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Am I the only Laydee who doesn't like high heels?

(50 Posts)
RTKangaMummy Tue 27-Feb-07 12:03:50

On THIS MORNING they were showing high heels of various styles

And to me they all look really uncomfortable

My sis wears them all the time even for shopping

I love my BIRKOS for summer and my {low heeled/flat} boots or trainers for winter

I know most people think I am "weird" BUT am I the only one?

I wonder how many of you will own up to also being "weird" in NOT liking high heels?

zephyrcat Tue 27-Feb-07 12:04:49

I'm with you 100% Kanga!!

BettySpaghetti Tue 27-Feb-07 12:04:53

Me! Can't do heels -walk like a man in drag if I wear them ]grin]

Lio Tue 27-Feb-07 12:05:37

Saw that too. Anything with a heel hurts my feet, certainly wouldn't be able to run in them. If I tell you that I saw a lovely pair of shoes in Clarks today that prob tells you all you need to know

Lio Tue 27-Feb-07 12:05:37

Saw that too. Anything with a heel hurts my feet, certainly wouldn't be able to run in them. If I tell you that I saw a lovely pair of shoes in Clarks today that prob tells you all you need to know

MamaG Tue 27-Feb-07 12:06:23

you're all freaks

I lurve my high heels

zephyrcat Tue 27-Feb-07 12:10:25

I was waiting at the school gates the other week and a woman picked up her little boy from the pre-school. She was wearing those naff 80's style boots with big stilleto heels and as she was carrying him across the road her heel went over and she fell flat on top of him in the middle of the road!

Give me a comfy pair of boots anyday!!

MamaG Tue 27-Feb-07 12:11:28

...ok so maybe i don't wear them for the school run - well, not stilettoes

yes yes yes for work/social occasions - make your legs look great and i feel weird if i walk in flat shoes

RTKangaMummy Tue 27-Feb-07 12:11:44

Thanks ZC and BS

I am not alone then

MG and Lio

themildmanneredjanitor Tue 27-Feb-07 12:12:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MamaG Tue 27-Feb-07 12:12:22

birkenstocks are the devil's shoes

sandcastles Tue 27-Feb-07 12:13:33

I don't like them either. Which is a good job really as I can't walk in them due to having sprained my ankles at least 3 times each side.....

MamaG Tue 27-Feb-07 12:15:25

these are my slippers

ShowOfHands Tue 27-Feb-07 12:17:41

I never wear heels. Shoe collection consists of lots of Doc Martens, a few pairs of Birkenstocks and some thai velvet ballet shoe things.

Lazycow Tue 27-Feb-07 12:17:55

I do wear thenm sometimes for work but only when I don't have to walk far. I like the look of them but at 42 years old I have had enough of crippled feet and juSt want to be able to walk without sobbing!!

charliecat Tue 27-Feb-07 12:18:48

No, I think they look vile, and walk like a man in anything over an inch tall.
Google reef tigris, flipflops, that sound like high heels, give you an inch in height and are so so so so so comfy.

Tortington Tue 27-Feb-07 12:19:02

me - i want to - i want to look leggy and feminine.

i want to be all girly in the shoe regard.

but i just cant ferkin walk in them.

MamaG Tue 27-Feb-07 12:19:42


soon you wont' be able ot talk in flats

charliecat Tue 27-Feb-07 12:20:29

reef tigris

MamaG Tue 27-Feb-07 12:21:22

cc you've linked to this thread

ledodgyDave Tue 27-Feb-07 12:21:30

I can't do high hells either I have a pair of vintage boots which are a block type heel but and have wedge heel peep toe shoes but that's it. I cannot walk in high heels at all. I prefere my flat pixie boots tbh. I'm also reasonably tall and have noticed more of my vertically challenged friends are into high heels than the tall ones.

MamaG Tue 27-Feb-07 12:22:15

you're right dodge.

I'm 5' 3

weepootleflump Tue 27-Feb-07 12:23:56

Only wear heels when I do black tie.

Love my birkies (only finally put them away in Nov ). The rest of the time I'm in flat boots or pumps.

I'm only 5 foot dead as well.

Lullabyloo Tue 27-Feb-07 12:25:15

did to please dh for a few years...fine if just for sitting in a restaurant but hell on earth if have to walk more than two inches...

when i became pg they were relegated to the back of the wardrobe to gather cobwebs....and there they will remain me thinks..
dh sometimes digs them out & stares at them wistfully.....not a hope sunshine..

NotQuiteCockney Tue 27-Feb-07 12:27:57

They're really not good for you.

I walk a lot, and just can't be bothered with heels. I used to wear low comfy ones for work (and used to wear stillettos for clubbing) but can't face any of that now.

I do own about 7 billion trainers, and have a couple of lovely 'Think!' brand shoes that are girly and lovely but entirely flat and really comfortable.

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