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  1. 2 points
    I almost haven't bought any shoes for ages. What I should say is, I haven't bought any to keep/wear recently. These proved irresistible: Can't see a time or place where I could or would wear them, but as I said, irresistible. Missed these from Zara in my size: I also bought some flat stretch knee boots from Zara to try at home. The shafts were loose, despite being a stretch material.... Not sure why I keep torturing myself even trying to find some boots with shafts something close to the size of my thin legs. The eternal optimist may be?
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    I can't add much to this discussion, but do suggest that 'graceful' and competent heel-wearing is not directly linked to gender or build. We have all seen a variety of women (and a few men) whose ability - or lack of it - to walk in public in heels is all-too-evident. This man seems to me to be perfectly competent in his Omano boots (allegedly 6" heels but I think a little less than that). He has other videos of him in similarly high heels and is obviously well-practised, but scarcely unique.
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    If you want to get his attention, PM him him directly. It's not a case of waking him/them up, they are busy elsewhere and as this threat clearly indicates, there's not much going on that draws attention. I have to say, your input is greatly appreciated, in trying to change that.
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    I have just returned from a week's holiday in southern Turkey. In the hotel foyer, next to the small souvenir shop, there was the pictured archway with a sign displayed each side. I initially thought that this led to other shops (for tobacco and shoes) but it proved to be the entrance to the men's and women's WCs. As a reformed pipe-smoker who has a modest interest in stiletto heels, I found it difficult to decide which WC I should use! All guests adopted casual dress throughout the day and evening, in the hotel or outside. Shorts and flip-flops (or equivalents) were almost universal everywhere, with just a few low wedges in evidence. I reckon that, if Turkey imposed a 'Tourist Flip-flop Tax' of 10 lira (about £1.20 or $1.60), its economic woes would be solved within a month or two!
  5. 1 point
    I entirely agree about the hyperbole that seems to attach to any press mention of 'high' heels. Although the Daily Mail, for example, gives fair coverage of heel-related fashion and stories, it does seem incapable of mentioning heels without attaching trite and unnecessary qualifiers. Enough to send my blood pressure 'sky-high'!
  6. 1 point
    The lovely, Helen Mirren. At 73 ......
  7. 1 point
    A regular high heel wearer .... Celine Dion Always a special pleasure to see a mature lady wearing high heels.
  8. 1 point
    I'd wear these two.
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    Not seen one, or heard of one locally (meaning in the UK). I think they might have become less 'popular' generally, (less interesting) when men started to compete, and win. I have here some high-top plimsoll/trainers with a 4" heel. I would take on anyone while wearing those and potentially win because they are like wearing trainers. I don't know whether they would be outlawed in these runs, but wearing them would provide no handicap to my running speed at all. Six inch heels with a 1" or 2" platform, might as well tie my ankles together for all the speed I'd manage. I could barely walk in them, much less run.
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    Well, that flurry of interest didn't show a lot of stamina.
  12. 1 point
    Really? How /why and just about any other likely question around doing that? Is this something people (men) do, and she sends pictures of her wearing them or something?
  13. 1 point
    As distinct from 'pumps for his feet' presumably? (Ronnie Barker in 'Four Candles' made the same error!) As to the LAM, I have just perused the website: http://londonalternativemarket.com/general-info/ First Sunday of each month in Leadenhall Street, EC3, which means that free street parking should be reasonably available for anyone wanting to go by car (the City is very quiet at weekends, but keep away from Petticoat Lane area as parking there is still restricted on Sundays). Entry before 2pm is £6, entry after that £7. Whilst there is a claimed wide range of exhibits, allegedly including footwear, I can see little that is specific. My gut feeling is that most of the emphasis is on activities/interests/lifestyles/products that would be of little or no appeal to me and scarcely justify the trouble and expense of attending. I did once (about 20 years ago) attend what may well have been the same event in London; I found little of interest (and a fair number of rather unpalatable 'exhibits') and left after an hour or so.) However, I am happy to be proved wrong and might be willing to attend, especially if some of us were to meet there socially. Certainly, I agree that the LAM could provide a venue for such a get-together, but would there be any privacy for us - I guess not unless we hired a private room or similar? In which case, why not book such a room elsewhere? All in all, something to think about, as you say.
