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Sunday, January 25, 2009


A while ago one of my readers left a comment on my blog, she loves high heels but they are sometimes painful to wear, and if I had any advice. Now me being a male, it is quite a tall order. So I did a little research of my own.
Here is an example of a bad fitting pair of shoes, just take a look at the cramped looking feet and toes.

Those feet up there belong to Marisa Tomei, now take a closer look at the three small toes, don't you think they are just battling their asses off to fit into those shoes? Now maybe she just hides it well, but I'll bet my bottom dollar she cannot wait to rip those shoes off her feet.

Take a look at the example above here, do you think Brittany Snow feels comfortable in these shoes? Just zoom in and take a closer look at those poor toes, there is just not enough space in there for all those toes man, they are crowded in there, why do you think she has stuff jammed in the back at the heels? Because those shoes fit well? No my girl, it is because those shoes hurt like hell, even from where I am sitting they do. So, bottom line is, wrong shoes, wrong choice, lots of pain, no gain.

From what I can gather, shoes that are painful to wear either don’t fit well or they are not made well. So where do you go from here? Whenever you buy new shoes, do not buy them first thing in the morning, later in the day your feet become slightly swollen and if a shoe fits well then, it should always be a good fit. Another thing, if a shoe, for whatever reason doesn’t feel well when you first fit it, it will never fit better later on, so do not buy it.
Some experience my wife had, two different pairs of shoes of the same size and same manufacturer may not fit the same, so if you really are just dying to buy a certain pair of shoes and they do not fit 100%, ask the saleslady to bring you another pair of the same size and manufacturer, just in case there is a difference in fit. It is possible!
Also keep in mind, a number seven shoe with one manufacturer may not be exactly the same size as a number seven of another manufacturer, they do differ. So if a size you fit doesn’t fit properly, try a size bigger or smaller, whatever the case may be.

Take a look at another example.

I do not care what you tell me, but these shoes of Charlize are too big for her, unless she has a piece of elastic band at the back of her heel, these shoes are going to flop-flop behind her when she walks, either that or her toes will have to work overtime when she walks in order for her to keep those shoes on her feet.

So, when you shop for shoes, fit lots of pairs to make sure you get the pair that fits you 100% like Kim is doing down here.

My advice, before you buy, fit them properly, late in the day, take your time, walk in them, walk fast, walk slow, even dance in them, hell, they have to fit you well enough to be able to walk in them for a whole day. Then, if they don't fit, don't buy them. If for some reason they hurt you later, return them and swap them for a pair that does fit. The same goes for strappy sandals, a big culprit, if they hurt, they don't fit well, return them, swap 'em for another pair that doesn't hurt.

Take a look at Cindy Crawford's feet, this is what happens to your big toes if you make a habit of wearing ill fitting shoes!! And I am sure you have seen worse, so be careful!

The good news is, if you wear a shoe that really fits well, your feet and legs will look like Pam's here and everyone will think you look sexy!

I do hope this post was at least a little helpful, if anyone of you ladies, or gents for that matter, can add some advice, please feel free to leave a comment. Hope to hear from you soon!


Speedcat Hollydale said...

Why are you linked for Music Monday???

Faisal Admar said...

same question like speedy :)
i thought there is song for me to listen.

anyway, i like shiny sexy leg :P

Grumpy old man said...

Hi you guys, I didnt even know i was linked, and I still do not know why, will check it out.
Faisal, I am glad you like what you see, please visit agian.

Anonymous said...

It's just the matter of shoe searching. This is why I don't ask my boyfriend to come with me when buying shoes and other stuff, because it needs a lot of time. heh.

The brand Liberte always fits me so I always check them out.

oh, I am flat footed so I don't go for heely shoes all the time because after an hour, they hurt so bad! :(

Anonymous said...

It takes a while to learn how wear high heels all day long with no pain, but when you get there you dont go back to flats, you simply cant do it, it's another way of living! :-)

Grumpy old man said...

Hi Laarni, thanks for the comment, I have bought 95% of my wife's shoes, I know exactly what she likes and obviously what her size is. It is very seldon if ever that we have to go back because the shoe doesnt fit. 90% of her shoes are high heels, 4 to 5 inch heels that is, she doesnt go anywhere in flats.
Have a great day! Colin.

Grumpy old man said...

Hi Sara, (Shoegal) thanks for the comment. You are absolutely correct, my wife will agree with you. As for as learning to wear high heels, by wearing high heels all the time the muscles in your calves shortens and then it becomes difficult, or should I say, uncomfortable to wear flats. Thanks for the visit, really value and appreciate your input and comments. Thanks again and have a great day.

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