Are You Stuck In High Heels?
Posted 24 May 2004 - 10:25 AM
How many ladies have accepted that they are stuck wearing 'Heels?
I confess I AM!
I can only do flats for about 20 minutes . . . tops, before I have problems!
Posted 25 May 2004 - 01:44 PM
I have been wearing heels for years starting with dance and tap classes. We had to stretch and loosen up before every class or performance.
I currently wear 4 inch heels comfortably (I want to move to 5 inch heels) just as comfortably as if I were wearing an aerobic trainer.
Have you considered stretching exercises to loosen up your calves and achilles tendon?
I would just die if I had to do aerobics in 4 inch heels.
Posted 25 May 2004 - 09:31 PM
Personally, much as I love everything about high heels (as born out by my Story), I find it very sad that some women are stuck in high heels and can no longer do many of the healthy, fun things and activities which nature designed and equipped us for.
Also donning my ultra high heels still gives me the same thrill (at the age of 59) as it did when I first inserted my foot into a high heeled shoe as a young schoolgirl. I am quite convinced that I would not get this daily thrill of going from flat to ultra-high if I were stuck in ultra-high heels all the time!
Therefore, I have always been most particular to spend part of every single day walking around in flatties or bare feet, and in doing tendon and calf stretching exercises as outlined in my Story - Instalment Nos. 23, 24 and 24a. Also it is not only possible to use these exercises to prevent becoming "Pemanent". but also to re-stretch shortened tendons and to "Come down" again to flat shoes, or at least to much lower ones. Of course, achieving the latter does not prevent you from wearing ultra high heels whenever appropriate.
Posted 26 May 2004 - 09:11 AM
Posted 26 May 2004 - 10:15 AM
I think heel-height often depends on shoe size, so for me, size 8 U.K., the heels are just a fraction over 61/2". They are black patent, and are similar, if not the same as, the ones Vivienne is wearing in one of her pictures. Mine were mail-order from Bananashoes. With the warm weather I'm not wearing courts so much, but I put them on sometimes anyway, and we are due for some rainy weather soon, so I shall be wearing them again! Then it's 7" as soon as I can get some!
Rather than going over old ground here, you can PM if you want more information.
Posted 03 June 2004 - 08:15 PM
Think of all the things you can't enjoy anymore, for example: walking bare foot across a sandy beach as the sun sets, going out on a nice day for a ramble in the country - its just not the same wearing stilettos
I just can't see why anybody would want to be 'stuck' in heels - I suppose its because its a hard-core fetish thing.
Posted 04 June 2004 - 06:37 AM
Posted 04 June 2004 - 11:38 PM
I only wrote that the photo appeared to suggested that Bettie "Might" have become permanent, meaning equally well that she might not.
In my Story to which I referred (see below on the forum "Stories on a Heely Theme"), in Chapter 48 I had actually already mentioned that Bettie Page was reputedly not very good at walking in her mega heels, despite constantly modelling in them. Theoretically, I cannot see why it is not possible that someone like Bettie, whilst maybe not a good walker in heels, could still wear them to sufficient extent to become "permanent".
Posted 07 June 2004 - 09:40 PM
I quote an excerpt from Candice's current posting on Jenny's Forum:
"We both still wear more classic 5" stiletto heels to work. We were actually laughing about that the other day over lunch. As you know, current shoe fashions are getting quite nice again. While Liz and I prefer more classic heels, the styles of typically 4" stiletto heels with very long pointed toes are still very pretty. What made us laugh was the number of young women in our firms that have begun to wear high heels and are doing so as if they have discovered something new.
By the way, Liz and I are still very fit at 39+ (laughing). We both run 5 kilometers every morning before work and this weekend we are going to be running a 10K marathon for charity. That's why we wonder about these women who claim to be locked in high heels; it has never happened to us."
Candice is about 50 and her Story (see "Candice's Story" in "Stories on a Heely Theme") tells us that she has worn 5" heels (and over) all her adult life. And yet, like me, she believes in exercising in flatties and barefeet and sees no need at all to become "permanent" if you don't want to. I agree with her that is is unnecessary to claim to be trapped in high heels.
You simply have to follow the guidelines and exercises of my Story - Chapters 23, 24, 24a and 24b.
Posted 31 August 2007 - 07:34 AM
The comments are very interesting and although I wear 5" and 5.5” where possible and most of the time, I do try to rotate to lower or flatties some times, this rotation keeps my calf’s etc supple and takes the pain off when bare footed, I have to agree with Lucy slipping back into high's again after flats always gives me a tremendous frill emphasised by the change in heights, but I think my comment would be to use a range of heights and this will allow (in my experience) you to use the right shoe for the job (like hiking boots for walking etc). But at the end of the day always slip back into your high heels to keep that glamour and frill which they give.
Posted 31 August 2007 - 06:11 PM
I have quite a high in-step anyway and I found heels alot more comfortable until I found myself wearing them all the time.
I suppose its my own fault really because the minimum height is 4 - 4.5 inches but I have to say its not something I complain about as I love wearing them.
Posted 06 September 2007 - 04:38 AM
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 09:49 AM
Hey I shower in a pair of clear plastic "stripper heels" they're 5" and they have a rubber front sole and my bf glued some rubber onto the heels so I dont slip and kill myself lol You get used to it I guess
i do the same thing, except there's no rubber on the heel, also our shower is a walk in shower made from concrete and small tiny cobbles...
Posted 25 September 2007 - 08:49 AM
I tried once and wore 6 inch heels for 72 hrs...even in shower (but a different pair of course). The water was trapped in between the shoe and feet during shower and not only it isn't cleaning my feet, it make it worse..much worse.
After that 72 hr, I have to stop because my feet was smelling so bad! (And I wore 6 inch sandals by the way...not enclosed)
Posted 27 September 2007 - 06:18 AM
I don't mind though. My feet are pretty much naturally in the high heel position and are much more comfortable in heels than flats. I get lots of compliments at work from men and women about my heels, my husband loves them, and I love them! I do like how I am able to go to the gym, aerobics, and yoga classes without heels though.
Posted 04 November 2007 - 09:47 PM
Posted 06 January 2008 - 08:45 AM
There's nothing nice about it.
Posted 06 January 2008 - 04:13 PM