For far too long I've coveted high-heeled mens shoes of the kind stereotypically worn by Beatles, mods, and (IIRC) many men hundreds of years ago. But just searching randomly for "winklepickers" or "cuban heels" tends to yield shoes that are, well, ugly, and I don't really see many options in stores. This is nice but I don't want boots, really. WHERE can I get, or at least look at, nice examples of men's shoes with some heel on them?
Today at work, I saw a girl with the cutest shoes. I am absolutely kicking myself for not asking her where she got them! Can you help me find them somewhere on the internet? [more inside]
AskMetafilter has some shoe experts. I'd love your help finding comfortable, stylish heels to wear for my wedding and wedding reception. Hit me with your best bridal shoe suggestions! The wedding is a bit rustic and vintage, so if you can think of heels that are a bit different but might work for a formal ceremony, I'd love to hear! [more inside]
I'm trying to incorporate more exercise in my life by walking more, but is this necessarily better when all the increased walking is done in high heels? [more inside]
My new insoles seem to be doing the trick for my plantar fasciitis. But they seem to be throwing the rest of me off. Will I just get used to it, or should I continue the search for the perfect insoles? [more inside]
Wearers of Brooks Adrenaline sneakers: Please help me find more spring and summer shoes. [more inside]
I need shoes I can wear with dress pants/skirts that won't kill my feet after a few hours. I don't know how everyone else does this because I have never achieved it, even with flats. Help? [more inside]
Looking for a tutorial / advice on making satyr-style digitigrade stilts for a Halloween costume. [more inside]
I think I may be the most difficult shoe-buyer ever. I want them to be 1) vegetarian (no leather) and 2) actually supportive and good for my knees and feet or able to hold supportive orthotics such that they become that way. This generally gets me a small selection of flat boots, oxfords, and sneakers, with the odd casual/sporty mary-jane thrown in. I'd like to have more than just boots to go with dresses/skirts (particularly for the summer or for really dressy dresses), but I thought it was an impossibility and had moved on with my life. But lo, I just discovered the brand Orthaheel, and they have cute flat vegetarian orthotic sandals! Why oh why did the world hide this brand from me until now?! Do you know of other brands or specific shoes that will expand my shoe cuteness? [more inside]
I can't decide if I'm being unrealistic about my expectations for these shoes. Help me decide, should I try and return them or live with them? Pics of damage from one day of wear included. [more inside]
Can I learn how to walk differently? When I walk, I drag my heels. I always wear Birkenstock sandals, and this way of walking causes my heels to wear away much faster than the rest of the shoe, leading to more frequent (expensive-ish) repairs. Can I train myself to walk another way? I know people do it in necessary times (e.g. loss of limb, spinal cord/brain damage, etc.) but I just WANT to change. Possible?
Is it possible to find high heels that you can actually walk in without blisters? Recently I walked a quarter mile in my Cole Haan Talia Nike Air heels, which are supposed to be better for walking in, but ended up with blisters anyway. Are there any brands of heels that will not give me blisters on my toes or achilles tendon? Or is there some trick to wearing them (e.g. toe socks or corn starch)? I usually go barelegged, not sure if that helps or hurts.
Meow! How do you walk quietly in kitten heels? Something like this or this? Is it a trick of sizing? Of walking a little differently? This would be my go-to style of heel for many occasions... if I can hide the slap-clack slap-clack sound which is a bit too much like $2 Walmart flip-flops.
Is there such a thing as a "sneaker heel"? [more inside]
Is it legal for a restaurant in San Francisco to require its female hosts to wear high heels?
