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Why Did Men Stop Wearing High Heels?


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#1    Hasina

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

Why Did Men Stop Wearing High Heels?

For generations they have signified femininity and glamour - but a pair of high heels was once an essential accessory for men.

Beautiful, provocative, sexy - high heels may be all these things and more, but even their most ardent fans wouldn't claim they were practical.

They're no good for hiking or driving. They get stuck in things. Women in heels are advised to stay off the grass - and also ice, cobbled streets and posh floors.

And high heels don't tend to be very comfortable. It is almost as though they just weren't designed for walking in.

Originally, they weren't.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk...gazine-21151350

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:53 PM

BBC tosh.....men are still wearing high heels, in fact some are even into stilettos. The fashion has changed, but the stigma of men in high heels is becoming much more acceptable. Many a men out there who are wearing heels to make them look taller.
There are many men out there wearing high heels to make them look sexier, whether they are straight is another story, but I do believe many men in the past were up for back door antics, it just was not as acceptable then.


ps: will not let me post pics of men in high heels today, but there are loads on google.

Edited by freetoroam, 25 January 2013 - 01:55 PM.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:55 PM

Yes, at one time fashion was the domain of men only. Well we are reclaiming it but willing to share this time.

Heels are a bad idea for any sex, they will ruin your feet.

But I love my new boots, they have a normal heel but a heel they have and it makes that noise when I step. Just for the days I want to be noticed before I come into view.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

View PostI believe you, on 25 January 2013 - 01:55 PM, said:

Yes, at one time fashion was the domain of men only. Well we are reclaiming it but willing to share this time.

Heels are a bad idea for any sex, they will ruin your feet.

But I love my new boots, they have a normal heel but a heel they have and it makes that noise when I step. Just for the days I want to be noticed before I come into view.

I can't stand heels that make noise... I much prefer 'stealth'... The quieter I am while walking the better!... and if a pair of shoes squeak - it drives me nuts...


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

View PostTaun, on 25 January 2013 - 02:06 PM, said:

I can't stand heels that make noise... I much prefer 'stealth'... The quieter I am while walking the better!... and if a pair of shoes squeak - it drives me nuts...
years back I had a pair of shoes where 1 heel squeaked, it drove me mad and one day while walking home I threw them away, yes, i walked the rest of the way barefoot, but ARRRHHHH, the relief.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

I spend most of my time in riding boots and wellies, so opportunities to go 'glam' are somewhat limited (I'm glad to say!)

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

I think cowboy boots, combat boots, etc. have a bit of a heel for men. Maybe Air Jordan sneakers as well?   They used to have "Elevator" shoes for men to discreetly increase a man's height by 2 inches or so.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

View PostHasina, on 25 January 2013 - 01:44 PM, said:

Why Did Men Stop Wearing High Heels?

Because they had enough commonsense to stop wearing such potentially dangerous footwear which also damage the Achilles tendon and shorten calf muscles, causing long-lasting damage.

Edited by TheLastLazyGun, 28 January 2013 - 07:15 PM.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

View PostTheLastLazyGun, on 28 January 2013 - 07:11 PM, said:

Because they had enough commonsense to stop wearing such potentially dangerous footwear which also damage the Achilles tendon and shorten calf muscles, causing long-lasting damage.

Or because they stopped riding horses?


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

Men wear heels... They are usually much more sensible than the pins some women walk on. I know quite a few men that wear heels for fashion sake, but that may be because I know a lot of men who are into costuming.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

View PostTheLastLazyGun, on 28 January 2013 - 07:11 PM, said:

Because they had enough commonsense to stop wearing such potentially dangerous footwear which also damage the Achilles tendon and shorten calf muscles, causing long-lasting damage.
So they took up football instead.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

View PostTheLastLazyGun, on 28 January 2013 - 07:11 PM, said:



Because they had enough commonsense to stop wearing such potentially dangerous footwear which also damage the Achilles tendon and shorten calf muscles, causing long-lasting damage.
Did we read the article~?

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

They make my calves look fabulous.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:45 PM

View PostHasina, on 28 January 2013 - 08:26 PM, said:

Did we read the article~?

I don't know about you, but I did.

And the article states that high heels are dangerous.  Men suddenly developed the commonsense to stop wearing them.

View Postfreetoroam, on 28 January 2013 - 08:21 PM, said:

So they took up football instead.

All of them?





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