Men in Women's Shoes

Discussion of fashion elements and looks that are traditionally considered somewhat "femme" but are presented in a masculine context. This is NOT about transvestism or crossdressing.

Re: Men in Women's Shoes

Postby oldsalt1 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:58 am

When I went to church the first time in a skirt I had booties with a 3 inch wedge heel , I have no problem walking in them but the second time I wore a bootie with an exposed 3 inch block heel . Biggest problem was the noise. they had a harder heel and it clicked when you walked on a hard surface. when I went up for communion and came back from the alter if the skirt didn't draw attention the noise from the heels did. I was almost trying to walk on my toes to avoid the noise.
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Re: Men in Women's Shoes

Postby Caultron » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:59 am

oldsalt1 wrote:When I went to church the first time in a skirt I had booties with a 3 inch wedge heel , I have no problem walking in them but the second time I wore a bootie with an exposed 3 inch block heel . Biggest problem was the noise. they had a harder heel and it clicked when you walked on a hard surface. when I went up for communion and came back from the alter if the skirt didn't draw attention the noise from the heels did. I was almost trying to walk on my toes to avoid the noise.

Been there, done that.

On Sunday.

On Sundays, in fact.

But wearing high heels is no sin.

A few raised eyebrows from other worshipers but nothing from the priests, the ushers, and so forth.
Courage, conviction, nerve, verve, dash, panache, guts, nuts, balls, gall, élan, stones, whatever. Get some and get skirted.

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Re: Men in Women's Shoes

Postby Rokje » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:40 pm

I bought some 4 inch stilettos today and the people in the shop (only womens shoes) didn't raise an eyebrow when i asked for a high heeled shoe size 42 EU 12 US 14 UK.
I tried them on walked up and down the shop. Not very elegant at first :lol:
Now learing to walk on them, after 35 years of no practice at all. Practicing looking straight forward and try to walk in a straight line is a bit hard.
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Re: Men in Women's Shoes

Postby Gordon » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:03 pm

Congrats on the shoe purchase. You'll get used to them soon.
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Re: Men in Women's Shoes

Postby Mike » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:22 pm

Oh man I love wearing heels. The manager at my local Payless sends me a text when she gets something in 13 that she thinks I'll like.
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Re: Men in Women's Shoes

Postby Rokje » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:40 pm

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Love them :D
Be proud to wear a skirt or dress they are just clothes. Yes , they are for men too :mrgreen:
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Re: Men in Women's Shoes

Postby Gusto10 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:47 pm

Rokje wrote:I bought some 4 inch stilettos today and the people in the shop (only womens shoes) didn't raise an eyebrow when i asked for a high heeled shoe size 42 EU 12 US 14 UK.
I tried them on walked up and down the shop. Not very elegant at first :lol:
Now learing to walk on them, after 35 years of no practice at all. Practicing looking straight forward and try to walk in a straight line is a bit hard.


shouldn't the sizing be in womens sizes:
42 EU
8 UK
10 US?
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Re: Men in Women's Shoes

Postby Rokje » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:04 pm

I don't know. I used the online converter.
Man size 42 EU, and I asked the shop attendant for a 42 size stiletto heeled shoe.

In the Netherlands there is no diverence between ladies and man sizes. Because I asked a 42 size, and they came with a 42 ladies size that I tried on and bought. No different sizes between woman and man. Easy ! US and UK should abandon Imperial Inches/pounds/yards/feet etc. Go for the metric system. But that's an other topic. :mrgreen:
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Re: Men in Women's Shoes

Postby Sinned » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:20 pm

Rokje, no way are we abandoning the Imperial measures. We fought the EEC over the issue and sort of won. Maybe they will fall out of use as dinosaurs like me die out but until then we will continue their use. Incidentally, even though I used primarily metric units in Science at Grammar School, I have no concept as to what my height and weight is in metric but am very intimate with them in feel, inches and stones, pounds.
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Re: Men in Women's Shoes

Postby r.m.anderson » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:48 pm

Caultron wrote:
oldsalt1 wrote:When I went to church the first time in a skirt I had booties with a 3 inch wedge heel , I have no problem walking in them but the second time I wore a bootie with an exposed 3 inch block heel . Biggest problem was the noise. they had a harder heel and it clicked when you walked on a hard surface. when I went up for communion and came back from the alter if the skirt didn't draw attention the noise from the heels did. I was almost trying to walk on my toes to avoid the noise.

