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  1. recent article

    My wife told me my nephew definitely saw my boots were built up inside, as I knelt down to open a cupboard and the back of the boots was clearly visible. He looked at her and then looked away. No doubt the rest of the family will also be informed, although it's quite possible they already know, seeing I wore them at their house last weekend.
  2. recent article

    I've taken to wearing formal shoes with 2 inch cuban heels for church etc where there are likely to be people who would be genuinely offended by what they would perceive as feminine shoes. They don't do a great deal for my back problems but at least they get people used to me being taller, so higher ones wouldn't be so obvious if they saw me in them. I've been wearing the concealed heel boots (discussed elsewhere here) a lot with family around. At least they're not immediately feminine and they are getting the family used to what they MUST have noticed without causing any offence or embarrassment, particularly with children around. We went to my wife's sister's last weekend, and I wore them all the time when I wasn't wearing the cuban heels. One of our nephews (16) is staying with us at present, which limits me for style but I'm in the boots all the time. Yesterday we went to Brighton Marina and walked about two miles. My back would have been quite painful in flat shoes but was absolutely fine in the boots. I think they'd be good footwear to have on if family or close friends asked why I was wearing them, which they haven't yet. I bought another pair (as per discussion elsewhere) so my wife knows I have them. Actually, she likes the buckles so I won't bother cutting them off this time. I also have another pair tucked away, that I bought soon after the first ones in case they disappeared from the market, so I should be well supplied for a while. The original ones are still in very good shape despite the mileage I've done in them.
  3. "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    Certainly boots are easier, and look more passable as men's footwear, although I still have the problem of the need for shoes for certain occasions. I had a pair of sandals I wore a lot over the summer (is that some sort of mathematical mind-bender to our American friends?). I've ordered my pair of concealed heels, as per previous messages (identical to the ones I already have but a fraction of the price as obviously they're being taken out of production), and also a pair of boots with fairly wide block heels. I'm not sure about the public wear of these but I'll have to see when they arrive. I also have my eye on another pair of wedge boots like the ones I wear daily - second hand on Ebay. Again, I want to get these while they're still available. The only downside to them is a fairly thin heel but I don't see that as a real problem. They come in any colour you like so long as they are beige, so the black shoe dye is necessary. I dyed one pair dark brown but I've not yet worn them and am not too sure about the colour.
  4. User name

    I haven't. I was just wondering whether someone here knew. Tech sometimes seems to be very busy.
  5. User name

    Is it possible to change my user name here? My wife has found my russ in boots persona online, with several fetish connections, and I had to close a few accounts!. I don't mind her knowing I'm on this site but I would prefer to leave my russ name behind as she would immediately be biased against the site if she saw it.
  6. Man Heels? Boot With Hidden Heel.

    I intend getting a pair this week. The fit is snug. If they were available in a 9 I'd probably go for them but they are OK. Most of the time an 8 is my size and often 7 in sandals.
  7. Man Heels? Boot With Hidden Heel.

    Sorry, I haven't been online for a while. Those are the ones I have, plus a spare pair. Perhaps I should order another pair just to make sure, while they're still around. I saw some brown ones in an 8 but not black. I've cut the bottom strap off mine.
  8. Man Heels? Boot With Hidden Heel.

    Just looked up those trainers. Apart from price, main problem is they don't go up to my size...
  9. Man Heels? Boot With Hidden Heel.

    I suppose with these people is that their custom doesn't come from people on high heel sites, so I could put a warning on hhplace etc but few potential customers would see it. Not sure what else could be done to warn people, but then of course most of their market is people who want to pretend to be taller. Perhaps it's a general culture of deception. A few years ago I got a pair of Bertulli boots and the heels were nowhere near as high as advertised. I was told the height was an average. As the range went only two sizes above mine... I'm also looking at an Indian company whose products sound very good, but trying to get definite information out of them is proving difficult!
  10. Man Heels? Boot With Hidden Heel.

