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Hi everyone,

I’m travelling soon from Australia to Florida and am interested in wearing my heels for the trip. My only query is what sort would be best to negotiate the many airport security checkpoints you have to go through. Anyone here worn their heels on a long haul flight? If so what were they and what was your general attire?

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Since shoes often come off and on at security checkpoints I always wear pull on knee high boots.  Unfortunately the OTK boots have to stay home.  

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I would wear footwear that is easy to remove and quick to walk in - one likes to steal a march on the hordes that descend on customs and immigration. 

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I wear standard  pumps cause I can step out of them if need be - although I have only had to take my heels off twice out of heaps of flights. You know - no buckles, straps, zips or laces - just the low vamp pump. Heel around 4 inches, or whatever you're comfy with.

They can be worn with trousers/pants or a skirt

You can slip your feet out of them easily on the plane.

 

 

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My Madden Girl Motorcycle boots.  I have to take them off because of the zipper and buckles but I can run in them. They have 4 inch heels. I flew USA to Aussie land and back, north to south america, ... long haul flights.

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I did all my last travels with my Oxford 14cm Cuban heels( from Extremehh)

it doesn't take too long for undoing the laces at the security.They are very stable.and easy to walk in despite of the slope when embarking or disembarking.The  surfaces in airports are generally easy to walk.Only the distances  could be tiresomely  

i dont try to hide these shoes anymore with flare jeans. Skinny ones give a better figure in my opinion 

the tips preferably must be silent and not slippery 

AND!: always carry a pair of flat with you! Never know. 

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15 minutes ago, Pierre1961 said:

AND!: always carry a pair of flat with you! Never know. 

I remember that disaster pf a trip you had last year!

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Oh. You remember! Me too! 

It haven't happened to me since that day because now  very carefull about the quality of the shoes I travel in.

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oops - all my heels are metal. I make a little bit of clickety click.

Good advice re carrying flats - I always have a folding pair in my handbag. It doesn't matter if I am flying or just normal day - always carry flats.

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I wore my Sorel wedges last time and it was heaven! I didn’t set off the metal detector when I went through TSA(I have precheck so we don’t have to take off our shoes) and they were comfortable for over 8 hours!

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Wearing my Sorel Lexies back and forth and in Florida, will attach a pic later.

 

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Thanks for the feedback. I might wear my long black boots with 80mm block heel with leggings and a swing dress. Going all out! If I can summon up the courage! I’ll post photos soon to get your feedback.

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Here are my 2 options, can I have your thoughts?

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I like the button down shirt option. Part of me would want blue jeans so they would contrast the boots and you could see the whole boot. You should add more pictures of the boots.

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LovinHeels,

Since you're going from Australian summer to Florida which is about as warm as northern Australia in the fall might I suggest wearing sandals. You could wear some wedges which are easily taken off and your footwear will look more typical at the destination. Florida is the one place (parts of Texas may also fit this situation) in the lower 48 states where sandals are  common in January. You are certainly going to want to wear sandals once you get to Florida so why not wear them on the plane? Just a thought. HinH

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Thanks HinH, agree with you on the weather. I was just thinking comfort and lots of walking for the plane trip. Sandals could be an option,  once I arrive. I have these denim blue block heels I could bring them with me. Or go shopping for some in Orlando! :cheeky::fine:

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Here are my latest suggestions... thoughts please.

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First pic with the pumps if you want to stand out as look awesome ,,,,, I would!  Second pic would look awesome and no one would notice. 

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I am a boots guy so I would pick option 2, but the heels do look hot!

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First pic red heels look great. Understand the red t-shirt to compliment the heels. Find another blouse to dress up the outfit. 

Grey tunic works but may I suggest this Tunic only the hem  splits along the hips. Also fit is snug countours your lines of the body, just flows better. Rather looking to box shape often men’s shirts do that. 

White dress shirt works but try to accessorize it with a vest or short moto jacket of some kind. 

Thanks for sharing gives everyone ideas of what we wear out in public. 

Let us know the reactions you get. 

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Thanks everyone for the feedback. After I uploaded the pics I realised I couldn’t walk the distances you have to when travelling. So for me, my red Steve Maddens will not come with me. If I could I would!  The boots are much better to walk in.  

MackyHeels I like your idea. That tunic would work with a black long cardigan I have. Sleeveless things I stay away from because I don’t want to show muscular arms when trying to be feminine, but with a black long sleeve cardigan it would look ok I reckon.

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For long range international travel, I would go with a nice pair of wedge booties that are comfortable for walking and easy to remove

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Lovinheels,

I think some wedge sandals will work best at both ends of the trip. If you wore boots I doubt your feet would be comfortable in the higher temperatures. I saw a forecast for South Florida which showed, after a brief cooldown, high temperatures expected to reach 80-83F (27-28C) by Wednesday. Definitely not boot weather. Wedges are the best for walking stability and ventilation on trips, whether shopping trips in warmer weather or longer international trips. Yes, a cardigan may work well for you particularly of temperatures in Florida are somewhat cooler by your arrival. I have worn cardigans in afternoon temperatures as warm as 75F (24C) because I know how quickly it cools down in the U.S. in January after sunset no matter where you are. You'll figure it out. HappyinHeels

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I have been surprisingly grateful for fleeces in places like Panama and New Guinea. One just never knows.

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Thanks for the feedback. Never bought any wedges, never been that keen on them... might change my thinking on this. Food for thought. 

Maybe I’ll post some of my sandals I have. See what you all think.

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3 hours ago, LovinHeels said:

Thanks for the feedback. Never bought any wedges, never been that keen on them... might change my thinking on this. Food for thought. 

Maybe I’ll post some of my sandals I have. See what you all think.

Agree about wedges too - I never liked them, but the last few years have had a turn around! They are very comfortable generally, you still get the height, and sometimes more than heels, because they will have a platform sometimes... and often have that s-ex appeal too! 

BTW, Love those block heels boots and the red stilettos! 

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7 hours ago, HappyinHeels said:

Lovinheels,

I think some wedge sandals will work best at both ends of the trip. If you wore boots I doubt your feet would be comfortable in the higher temperatures. I saw a forecast for South Florida which showed, after a brief cooldown, high temperatures expected to reach 80-83F (27-28C) by Wednesday. Definitely not boot weather. 

Just depends on what you are used to.  I am comfortable in knee high boots all through the summer here in Texas and it gets well over 100.  It is to be determined if I will do the same with my OTK boots or if that is going overboard...

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On 1/17/2019 at 1:45 PM, LovinHeels said:

Thanks everyone for the feedback. After I uploaded the pics I realised I couldn’t walk the distances you have to when travelling. So for me, my red Steve Maddens will not come with me. If I could I would!  The boots are much better to walk in.  

MackyHeels I like your idea. That tunic would work with a black long cardigan I have. Sleeveless things I stay away from because I don’t want to show muscular arms when trying to be feminine, but with a black long sleeve cardigan it would look ok I reckon.

Try wearing long sleeve shirt underneath. Understand not wanting to show off your arms wearing woman’s wear. 

Tunic with shirt underneath

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Thanks MackyHeels, i’ll give it some thought. 

Here is another pic of a different option for travelling.... bit plain, but nice and casual for the flight. Happy to get your thoughts. I have my low block heeled sandals from Nine West. I’m thinking I might need to shave my legs for this option. 8)

 

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