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Sometimes I wonder if men who prefer "their" women in dangerously high heels and platforms have secret (or not-so-secret) control issues. After all, a woman in shoes like that isn't likely to be able to outrun you when you're being a jerk.

Date: 2010-09-03 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandokai.livejournal.com

So true!

Date: 2010-09-03 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] littleblueworld.livejournal.com
I have a couple of friends who have used their stilettos as weapons, so there is a back up plan. ;)

Date: 2010-09-03 06:10 pm (UTC)
ext_35267: (Peaceful)
From: [identity profile] wlotus.livejournal.com
There is that. Those things can do some serious damage, if you know how to use them!

Date: 2010-09-03 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunfell.livejournal.com
Love me, love my practical, ass-kicking combat boots.

:-)

Date: 2010-09-03 06:10 pm (UTC)
ext_35267: (Peaceful)
From: [identity profile] wlotus.livejournal.com
And my practical sneakers. :-)

Date: 2010-09-03 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] runningnekkid.livejournal.com
We saw this woman running for an elevator yesterday, and MAN she was hustling! I think she could have outrun me in my sneakers. How some folks do that, I'll never know. Me? I can't walk in heels at all.

Date: 2010-09-03 06:26 pm (UTC)
ext_35267: (Peaceful)
From: [identity profile] wlotus.livejournal.com
I've seen women move in heels better than me in flats, too! I'd hate to be their toes and the balls of their feet, but at least they can get around like that for now...until it comes back to bite them later in life.

Date: 2010-09-03 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyofthelog.livejournal.com
That's certainly possible. However, as a lover of high heels, I have to add that I have several pairs that are very comfortable and a few I can run in if necessary. It's all about very careful shoe shopping. (Maybe having size 11 feet doesn't hurt, either.) Also, they make my calves look awesome. ;)

[But as I think you know, I wear hiking sandals or Chucks 98% of the time. ;)]
Edited Date: 2010-09-03 06:31 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-09-03 06:32 pm (UTC)
ext_35267: (Peaceful)
From: [identity profile] wlotus.livejournal.com
Ever since pumps led to a bunion on my left foot and corns on my feet starting at the young age of 13, I have been wary of heels. I eventually stopped wearing them. I can walk well in them, but they make my bunion and the balls of my feet ache.

Date: 2010-09-03 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyofthelog.livejournal.com
I have had great success with platform pumps. I can't wear any heels with less than a 3/4" platform on the sole comfortably, but 1" platform and 4 1/2" total heel seems to work just fine. I can walk 2 miles in heels that fit well without difficulty. That said, they're not for daily wear.

But yeah, age 13 - that's intense!

Date: 2010-09-03 06:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beautyofgrey.livejournal.com
Yes, I love platform heels. I'm wearing a pair that are super comfortable and easy to hustle in. I probably wouldn't go for a long sprint, though. :)

Hmm...

Date: 2010-09-03 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com
For some that may be true; the same could apply to dresses with extremely narrow or bulky hemlines, which restrict motion. I hate wearing something I couldn't fight in if I had to, even though my body is kind of a wreck. Only on rare occasions will I wear fussy garments, and my footwear HAS to be comfortable.

On the other hoof, some people probably just think those things look hot.

Re: Hmm...

Date: 2010-09-03 09:21 pm (UTC)
ext_35267: (Deep Thoughts)
From: [identity profile] wlotus.livejournal.com
On the other hoof, some people probably just think those things look hot.

No doubt, though I admit to not understanding what at all is "hot" about seeing someone hobbled whom you supposedly care about as a fellow human being.

It also makes me ask why they think it is hot. Is it possible for them to simply like it without their liking it be due to perhaps a control issue they are not even consciously aware of?

Re: Hmm...

Date: 2010-09-03 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com
>> I admit to not understanding what at all is "hot" about seeing someone hobbled whom you supposedly care about as a fellow human being.<<

Well, I happen to enjoy the female body as well as the male body. For me, the appeal of high heels is structural -- the shape of the calf when the foot is pointed, and the way it all emphasizes the long line of the legs. This is why I also fancy seamed stockings. My eyes follow the lines of flow, as in a painting. But that's just one thing I like; I'm equally intrigued by an athletic woman in hiking gear. I can also admire the aesthetic appeal of someone's body without having any interest in them personally -- plenty of people are physically attractive but not mentally attractive. What I enjoy as eye-candy and what I would enjoy as a partner have some but not total overlap.

There are probably different reasons why various people like high heels. Some women like them for the height. If it were safe for me, I'd probably be tempted by that on at least some occasions.

Re: Hmm...

Date: 2010-09-03 10:11 pm (UTC)
ext_35267: (Peaceful)
From: [identity profile] wlotus.livejournal.com
Hear hear...there is nothing quite like the female body. I like to gaze upon it, myself.

That said, I suppose I am too caught up in whether what one wears is functional to be able to enjoy the aesthetic appeal if it is not. Once I've established a garment is functional, I can then enjoy the sight of it on a body. If a garment is not functional, I don't find it fashionable.

Re: Hmm...

Date: 2010-09-03 10:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com
>> I suppose I am too caught up in whether what one wears is functional to be able to enjoy the aesthetic appeal if it is not.<<

For me the two are somewhat separate. I can't wear something unless it is comfortable, and preferably practical; but if it's on someone else who is okay with it, my range of appreciation is wider. I'm enough into art and photography that I like some things which are ridiculously impractical. Props, really, rather than ordinary clothes.

Re: Hmm...

Date: 2010-09-03 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greenminions.livejournal.com
A former coworker of mine was very tall but still loved to wear high heels. I think for her it was the emphasis on the long line of the legs as you mentioned. I don't think she seemed as confident when she was wearing flats, sneakers or boots.

Yes...

Date: 2010-09-03 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com
What makes people feel confident, or even comfortable, variest greatly. I think that's a good thing.

Date: 2010-09-04 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rockbirthedme.livejournal.com
I think part of the "hot" factor is that if you know how to walk in them, they add a lot of ba-boom to the way your hips and ass move.

I rarely wear heels, but I will admit that a nice pair of spikes has its points. (Um ... sorry.) I don't currently own pump heels, but I have a pair of low boots with a 2" spike that are pretty righteous. IMO, the way to wear heels is to stride -- if the click of the heels doesn't sound mildly intimidating, I figure I'm doing it wrong. If you've ever read Terry Pratchett's Going Postal, I favor the Little Lucretia-type spike.

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