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Heels

Heels

Date: Jul 17 2007

Themes: Fashion

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Whose idea was it to make high heel shoes? Wearing them can be pretty painful, and even dangerous. It’s hard to walk in them sometimes and you can call.

But, oh, they look so good! There’s nothing like a pair of high heel shoes to make a lady’s strut look confident and powerful. Listen to Marni and Amanda discuss the joys and dangers of heels.

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Amanda

Amanda

Marni

Marni

Amanda:  So I’m rather short, or shorter, petite. I’m under 5’4”.

Marni:  I’m 5’2”, I know.

Amanda:  Oh, I thought we were the same height or you were taller, interesting.

Marni:  Maybe it’s all those heels you wear.

Amanda:  Maybe. I feel like I have to wear heels because I feel short, petite. Which is ridiculous because there’s that fad of wearing flats now which I so love but for whatever reason my insecurity of being shorter, I will put on the three-, four-, five-inch heels at work just to kind of compete or be at the same level as some of the taller women.

Marni:  I love the heels. I love the way they look. But after a few hours in them I just want to chop my feet off.

Amanda:  Well it’s amazing. Guys don’t even realize. Two hours you can go and then you’re feet are bleeding.

Marni:  Yeah, it’s not good.

Amanda:  But they do real wonders for the calves when you’re walking down the street, but I don’t know if that’s worth it.

Marni:  But, man, they sure…You’re in the store and you’re like, “Those look so pretty. I want those.”

Amanda:  Yeah, I know.

 

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Discussion

Amanda says that she’s relatively short, less than five feet and four inches tall. Marni says she’s even shorter. Amanda is surprised because she thought they were the same height. Marni suggests that perhaps she thought that because of all the high heels she wears. This doesn’t really make sense because it would make the taller of the two of them even taller. But no matter, Amanda and Marni start discussing high heels.

Even though it’s becoming fashionable to wear flat-soled shoes too, Amanda wears high heels to work so that she can seem as tall as some of the other women there. Marni notes how painful it can be to wear heels for any extended period of time and Amanda agrees, adding that men don’t realize how hard on the feet heels can be.

But Amanda also says that walking in heels strengthens her calves and Marni says that she always sees pretty heels in stores and wants to buy them.

Do you wear heels? Have you ever seen a man try on some heels? Could he walk any better than the model in the video?

 

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sara1998

sara1998

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I’m crazy about shoes with high heel (maybe 12 centimeter)

07:25 AM Jul 07 2014 |

AnnaV88

AnnaV88

Russian Federation

Yes, that’s true. If you want somebody to be head over heels (in love), you should wear high heels. Girls, do you agree with me? ))))


“I shall buy high heels


Transform into


The tall and slender


Tan girl from Ipenema


Ooh… I can feel the change electrify the air!


Whatch out, here I come


Gliding strait into unsuspecting hearts”


(by Monita Soni)

08:41 AM Sep 27 2013 |

trachej

trachej

Poland

yes I wear them all the time when I m in college, some of my mates didnt realize im so short ;) once I was going by bus with my colleague I was wearing flats, I asked why he`s staring at me so strange, and he said: hey, how tall r u??? I know you so long and never noticed that I`m so much taller than u!... ehmm thanks buddy!

03:50 PM Aug 20 2011 |

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Madline

Madline

Jordan

honestly/ no because I’m tall enough and if I wear them I’ll get so tall but I had to wear them in parties because I don’t like flat shoes with dresses

09:05 AM Aug 15 2011 |

wwongsapun

wwongsapun

Thailand

Yes! Sometime I wear them, when I wear them it make me have a good look.  

09:28 AM Jul 17 2011 |

Olya1106

Olya1106

Ukraine

Yer, I like heels and I wear it. No, I haven’t seen such man.

09:16 AM Jun 03 2011 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

somehow! it makes ladies look pretty well!

02:41 AM Jun 09 2010 |

Naomi1010

Naomi1010

Taiwan

Well, honestly, I don’t use to wearing heels c/s it’s so uncomfortable!!!

12:50 PM Dec 08 2008 |

sasha samar

Egypt

am lawys wear very very very hard high heels 

its painfull like hell

am too short i feel like am a doll can not move fast like any one else

its make my boy friend get bored becouse am short and slow:d

08:59 PM Oct 06 2008 |

yulieth gomez

Colombia

i love heels because your body looks attractive but the real thing is that this are so  uncomfortable. 

07:37 PM Jun 25 2008 |

Dafi

Dafi

Malaysia

this lesson has done wonders for my English

04:13 PM Jun 25 2008 |

coolray1216

Taiwan

women are grand

so as a man, we should respect them much 

04:21 AM Jun 25 2008 |

liufengha

liufengha

China

i have never worn high heels,but i can imagine how hard it is.

 

01:19 PM Oct 23 2007 |

Lenaaa

Lenaaa

Russian Federation

I love high heels, I can wear them all day long. I think heels should be properly chosen, that’s the matter.

06:55 AM Oct 23 2007 |

mz.smile

mz.smile

China

i am smaller too,mabe i will try,but it is so painful,omg….

03:03 AM Aug 21 2007 |

mz.smile

mz.smile

China

i am smaller too,mabe i will try,but it is so painful,omg….

03:03 AM Aug 21 2007 |

Carole Li

Carole Li

China

I usually wear canvas or sports shoes at the time I go shopping!It’s really comfortable. I cannot stand the pain when I wear high heels~

09:49 AM Aug 02 2007 |

ccft

China

i heat high heels, but sometimes i have to wear high heels, for my job.

in my relax time, i like wear comfortable shoes, even no shoes.

01:23 PM Jul 22 2007 |

A lover of Ebaby

South Korea

Beacause i'm a man, i have never worn heels, and I didn't know how hard it is to wear heels.

12:43 AM Jul 21 2007 |

usif

usif

Saudi Arabia

its so funny

09:36 PM Jul 18 2007 |

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