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Old 05-06-2015, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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I wore heels a lot when I was much, much younger. You get used to walking in them. But its the standing that always killed me. I loved the "newer" styles that were introduced in the very late '60s and '70s. I never went back to what we used to call "spike heels."

As to what you think about, for me the pain was always underneath anything else I was feeling, especially when I stood still for any length of time.
That is kind of interesting. I would think walking would be worse.
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Old 05-06-2015, 05:25 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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At lunch today while sitting by the door of a restaurant I noticed a women with high heels on. My best guess is that they were 4 inches high. Just like the type that are worn in the office. Anyway, I was watching her standing there and thought " what it must be like to walk around with those shoes on all day ? " I would think you would have to think about every step you take. So what go's on in the mind of a women wearing high heels ?
"Just like the type that are worn in the office"? The only person I've ever seen wear those in an office was a woman who was under 5' tall. She wore them to look taller. The shoes I see in office wear catalogues are 1" pumps, not high heels. High heels are more for evening wear, but it all depends on where you live, I guess.
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Old 05-06-2015, 05:31 PM
 
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"Just like the type that are worn in the office"? The only person I've ever seen wear those in an office was a woman who was under 5' tall. She wore them to look taller. The shoes I see in office wear catalogues are 1" pumps, not high heels. High heels are more for evening wear, but it all depends on where you live, I guess.
My office is In the city of Tampa . High heels are all over the place. some low and some very high. I would think out side the city it would be flip flops and lower heels for work.
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:11 PM
 
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My office is In the city of Tampa . High heels are all over the place. some low and some very high. I would think out side the city it would be flip flops and lower heels for work.
haha--flip flops for work! Really? I guess that's Florida. IDK, maybe parts of LA are the same way.
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:13 PM
 
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I feel powerful in heels.
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:56 PM
 
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I feel powerful in heels.

And how would that be ? What is it about heels that makes you feel powerful ?
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:01 PM
 
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And how would that be ? What is it about heels that makes you feel powerful ?
I don't have an answer for that. I just do. It could be the fact that we carry ourselves differently in them (we kind of have to) and the noise they make, which gives us a more commanding walk.
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:11 PM
 
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I don't have an answer for that. I just do. It could be the fact that we carry ourselves differently in them (we kind of have to) and the noise they make, which gives us a more commanding walk.
Kind of have to ? That is because you have to try not to slip out of them when you walk ?
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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My wife looks amazing in heels. Most likely from her years of dancing in them. Went to see the Emerald Ballroom dancing championships this past weekend and was amazed at how women can do all those fast movement in such high shoes.
What do her feet look like, though? Many dancers have issues with bunions and blisters and ingrown or missing toenails, etc. Ginger Rogers used to say that in her dance numbers with Astaire that her shoes would be full of blood from her feet being rubbed raw.

I don't wear heels very often. The look good, but for lack of a better word I feel hobbled by them. I can't walk as fast as I want, I'm aware of every step, especially on stairs or when the ground/street is uneven. I think the best feeling in the world is walking in the door and kicking them off
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:32 PM
 
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Kind of have to ? That is because you have to try not to slip out of them when you walk ?
It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out your feet are going to sit slightly different in a pair of shoes on an angle than they are in a flat pair of flip flops. Use your brain.
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