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In my experience, there are as many different reasons why many women do not like to see their man in heels as there are women. A big chunk of them, however, fall into the category of, "Oh, what will the neighbors think?" Or friends, or coworkers, or whomever. My ex-wife, who is one of these people who is intolerant of intolerance, strongly disliked my heeling, and you would think she would be the first person to support such an endeavor. Well, she is--for everybody else but me! Certainly, her objection had nothing to do with feeling protected or not, as that just simply wasn't my job by the time I started heeling (we were already divorced by that time). I think she just didn't like it, and that's fine.

I am convinced that a good part of women's objection to men in heels is that they're simply not used to seeing it. I think there is a shock value there, and people in general tend to react negatively to things that they don't expect to see. Think of the first men who wore earrings. They took a lot more shit than maybe we remember. Today, no one thinks much of it. In our case, I don't think there is a great deal we can do about it--there are simply not enough of us to really make a dent in a significant percentage of the population. To some extent, we will always be thought of as being a little eccentric, only a few will actually think, "Hey, that's really cool!"

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@mlroseplant

Yeah, I guess You're right about "what x would say" part. Not many women knew and still doesn't know how heels started. Just like trousers. They were made for men, and women took them. I wonder what story is behind it(trousers). 

Even women doesn't understand themselves. My GF is a great example how it works. We bought same pair of otk boots. Now, she doesn't wear them too much because she said that I look better in them. I love her legs and how those boots look at her, and she still doesn't want to accept it. 

Hope You will find Your woman which will tolerate Your "hobby", and You will be happy with her. Those wishes are for all of You. 

Patrick.

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The immense popularity of the new-fangled bicycle in the 1890s had a huge impact on women's fashion - and indeed on just about every other aspect of society. Women in particular took up cycling in vast numbers - here was mobility and liberation, and they seized it gleefully, and became one of the main drivers for the huge bicycle industry that flourished in that decade.  Pedalling a bicycle was much easier, neater and safer in bloomers and so came a sea change in fashion... 

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48 minutes ago, Shyheels said:

The immense popularity of the new-fangled bicycle in the 1890s had a huge impact on women's fashion - and indeed on just about every other aspect of society. Women in particular took up cycling in vast numbers - here was mobility and liberation, and they seized it gleefully, and became one of the main drivers for the huge bicycle industry that flourished in that decade.  Pedalling a bicycle was much easier, neater and safer in bloomers and so came a sea change in fashion... 

Thank You very much @Shyheelsfor a lesson of history :). They should teach this kinda history facts in school.

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17 minutes ago, WenHH said:

Thank You very much @Shyheelsfor a lesson of history :). They should teach this kinda history facts in school.

All of the most fascinating things I’ve ever learned were outside of school.  Never stop learning!

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6 minutes ago, p1ng74 said:

All of the most fascinating things I’ve ever learned were outside of school.  Never stop learning!

I agree. Life is a great teacher. School isn't.

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Posted (edited)

I never allowed school to interfere with my education.

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1 hour ago, WenHH said:

I agree. Life is a great teacher. School isn't.

A good school would prepare a child for life, and a lifetime of learning.  

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My work, as a writer and photographer, has taken me all over the world and allowed me to look into the lives and events of so many different people. It has been like an ongoing paid education in the ways of the world, and I feel extraordinarily fortunate to have had all these experiences, and  been able to learn.

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It's been a while since I've posted here. But today I had the chance to get out and do some shoping!

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14 hours ago, balletboot said:

It's been a while since I've posted here. But today I had the chance to get out and do some shoping!

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Looking good. how did the outing go?

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4 hours ago, jeremy1986 said:

Looking good. how did the outing go?

Thanks! It went good did some shopping, and ran a few errands.

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Balletboot, that pencil skirt looks restrictive. Were you able to take full steps?

Love the heels.

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1 hour ago, Jkrenzer said:

Balletboot, that pencil skirt looks restrictive. Were you able to take full steps?

Love the heels.

Thanks!

I can, it gets tight just before my full step but is stretchy enough I can still take my full step. It was kinda fun that way :fine:

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Any stares, comments, weird looks? If you were too wrapped up in your shopping to notice, that's awesome!

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I dont really pay attention anymore... I saw only lady smile at me as she passed. Other than that I didn't notice 

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My new heels almost match this skirt perfectly!

I plan on wearing this out to dinner or a short shopping trip next week while I'm out of town for work!

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A nice pedi would look great with your peep toe wedge heels,

Happy Heeling,

bluejay

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@balletboot - Those are impressive wedges. How high is the heel?  I must say, I like the 2 option of leggings much better - really looks good on you.

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@jeremy1986 I believe they are 5.5" but I haven't measured them yet. I can walk in them pretty comfortably but they are very close to my max height I can wear comfortably 

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6 hours ago, balletboot said:

@jeremy1986 I believe they are 5.5" but I haven't measured them yet. I can walk in them pretty comfortably but they are very close to my max height I can wear comfortably 

Yeah, they do look pretty steep. not sure i'd be able to walk in 5.5" without a platform …  I think 4.5" is probably me highest non-platform comfort level

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3 hours ago, jeremy1986 said:

Yeah, they do look pretty steep. not sure i'd be able to walk in 5.5" without a platform …  I think 4.5" is probably me highest non-platform comfort level

I'm sure you could do it, Jeremy! It all depends upon your definition of the word "walk." ;)

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I was at Aldos on Thursday and didn't see those...wish I had.

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1 hour ago, Cali said:

I was at Aldos on Thursday and didn't see those...wish I had.

Yeah, love Aldo boots...

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17 hours ago, balletboot said:

Wow, quite something!! Mmmm...and they have my sizeWow, quite something!! They look really good quality, and I love that rear zipper. Mmmm...and they have my size ;-)

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17 hours ago, Cali said:

I was at Aldos on Thursday and didn't see those...wish I had.

I also didn't see them in store. But my size runs pretty true in aldo so I would be confident to just order them!

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On 10/26/2019 at 11:02 AM, balletboot said:

Those are super-hot! We don't have them here in Canada unfortunately. :( Have something similar, but doesn't go up to size 11. That style though is my favourite, and it's so hard to find...

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When I first posted them they had size 11 posted on their site. Now it only goes up to 10 :sad:

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