Been there, done that.

On Sunday.

On Sundays, in fact.

But wearing high heels is no sin.

A few raised eyebrows from other worshipers but nothing from the priests, the ushers, and so forth.


YOU WANT ATTENTION:
Wear dem Irish River Dance tap shoes !
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: Men in Women's Shoes

Postby r.m.anderson » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:07 pm

Rokje wrote:I don't know. I used the online converter.
Man size 42 EU, and I asked the shop attendant for a 42 size stiletto heeled shoe.

In the Netherlands there is no diverence between ladies and man sizes. Because I asked a 42 size, and they came with a 42 ladies size that I tried on and bought. No different sizes between woman and man. Easy ! US and UK should abandon Imperial Inches/pounds/yards/feet etc. Go for the metric system. But that's an other topic. :mrgreen:


Payless Shoes LINK:
Click on ADULT:

http://www.payless.com/customer-service ... harts.html

Yes it would be nice for a uniform standard for all footwear - "BUT" it will take returning to the language tower of Babel to get it done !

Until shoe manufactures use one uniform common standard of measurement "UNIFORMLY" it is going to be apples and oranges of shoes like
clothing that is on the other side of the aisle no common denominator.

Oh what the heck - "if the shoe fits wear it!"
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: Men in Women's Shoes

Postby phathack » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:14 pm

Manufacturers don't make their shoes the same size, different styles of shoes in the same size will be different and I have to go up at least 1 maybe 2 sizes to get one that fits.

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Re: Men in Women's Shoes

Postby JohnH » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:38 am

Rokje wrote:I don't know. I used the online converter.
Man size 42 EU, and I asked the shop attendant for a 42 size stiletto heeled shoe.

In the Netherlands there is no diverence between ladies and man sizes. Because I asked a 42 size, and they came with a 42 ladies size that I tried on and bought. No different sizes between woman and man. Easy ! US and UK should abandon Imperial Inches/pounds/yards/feet etc. Go for the metric system. But that's an other topic. :mrgreen:


I as an American agree with you. Imperial units make as much sense as old British money: 12 pence to a shilling and 20 shillings to a pound. The US uses the wine gallon and the UK uses the ale gallon. There are 5280 feet to a mile. Queen Elisabeth I established this seemingly irrational number to harmonise acres to the mile. There are 80 chains to a mile, and the definition of an acre is 1 chain by one furlong, where a furlong is 10 chains.

I know the Imperial system far better than most people so I can see that the Imperial system is all fooked up.
My height is 1.74 meters (5' 8 1/2") and my weight is 100 kilograms (220 lbs). Stones are not used in the US.

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Re: Men in Women's Shoes

Postby Kirbstone » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:58 am

The word Mile' is derived from the Latin 'Millia-passum', which is one thousand 'passum's...or Left-right-Left, as soldiers/legionaires marched. The average pace being just over 2 & a half feet, the 'Passum' being just over 5 feet, a thousand of which added up to one 'Mile'.

An acre was the area of standing corn (Barley, Oats, Wheat) a fit man could be expected to scythe in a day and measures 70 yards by 70 yards.... 4,900 Sq. yds., or four ROODS. !

Time for my 0.56 liter of Guinness.

Filling up my little turbodiesel Volvo is typically at around 480 miles. I pour in just over 36 liters at 2 Imp. gallons per 9 liters. 36 liters equals 8 gallons. 480 miles for that means she's giving me (a whisker under) 60 Mpg.......Twice as frugal as my old petrol Merc, which never quite managed 30 Mpg, and furthermore, Diesel sells here for a good 10 cents cheaper per liter than petrol.
.........And they've scrapped miles here, All Kilometers now on the signs, but my steed is a British import, so has miles on the instruments, which I'm happy with.

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Re: Men in Women's Shoes

Postby JohnH » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:04 am

Corn in the British sense is grain. Americans restrict the term corn to maize.

Also I listed the official conversion factors between acres, chains,and miles as they are now. Measurement units used to vary all over the place depending on location.
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