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Semantics again.   'Negligible to the point of non-existence' does not mean non-existent, only that (given the world population etc), men in heels are an extreme rarity - to the extent that, for all intents and purposes, they are never seen, as you have discovered from your valid but fruitless observation.   But my experience suggests rather less rare than you believe; I don't dismiss a sample of 10 in (say) 500,000 as totally without value, albeit indicative.   'Negligible' must be taken in context and may be considered either quantitatively or qualitatively.   

Perhaps we should get David Attenborough to mount a 'Zoo Quest for the Male Heeler'?   (Actually, I suspect he would be amused by that idea.)

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That would be funny. I can just hear it now, the whispering caution as he tip toes through St Pancras, approached the healer in the wild...

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I had a pleasant experience last week while staying at the Club Quarters in midtown Manhattan.

I was wearing my Frye cowgirl booties, they have a 3-4" heel.  I was going out for lunch with some crewmembers, when (what appeared to be the hotel manager) called out to me as we were milling around in the tiny lobby waiting for the other crewmembers.  The fellow made it real clear "he really liked those boots", and did not seem to mind speaking loud enough for others to hear our conversation.  I spoke with him and made sure I said more than the usual "thankyou", explaining that I loved wearing high heel boots and liked the way I looked in them.  I pulled my levis up to give him a good look also.  I really enjoyed this guy's enthusiasm.  I would have offered to let him try them on, but thought that might be going too far, and am guessing his feet were bigger than mine.   During lunch, I was wondering if the new manager was just a little "over eager" with his new position, perhaps just trying to engage with all his guests, perhaps he was just being a "wise guy".   Finally, I concluded that the new manager could not possibly be foolish enough to make fun of his guests, and had to admit to myself that the guy truly did like my boots.  Generally speaking, I'm not great at accepting compliments, "my own worst enemy", as my Mom always said.  This was a great confidence builder for sure....

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From that description I'm certain his interest and enthusiasm was genuine. He wouldn't be so silly as to call out a guest in an ironic way. Perhaps he secretly wears heels at home and was intrigued and admiring to see a guy wearing them out and about.

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Not great pictures, but here are my Frye cowgirl boots with 3" heels...

I love the look, and feel of Frye boots, especially their cowgirl boots with higher heels...These heels are only 3", but easy to walk in and look nice.  They are only size 10, real hard to find these boots in larger sizes.  I have stretched them out a bit, but still a bit small. 

I took my usual walk yesterday afternoon in Tampa, found the recommended pizza shop.  Two guys complimented my Frye's as I approached the pizza shop, I stopped to talk with them.  Felt great to get compliments, enjoyed a smoke with these guys and bought some pizza for us to eat while talking...I'm looking forward to meeting a fellow heeler in Boston next week, hopefully he can take some better pictures of us in boots. 

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Don

my GF and I were in Florida just south of Clearwater 3 weeks ago.  Flew in and out of TPA.  Leggings and heels for dinner date !! Those boots are awesome btw!

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Don,

I love those boots. The heel is what I would wear, and I like the color as well. Have fun wearing them!

Cat,

Great heels and leggings!

Steve

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On ‎11‎/‎1‎/‎2018 at 11:08 PM, CAT said:

Don

my GF and I were in Florida just south of Clearwater 3 weeks ago.  Flew in and out of TPA.  Leggings and heels for dinner date !! Those boots are awesome btw!

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Means a lot coming from you, thanks Cat.

Just now, pebblesf said:

Means a lot coming from you, thanks Cat.

And, you both look amazing....Sure hope we can meet up sometime in Chicago, thanks for all your encouragement...D

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I can't remember if I posted pictures of my new Sam Edelman boots here, thought I did, but can't find the pics..  Oh well.

I am in Portland today, decided to take a stroll in my boots and get some dinner.  I came upon Nordstrom Rack, and recalled how everyone says they have larger sizes so decided to take a look.  They did have plenty of size 11 stuff, but only one style of boots I had no interest in.  I was leaving the shop while walking by a young security guard near the door.  We exchanged "hellos" when he said "it is great to see a guy in heels".   I stopped and we talked quite a bit, he commented on how well I walked in my heels saying I walked better than he could.  I thanked him for the compliment assuring him that I was sure he walked just as confidently as myself.  He went on to say that this location didn't have a great selection, I agreed but admitted to being very fussy about they type/style of boots that I liked.  I told him that I got these boots from Nordstrom Rack online, he said he couldn't really wear heels doing his security job here.  I laughed admitting I could only wear plain cowboy boots while working on the plane.  The young man went on to say that he didn't have the confidence to wear his heels publicly, except going to clubs or parties.  I reminded him of my advanced age saying "if I could do it, he surely could".  I thanked the fellow for his compliments letting him know he made the day great for me. 

Today was great, even though I didn't buy anything, continued my walk to Ikea, meeting this young fellow recharged my "confidence battery" for sure, felt on top of the world for sure..

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What a nice exchange. Very casual and matter of fact. A simple chat about style without loads of connotations. 

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1 hour ago, pebblesf said:

I was leaving the shop while walking by a young security guard near the door.  We exchanged "hellos" when he said "it is great to see a guy in heels".   I stopped and we talked quite a bit, he commented on how well I walked in my heels saying I walked better than he could.  I thanked him for the compliment assuring him that I was sure he walked just as confidently as myself.  He went on to say that this location didn't have a great selection, I agreed but admitted to being very fussy about they type/style of boots that I liked.  I told him that I got these boots from Nordstrom Rack online, he said he couldn't really wear heels doing his security job here.  I laughed admitting I could only wear plain cowboy boots while working on the plane.  The young man went on to say that he didn't have the confidence to wear his heels publicly, except going to clubs or parties.  I reminded him of my advanced age saying "if I could do it, he surely could".  I thanked the fellow for his compliments letting him know he made the day great for me. 

Did you tell him about HHP?!  You all are pretty good at helping people gain confidence to wear heels publicly... at least it worked for me...

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5 minutes ago, p1ng74 said:

Did you tell him about HHP?!  You all are pretty good at helping people gain confidence to wear heels publicly... at least it worked for me...

I did tell him, hoping to see him here sometime soon....

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