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    She is stunning. The perfect woman, on the face of it. Shame I'm so old, she so young. I'm sure she could make me very happy. Though even in my 20's, I doubt she would have looked at me twice. No matter, I've had my go at wondrous things. Though I'm still amazed at what happens to me some days. I've had and continue to have, a great life. (Long may it continue! )
  15. 1 point
    Thank you, and you are welcome. I ought to add that possibly understanding why these meets don't happen makes it no less disappointing about the lack of socialising in what is quite a niche interest, although maybe not a niche as many would think. I have over the years re-sold many pairs of heels I've owned that either didn't fit, or I didn't want to keep. A fair percentage of those sales have been to men. One of the pairs with the highest heels, and possibly the most expensive I've sold, were to a man at a face-to-face meeting. He was no more embarrassed than I was, and the fact I was selling very high heeled boots in a mans size (UK9) made no difference at the exchange. He might have been buying a foot-pump for his car, the transaction was so 'matter-of-fact'. But would he attend a 'men-wearing-heels' meeting? I doubt it since his interest seemed to be of the 'self-gratification' variety. Meaning he was happy to pay for something he might wear for 10 minutes of fun (with him young enough for it to be several times a week) rather than it be a 'lifestyle' interest. While looking into opportunities for meeting venues, I found the London Alternative Market, which might be a regenerated London Fetish Fair. Entry is just £5, so affordable, but the location is deep in the heart of the City of London. Not a great place to get to, without using public transport. Might be something to think about, for the Home Counties based members here. Travelling from elsewhere, might add too much cost to an untried venue. Volunteers?
  16. 1 point
    Of all the people I could be talking about, you would not be one of them. I'm aware through experience, you would attend a social gathering, (as might "Heels") with we three having met up together, many times in the past. In fact, you were one of the two people that waved me toward the (hidden) entrance door of the Miller pub back in 2008 - if I remember correctly. The 'Meet' in 2008 was really very special because it had an international flavour - including the bar maid it would seem! Here's some background to that time .... Until a few weeks before the big meet (there was a dinner together before that with about 9 attendees) several of us had no knowledge of men wearing heels as a group. Certainly in my case, I was almost overwhelmed to find my interest (straight man, practically non-TV) wasn't alone in the world with regard to my finding pleasure in wearing a heel. Of course I knew other men wore heels, I'd seen them years before, but these were for the most part, TV/TS or drag. Otherwise 'regular' men wearing heels because they could, and liked them, was 'news' to me? There was at least one person (who attended the meal on the 14th), made mention that his interest in wearing heels, and feeling isolated because of it, had produced some strong mental health issues. (Thinking of self-destruction.) His contact with the group, and attendance which allowed regular conversation with other like minded people, enabled him to 'normalise' his interest, rather than let it isolate him. His attendance, quite literally changed his life. To be honest, it also changed mine. I got involved with the group as a whole, and did my bit to help and support others who possibly didn't have my confidence to start with. Once I had spent some time out in the real world in a heel during daylight in a non-fetish situation, and having established my interest wasn't unacceptably unique, I became a great evangeliser for the cause. Not only "talking the talk", but quite literally, "walking the walk" (in heels). Part of my evangelising activity was to encourage social activity via meetings. Several of us met from time to time. Travelling to a central place, typically London, takes time, effort, and there's cost. Add that everyone involved gets older with every day, become less enthusiastic for venturing out breaking normal routines, it's not hard to understand how 5 or more people might struggle to find matching energy levels/time and money for a group meeting. I've mentioned confidence levels, but there is possibly another deeper psychological reason for what appears to be a reluctance to 'share'. Let me propose that many men take their pleasure from a heel, through sexual self-gratification. Many of those 'many' will have solitary experiences, that could never be shared with their partner, assuming their interest in heels doesn't prevent them having a partner to start with.... These men are likely used to keeping their interest in wearing a heel, in 'the closet'. Might be they are members of forums or BB's where they read about and share experiences, but their real world experience of wearing high heels amongst other men, is a big fat zero. How important to the lives of these men who maybe spend 10 minutes a week in heels, would meeting other men who are into wearing wearing heels, likely be? These men might spend 10 minutes every day, maybe 30 minutes, maybe an hour every day, thinking about heels and when they'll get to put a pair on. But it seems to me, their enthusiasm often never leaves the bedroom, much less is taken out to meet people socially. Believe me, I'd be happy to have this all wrong. I wish it were as simple as; "Can we all meet at xxxxxxxx on DD/MM/YYYY? Who is in?" And 20 people put their hand up to join a gathering. Even somewhere as busy as HHp, the offer of a 'meet' (certainly in the UK) might after a week or two of wrangling over dates and locations, produce two interested people, and one of those might be the person trying to organise the meet.
