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How old were you when you started to wear high heels?

(30 Posts)
brimfull Thu 19-Jul-07 16:19:41

Having discussion with nearly 16yr old dd.
I can't remember.

SpiderBaby Thu 19-Jul-07 16:20:27

I have never worn them 30 this year

blahblahblahniks Thu 19-Jul-07 16:21:41


EffiePerine Thu 19-Jul-07 16:22:15

not allowed before 16

not worn till abotu, ooh, 25?

brimfull Thu 19-Jul-07 16:24:02

luckily they aren't really that fashionable for teens at the moment

JoMa Thu 19-Jul-07 16:24:34


lou33 Thu 19-Jul-07 16:24:56

i was stupidly young, i must have looked like an idiot

i rarely wear them now, i live in flip flops and tennis shoes

TheBlonde Thu 19-Jul-07 18:49:50

At Uni
Sixth form was biker boots and trainers

stepfordwife Thu 19-Jul-07 18:53:17

at age of 44, still waiting for my girlie gene to kick in and start wearing high heels

have started looking at handbags longingly though...

expatinscotland Thu 19-Jul-07 18:54:09

I was in ballet. Pointe shoes from about 13-14, so high heels were a doodle - in those by 15 definitely.

DangerousBeans Thu 19-Jul-07 18:54:53

16 or 17.
(although had a rather fetching pair of bright red shoes, that I used to hide in my school bag and swap with my Startrites at the bus stop - when I was 13 or so)

Sheherazadethegoat Thu 19-Jul-07 18:56:04

i can certainly wear high heels, walking in them is another story.

ChasingSquirrels Thu 19-Jul-07 18:59:35

I'm 35, I still don't.

Hideehi Thu 19-Jul-07 18:59:38

15 ish
I'm going to let mine wear them whenever she wants, they are s uncomfortable i imagine the novelty will waer off quickly

pointydog Thu 19-Jul-07 19:16:09

kitten heels were teh thing to have when I was in my teens, had them by 15. My mum never banned them from what I remember but then she never banned anything.

(dd1's class put on a fashion show in teh spring and the two most popular girls both had almost stilettos on, aged 10. Looked obscene)

MaloryTowers Thu 19-Jul-07 19:17:08

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MrsBadger Thu 19-Jul-07 19:18:46


my mum still looks askance at them

brimfull Thu 19-Jul-07 19:20:17

watching posh spice on tv last night,she looks like a child trying to walk in their mum's heels.

nomdeplume Thu 19-Jul-07 19:21:51

prob about 15 for nights out. Went through a phas of wearing them to work in my late teens. Now I only wear them if I'm out on the town

Hulababy Thu 19-Jul-07 19:24:47

Probably not until 6th form! Didn't really go out at night much before that. Actually maybe had some small heels at about 15 for going out for6= best with family.

Saw a child of about 4 at Gulliver's Kingdom today in white sandals with heel - and not a tiny one either. Was ridiculous. Child couldn't walk in them properly and had to be helped in and out of every ride because of them

serenity Thu 19-Jul-07 19:25:54

Never been one for stilletoes, but I had my first pair of boots with a heel when I was 15 or 16, essentially when I started buying my own clothes with my own money (ditto mini skirts, make up etc)

electra Thu 19-Jul-07 20:27:47


Botbot Thu 19-Jul-07 20:31:40

Was a bit of a Doctor Marten's-type late-80s teenager, so probably not till I was in my early twenties. Then I stopped when I was 25 after a horrific ankle-snapping incident while a bit pissed in ridiculous Spice Girl-type wedges. Haven't really bothered since apart from at weddings and posh dos, and still have a metal plate halfway up my leg!

Nymphadora Thu 19-Jul-07 20:34:18

15 ish but they were chunky ones , just bought my first pair of pointy heels (not quite stilettos) at 28

sweeties Thu 19-Jul-07 20:43:03

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