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Old 12-06-2013, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Folsom
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I don't think I've personally known any women who say they literally never wear heels.

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?
Yep. Me. The resister
I avoid heels at all costs! I think I may have a couple pairs of dansko's up in the closet but those probably aren't what you consider heels. My preferred shoe is New Balance Minuimus or Nike Free.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Sto'Vo'Kor
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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 do not own any. I have two pairs of wedges that are my "stylish" shoes. They are actually rather comfortable. I don't do uncomfortable shoes. I love to see ladies rocking those mean heels though, like those Louboutins? I don't know if that's spelled correctly. They do look fierce in them, but I'd rather wear a pair of suede Pumas, honestly. Everything ain't for everybody, and no one should feel bad. You are who you are and i am who I am. Our tastes in shoes do not make us any less of a person than the ladies and guys who love heels and wear them daily.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I wear heels but they cannot be stilettos. I refuse to be uncomfortable. I love very comfy heels that are no more than 3 inches high. I have a balance of heels and sneakers and don't give a rats arse if people don't see me as woman enough because I don't wear heels.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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If I have to wear something with a lift, I will always go for wedges versus a spindly heel. Most of the time, I'm taller than most people assembled, so it's really not a big thing to not wear heels.
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:04 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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I no longer wear heels and have none in my closet. The closest I get to high heels is my sneakers! I have several dress shoes - flats.

When I was a teen, I wore heels all the time and it has given me some issues with my back that I would prefer not to have. Unfortunately, my mother permitted me to wear heels all day even in junior high school.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:04 PM
 
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You know i'd just like to add I didn't even wear heels to my wedding. In fact I wore flip flops about 50% of the time, the rest of it I was barefoot. I got married on the beach at sunset, and I wanted my feet in the sand and that is exactly what I did. It is completely possible to get by without heels. If I was to go to a wedding (which I don't plan to) I'd just buy a dressy pair of flat sandles and be done with it.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:22 AM
 
Location: ATL suburb
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I've never liked heels. As a teen, I wore flats to Homecoming and the Prom. In my late teens and 20s, I wore flats, boots, and sneakers, to the club. Never had a problem attracting the opposite sex.

Since my 30's, I've gotten 3 pairs of shoes/boots that have a 1.5 inch heel. They are worn on special occasions, and only when I know I won't be doing a lot of walking. I spent many years as a professor, which included working/teaching in the lab, so I could only wear flats. There was no need to buy pumps, to conform to "social norms," not that I would have done, anyway.

So, can a woman get by without heels? Yes. Can a woman attend a special event without heels? Sure, yes.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:49 AM
 
Location: State of INSANITY
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I am short and never wear high heels. I am a nurse who is on her feet 10 to 12 hours at work. My feet are tired when I am done and wearing heals just to impress seems ridiculous to me. I was born short, I will always be short. I am not into wearing heels to make myself look taller and my legs are not horrible, so I dont' care to make them look better wearing something so uncomfortable and bad for my feet as high heels.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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well guess you gals- not from the city,,, I do love a nice pair of heels and a GOOD shoe is not uncomfortable. In fact, they can look very nice and not hurt your feet at all, just have to get used to them... I'm 60 and wear both flats, heels, booties -boots -sneaks and wedges,,, and sandals. I think I own one pr for each color- --love my deep patent leather red closed pumps best! sharp with a lined nylon!
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Tonawanda NY
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Do you know any resisters?
I was born with major bone deformities and advised at a young age to stick to flats. Of course during the teen years I had the urge to fit in and just trying a pair on in the store turned me off because they were so uncomfortable to walk in. Never bought a pair and never plan on it.
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