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Date: 10/10/11 1:05 PM

I am astounded at the current fashion for very high heels. I went to DSW today and poked my feet into a couple pairs of 4- or 5-inch (at that point, who's counting?) heels just to see what they felt like. Yikes! How can anyone stand in those things, let along walk? The store did have a variety of heel heights and styles, but the dressiest shoes were all of this very high heel type. Add some platforms to those, and you might need dramamine.

So do you wear these? If so, how?

Because I don't want to end up in the hospital, this is what I bought (I'm very happy with them, too):

Clog

Patent MJs

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Date: 10/10/11 2:09 PM


Congrats on your new shoes..

Heavens no. I can't put my hooves in high heels anymore. and for the few times I have no choice. I kick them off under that table asap...

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Date: 10/10/11 2:50 PM

Cute clogs in a nice color!

Really, what's with the uber-high heels these days. I saw a woman wearing sky high chunky wood heel sandals with short short denim cutoffs and some tunic-ish tee...at the grocery store coffee shop place, in the morning, with her 8-10 year old son. Her outfit looked ok overall, she had lovely legs, but why did she need to wear those shoes to go to the grocery? With tight cutoffs? With her young son? I watched her clomp around getting her coffee, hope my mouth wasn't hanging open in my amazement.

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Date: 10/10/11 3:25 PM

I have to admit that when I looked in the mirror and saw myself in those heels I had a few seconds of thinking, "Hmmm, cute," but then recovered.

They are the 2011 version of bound feet.

(I got the clogs in black, btw.)

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Date: 10/10/11 3:28 PM

I like the low close to the ground type shoes. When I was younger around the age 20 My husband and I went on a trip. I found such shoes sky high 4" heels side stepped. My ankle hurt for a week. No more.
I like the patent Mjs I'm going to look at dws shoes here to see if they have them.
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Date: 10/10/11 3:33 PM

I have quite a few 4"+ heels. They are "drop me at the door, I'm not walking from the parking space three blocks away" shoes, and for that, they're fine.

If we're in Vegas or New Orleans (or other cities where we're walking all over to get to dinner/out), I wear cute, comfortable shoes (emphasis on the comfortable, less on the cute) and keep the heels in my bag, then change shoes once we're nearby/inside. If you can stay off concrete/stone it helps a lot.

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Date: 10/10/11 4:40 PM

I do the same thing. I have "walking shoes" and "hot girl shoes" to be worn from the front door to the table and back. I have gotten accustomed to wearing really high heeled platform wedges and I find them to be comfortable. I will suffer a bit for fashion but not too much. Then again, if I'm going to get all made up and put on a girdle and hose, I'm already uncomfortable, I might as well go the extra mile. Knowing that I look good can take away the uncomfortable for a little while.

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Date: 10/10/11 6:02 PM

Steve Madden

The front part measures 2" ,the back measures 5", and the heel is chuncky not a styleto. The upper part is black leather.
Beige pair

Both of these use a heavy solid material that makes up the platform/heel that is than covered in cork material. They are comfortable to wear for about 5-6 hours and the key is to take smaller shorter steps. This is why I sew, to be able to buy great shoes.

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Date: 10/10/11 8:44 PM

I love high heels! I broke my toe in the spring and was lost without being able to wear heels.

I wear the 3 or 4 inch heels to work. I have a couple pairs of 4 -5 inch dressy shoes. I think fit is really key to being able to walk well in them. The need to be snug so you don't feel like your are slipping out of them.

I'm going to wear them until I no longer can....lol

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Date: 10/10/11 9:14 PM

I haven't worn high heels since I was in my 20's. I've got bunions from wearing them. Never again!

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