  17. 1 point
    Anyone going to see this movie? it's a true story, based on a bloke who wore high heels. True! https://www.bustle.com/p/welcome-to-marwen-is-a-true-story-that-will-break-your-heart-then-slowly-put-it-back-together-15520577
  18. 1 point
    These things cost money. If sellers thought they might benefit from promoting their wares, an appearance might get some stock on show, and to try on. At best 30 people (who am I kidding, 10-15) might attend, which isn't enough potential for a seller. I had previously made tentative enquiries some years ago about getting some 'sale or return' stock sent, but all three of the vendors I had in mind back then, no longer trade. (Direct Chinese imports via Ebay put them all out of business.) A model who specialises in wearing high high heels, would cost circa £200 a visit, even if little more than expenses were paid. A venue would be needed. To have dedicated space, would need a flat payment or a guarantee of sales. ("You can have the back room to yourselves free, as long as we take over £150 in sales.") Or some private space for 3 hours, £100. In my mind, the very minimum budget would be £300, and even that figure might prove to be wildly optimistic. Shared amongst 10-15 people? Never going to happen. Even a secluded space, with heel owners bringing their own shoes to show and be tried (on carpet) might cost £10 per person, and that's without refreshments needed like teas/coffees/other. There's also that most men into wearing heels, don't actually want to socialise together. It's a fact. Look at the historic attempts over at HHp. We've had some 'meets' from here in the past, but there's never been more than 5 of us, if I remember correctly. There are of course 'fetish' meets/fairs (or used to be) in London once a month.... Not sure even they have survived.
  19. 1 point
    The best high heel continuity fail I've ever spotted, was with the 1992 Batman Returns film with Michelle Pfeiffer appearing as catwoman. In long shots, or posing, she wore these: (actual boots) (From >> here << ) When fighting or performing cartwheels, she was seen to be wearing flat boots, which shouldn't surprise anyone, but ... In one scene she is seen wearing the heeled boots, and in the same scene is also shown wearing flats. The director should have made sure the scene was edited in such a way (or shot in such a way) this fail wasn't possible...
  20. 1 point
    There were once again, some high heels to be seen on the 2018 series, but the director must have been told to avoid transmitting (where possible) anything that could be reproduced on sites like this. What used to be wide shots with zooming into the heel wearers, almost stopped altogether. More often than not, women in heels sat behind the man, even if this meant the celeb being hidden by a dancer. I pretty much decided early on, following the series wasn't going to be worthwhile. Zoe has also started to wear shoes with slightly lower heel. (She's not getting any younger.) That's not to say heels weren't evident, but trying to get screen shots would not have been as worthwhile as it once used to be.
  21. 1 point
    I'm new here. I love heels and have many of them. Without heels, I feel naked. I'm curious, what I experience in this forum, I am looking forward to it.
  22. 1 point
    Yes - PVC is great for skinny jeans, but not for boots. Those need to be leather in my opinion. I quite like vinyl jeans, but one needs to dress down the hard shininess of the vinyl with softer fabrics and looser fitting, more understated tops.
  23. 1 point
    Well..it's a start, right? Let's see what happens from now on. And ..I take that as a compliment!
  24. 1 point
    I saw a presenter of a real estate/property show wearing similar the other night. I think it is a nice look that needn’t be trashy or fetishy at all. More urban chic than Soho sordid.
  25. 1 point
    It would be nice to do get this forum running in a livelier way. I don't like FB, Twitter etc anyway - have never joined and never will.
  26. 1 point
    It's a shame I never got to own a pair. The heel was a very good height, in that it didn't overly affect how I walked, but was attractively high. A stiletto heel isn't much good walking on the horrendous textures of what London government refers to as it's pavements. I was out the other evening walking along a bit of Oxford Street, and came as close as I ever have to taking a tumble because of some un-level pavement. Anyone following me, would have been impressed I went from nearly walking on (what surely would have become a broken) ankle, to recomposing myself on the following step and not falling over. A bit like walking along on a kerb, and suddenly losing a foot down onto the road. My foot was just twisted away from underneath me, and of course I stumbled. (Always embarrassing.) But I didn't go over. Must have gyro's for hips? Had I been wearing a stiletto heel, I'd have surely snapped it. Thankfully I was wearing the sturdier ALDO alternative, as seen in my avatar. Would still like to own a pair of Capestick though. Lovely fitting shoe as I recall.
  27. 1 point
    Not necessarily, mutually exclusive. But you are right, I should have been more explicit, rather than lean on a hamburger outlet strap-line. Those boots are very attractive, and look very wearable. Everywhere.
  28. 1 point
    A-ma-zing heels! I don't give a s*** that she's a bit shubby when she wears heels like this ;-)
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    better late than never ;-) I agree with both! There should be a heels meet, but like Freddy said, something should be added to the meeting. For instance.... selling heels, a heels show on a catwalk, , a photoshoot with a model in heels,
  31. 1 point
    Just have your wife to take som pics of you wearing heels and dont check her facebook albums...! Yesterday I checked my wifes facebook photoalbums...and I found a picture of myself wearing my 5" heeled boots... JIPPI!!!.. I think.. Anyone have a good explanation I can use if anyone ask WHY?
