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If you're tall do you still wear heels?

(29 Posts)
saltyseadog Tue 16-Nov-10 20:59:28

I'm 5'11" and I love heels - not skyscraper vertiginous ones, more 2" - 3" ones. However I do scale 6' when I wear them.

Am I alone in this? Should I be wearing horribly unflattering flat shoes? Just got me wondering today when I was tottering along in ridonculous heels in the office today .

LetThemEatCake Tue 16-Nov-10 21:02:00

nope - you are not alone. I am an inch shorter than you but love heels. Highest I own are 5", although they are not worn often. Try to wear them as often as poss in day, but usually only if I have one dc with me - all 3 and I feel a bit vulnerable in heels!!

cwtchy Tue 16-Nov-10 21:03:32

You're not alone - I am also 5'11" and like my heels! I do have a strange rule that I don't wear heels over 3.5 inches though.

I reckon that I'm tall even in flat shoes, so sod it I'm not clomping round in them all the time! People will just have to crane their necks that little bit more to talk to me, that's all grin

CMOTdibbler Tue 16-Nov-10 21:04:39

Yup, and I love really high heels. Why wouldn't I

PersonalClown Tue 16-Nov-10 21:05:37

When I could spend all day in heels, I'd think nothing of being in 5 inchers. I'm 6 ft.

Unfortunately spinal issues mean I can't spend too long in them.sad

saltyseadog Tue 16-Nov-10 21:06:29

Excellent. Yes - 3" is my heel threshold (I'm too much of an elephat to walk delicately in 5" heels - I salute you Letthemeatcake!).

CountessVonKnackerstein Tue 16-Nov-10 21:06:56

I'm 5' 10" and I used to wear heels. My DH, bless 'im, is 5'8" so I don't wear heels anymore grin

saltyseadog Tue 16-Nov-10 21:07:12

Poor you PersonalClown .

serenity Tue 16-Nov-10 21:07:31

I used to prechildren even though at 5'10"(ish) I was exactly the same height as DH so towered over him in heels. I gave up when I started pushing buggies designed for short people, and having excruciating back and shoulder pain rather than the niggling problems I had before sad

I'm trying to get back into the swing off it, but have lost the knack! I have a beautiful pair of scarlet heels that I haven't had the courage to wear yet smile

WowOoo Tue 16-Nov-10 21:08:09

No. I can't walk very elegantly in them and prefer to wear flats.

I do for a night out but even take spare flats for getting home/ in case they hurt my feet. Feel safer when I can RUN RUN RUN!

serenity Tue 16-Nov-10 21:09:49

To make that make sense - started wearing only flats, as heels and stupidly designed buggies didn't mix (oh and DS1 seemed really far away down there on the floor)

LetThemEatCake Tue 16-Nov-10 21:13:06

god just re-read my post.

I have 5" heels but didn't mean to imply that I wear them as often as possible in day. Just that I try to wear a heel as often as possible. The five-inchers are strictly dinner shoes - ie sitting down

gibba8 Tue 16-Nov-10 21:13:30

I am 5'10" and would love to wear heels but just feel soooo tall so I stick to my flat boring mumsy frumpy flats.

deaddei Tue 16-Nov-10 21:43:10

I am 6 feet tall and have a collection of heels I never wear- all my friends are small, dh is about an inch shorter and I feel too towering- then I hunch over which looks awful.

DTI10 Tue 16-Nov-10 22:31:02

I am 5'10" and I love heels. I love wearing them in the office (towering over horrible people) and at the weekend if I am out and about. I do not wear them walking to the station etc as I worry about ruining the delicate heels etc.

I had a phase of being really self-conscious being so tall in them but I soon snapped out of it.

I have flats too but will always go back to heels.

aquavit Wed 17-Nov-10 10:30:47

5'10" and a heel lover too. But I have completely lost the knack of (sustained) walking in them since spending a year in flats being pregnant/with a newborn. Party shoes in the evening I can still manage but moderate heeled boots for daytime? not a chance. Boo!

gibba if you would love to wear heels - just do it! being tall is great!

mistressploppy Wed 17-Nov-10 10:36:59

I'm with you, Gibba - I'm 5'11" but feel like a tranny in heels, I wish I could get over it though as they just look nicer...sad

I need some taller friends grin

GetOrfMoiLand Wed 17-Nov-10 10:39:58

I am 6 foot and wear high heels - love being as tall as possible. Wear platforms as well.

Gives a nice advantage at work when you are the tallest person in a room full of blokes.

Imo short men though do NOT like women who are taller than them.

My daughter is nearly the same height as me, however she loathes being tall so stoops. sad. Hopefully she will snap out of it. Being tall is great.

TrinityTheTwattyRhino Wed 17-Nov-10 10:41:55

I would still wear hells if I was tall
I'm only 5'8 and a bit" that bit is very important

I like wearing heels but dont have any clothes to go with them or any place to go in them lol

TrinityTheTwattyRhino Wed 17-Nov-10 10:42:25

oh crap, I'm sorry I've crapped oinyet another style and beauty thread lol

sorry, I rrally must go and do something

effymeffy Wed 17-Nov-10 10:44:52

I am 5'11, i wear heeled (2 inches maybe 2.5) boots but i can't walk in heeled shoes at all.
My OH is shorter than me (looking into elevator shoes for him for xmas grin ) so always feel really self-concious in heels.

Ormirian Wed 17-Nov-10 10:47:28

No. I was always hated not being able to walk freely and was way too self-conscious when younger and now I have developed recurrent tendonitis which makes anything over about an inch total agony.

QueenGigantaurofMnet Wed 17-Nov-10 10:49:40

Im 6'1 and until having the dc I word heels everyday. Now I only west them on nights out. Or if needing to ne a bit more dressed.

I hate being so tall generally but on anight out I work on the theory that I'm going to stand out, I may as well stand out looking fab rather than frumpy.

Poledra Wed 17-Nov-10 10:52:04

I'm with GetOrf, though am a little bit shorter (5'10''). Wear heels and platforms. Rather like looking down on blokes at work. Did have one boss though who had real Short Man syndrome - made me wear higher heels.......

bumpybecky Wed 17-Nov-10 10:55:07

I don't wear heels and I'm 6 foot. I've never really worked out how to walk in them! if I could manage it I would though

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