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  1. Tacchi Alti

    Wedge loafers

    I've been looking for ages for a pair of wedge loafers or lace-ups with a heel at least 4 inches and no platform. My size is UK 8. Ebay, Amazon, Ali Express, DHGate.... no joy. Colour not important as I can dye them. If anyone can track a pair down I'd be eternally grateful.
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    Apparently yesterday was the hottest April day for over 70 years. March was one of the coldest on record - is the weather playing catch-up now? I was out in my wedge sandals at Brighton Marina yesterday. We had a visitor with us - no comments on my footwear although I know the heels were plainly visible at times.
  3. They would encourage a rolling gait
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    Ebay And Shopping.

    Yes. I've noticed that with eBay! Why?? One reason I don't like Amazon is that there are no categories for descriptions, but at least you can select size. Have eBay discontinued sizes for other clothing??
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    I had a very interesting time on Saturday, out for the day at a business meeting with three ladies. One of them took her car so we converged on her house to get a lift. When I arrived, they said, You're the odd one out - we're all wearing skirts! I said it's a real shame I didn't know the dress code before I arrived! I was wearing my usual 4.5 inch block heels, but no comment was made, although I'm sure they know I wear them. I've known two of them for over three years. Even then, could you really sit next to someone in the back seat of the car for over an hour without that other person seeing what you're wearing? Anyway, the four of us are going to another business training on 14 April and we've decided our clothes will match for colour (blue) and our tops will have pictures of birds on. I'm now just waiting for a few prompts, as we're on a separate FB chat group. I would absolutely love the opportunity to wear something more daring in the way of shoes - some blue stilettos, perhaps? It will be a 'safe' environment - the company's head office - with moral support from three others. However, I don't want to force the issue, obviously. Perhaps I should get my blue heels in anticipation... One of them might even provide a skirt! I shouldn't get my hopes up too far, but it certainly made for a very interesting conversation.
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    Something special

    Sorry I haven't been around lately. Combination of time away and lack of opportunity. Great photos here, and I sit looking at them and wishing I could wear those lovely stilettos. Mind you, I did drive in my 5.5 inch stilettos on Friday evening...
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    Something special

    I reckon those boots would like quite masculine with long trousers! I bet they cost something though!
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    We had a slight dusting overnight, and it's due to start again around midday. So far we've got off lightly here on the south coast, but then we rarely get much snow here. Famous last words???
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    Yes, I'm sure you're right. I don't know if my peripheral vision is getting better, but I'm now more aware of people stealing a glance. Strange, I thought I'd have noticed everything out of sheer paranoia when I first started wearing them. Perhaps it's just that I don't try to hide them like I used to. I was a a business networking meeting this morning. There were a couple of dozen people there, and I'm sure most of them (the women, anyway!) have seen them. A couple of times ago I wore different trousers (straight, not boot cut) and at least once the hem stayed at the top of the heel when I was walking around! It's been snowing here, and I took a picture of some interesting footprints! My wedge boots have a cleated sole (just right this weather!) and a fairly narrow wedge heel, so the footprints are scattered everywhere I've been walking. If I upload a picture it will have to be from my phone as for some reason my phone isn't recognised as a drive on my computer!
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    I'll be going by car with a couple of other people so wouldn't be able to meet at all. It's Fulham area I'm going to. I know my fellow passengers quite well. I'll just have to wait and see.
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    I intend wearing them again to a company training in London on Wednesday. There will be fewer people there, and the light levels in the room will be higher, so there will be nowhere to hide them! Last time I went to one of these I wore my block heel Oxfords (the ones you dislike, Freddy!) and no one commented, so why should boots be any different, even if these are slightly higher?
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    All fine. On our way home. No comments on my boots!
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    I'm on my way, and wearing my block heel boots. Now for the test! It's below zero here but the roads seem fine.
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    It's in Coventry, but I don't think there would be room in the car! That said, if you made your own way you'd be very welcome as a guest!
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    Cold here! Sunny but an easterly wind. I'm off to a company conference tomorrow, where I always wear heels. Previously I've worn my wedge boots, or, one time, my concealed heels, but tomorrow I'm going to wear my new block heels and see if I get any reaction. I'm a bit tired of no reaction at all! There will be at least 4000 people there, mainly female, and I'm travelling in the car with three of them. I know two quite well but never met the other. I'll take my wedges in case I bottle out or a heel comes loose...
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    We exchanged cards on Valentines Day, and my wife said she hadn't bought me chocolate because she knew I wasn't eating it at the moment (dieting!). I said I hadn't bought her flowers because I knew she wasn't eating them at the moment. For some reason she put that up on Facebook.
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    Hi all

    And heels?
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    Hi all

    Well, Jeremy, I hope you've enjoyed the welcome and the plethora of posts your entrance has generated! It is quieter in here simply because there are fewer members. There are just a handful of regular contributors here, but of course the site only thrives if we contribute! So please continue to post. I've never understood the perceived difference between transvestite and cross-dresser, as etymologically they mean exactly the same thing. However, according to those differences, I see myself very definitely as a cross-dresser - I've never been into the pretend female look although I experimented with it simply as seeing it as a means of wearing heels publicly with no stigma so long as I wasn't 'read'. I'm with Freddy on this! The cross-dressing desire has receded with me, as it was always the shoes that were the attraction, and I now wear them regularly in public, under long trousers. Also, my wife accepts that, while she hates me dressing in stockings, skirt, etc. The heels can fulfil some medical requirement (backache in flat shoes, no backache in heels), but other things are just feminising in her view, and I certainly wouldn't wear them in public unless it was to a specific event like a drag do, but then we're not party animals anyway.
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    I haven't yet shown my wife my new shoe boots, which have pointy toes! Unfortunately she doesn't like the new block heeled boots, which is a disappointment as I'd thought they were as masculine as possible. So I'm still looking for some wedge boots/shoes and also some closed toe mules or sandals to wear as slippers. Both seem very elusive.
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    Sunny here today, but still not warm. We had a slight frost this morning. Throw the cat off your lap and get out in those heels!
  21. I also think platforms are cheating unless the lift is the same as with a single sole. I certainly prefer the aesthetics of a classic stiletto court, but a platform adds a different dimension to walking due to the higher centre of gravity. With a platform over one inch I'm afraid of being tipped over sideways with no warning as you hit an uneven bit of ground, but at the same time it makes you very aware of the surface and has its own attractions in vulnerability - to me, anyway! A thin sole certainly can be painful on uneven ground. I prefer something a bit thicker, which is one reason I went for my latest block heeled boots. Not platforms but a sole of about 0.25 inch. That picture of a crossing epitomises this conversation - the bumps evidently do wonders for the blind but they make heels unsteady and they can hurt though a very thin sole. Platforms would bring their own problems to the situation!
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    I hope it's dry at midday. I need to walk home in my wedges - about a mile.
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    Windy and drizzling here on the south coast. A lot of women walk like ducks and geese in high heels... ;-)
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