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It's been dead in the water for years.  Nobody posting & nothing much to post about.  I'd have quit the site some time ago if there was a 'delete account' option available.

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8 hours ago, Heels said:

Its a catch 22 sort of thing. I stopped posting because no else posted anything

 

Not quite true - and not very helpful either.   Why not resume posting and see what happens?

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It would be nice if this forum could reactivate. I have made efforts in the past though to resume posting, but got little response. I’m willing to try again if there is any interest by others in doin* the same

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I not had much to say. I have only bought 3 pairs of high heels in the past 12 months. Posted about 2 of them. It would be nice to see what other members are wearing. I sometimes  think I,m talking to myself on here.

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Generally that is the case. It would be nice if this forum could liven up. 

I typically wear boots - I've never been into shoes of any sort and have pretty much lived in hiking boots ever since university days, many years ago. I always danced knee boots but never dared take the step until a few years ago. I like them both with and without heels, although most of my knee and OTK boots are flat-to-low-heeled. I wear them out and about all winter. Love 'em! 

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On 1/11/2020 at 12:37 AM, Shyheels said:

Evidently the forum is not going to liven up...

It looks that way. Unfortunately.

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But surely some members can make a positive contribution rather than just sit back waiting for someone else to do so?   I have contributed in the past but the seemingly minimal feedback (good, bad or indifferent) to my latter efforts did not encourage further significant investment of my time.   That, however, should not be seen as a valid deterrent to others with a story to tell or an observation or adventure to report ...

OVER TO YOU!

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16 hours ago, Puffer said:

But surely some members can make a positive contribution rather than just sit back waiting for someone else to do so?   I have contributed in the past but the seemingly minimal feedback (good, bad or indifferent) to my latter efforts did not encourage further significant investment of my time.   That, however, should not be seen as a valid deterrent to others with a story to tell or an observation or adventure to report ...

OVER TO YOU!

Okay. I'll go first. Just recently had a health issue/scare that caused some swelling in my feet and legs. As a result, I couldn't get my any of my heeled boots on, even without socks. The health issue was addressed, and with medication, the swelling has gone down considerably. But not guite enough for the boots to fit properly. It's looking like the swelling will be completely gone soon. But the whole situation has me humbled. It did make me seriously consider giving up my boots obsession for good.

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21 hours ago, Puffer said:

 I have contributed in the past but the seemingly minimal feedback (good, bad or indifferent) to my latter efforts did not encourage further significant investment of my time. 

Sane here.   

Mind you, not much response on HH Place either.  That forum is a shadow of what it was some 10+ years ago.  Where have the decent committed members all gone to?

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6 hours ago, pointyboot said:

Okay. I'll go first. Just recently had a health issue/scare that caused some swelling in my feet and legs. As a result, I couldn't get my any of my heeled boots on, even without socks. The health issue was addressed, and with medication, the swelling has gone down considerably. But not guite enough for the boots to fit properly. It's looking like the swelling will be completely gone soon. But the whole situation has me humbled. It did make me seriously consider giving up my boots obsession for good.

That must be worrying - although we don't know your age and general situation.   Were you able to wear 'ordinary' (flat/boring) shoes during the period of swelling?

2 hours ago, euchrid said:

Sane here.   

Mind you, not much response on HH Place either.  That forum is a shadow of what it was some 10+ years ago.  Where have the decent committed members all gone to?

Sane - are you sure?? ;)

HHP appears to have lost a number of stalwarts who seemingly fell foul of 'management'.   But there are also a number of extremists whose activity perhaps puts others off as it is often difficult to identify comfortably with what they say and (allegedly) do.

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14 hours ago, Puffer said:

That must be worrying - although we don't know your age and general situation.   Were you able to wear 'ordinary' (flat/boring) shoes during the period of swelling?

Sane - are you sure?? ;)

HHP appears to have lost a number of stalwarts who seemingly fell foul of 'management'.   But there are also a number of extremists whose activity perhaps puts others off as it is often difficult to identify comfortably with what they say and (allegedly) do.

 

14 hours ago, Puffer said:

That must be worrying - although we don't know your age and general situation.   Were you able to wear 'ordinary' (flat/boring) shoes during the period of swelling?

Fortunately, my feet weren't so swollen that they couldn't fit in my ordinary or "casual" shoes. I just had to adjust the laces a bit. All of my boots were tight-fitting to begin with, so there was no margin for error.

