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#1 Franie

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 11:11 PM

I have not posted in a long time. I am a recent leg amputee that loves to wear a HH. I have found the height of the heel has very little effect on my ability to crutch and I do get a lot of attention from the opposite sex. Am I the only amputee here.


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Posted 18 January 2010 - 04:55 AM

Hi Franie,Im not an amputee but liked your post and and Im very impressed that you love to wear high heels.Interesting to me that its not hard to walk with a crutch in HH,I never would have guessed it.Just keep on keeping on in HH .

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 07:07 PM

Hi Barbara, Iit is much easier to crutch wearing a HH than walking in HH. I wore HH before I was an amputee so I have experience both ways. I normally wear a 5" heel, but I do have a Femme 12 which has an 8" heel. That is for special occasions only.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 11:27 PM

I am not an amputee but it's good to see you determination and spirit towards you passion of wearing HH. I really didn't know that walking in crutches could make HH walking easier, I suppose it has something to do with balance. Anyway, you go girl!

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 02:59 PM

Hi Franie, good to see that your spirit still high and interested in wearing heels, mind if I ask what had happend?

#6 Franie

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 03:26 PM

An auto accident.

#7 Eggnog

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 08:38 PM

You definitely score points for determination! It strikes me as amazing that you could go through the loss of a limb and still keep yourself going. You're inspiring and have just brightened my day by reminding me that there really are strong people out there. Thank you.

#8 Franie

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:06 PM

Life goes on. You make the best of what you have. I have always loved to wear HH and I see no reason not to continue. If you think guys like HH they really like someone on crutches wearing a HH.

#9 bubblepiyo

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 07:37 AM

Is that an above knee or below knee amputation? If you still have your knee, maybe using prosthetics isn't so bad and you get to wear heels in prosthetics....now thats call skills

#10 Franie

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 02:05 PM

I am an LAK. I also wear a peg with my HH.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:22 AM

There is a website with lak amputee girl who loves high heels and I must admet she can walk very graceful on crutches with high heels: http://www.natalies-palace.eu

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 02:17 AM

I am new to this group and surprised to see this thread but very glad to see it. I too am an amputee having lost my right leg to cancer 5 years ago. I love my heels and have been wearing them well over 20 years and still do while crutching from place to place and even at work. I agree with Franie, I think we have an advantage and they are much easier to get around in with crutches and one leg. I know when they started me on Occupational Therapy after removing my leg they kept trying to find out why my foot and leg hurt so bad. Essentially they tried to make me learn on flats and kept telling me that my leg was just not used to the new balance and new center of gravity. Actually All I need to do was let my crutches out a notch and put my heel back on, I was fine. Deidra

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 01:03 PM

Deidra do you have any pictures of yourself with heel an crutches?

#14 t_d41

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 01:10 AM

Yes I do! problem is I cannot post any yet until I have been here long enough to have the account un-restricted. I will let you know when I can.

Thanks Deidra

Deidra do you have any pictures of yourself with heel an crutches?



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Posted 06 October 2010 - 06:18 AM

Yes I do! problem is I cannot post any yet until I have been here long enough to have the account un-restricted. I will let you know when I can.

Thanks Deidra


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Posted 15 March 2011 - 12:25 PM

I have not posted in a long time. I am a recent leg amputee that loves to wear a HH. I have found the height of the heel has very little effect on my ability to crutch and I do get a lot of attention from the opposite sex. Am I the only amputee here.

I wore a 4" heel when my leg was in a very long cast and I did very well after two weeks on crutches. After losing my leg I have continued to enjoy a heel of four to five inches all day at work and often into the evening with crutches.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 01:20 PM

I agree! Good for you.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 11:57 PM

I'm not one, but a couple of weeks ago I saw a girl at a coffee shop that I frequent near my work place. She was probably in her late teens, maybe 20, and she was on crutches and missing over half her left leg (her left slack's leg looked to be modified to fit the contours of her stump). She was wearing a super-cute black patent stiletto oxford heel, and I was astonished at how graceful and fluid she looked.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 06:44 AM

Hi Iam a LAK Amputee and I also still wear a heel. Iam a crutch user and normally wear a wedge heel for daily use , but I still have a lovely collection of 5 and 6 inch heels which I wear for special occasions or going out.
I am looking at a peg leg as well anyone else using a pegleg while in heels.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 03:24 PM

Hi Frannie.

You are my hero. Ann RAK myself I fully understand what you said about one heel and crutches. The attention from the guys, and a few ladies tends to build-up my feelings of self-worth and also recalling these instances to mind is a great help on "down" days, and I am sure that you experience them as well. The first time that I tried a heel with crutches is before my amp with my leg in a very long cast. My four-inch stiletto pump felt great and the thrill of defying the medical community by wearing a heel with crutches was spectacular. And the heel provided more clearance between my cast and the floor.
Erica