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Dilemma: high heels with long trousers are no good on my long walk to work ....

(28 Posts)
bodiddly Thu 27-Sep-07 21:14:53

but if I wear trainers or comfortable shoes I need much shorter trousers? What do you all do? Do you really only wear shorter jeans etc when you wear flats and longer jeans with heels .... ?

cosmicdancer Thu 27-Sep-07 21:22:40

I'm 5' 2" and I do tend to buy petite length trousers or jeans to wear with flat shoes -usually more casual style and smarter regular length to wear with heels.

It's a pain but because I'm quite short trousers that are too long on me make me look even shorter.

bodiddly Thu 27-Sep-07 21:24:36

It is a nightmare ... Im not short short ... average I suppose - surely this is something even tall people have issues with.

JackieNo Thu 27-Sep-07 21:25:36

How long is this long walk? Have you tried wedges? Much more comfortable than heels, imo, but still give you the height.

fuzzywuzzy Thu 27-Sep-07 21:27:11

I wear trainers with platform type heel...then change at work.

Brangelina Thu 27-Sep-07 21:28:16

I have the same problem, only I'm loath to give up the long trews and heels combo because it makes my little legs look so much longer... One solution I did find was tucking the trousers into mid heeled boots then changing when you arrive, but really only doable in winter and I have only 2 pairs of trousers that actually go with the bootssad.

bodiddly Thu 27-Sep-07 21:28:54

I have a 20 minute walk in the morning, and the same again in the evening ... which is ok but not after a day in heels! I would be happy to wear flats for the walk but I end up ruining my trousers when they drag on the floor.

ImNotInterestedInYourKids Thu 27-Sep-07 21:30:16

what do you do?
do you nEED to look smart?

bodiddly Thu 27-Sep-07 21:31:10

smartish - I mix and match what I wear .. some days smart jeans, others a suit ...

bodiddly Thu 27-Sep-07 21:41:39

am an interior designer .. forgot to add that bit

ImNotInterestedInYourKids Thu 27-Sep-07 21:42:02

oh god you cna wear what you want hten surely?

bodiddly Thu 27-Sep-07 21:44:05

yep .. still cant get the footwear right though ... have ruined loads of jeans by wearing trainers in on my commute and then putting heels on at work .... just thought someone might have a solution!

bodiddly Thu 27-Sep-07 21:46:43

maybe I need to wear more skirts .. probably not so good for building sites though and I am not really a skirt person

ImNotInterestedInYourKids Thu 27-Sep-07 21:47:32

me neither.

bodiddly Thu 27-Sep-07 21:48:21

I used to borrow your clothes!

Elasticbandstand Thu 27-Sep-07 21:48:47

why don't you cycle o#grin
no dragging in the ground,
perhaps catching in the spokes though

bodiddly Thu 27-Sep-07 21:49:47

I have a train ride as well as the walk Elastibandstand ... so i would need one of those collapsible bikes

bodiddly Thu 27-Sep-07 21:50:44

sorry cod .. that sounds dodgy! was many many moons ago ...

ImNotInterestedInYourKids Fri 28-Sep-07 07:47:55

oh god am very very nervous now.

bodiddly Fri 28-Sep-07 08:25:53

I think you even gave style opinions way back then .... a shade of lipstick I seem to remember ... getting scared?

foxinsocks Fri 28-Sep-07 10:04:00

get some boots

they still look smart but are MUCH more comfortable for walking (you don't need a mega heel but can get a reasonable heel and still have them look smart and feel comfortable)

I wore heels on my first day back - I have about a 30 minute walk and I nearly cried when I got to teh office my feet were so sore! Boots are the answer!

missbumpy Fri 28-Sep-07 13:53:11

I had exactly the same problem back in the hazy past when I wasn't preggers and I used to love wearing high heel/long trouser combos. Sorry, I don't have any advice. I don't think I ever solved the problem. If it's a pair of long jeans, you can sometimes get away with turning them up a bit with trainers (not v stylish but saves you from ruining the hems). That doesn't really work with a nice pair of trousers though.

bodiddly Fri 28-Sep-07 16:24:07

I don't think there really is a solution .. other than to have shorter trousers to wear with flats or medium and medium .. if you know what I mean.

CountessDracula Fri 28-Sep-07 16:26:32

bicycle clips?

MrsFogi Fri 28-Sep-07 16:31:21

I drive my dh mad doing this. As CD says, bicycle clips or try mbt trainers which have a really thick sole.

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