Sane - are you sure?? ;)

HHP appears to have lost a number of stalwarts who seemingly fell foul of 'management'.   But there are also a number of extremists whose activity perhaps puts others off as it is often difficult to identify comfortably with what they say and (allegedly) do.

 

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On 1/14/2020 at 8:21 PM, euchrid said:

Sane here.   

Mind you, not much response on HH Place either.  That forum is a shadow of what it was some 10+ years ago.  Where have the decent committed members all gone to?

Same here too. I’d be happy to contribute if there was any prospect of anyone responding in the same month that I post...

Yes, HHP has its fruitcakes but in the main is a pretty nice forum. Nowhere near as active - not by a million miles - as the cycling forum to which I contribute but lively enough that one gets a sense of community with the small but active groups of regulars. Hopefully we can kickstart something like that here. 

 

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On 1/14/2020 at 3:27 PM, pointyboot said:

Okay. I'll go first. Just recently had a health issue/scare that caused some swelling in my feet and legs. As a result, I couldn't get my any of my heeled boots on, even without socks. The health issue was addressed, and with medication, the swelling has gone down considerably. But not guite enough for the boots to fit properly. It's looking like the swelling will be completely gone soon. But the whole situation has me humbled. It did make me seriously consider giving up my boots obsession for good.

Sounds unpleasant, but there’d be no point in giving up your boots. If the swelling had not abated would you be planning to go barefoot the rest of your life? It might have meant buying new boots, in larger, wider sizes - an expensive hassle - but you’d have had to buy new footwear anyway. Thankfully you appear to have dodge that bullet.

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On 1/16/2020 at 9:25 PM, Shyheels said:

Sounds unpleasant, but there’d be no point in giving up your boots. If the swelling had not abated would you be planning to go barefoot the rest of your life? It might have meant buying new boots, in larger, wider sizes - an expensive hassle - but you’d have had to buy new footwear anyway. Thankfully you appear to have dodge that bullet.

I actually have been considering going the "made to measure" route with new boots. There are few shops out there who do it. It costs a little more, but it seems worth it to have boots that fit comfortably.

 

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1 hour ago, pointyboot said:

I actually have been considering going the "made to measure" route with new boots. There are few shops out there who do it. It costs a little more, but it seems worth it to have boots that fit comfortably.

 

You might consider Miguel Jones in Mexico: http://www.custom-boots.net/   His made-to-measure boots are reasonably-priced;  I have one pair (see below) and am pleased with their fit and quality.   

- pic here: Jones3.thumb.jpg.cb63b3c3d9f49b81682adcda45f7af12.jpg

 

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, pointyboot said:

I actually have been considering going the "made to measure" route with new boots. There are few shops out there who do it. It costs a little more, but it seems worth it to have boots that fit comfortably.

 

My boots are from Jean Gaborit - a small French firm that specialises in tall boots (equestrian, field, fashion, vintage, you name it) They are more expensive, to be sure, but the leather and workmanship is top-notch, the fit is superb (they make more than a dozen measurements of your feet, calves and ankles) and everything is hand made at their workshop in France. You can specify the leather, colour, height - right down to the centimetre. I would much rather have a single pair of lovely boots that will last a lifetime and fit perfectly than a dozen indifferent pairs. They are well worth a look. 

 

  

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16 hours ago, Puffer said:

You might consider Miguel Jones in Mexico: http://www.custom-boots.net/   His made-to-measure boots are reasonably-priced;  I have one pair (see below) and am pleased with their fit and quality.   

- pic here: Jones3.thumb.jpg.cb63b3c3d9f49b81682adcda45f7af12.jpg

 

 

 

 

This company has been on my radar for a few years now. They will probably be my fist "custom" order. Sometime soon, I might add.

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10 hours ago, Shyheels said:

My boots are from Jean Gaborit - a small French firm that specialises in tall boots (equestrian, field, fashion, vintage, you name it) They are more expensive, to be sure, but the leather and workmanship is top-notch, the fit is superb (they make more than a dozen measurements of your feet, calves and ankles) and everything is hand made at their workshop in France. You can specify the leather, colour, height - right down to the centimetre. I would much rather have a single pair of lovely boots that will last a lifetime and fit perfectly than a dozen indifferent pairs. They are well worth a look. 

 

  

I've known about this company for a while. I will definitely give them a try in the near future.

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I’m a big fan. I’ve got some suede boots from them and the quality of the suede is amazing. Really thick and luxurious. Definitely worth the money.

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