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Old 02-26-2013, 04:45 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I've always wondered why the current fashion to go out to clubs, I'm talking dance clubs where they play electronic music.etc, is for high heels. Some of them look hard enough to walk in, wouldn't they be hard to dance in? Even if you could dance, it doesn't seem you get do it as energetically. I've seen some girls take off their heels to dance for this reason. Why not something more practical and keep the heels and dresses for salsa dancing, cocktail lounges or more formal occasions?

Was it like this in the 90s? Is it also a regional thing? It seems girls wore more practical attire for clubbing back in the day.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:54 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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I've always wondered why the current fashion to go out to clubs, I'm talking dance clubs where they play electronic music.etc, is for high heels. Some of them look hard enough to walk in, wouldn't they be hard to dance in? Even if you could dance, it doesn't seem you get do it as energetically. I've seen some girls take off their heels to dance for this reason. Why not something more practical and keep the heels and dresses for salsa dancing, cocktail lounges or more formal occasions?

Was it like this in the 90s? Is it also a regional thing? It seems girls wore more practical attire for clubbing back in the day.

Where did you go clubbing in the 90s??? I definitely wore heels (pretty much exclusively if I was going out), although the trend in the 90s wasn't as high as they are today. They were in the 2.5-3" range back then compared the 5-6" heels you see today. There are comfortable high heels out there and I never had a problem walking or dancing in them, but maybe that's because I wore them enough that it was never awkward for me (practice makes perfect.)


However, I also know girls who wore Doc Martens when clubbing and even today, I know girls who won't dare wear higher than a 2" heel.

To each their own.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:34 PM
 
Location: US
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The history of heels is actually ridiculous, graphic and interesting. Heels were around way earlier than that.

Heel (shoe) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dudes used to wear them.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I've always wondered why the current fashion to go out to clubs, I'm talking dance clubs where they play electronic music.etc, is for high heels....
I don't go to dance clubs, so I'm familiar with related trends, but I don't doubt that high heels are a common site. High heels are said to be damaging to a woman's health and feet - I would imagine that effect is intensified if dancing in them. Dancing in high heels seems like a superficial (distress/discomfort just for the sake of) and uneducated choice. But then I guess people also smoke cigarettes and tan too despite the negative effects on their health.

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....They were in the 2.5-3" range back then compared the 5-6" heels you see today....

....I know girls who won't dare wear higher than a 2" heel.

To each their own.
It seems like heel size - "the bigger the better" attitude - is sort of like men and penis size and, to me, seems just as ignorant and unsophisticated. Yet high heels are largely seen as sophisticated, except among a small minority of classy, sensible women on one end and insecure women who can't pull them off on the other.

Why won't the women you know of wear heels higher than 2"?
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:56 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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Why won't the women you know of wear heels higher than 2"?
Honestly, the ones I know aren't known for being the most graceful or stylish women. (They're not walking around in trendy flats or kitten heels either.) And even some feel too tall in any heel.

Like I said, to each their own. I just don't like it when they give me crap for getting all the male attention in the room.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I've always wondered why the current fashion to go out to clubs, I'm talking dance clubs where they play electronic music.etc, is for high heels. Some of them look hard enough to walk in, wouldn't they be hard to dance in? Even if you could dance, it doesn't seem you get do it as energetically. I've seen some girls take off their heels to dance for this reason. Why not something more practical and keep the heels and dresses for salsa dancing, cocktail lounges or more formal occasions?

Was it like this in the 90s? Is it also a regional thing? It seems girls wore more practical attire for clubbing back in the day.

Don't know, I used to go out in my sneakers but my girlfriends start picking on me and made me put on heels before we went out. They are hard to dance in, and I can keep them on for a while but I hate them, I still try to put some flats on or something but of course clubs nowadays are a fashion show and everything has to look good. Now since you mentioned it though I'm going to say bump it all to heck and wear what's comfortable. Just need to find some nice looking flats now.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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Flats are bad for the feet too... Just saying.
To answer the OP... When I was clubbing I always wore heels, but definitely not the crazy ones that are so fashionable these days. 2 inches are very comfortable and easy to dance with.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:50 PM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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lol for most its all about what they look like walking to the club. When your there you cant see anything.

and also when they wanna shake their thang, the heels help those muscles in the legs and gluts pop if you know what i mean.

A lot of girls i see they break a heel and they just walk barefoot lol.

I guess it looks better than wearing sneakers with the skirt though.

I dont really care, chicks are pretty brave for wearing what they wear in any weather condition...especially around here.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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There's no excuse to break ankles in a club today. There are fashion flats made to fold and tuck into a purse, which would be perfect to change into quickly for dancing. If I was clubbing that is what I would do.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:32 AM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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I don't wear heels over 2".

I used to, before I had kids. I don't know what happened but now I feel "shaky" and off balance if I wear heels over 2". I have weird ankles. I've broken both ankles at least once and sprained both numerous times. It seems like my ankles are too delicate for the rest of me, no matter what I weigh, so I don't trust them and heels make it worse.

When I used to go dancing at clubs I didn't wear heels either. I sure as heck wouldn't want to wear heels, then take them off to switch into those little foldable flats, because then you have to hold your shoes the whole time. What fun is that?
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