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Old 12-05-2013, 05:57 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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I have one pair of boots with heels, a couple of dressy flat shoes and boots and lots of casual-type or athletic shoes....haven't owned high heels since...2004 or so. One reason (a shallow one at that) up until a year ago I was dating a man who wasn't much taller than me. Neither of us were really comfortable with me being the taller one so I got out of the habit.

Besides it's really rare to find truly comfortable high heels!
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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I spend most of my time at home, with no shoes on at all.
I have a pair of mules that are fuzzy slippers with a wedge heel, and they're comfy (for indoor wear only).
I have a pair of high heels, but I only wear them for a couple hours every couple months-
just to retain the ability to walk in them, which I want to be able to do because I like how they make my feet look.
Otherwise (99% of the time), I wear sneakers or boots-they're a practical necessity here in the wintry climes.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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I love my heels and now that i am older they are thicker heels or with a heavy base to them. IF i could wear the spikes i would!
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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for real ones LOL
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Originally Posted by luv4horses View Post
Who invented high heels? A man. Enuff said.
a man, for men in the military... then a woman started the trend by adopting it for herself...

Who invented high heels? - Yahoo Answers
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:41 PM
 
Location: The Northeast - hoping one day the Northwest!
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That other thread (which is really quite ridiculous) on whether women have to wear heels to be considered "real women" nonetheless leads me to this question.

Is it possible to get by without wearing heels anywhere, work, office, play, outside, special occasion etc., if you are a woman and simply rely on other shoes, or do you think it is a "must" in certain settings?

Do you know anyone actually like this? I don't think I've personally known any women who say they literally never wear heels. Most at least plop on a pair for a wedding or special event like that even if the shoe only gets to see the light of day once in a blue moon, only to go back in the box for another year or two.

Unless, perhaps you're a woman living in a village in some part of the world, somewhere that isn't exposed to "western countries'" fashion (does that exist still?), most women would find it rather hard to get away from the pressure to wear them, right? Do you know any resisters?
I'm in my early 30's and I have never owned a pair of thin high heel shoes. My "heels" are the thicker ones which are about only about an inch high. I'm all about comfort for shoes. If they are not comfortable, I don't want to wear them. Walking in a high heel just doesn't look comfortable at all.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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When I was younger, I worked in several offices where women were required to wear dresses/skirts, nylons, and pumps. Today, "Business Casual" has replaced a lot of those dress codes.

I'm older, as well. I can no longer wear high heels and donated my last pair to charity about ten years ago.

Yes, they were fun in my 20s. I owned a pair of platform sandals during the disco era and wore them dancing. My balance must've been a lot better. Today, I'd fall on my tush.

I don't miss them as they really weren't that comfortable. Today, I'm generally bare footed or in hiking boots or decent running shoes with good support.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:26 PM
 
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I don't. I am not going to ruin my feet by squeezing my toes into too small a space and walking with my arches at an unnatural angle. Nope. When I dress up, I wear flats. I'm only 5'1", so I could use the boost. But it's just not worth it. No heels for me.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Somewhere
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I don't own high heels. Just seeing high heels makes me cringe.

I did wear them but rarely when I was in my teens and 20's. I wish I had been smarter because I probably looked extremely stupid. What the hell was I thinking?

They are one of worst inventions ever.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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May I never work somewhere where the words "nylons" and "pumps" are the vernacular of the dress code. Ditto "blouses" and "slacks."
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