[How to be a girl filter] I can't do high heels. Sadface. [more inside]
I have some really nice boots that I'd like to keep for at least a year, and I'm already ruining the heels. Help me figure out how to keep them from wearing down. [more inside]
I'm a fashionable young lady with knee instability and size 9 feet. I have never owned a pair of heels in my life, but I want a pair I can wear to the club. [more inside]
Should I keep these shoes? [more inside]
I can't squat. That is, I can crouch, but I can't get my heels onto the ground or keep my balance without stabilizing myself with my arms. What are specific exercises I should do to allow me to remedy this problem? [more inside]
What shoe style is best for walking and for pairing with skirts/dresses? Specific recommendations? [more inside]
I'm in NYC, and I want to take my girlfriend shopping for a nice, sexy, classy pair of heels. Think high-quality leather. Only problem? I know nothing about womens' shoes, shopping, or shopping for womens' shoes. Could you recommend some good stores to check out? [more inside]
High Heeled Shoes: I got two pair at TJMaxx recently, same brand - Tahari. On both, my heels kinda slipped out of the back when walking, but I normally put these Dr Scholl's heel liner things on the inside of all my heeled shoes and that fixes that problem. However, this only worked on one pair this time. Please hope me be able to wear these awesome shoes. [more inside]
I have to be in a wedding this week and I really don't feel like dealing with the new request about having to wear heels. And I look like a WIDE LOAD in this stupid dress I have to wear. Help me calm down. [more inside]
I'm starting to do barbell squats, but I can't keep my feet flat on the floor. Advice? [more inside]
Being mostly a t-shirt and jeans type of girl in Southern California, I usually wear flip-flops or chucks. But when I go to a nice event I do want to do it up, so ease me into this business of heels! [more inside]
I seek awesome gold or gold-and-ivory heels for my wedding. I love these babies (as well as these and these) from BHLDN but I'd like to pay around $100 for my pair. [more inside]
Why are wedges more comfortable than high heels? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: She needs to dye/paint these white satin Badgley Mischka Lilly pumps a saturated canary/butter yellow for an upcoming wedding. She can't find a place to color them for her. Have you dyed satin shoes before? How did you do it? What to know? [more inside]
Can I make these heels look like they fit me? [more inside]
What can I do to ensure that my high-heeled strappy leather sandals will last longer than one season? [more inside]
Where can I get Rockport shoes resoled in or near Philadelphia, PA? [more inside]
Help me find comfortable walking shoes! With high heels please. [more inside]
I'm tall so never wear heels in the office, and I had a friend tell me this comes off as 'unprofessional'... opinions? [more inside]
What kind of women's dress/business suit shoes work for duck feet? [more inside]
Whenever I buy sneakers, the heel lining breaks [more inside]
Grody summer sandal feet, cracked heels, yada yada. I know what I need to do (pumice, shea butter, etc.), but in the summer I'm already burning up even before I try to put socks on at night! Is there anything else I can do? [more inside]
I seem to have classic achilles tendonitis and am trying to treat it myself. What treatments worked for you? At what point should I just give up and go to a doctor and get professional assessment and physiotherapy? [more inside]
How do I walk and stand correctly? My upright posture sucks and I want to change it. [more inside]
Where can I find affordable and cool looking shoes that I can walk in? [more inside]
Without fail, the soles on the heels of my boots wear down unevenly. The outside part (the edge) of the heel on each shoe wears down more quickly than the inside part, so each shoe become lopsided. How can I prevent this? [more inside]
I walk to work, so I'm good for the environment these days. However, the wear and tear that used be directed to my car tires now falls on my high heels! [more inside]
I need to fix my feet. For as long I can remember, my feet have stuck out (supination.) I have super-high arches - you can barely see the inside portion of my feet on a foot print. I find it nearly impossible to hold my feet together parallel and flat (inner heel to inner heel, big toe to big toe) - they rotate upward and outward, instead. If I manage to get my feet in something close to that position, my toes get goofy, pointing in multiple directions. I want to learn how to straighten my (bare) feet when walking and hold them together, flat, the way I described...
Squishy noise when I walk, help! [more inside]
I can't walk in heels without falling flat on my bum. Is there some trick to doing this that I'm missing out on? [more inside]