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Flat foot Cinderella strikes again

Wearers of Brooks Adrenaline sneakers: Please help me find more spring and summer shoes. [more inside]
posted by gnomeloaf on Apr 14, 2014 - 1 answer

Need help finding a tolerable dress shoe

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]
posted by randomnity on Apr 4, 2014 - 32 answers

Satyr-day Night Fever

Looking for a tutorial / advice on making satyr-style digitigrade stilts for a Halloween costume. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Sep 26, 2013 - 1 answer

I want more vegan, supportive shoes that don't look it.

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]
posted by vegartanipla on Jul 7, 2013 - 10 answers

Patent Pedant?

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]
posted by Ness on Jun 3, 2013 - 18 answers

Left, Left, Left, Right, Left

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?
posted by dithmer on May 25, 2013 - 10 answers

Blisters on my little toes and the balls of my feet.

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.
posted by arnicae on Mar 21, 2013 - 22 answers

How to walk quietly in kitten heels

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.
posted by whatzit on Sep 6, 2012 - 15 answers

I just want to be comfortable AND stylish....okay?

Is there such a thing as a "sneaker heel"? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jun 3, 2012 - 28 answers

Is it legal to require female employees to wear heels?

Is it legal for a restaurant in San Francisco to require its female hosts to wear high heels?
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Apr 25, 2012 - 11 answers

Vegan Swedish Hasbeen Sandals: A myth?

Is there a non-leather version of these? [more inside]
posted by Isingthebodyelectric on Mar 29, 2012 - 5 answers

A woman's right to shoes

[How to be a girl filter] I can't do high heels. Sadface. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Mar 13, 2012 - 25 answers

Boot heels are wearing down rapidly

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]
posted by a_girl_irl on Mar 8, 2012 - 20 answers

Tired of being the frumpy gal at the club.

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]
posted by theraflu on Jan 24, 2012 - 16 answers

how is shoes work

Should I keep these shoes? [more inside]
posted by zennish on Jan 23, 2012 - 24 answers

I can't squat!

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]
posted by decathecting on Jan 15, 2012 - 42 answers

Which Shoes Were Made For Walking?

What shoe style is best for walking and for pairing with skirts/dresses? Specific recommendations? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Jan 10, 2012 - 24 answers

Looking for a good place to buy womens' shoes in NYC.

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]
posted by Afroblanco on Dec 28, 2011 - 19 answers

Where is the magical shoe fit fixer fairy?

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]
posted by sio42 on Nov 28, 2011 - 12 answers

WARNING: WIDE UNSTEADY LOAD

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]
posted by KogeLiz on Oct 18, 2011 - 72 answers

Down at heel

I'm starting to do barbell squats, but I can't keep my feet flat on the floor. Advice? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Sep 4, 2011 - 12 answers

Heels for the uninitiated girl?

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]
posted by xtine on Aug 22, 2011 - 14 answers

The girl with the golden shoes.

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]
posted by slightly sissy tea hound on Aug 17, 2011 - 18 answers

Why are wedges comfier than heels?

Why are wedges more comfortable than high heels? [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Jul 9, 2011 - 13 answers

How to dye/paint a pair of white satin heels?

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]
posted by iamkimiam on Jul 2, 2011 - 13 answers

I'm not playing dress-up with my mother's heels, I swear

Can I make these heels look like they fit me? [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Oct 18, 2010 - 8 answers

Shoes, shoes, shoes.

What can I do to ensure that my high-heeled strappy leather sandals will last longer than one season? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Jun 15, 2010 - 6 answers

Down at the heels

Where can I get Rockport shoes resoled in or near Philadelphia, PA? [more inside]
posted by fixedgear on Dec 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Seeking comfy heels!

I recently bought these shoes and love them. What other shoes might I like? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Sep 29, 2009 - 13 answers

Hello new shoes, bye bye blues...

Help me find comfortable walking shoes! With high heels please. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Aug 6, 2009 - 32 answers

Are flats really that bad?

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]
posted by sunshine arakhan on Jul 13, 2009 - 39 answers

Women's shoes for duck feet?

What kind of women's dress/business suit shoes work for duck feet? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Apr 16, 2009 - 12 answers

Sneaky sneaker heels

Whenever I buy sneakers, the heel lining breaks [more inside]
posted by Brennus on Jan 28, 2009 - 8 answers

Agony of de feet :(

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]
posted by Madamina on Jun 13, 2008 - 13 answers

Treating achilles tendonitis on my own

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]
posted by rosebuddy on May 21, 2008 - 15 answers

How do I walk and stand correctly?

How do I walk and stand correctly? My upright posture sucks and I want to change it. [more inside]
posted by JZig on Dec 27, 2007 - 16 answers

these boots are made for walking?

Where can I find affordable and cool looking shoes that I can walk in? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Oct 20, 2007 - 21 answers

I walk on the edges of my feet - to dire results!

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]
posted by eswusp86 on Mar 18, 2007 - 16 answers

Click! Click! Boom!

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]
posted by mireille on Jan 30, 2007 - 16 answers

My feet stick out. Help me fix them.

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...
posted by soulbarn on Jan 29, 2007 - 12 answers

Squishy shoes blues

Squishy noise when I walk, help! [more inside]
posted by Marky on Mar 31, 2006 - 11 answers

Help me learn how to walk in heels.

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]
posted by invisible ink on Nov 9, 2005 - 26 answers

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