  32. 1 point
    I think it more to do with boredom. I was a very active member of another board for several years. Every month, a new member would ask the same questions "is this better or the other one better"? "Should I do this, or do that?" These basic questions literally got asked so frequently, a FAQ section was created that fully explored the 'rights and wrongs' of any point possible in a debate prior to a purchase. Did the FAQ section stop the question being asked? Nope. Did pointing people at the FAQ section stop the same questions being asked, the same points on either side of any given debate being put forward? Nope. Responding, became an act of futility. This site needs at least 3 (to 5) regular respondents. I've been unusually busy these past months and haven't had the time I used to have for contributions. I expect to have more time in the new year, if my work position goes the way I expect it to. I'm happy to make contributions as I know Puffer is, but there needs to be others able and willing to contribute.
  33. 1 point
    I had such an opportunity, but the shoes didn't fit very well, sadly. While the flared leg has some potential, the absence of any toe showing is a give-away. In fact to be truly discreet, a high heeled shoe worn by a man must be 2-3 inches longer than usual. I have some very wearable shoes (easy to wear) I could walk around in all day. Slightly flared (bootleg) jeans or trousers, hide whatever needed hiding of the heel, bit no toe showing, draws attention. Less, is not more in this instance. I have some very nice ankle points with pointed toe, that fit very well. They are half-way toward a cowboy boot, but the absence of my foot showing, suggests I am wearing a heel, and draws attention for that reason. The appearance at floor level, is of a girl wearing high heels and just a bit of her toe showing at the bottom of her trousers. Even people not into heels, recognise that look.
  34. 1 point
    One of my favourites for heels ... Gwen Stefani. Circa 5" heels and fishnets .... Going to church. Yesssss.
  35. 1 point
    Looking good. I would almost call those heels oxfords rather than pumps. 'Enjoyably tight' - I like that description/concept.
  36. 1 point
    I for one visit regularly - but unless I have something worthwhile to say, I don't post! I agree about encouraging new members' contributions - and you are doing your bit already, but not alone I hope.
  37. 1 point
    I'm not sure that 'PU' implies any leather base, as distinct from a wholly-synthetic material. The construction you identify is usually (or should be) described as 'coated leather' or similar. Like you, I prefer real leather for footwear (specifically the uppers) and have misgivings about many 'synthetic' products. Especially the type where a plastic coating is applied to some form of textile base and tends to crack-off quite quickly (e.g. when a boot shaft is folded or creased). Often, synthetics are very obvious from the lingering smell! So many shoes and boots these days (especially women's) have a synthetic upper, regardless of price, and it can be quite hard to find affordable leather. One type that does have merit, however, is 'faux suede', which can look very convincing and, whilst not necessarily hard-wearing, may require less maintenance than true (leather) suede. There appears to be a potential trap when a shoe upper is described as 'patent'. True 'patent leather' is indeed leather, but most 'patent' footwear these days seems to be PU - looks good and is easy to make, but not 'leather'!
  38. 1 point
    After a long, hot, tiresome summer, I'm very ready for the cooler temperatures of fall and winter. My first public outing in heels will probably take place, so there's that too.
  39. 1 point
    Welcome to Heels for Men, I am German too - its a bit quiet here - may be we new ones can bring some life to the forum Greets NEW-ON-HIGH
  40. 1 point
    Obviously, you are talking about a time when "talent" wasn't computer generated.....
  41. 1 point
    Oh dear! I'm not so impressed with 'her' legs (and heels) now and propose to cross her off my next birthday party invitation list. There are many other candidates waiting. [My carer has just told me that I have been asleep, and dreaming in a disturbed manner. Have I missed anything? ]
  42. 1 point
    http://www.rebelcircus.com/blog/man-wears-high-heels-to-work-because-he-says-they-make-him-feel-empowered/ Recently got a bit of coverage inc. The Daily Fail. Completely undoes potential good work on behalf of blokes wearing heels unfortunately, as the chap is openly gay. Typical!
  43. 1 point
    With Office copies of Hot Chick (on left) called Hampton. (Now out of stock.)
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    The sometimes anarchic kid's programme 'Tiswas' (on ITV 1977 - 82) was hosted by one Sally James, who quite often wore OTK boots on it. I believe she (and her boots) gained quite a following, and postbag, from randy adolescents. (No - I wasn't one of them; she is only a year younger than me.) Here she is - and there is at least one video online too at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joWDBSNButM
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    I completely understand. If I owned a pair like these, they'd never be off my feet, unless I was bathing or under the shower. Sadly, no longer available, which is just as well at £1100 a pair.
  47. 1 point
    These are my great Cole Haan poppy bit boots Haven't been out with the skinny jeans but nice with boot cut jeans also with just enough showing and not dragging the jeans on the ground .
  48. 1 point
    I came across these pics that were posted and it is quite obvious that the gorgeous model is in to her heels as much as we all are
  49. 1 point
    Saw this variant of the "Keep Calm and [whatever]" signs, couldn't resist.
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