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Old 05-07-2015, 06:56 AM
 
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High heels RUIN your feet, and are bad for your back, too. Look at pix of celebs and their ugly feet sometimes.....(bunions and hammertoes galore!)

As a woman with lifelong back issues I was forbidden by doctors to wear heels, not that I wanted to anyway. Way too uncomfortable. I could not even stand them for a short time. Now at 65 my feet still look damn good...
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Mike, you should go to Goodwill and get yourself a pair just to try. They frequently have pretty large ladies shoes for sale cheap.

(A can of antifungal foot spray might be in order, too!)
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:55 AM
 
Location: SC
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Wearing heels is a learned skill....like learning to ride a bike. You can usually tell who isn't used to wearing them. And a womans center of gravity is a bit different then a mans. Men just aren't built to wear those "women engineered" high heels.
The men, will wobble all over the place.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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And how would that be ? What is it about heels that makes you feel powerful ?
I feel powerful, too.

I am the same height as most men (5'11"). I don't wear high heels often and not very high ones. But as soon as I have a bit of a heel, I am taller than most people and it gives you a slight powertrip. Especially at work it is great looking down on people every now and then
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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Try it.
You might like it!
My sentiments exactly!!!
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:27 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I used to live in heals...wouldn't be caught dead in flats...now I'm paying the price. I find them very difficult to wear for long periods of time.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:41 AM
 
Location: U.S. (East Coast)
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< 5'8" so I don't wear heels often. The most I'll go is about 2" heel and that's still pushing it for me. I do ballet slippers (flexible soft leather shoes.. trendy) or sandals or boots with a 2" heel or less. My shoes look adorable, I have nice feet with a great arch and I'm not a giant towering over people like I would be in 4"+ heels.
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:25 AM
 
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I feel very sexy and womanly ... my butt gets pushed out and looks great. Guys start staring, because I walk very feminine.

Then the back pain sets in and if I am having a really bad day, I even get ankle cramps and start limping.
haha I knew it. everyone told me I was stupid for saying wemon wear them to make there butt stick out.
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Old 05-07-2015, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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haha I knew it. everyone told me I was stupid for saying wemon wear them to make there butt stick out.
It's totally unfair. Every short woman can wear heels and have an awesome butt and long legs.

I am taller than those women and so don't really have the opportunity very often to have that great heel-butt. I need to work hard for it at the gym to get it half way presentable when wearing flats.
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Old 05-07-2015, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I've always had disproportionately long legs, and with heels, it's like a trick of nature. I was digging through a box of photos at my mom and dad's a while ago, and came across a pic of me and my homecoming date my senior year of HS, and between the short, cocktail number I was wearing and heels, I have the legs of an amazon warrior princess. I'm pretty tall to begin with, and short-waisted, so fairly leggy. Heels tend to exaggerate that to almost cartoonish proportions.
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