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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:04 AM

Why did men stop wearing high heels?

Beautiful, provocative, sexy - high heels may be all these things and more, but even their most ardent fans wouldn't claim they were practical.

They're no good for hiking or driving. They get stuck in things. Women in heels are advised to stay off the grass - and also ice, cobbled streets and posh floors.

And high heels don't tend to be very comfortable. It is almost as though they just weren't designed for walking in.

Originally, they weren't.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21151350


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Reply Why did men stop wearing high heels? (Original post)
littlemissmartypants Jan 2013 OP
Bucky Jan 2013 #1
littlemissmartypants Jan 2013 #2
tblue37 Jan 2013 #8
LWolf Jan 2013 #10
barbtries Jan 2013 #3
RILib Jan 2013 #4
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #5
littlemissmartypants Jan 2013 #6
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #7
tavernier Jan 2013 #9
jambo101 Jan 2013 #11
aikoaiko Jan 2013 #12
hootinholler Jan 2013 #13
Go Vols Jan 2013 #17
hootinholler Jan 2013 #14
RILib Jan 2013 #18
Remmah2 Jan 2013 #15
JVS Jan 2013 #16
snooper2 Jan 2013 #19
Evasporque Jan 2013 #20
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #21

Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:27 AM

1. you answered your own question in the excerpt box

The real question is, why didn't the ladies quit wearing them?

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Response to Bucky (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:00 AM

2. Not "my" question but the title of the article verbatim

and this lady has. Did you read the article? I hope so because it is right up your alley. Peace. lmsp

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Response to Bucky (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:18 AM

8. I did stop--after crippling bouts of plantar fasciitis

and an extreme bunion caused me to undergo two foot surgeries. I suppose being 62 makes it less of a sacrifice to give up on wearing cute and sexy shoes, but I gave them up 12 years ago, and it was harder to do so then.

Such shoes are much cuter now, too, than when I wore them. They have so many more clever designs. But I stick with my comfy SAS walking shoes (I call them granny oxfords).

I also stopped wearing dresses and skirts, because they look awful with the shoes I am able to wear. My feet are so damaged that I can't even wear most flats or running or walking shoes. I find a running or walking type sport shoe--usuallu Asik--for daily wear, and granny oxfords for dress-up.

Sigh.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:26 AM

10. I did. In my later 20s,

when I left behind whatever interest in being fashionable I'd ever entertained, in favor of comfort, health, and practicality.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:02 AM

3. my theory of high heels has always been

that they're a plot against women.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:04 AM

4. leggings

 

So I read that leggings are now back in style for both genders. There's a reason they went out of style - bad looking legs and nowadays there's no top they look good with.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:00 AM

5. Because they are murder on legs and joints? Because men's narcissism takes them in a different way?

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:10 AM

7. I doubt ordinary men have ever worn heels.

As a practical matter, working men would not have been able to. Maybe aristocrats did, since they didn't have to walk much or perform labor.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:21 AM

9. They emphasize the calves and lift the buttocks.

That is their main role, other than making some very short people feel taller (I think that was the only reason some men wore them).

Basically it's all about vanity and sex appeal.

P.S. - on edit... I'm not saying that is a bad thing. I'm all about vanity myself.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:27 AM

11. The guy probably had an epiphony while looking in a mirror

Dude what the F are you thinking..

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:32 AM

12. It was the low spark that really did them in


Or so I hear from Steve Winwood.

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:28 AM

13. HAH! Good one! n/t

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:38 AM

17. +1

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:29 AM

14. two words: Cowboy Boots

They still have heels.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:32 PM

18. cowboy boots - horses

 

As noted in the article.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:34 AM

15. Because heels make our butts look fat.

 

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:37 AM

16. The toilet was invented and there wasn't shit all over the sidewalk anymore.

So no need to raise your ankles up.

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Response to JVS (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:34 PM

19. ROFL



thank you

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:41 PM

20. men only wear them during sex...

for the most part now....a few exceptions remain...

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