I prefer block heels, and he prefers bold colors, while I'm more conservative with blacks, browns, and navy. Nevertheless there are several models of shoes we both own. It's fun to try them on and learn from the other person. I wouldn't let any stranger try on my shoes, but Bluejay isn't a stranger and I know he keeps his feet clean, and he knows I do the same. Steve
  23. Try to find a pair of Clarks "Adya Clara" heeled mary janes. They won't slip off and the heels are non-slip rubber; quite silent if you prefer that quality. Plenty of room in the toe box, and not overly feminine. I love mine! With boot cut jeans I wear them everywhere. Steve
  24. Most of Nine West's styles have this configuration, too. I agree that it looks uncomfortable. I don't own any heels like that. Steve
  25. Very similar indeed. Similar fears, similar breakthroughs and aha! moments, similar recognition that guys can wear whatever they want and nobody really cares; the demons are in our own heads! I wear ballet flats quite often. I still love wearing heels, but there are lots of times when I'm in the mood for flats. I've collected quite a few pairs over the past few years. That's a particularly good web site you cited above. Steve
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