    Sorry Puffer. The topic bumped onto another page and I lost track. Thanks for your helpful comments, and I'll look into it next week. Market day today so busy. In my heeled sandals of course. I had a snotty reply from the company, Tall Men Shoes in El Monte, California. I'll reply to them in due course after ascertaining the legal aspects. It's a shame I bought them off their company website rather than via eBay. I only noticed they were eBay sellers after I'd ordered. I'd probably have more come back. They say they never refund postage, with no exceptions. I wonder... Anyway, worse things happen.
  11. Man Heels? Boot With Hidden Heel.

    Thank you Freddy. You get the situation exactly. I've e-mailed the company concerned, copying into it some of our previous correspondence clearly setting out my requirements and their replies, which are misleading at best and untruthful at worst. As you say, most of their customers must be people who want to look taller - sometimes quite a bit taller as they have heels up to 5.5 inches - but I set out my requirements to them. Surely they couldn't have been unique, given the thousands of pairs of shoes they must sell. I have asked for a full refund for shoes, carriage and return carriage. I doubt I'll get the VAT and 'broker fee' back. My wife nearly cried when she saw the shoes! She said they looked like the shoes a 90-year-old family friend used to wear because of oedema. However, I think, looking on the bright side, that this has highlighted to her the difficulty in finding 'suitable' shoes. She had to agree these were far from suitable, despite the effort and expense trying to get something universally acceptable. Ironically, one of her comments had been that I'd probably spend less on a pair of elevator heels than on all the other pairs I'd bought, most of which I wouldn't wear in public, let alone with close friends or family. In fact, I've just spend more on a pair of 'acceptable' but horrible shoes I'll never wear than I'd have spent on half a dozen pairs of my other shoes! I'll just have to see how all this works out! I'm going to have a chat with our local cobbler to see if he can suggest a solution. He's reheeled a couple of pairs of my shoes and must have guessed they were mine, so I'll see what he says. BTW, awesome trainers/sneakers! I think I might have seen something similar on Ebay. If I could get some in black I'd be tempted!
  12. Man Heels? Boot With Hidden Heel.

    If you go back to my original post on Monday you might understand.
  13. Man Heels? Boot With Hidden Heel.

    Well, they've arrived, and they're horrible! Beautifully made, but ugly as sin to look at. They are so obviously built up inside and despite my specific question about the inside thickness of the sole they still come out at about an inch, so the actual rise is about 2.5 inches. I don't know whether to bother sending them back as I'll get only a fraction of what I paid for the shoes and the carriage and, most annoyingly, the import charges. I've tried putting a built-up insole in but there's no room without my heel sticking out the top!. I think I'll show them to my wife so that she knows I've tried. I find it difficult to make people understand that I'm not interested in being taller - the important thing is the angle of the foot, so a built-up sole is useless to me. I've wondered whether to rip the whole insert out and put my own in, but then you have the problem of a colossal toe box. Waaaaahhhhh.
  14. Well, he hasn't posted on FB yet, but I don't think he would anyway. He's very sensitive to people's feelings and wouldn't post anything for a cheap laugh if it would be hurtful to the person concerned. His girlfriend is a delightful girl and probably the first I'd 'come out' to as she's really open. At Christmas we were talking about me wearing a skirt - she started it - but unfortunately someone else came into the room at the crucial moment and we've never continued the conversation. I think she has a thing about that, as in a job interview she told the interviewer he'd look good in a skirt. She got the job!
  15. Man Heels? Boot With Hidden Heel.

    Thanks for your kind words. Regarding extra height, this has never been a desire with me. If I could get heels that didn't increase my height I'd happily get them. I'm not tall (5'8") but have no desire to be taller except perhaps when trying to get things off high shelves! I'll get my card out and very grudgingly pay UPS as it's more trouble than it's worth fighting, and I want the shoes. Regarding UK suppliers, they have a very limited selection of anything I'd be interested in, with typical lift of 6-7 cm. I need at least 9 for them to be beneficial to my back, keeping in mind the thickness of the sole. Also, even with all these extra charges they're cheaper than I'd get from the UK or EU. Let's hope the quality is as good as promised. I've been told you're much less likely to be charged for goods from China etc.
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