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Shoe rant

  1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    They are giving shoes away to Oprah's audience today. It bugs me though that the stylists push mostly high heels. Not every woman can wear high heels, not every woman wants to wear high heels.

    I'm glad one woman held her ground against being forced into high heels.

    Just had to rant...

    1. rebekahELLE profile image89
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I only wear high heels when it just won't look right without them, plus I'm quite tall, so I don't need them to make me taller.

      the very high heels are so uncomfortable. hmm

    2. starme77 profile image74
      starme77posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      They gave a way a car once to everone in teh audience but the people couldnt afford the taxes so they couldn't accept the cars

    3. Veronica Allen profile image70
      Veronica Allenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is so funny, I just wrote a hub about how flat shoes have such a stigma attached to them. So many people think that if it's not a heel, then it's not attractive. I've never been able to wear heels myself. I don't find them comfortable and I don't have the greatest balance. Fortunately there are a bevy of cute flats out now-a-days.

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i like heels, just not stilettos or platforms, or outrageously high heels. i'm surprised that they didn't include low heels though, or a nice pair of oxfords, even.

  2. EmpressFelicity profile image74
    EmpressFelicityposted 8 years ago

    I totally understand where you're coming from.  I walk everywhere, so anything with a heel higher than about 2.5 inches is a no-no.  But at the moment the shops are pushing these horrible orthopaedic/porno shoe hybrids at us - straps everywhere, combined with platforms and 5 inch heels.  It's not even as if they *look* good.

  3. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    Totally agree!  I loved when I could wear heel, my legs looked amazing.  I wear my Dansko's everywhere, they have a bit of a heel, the support is AWESOME and I look a smidge taller!

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    I'm with you UW I can't wear high heels nor would I ever want to lmao. I know for a fact that I would probably kill myself in heels plus my spine would be in so much PAIN!

  5. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    hi to all, I cant wear high heels either, at some parties only, am comfortable with up to one inch, or flat is the best. I understand where you are coming from, they should let people choose, LOL

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      Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOVE flats...the only wayt to go lol and yea I can only do up to THICK 2 inch heels...can't do the skiny ones...I would die!

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
        prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        oh yes I agree with you, thick two inches is best too.....

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Funny story! My friends and I were shopping just looking for shoes since I was getting married soon, this being back before I moved in 2007. One friend found the skinniest and highest heel and told me to put them on. Stupid me did and I tried walking...phew! I nearly fell and nearly died I swear lol never again will I listen to them about shoes. lol

  7. rmcrayne profile image98
    rmcrayneposted 8 years ago

    I'm an OT, but the Physical Therapy clinic where I used to work had a framed poster of a female, from the knees down, taken from behind.  It said:  Your low back pain may be lower than you think.

    1. The Rope profile image56
      The Ropeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I miss my high heels - loved them and wore them all the time BUT, back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain all made me begin to wear what I had so rudely called "duck shoes" (flats that I always felt like a duck walking in), but I've come to love flats and short heels - just wish there was a greater variety.

  8. Beth100 profile image74
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    The things us girls do for looks.  There's a saying:  rather have the look and put up with the pain.  NOT!  I wear heels, but only when I really need to.  Other than that, it's flats up to 1.5", or better yet, some great, comfy running shoes!  smile

  9. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    I love girls on heels. Providing they know how to wear them, though - otherwise it is a heartbreaking sight lol

    1. rmcrayne profile image98
      rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I used to wear heels when I was in my teens and early 20s, partly because I'm 5'4".  Finally decided it was silly.  I just looked like a short girl waddling around on heels.

  10. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    You mean like this, Misha?  LMAO


    1. Princessa profile image84
      Princessaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What a shame... poor girl!

  11. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    LOL and this, too lol

  12. Ivorwen profile image75
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    I love wearing heals, but they must be comfortable.  3" ones are my favorite.

  13. wyanjen profile image82
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    I'm clumsy as hell and I'd fall right on my head.
    I'm also too tall. I wish they made negative-height shoes.

    Or, taller guys  tongue

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    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    I love heels - 3 to 4 inch or so.  I have a high instep/arch, so besides loving how they look, an actual heel is more comfortable for me.  Flats are not good for everyone.

    What I'd want to rant about, though, is weird, disgusting men who have strange fetishes about women in heels, or about other garments, wink, and can't leave it alone.  The world would truly be a better place without them.

