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Old 05-07-2015, 03:10 PM
 
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Not necessarily. If I wear 4+ heels, it looks like I only exist of legs.
I cringe when I see a young leggy debutante type teetering on humungous platform spikes...they look so unbalanced, like a little child trying on the mothers shoes.
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Old 05-07-2015, 03:40 PM
 
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"Don't step on a grate. Don't step on a grate. Don't step on a grate. Aw, damn, COBBLESTONES."
Avoid Oxford, OH then
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Old 05-07-2015, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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I cringe when I see a young leggy debutante type teetering on humungous platform spikes...they look so unbalanced, like a little child trying on the mothers shoes.
Yeah. Guys love going out with me because they can park further away from the bar in a spot where the car doesn't get dinged and I have no issues walking all the way with my comfy shoes and low heels.

It's always funny to see girls in pain next to a clueless guy who probably gets yelled at a second later for making her walk more than 10 steps.
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Old 05-07-2015, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Think of a supporting column in a house or carpark.

All that weight on top is going to snap a thin column.

The thicker the column, the more support offered to the weight above.

So the weight is all on the heel and not the toes ?
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Old 05-07-2015, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Yeah. Guys love going out with me because they can park further away from the bar in a spot where the car doesn't get dinged and I have no issues walking all the way with my comfy shoes and low heels.

It's always funny to see girls in pain next to a clueless guy who probably gets yelled at a second later for making her walk more than 10 steps.
Funny you should say that. I always park kind of far for that exact reason. And my dates never say anything about it.
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Old 05-07-2015, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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So the weight is all on the heel and not the toes ?
The weight is distributed differently than if they're wearing flat shoes, but women in heels aren't just walking around on their tiptoes.
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Old 05-07-2015, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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I was a freshman in high school. Before that, I probably only wore lower heels up to maybe 1.5 or 2 inches, and only on 'dress up" occasions. Freshman year was around 1984, when it was fashionable to wear 3 inch pumps with every outfit usually with ankle-zip jeans. Most of us girls wore them to school almost every day. I don't remember having an awkward adjustment period. After maybe the first day, I just figured out how to run, and jump, and walk on different surfaces. To me, wearing flip flops with the thong between the toes is exponentially more uncomfortable and requires MUCH more adjustment than high heels does. I do remember making fun of girls in school who could not seem to figure out how to walk normally in heels. They would look like they were teetering on stilts or something.
Back during hollowween I remember a girl that was dressed up like a sexy nurse at the party. All she did was slide like she was ice skating. It was odd.
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Old 05-07-2015, 04:11 PM
 
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I was a freshman in high school. Before that, I probably only wore lower heels up to maybe 1.5 or 2 inches, and only on 'dress up" occasions. Freshman year was around 1984, when it was fashionable to wear 3 inch pumps with every outfit usually with ankle-zip jeans. Most of us girls wore them to school almost every day. I don't remember having an awkward adjustment period. After maybe the first day, I just figured out how to run, and jump, and walk on different surfaces. To me, wearing flip flops with the thong between the toes is exponentially more uncomfortable and requires MUCH more adjustment than high heels does. I do remember making fun of girls in school who could not seem to figure out how to walk normally in heels. They would look like they were teetering on stilts or something.
I remember back in the 80's or 90's a commercial selling heels for the sporty girl. Does anyone else remember them? I think they were wearing them while playing basketball in the commercial. Those things were ugly!
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Old 05-07-2015, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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I did a lot of convention modeling when I was younger, then throughout college. I graduated last year, and am now working in an office. I wear heels every day to work, because my feet literally hurt without them. All the years I spent long hours in high heels molded my foot to arch, and so now when I wear flipflops to the beach, it hurts a lot, which is a problem. :/. I think heels make me more graceful, in that I am aware of where I am steping, and what I might be stepping on, though it's not consciously in the fron of my brain.
Conventions must have been tough. All that walking all day must have been hard. Luckly You must have been in a lower heel.
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Old 05-07-2015, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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The weight is distributed differently than if they're wearing flat shoes, but women in heels aren't just walking around on their tiptoes.
I guess it is half and half on the toes and on the heel.
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