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Old 03-10-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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I could easily see me breaking my ankles in these!

But what do guys think?

Christian Sirianos Payless Shoe Collection by TheSweetestThing - MyItThings Magazine
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK...formerly Kentucky
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They're okay. Not exactly my cup of tea but I can see them being worn by the younger crowd. My high heel days are over. I didn't break an ankle but I did serious damage to one from a fall in heels so needless to say I hope that flats continue to be popular for years to come.
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I can't conceive of a younger day when I would have worn those! Looks painful.
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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Ooooooooooh! I love that turquoise one! I love platform heels! They are like 5'' heels but only a 2.5" true lift of your arch.
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:48 PM
 
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Ooooooooooh! I love that turquoise one! I love platform heels! They are like 5'' heels but only a 2.5" true lift of your arch.
Those are the ones I liked too.
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Ooooooooooh! I love that turquoise one! I love platform heels! They are like 5'' heels but only a 2.5" true lift of your arch.
I love the torquise ones, too. However, the person who is wearing them in the picture doesn't quite have the right arch for them, you can see where it is lifted from the shoe - not good! I'm also partial to the ones with the spikes and chains on them...

Personally, I would prefer to have a little more on the heel for support.. as I am extremely clumsy. I prefer the heel to be flat, vice a point.
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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Cheap shoes like that are terrible for the feet. It hurts to even look at those pictures!
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I was reminded of a platform shoe story ... I don't remember exactly when it was, but sometime within the last 15 years or so, I was in a department store looking at shoes, and came across a display of platforms, which were newly "in" (again). Also looking at them was a woman who was about 30 years older than me. We both looked at each other, rolled our eyes, and said "Not again ..."

And then I realized that I was remembering when platforms were popular in the 70s, and she was remembering when they were popular in the 40s!
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:23 AM
 
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Sometimes I wonder why most of you are in a fashion board?

Is it for the hating? Not enough in the day or what? Seriously. Such a downer to always come in here and see such negativity. Feels like an old folks home where everyone is dying and bitter. Whats the deal with that? And airline peanuts?
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Denver area
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I can't wear those shoes for a variety of reasons but, if I were younger and my feet were narrower I might. I don't usually buy shoes at Payless (I know they are cheap and not great for your feet) BUT I will say, there are times that it's a viable option - especially if you know you won't actually be on your feet for great lengths of time or need a shoe that you are pretty sure you won't be wearing again. Who can or wants to spend more than $100 for a shoe in those circumstances?
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