    1. Lisa HW profile image74
      Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Same here.  I actually find my knees are more comfortable if I wear heels.  I don't wear the super-spikey/pointed toe type, though.  I like "regular" ones for all but dress-up occasions.  I once wore heels when my sons were having their Little League pictures taken at the town hall.  I didn't realize I'd end up walking alongside the parade that went about a mile or a mile and a half to the baseball fields.  There aren't sidewalks, so I ended up walking in acorns and dirt and broken pieces of blacktop the whole way.  Concerned fellow-Little League parents thought I'd "be sorry" - but I'm proud to say I did better than that runway model in the video link.   lol   (Models can do pretty much anything without looking too bad, though - so better her than me.  smile  )

  15. The Rope profile image56
    The Ropeposted 8 years ago

    The most talked about piece of art in my house is a print of the back of a woman's legs.  It's in black and white & taken from the knee down.  The woman is in a pencil skirt (probably late 1940's)and wearing stockings with seams and a pair of high heels.  It reminded me of my childhood (that's the view we had of our mothers back in the day) and it just screams "lady".  I would have aspried to something like that if my body shape would have allowed me to ever wear such a thing as a pencil skirt.

  16. Pearldiver profile image79
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Good On her for standing her ground; albeit in flat shoes smile

  17. Zsuzsy Bee profile image88
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago

    I used to wear heels the higher the better until a few years ago I blew my knee when skiing. Being 5'4" (but shrinking) I loved the extra height they gave me... now I have to settle for almost flats. Mind you sitting at the computer or cleaning out the barn heels would be quite ridiculous anyway.
    Glad that the lady on Oprah held on to her principals.

  18. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I would actually like to be able to wear some of the high heeled boots but unfortunately my mobility problems rule that out. And I have too high an instep to wear pumps. I used to be able to wear a 2-3 inch heel but I can't anymore.

    I'll just be as happy with my Ugg boots this year.

  19. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    I do like a nice heel with a pair of dress jeans, not 4 inches, but high enough to give that nice lift.

  20. Lisa HW profile image74
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I even like a little wedge or thicker heel in my casual shoes.  I actually think that always wearing a shoe with the heel higher than the toes may have done something to my calf muscles, so if I wear super flat shoes it feels as if they're being pulled.  There was a time when I'd at least wear Dr. Scholl's sandals (flat) around the house, but since they disappeared (in - what - like the 1980's?  lol) I'm even wearing sandals with a wedge at home.  hmm  I suppose I could fix the problem by wearing flat shoes and suffering for a few days.....

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      Leta Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, its the time of night to start thinking about shoes, smile.

      And, nah, Lisa.  I could have the same issue.  I just put on some running shoes and go walking or running.  I used to ice skate a LOT in the winter when I was in the Midwest.  You definitely build up different muscles wearing heals or skates...seems like the muscle in front of the bone (I think fibula?).  So much so evidently when skating, I had a hard time when we were at a mall here one Christmas here and I tried skating again. Evidently I'd lost that muscle!

      When wearing heels all the time, what you have to do is stretch the other muscles, which walking while wearing running shoes will do for you.

  21. Lisa HW profile image74
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Lita, I keep thinking I need to get running shoes or some kind of athletic shoes, even if not for walking then at least for exercising (and not risking dropping the 8-pound kettlebell on my feet) - but I just look very weird in athletic shoes.  lol  They're "so not me" I once mentioned mentioned how I may get some, and a family member actually laughed.  lol

    1. rebekahELLE profile image89
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      there are some stylish looking, very comfortable skechers. I love mine and they look great with jeans. big_smile

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      Leta Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You could try trail runners.   They come in cool earth tones, etc., are a little different than plain running shoes...  And anyway, wink, I only wear them with sweats or shorts.


  22. sandwichmom profile image55
    sandwichmomposted 8 years ago

    I can't wear heels often- mostly because my foot is too small- childrens shoes do not come in heels. I wish I had the chance to try out the fashions- I occassionally order heels in small sizes- but the cost is outrageous. I guess I get the good fortune of cheaper totals at the cash register...

  23. Hannah L Scott profile image70
    Hannah L Scottposted 8 years ago

    I love heels, but I will only wear them on certain occasions. Today, for example, I am wearing them for a job interview. I'll likely finish the day out wearing them. I usually wear flip flops (or my sneakers), so I am feeling the burn in my calves already.

  24. Lisa HW profile image74
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    rebekahelle, thanks.  I may look online to see what they look they.

    lita, thanks.  Same with trail runners.

    (I really do need to get something, otherwise I'll be back on this post to say I can't wear heels because my toes were smashed in a nasty kettlebell accident.  lol )