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Poll: Do you ever run in your Stilettos? (398 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you ever run in your Stilettos?

  1. Voted Yes (93 votes [55.03%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 55.03%

  2. Voted No (76 votes [44.97%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 44.97%

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#41 Alsheels

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 07:25 PM

True running no but to describe something quicker it's more hop skip and leap to get off the road due to quick cars getting too close.
Even a police car 3 weeks ago (5" heels) and I'm sure they became visible in the headlights:silly:.

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#42 Charlie

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 03:39 PM

The other day the wife came to my 'man cave' workshop to make a little trouble (in the fun way) and while she ran off, I took a shorter route and headed her off at the pass so to speak with my 4" heeled western boots. Intuitive improvisation is key when we have to run in heels! LOL

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#43 Heel-Lover

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 02:42 AM

Hi

I can run in stiletto heels but its not a full on fast run like if I was wearing running shoes.
When I run in higher heels I point my toes down , so that as I take the next step forward my toes and heel touch at the same time, rather than heel-toe, heel-toe which is what I do when I walk. I can run quite fast but I don't take long strides. I don't think I could run for a long distance like this, maybe 2 or 3 city blocks?

I don't have much need to run in heels other than if its raining heavily and I want to dash across a block or a park where there are no verandahs, or if I need to run across a busy road between traffic etc... Heels weren't really made for running!

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#44 crotchboots-m

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 11:02 PM

ive done it,but i dont recommend it at all. the possibilities of injury and damage to ones heels is too great to be worth it,unless u r in danger

#45 EveBanus

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:18 PM

Only when I am late for the train or bus or stuff like that, I wouldn't think Oh ill go for a jog in my heels lol.

#46 vinheel

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 04:19 PM

Two times , i have run on high heel sandals.
I was walking in a school sport parc, it was late at night, and i tried to run: i could run very fast if i run on tiptoe, the heels didn't touch the ground.
The second time it was to go back to my car, to escape an old man who worked as a guardian of a parc, who ask me if i wanted he open the parc for me, i was in my car, and i'm not sure he saw what were my shoes.

#47 1234tazzer

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 04:51 PM

Well when you get my age you find you can't run with or with out heels.LOL

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 12:47 PM

i can and have done but i don't like to make a habit of it. it's hard work and very uncomfortable, i think...

#49 SleekHeels

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 05:58 AM

I voted yes, but only for very short distances. The sound and the teetering feeling is fun. As a kid I got pretty good at running up the stairs in heels so I wouldn't get caught when my family came back home. Of course I could've taken the shoes off and run up the stairs barefoot, but where's the fun in that? Maybe that's how we get so good at walking in heels. I wonder how many girls also learnt to run up stairs in heels to avoid getting caught when they weren't allowed to wear them?

#50 Heel-Lover

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 12:57 AM

Hi Sleekheels,

there is one problem with what you say. Going up stairs in heels is dead-easy - its coming down thats 10 times harder. You would need to be practising going down stairs because going up stairs you don't need to use your heels...

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#51 Amanda Snake

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 10:16 AM

Turn your feet slightly to the side of the stair. You'll find that helps.


Hi Sleekheels,

there is one problem with what you say. Going up stairs in heels is dead-easy - its coming down thats 10 times harder. You would need to be practising going down stairs because going up stairs you don't need to use your heels...

rgds
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Posted 20 February 2011 - 02:49 PM

Well, I've never had to run in heels, never needed to run in heels, nor do I want to run in heels. Now, if I were out on a jaunt and a horde of zombies came my way, well, that would change my mind, otherwise, I see no practical reason to engage in such a practice. As others have already stated, high heels WEREN'T made for running!

#53 Charlie

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:27 PM

And go-go boots were made for walking ... according to Nancy.. LOL

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 10:03 PM

I have run a few times in heels, but usually only when its needed, I wouldn't recommend doing any real distance running just for the fun of it.

I once had to run a good distance in the airport as I was in 4.5" heels. The flight I was on was nearly an hour late and I had to transfer to a connecting flight and really had to get there fast or miss the connection. I must have been quite the sight, but I had maybe 7 minutes to run what felt like nearly a mile, and wow, my calves were burning and cramping for a good portion of the 2nd flight especially since I couldn't really walk it off and stretch afterward, it was pretty much straight to my seat, shut the door, and off they went immediately. :silly:

#55 SleekHeels

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 02:22 AM

Hi Sleekheels,

there is one problem with what you say. Going up stairs in heels is dead-easy - its coming down thats 10 times harder. You would need to be practising going down stairs because going up stairs you don't need to use your heels...

rgds
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I totally agree Heel-Lover, I've had some scary moments even just walking down stairs (mostly a balance thing) and wouldn't even think of running down them - an elegant descent holding the handrail is definitely preferable! :silly:

Running up stairs I find it's not so much balance but slipping because of the smooth sole which high-heeled shoes (and some flats) tend to have. That's never been a problem for me on a flat surface or going down stairs where the tip of the heel always makes firm contact with each step.

There seem to have been more heeled styles with grippier soles in recent years, though that hardly makes them suitable running shoes. I'm not really a fan, but I guess boots like this:

http://designer-shoe...-scandal-boots/

might make a discrete option under a long pair of jeans for guys first-time heeling. I think court shoes with soles anything like that are really ugly and clunky though - maybe that's why I've only ever seem them in shops and not out on the street - or are they all running so fast I don't see them? :unsure:

#56 Heel-Lover

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 08:22 AM

Its not that your soles slip... what the problem is -and Amanda Snake has rightly commented (obviously experienced) is that in reality on stairs the issue is catching a heel when stepping down from one step to the next (hence turn your feet sideways slightly to clear your heels better). Balance is not hard (you actually don't need a hand rail), it can be more tiring on your knees and thighs because you're not using the normal muscles you would when walking on the flat in heels

rgds
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#57 jo

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 03:39 PM

Here's someone who made running in heels look effortless:


#58 Charlie

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:52 PM

Here's someone who made running in heels look effortless:


Impressive! I'll bet Prince can move pretty fast in them when he wants to as well.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 10:19 PM

I can't call it running, but I can quickly cover a lot of ground in one stiletto and my crutches.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 01:48 AM

Can I run in heels? Heck yea! It's just less heel-toe and more on the balls of my feet while keeping my feet extended so the heel doesn't touch the ground.