I used to love wearing high heels, but now my feet won't let me. Ow! they say.
But I don't want to wear shoes like my teachers wore in the 1950s. I'm not old yet. In fact, I'm a Baby Boomer. I refuse to ever be old.
So why can't I find shoes that I like and that won't hurt my feet?
Heels are always going to 'hurt' a little bit, no matter who you are. Plus, you just have to wear them in a bit and get used to them.
If you get chunky, wedgier heels, they are easier in many ways than stiletto type heels.
I don't know-- I wear ugly comfortable shoes. There are more important things to think about, why complicate life?
I wear ugly comfortable shoes for the supermarket, and walking into town. But sometimes I want to look a tiny bit glamorous.
And sometimes I think about important things while wearing frivolous shoes!
I'm 57 and have been out of high heels for some time now. I look for gorgeous flats instead and have had good luck at Zappos and 6pm.com
I have a beautiful pair of Via Spiga flats that dress up any outfit and are some of the most comfortable shoes I own.
I'm not above wearing Sister Mary Elephant shoes if I have to walk distances, though.
I've never worn high heels and I certainly haven't missed them. Well...unless you include platform shoes...but that is another story
My mother wore high heels and narrow pumps as a young woman and ended up with lots of foot problems.
I prefer running shoes but when I have to I wear dressy low-heeled sandals.
I have a passion for shoes. I could walk around shoe shops all day. My other half literally pulls me at speed passed all shoe shops; because once I start browsing I'm there all day!
I'm 58 and I find Clarks shoes the most stylish and comfortable; I usually wait for their sales then go a wee bit mad. I've noticed this year's range is very trendy and a lot of younger people seem to be looking around these days. So that must say something.
I'm getting that itch talking about shoes better stop!!
Have a good day everyone.
Anyone recall those old shoes that grandma wore, like the ones that Eleanore Roosevelt had? haha just wondering
I usually wear comfortable shoes to work because I work in a pretty relaxed atmosphere. I do like to hit the town though and its amazing how much money I can spend on shoes that I wear so little. I would say that's probably the case for a lot of women.
I am a firm believer that something can be so ugly it's cute. Case in point, my bitch Vivi:
Also relates to one of my favorite pairs of shoes:
Me too I love high heels but it looks like ballerina shoes are just as fashionable and chic to wear. See the photo of Carla Bruni wearing ballerina shoes to a wedding. Because Sarkozy is so short, now she ONLY wears ballerina shoes in all public appearances so they can look the same hight!
I love shoes too and there more than 20 pairs of them in my shoe cabinet. Most of them are flats and sandals. I cannot wear high heels as they hurt my feet. I only wear them which are only wedges only to special occasions like weddings and dinner parties.
Heels = endless foot problems
I switched to ballet flat and open toe low-heeled shoes. Heels look sexy but I can't stand the pain of wearing one.
Yea, I think every woman can openly say that although heels are gorgeous, they hurt your feet.
I recently started buying these gel insoles (you can buy them at target, walgreens, or any drugstore). You just stick them on your shoes and when you walk, it doesn't hurt. Or, you can try any other insoles for your liking. There's lots of insoles out there; shapes, size, density, material.
I literally stay on my feet for hours and hours without feeling ANY pain. They're a great invention.
I have recently been able to go back to heels after many years of "no-go", but anything over about 2" is asking for trouble. Most of my shoes, alas, are sensible but Oh, so comfortable. I do find though that if I bite the bullet and buy really really expensive shoes, I get a far better fit and "comfort factor". I wish I could have a closet full of cute heels, but I make do with an extensive summer wardrobe of sandals (very cute and mostly flat).
Some of you seem to be experts on high heels in regard to comfort. My wedding is coming up and I am looking for some wedding shoes. I found a great pair at an online store called Piotrantoni Wedding Shoes. This pair comes in a 2cm, 6 cm or 9 cm heel? Which would you recommend?
Have a look and help me out please!
As a man with size 13 feet, I never wear heels, but since my height isn't an issue, I don't mind so much... (seriously wear boots with great ankle support and stilletos are no issue)
I'm never going to give up my high heels and I'm nearly 50. If you buy good quality shoes (and I don't necessarily mean expensive) that fit - it helps. However, you also need to know how to walk properly and many women, don't so it causes problems. I did loads of sports into my early twenties and had a bad neck injury, I also was a nurse and got a bad back and I am in constant pain from fybro myalgia. However, I suffer no pain from high heels and my feet are still pretty and not marred by bunions, corns or mishapen toes.
I used to wear a light and comfortable shoes when I worked as food runner in a restaurant. I need to serve the customers really fast and required a lot of walkings.
Now I use height insoles to give myself a little bit of extra height when I hang out with friends.
by 2sshoes 2 years ago
No. I seem to have very weak ankles. Have broken an ankle bone at least once, torn ligaments and had bad sprains-- even when wearing sensible shoes. At this point in my life, I wouldn't dare.
by StrictlyQuotes 8 years ago
Why are designers making high-heels so high we cannot walk in them?This season I am seeing in almost every shoe-store in Australia the kind of high-heels I'd love to wear, if only they weren't too high! I love my heels, but why oh why are they making them so high that I'd be to scared to try...
by Rik Ravado 8 years ago
Why do so many girls prefer high heels to more comfortable shoes?These days, it seems the higher the heels the more popular and desirable the shoe becomes!
by Debbie Carey 14 months ago
What age is, in your opinion, too old to wear short skirts and high heels?I am settling a discussion between good friends. Rather than agreeing to disagree, they prefer to ask a larger group of people from different ages and cultures. Therefore, we lay it at your feet. Do you feel...
by Puglucy 3 years ago
I lost my job about 6 months ago, and I'm thinking about opening a local shoe store and featuring comfort footwear. Anyone willing to share your favorite brands or trends you've noticed in footwear?
by Susan Keeping 10 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...
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