- November 20, 2020 at 6:34 pm #408927Mika MaloneParticipantRegistered On: November 11, 2020Topics: 4Replies: 32Has thanked: 135 timesBeen thanked: 117 times
I got my first two pairs of heels today. Some pumps with 2.75 inch heels and some ankle boots with 3.75 inch heels. They aren’t stilettos but they aren’t block heels either. The boots can be seen as my background photo in my profile. I’ve been wearing the boots around the house all day for practice and I must say, my calves are not used to this at all. My balance is okay. All the practice I have been doing on my feminine walk is totally out the window with heels on. I might switch to my lower heel pumps tomorrow for my calves sake. I’m tickled pink to be wearing them and practicing now. My wife is slightly bummed that we aren’t the same shoe size though. Have fun, girls, and enjoy the journey.
- November 22, 2020 at 7:20 am #409360Deborah SullivanParticipantRegistered On: February 27, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 359Has thanked: 1436 timesBeen thanked: 1223 times
- November 22, 2020 at 7:39 am #409364Mika MaloneParticipantRegistered On: November 11, 2020Topics: 4Replies: 32Has thanked: 135 timesBeen thanked: 117 times
Since I have no wardrobe yet, I’ve been wearing them around the house the past two days. I think wearing them around the house in my drab clothes is also a good gradual way to get my wife used to all this.
- November 22, 2020 at 2:33 am #409309Patty PhoseParticipantRegistered On: May 7, 2016Topics: 0Replies: 1402Has thanked: 995 timesBeen thanked: 3355 times
Congratulations on your first heels. My first heels was heels I borrowed form my mother at age 4. My very own, bought for myself heels was 6 pairs of platform wedges at 17. They were different at first, but very easy to walk in. My first pumps was two pairs of 5 in stiletto heels. I had seen and admired those shoes so many times. I would put on my pantyhose, short shorts and platform wedges. I would go to the store and try on the pumps. I wanted them so bad. I thought of them constantly. Then one day I put them on, admired them and bought them. I had to have them.
Walking in them at first was definitely different from the wedges. They took a bit of getting used to. I wore them in the house all the time and even went out for walks in them after dark. Then a cople of weeks later I wore them to a college Halloween Party where I was dressed fully en femme. I did a lot of walking standing and dancing in a pair of those sexy stilettos that night. I got used to them, broke them in and they were fine, feeling very comfortable and natural. That also was the first time I had been out dressed in a large group. I loved the experience.
- November 22, 2020 at 7:13 am #409359ParticipantRegistered On: November 11, 2020Topics: 4Replies: 32Has thanked: 135 timesBeen thanked: 117 times
I can still remember trying on my mom’s low block heels when I was around 7. I had always had a heels fetish but that aspect has kinda faded away. I have no regrets about not crossdressing sooner but I do think about all the cute younger fashion styles I missed out on. I’m really looking forward to Halloween next year. Thanks for sharing. Heels are definitely a shared passion and I enjoyed reading about your experience.
- November 21, 2020 at 4:46 pm #409210Regine RichParticipantRegistered On: October 9, 2020Topics: 11Replies: 182Has thanked: 1817 timesBeen thanked: 629 times
- November 21, 2020 at 7:11 pm #409253ParticipantRegistered On: November 11, 2020Topics: 4Replies: 32Has thanked: 135 timesBeen thanked: 117 times
I can definitely relate, girl! I have so many on wish lists now. I love looking at them on the interwebs and I’m sure I’ll be filling my closet eventually.
- November 21, 2020 at 1:54 pm #409167Carolyne ShermanParticipantRegistered On: February 20, 2018Topics: 5Replies: 253Has thanked: 69 timesBeen thanked: 576 times
Mika I have everything from flats to 4.5” stilettos and I can say with complete conviction that it does take a bit of time getting used to heels. I have been wearing heels for 30 years and can zip around in 3-3.5” with no problems and walk fine in 4-4.5” but definitely “feel the love” at the end of the day. Now some unsolicited advice… 😬 There are stretches you can do for your calves and arches that I highly recommend. You can look those up on the internet with no problem. Don’t give up on your higher heels but definitely spend time accommodating your feet and calves to them by spending time in the lower ones. The bad news is no matter how “easy” they get around the house, the first time you spend a day out and about in them you will understand why women wear flats or tennis shoes for traveling to work and change after they get there. I can go all day in 3” but any higher and I do limit my walking or activities. As for the walking style, it definitely changes that. Try leading with your hips and letting them “rotate” a bit as you step. Not cat walk model style, but natural woman style, it takes a bit of the strain off your knees and calves. Good luck and enjoy your new shoes, you will grow to love them and find them more and more comfy with time.
- November 21, 2020 at 7:07 pm #409252ParticipantRegistered On: November 11, 2020Topics: 4Replies: 32Has thanked: 135 timesBeen thanked: 117 times
Thanks for the great advice. I noticed the leading with the hips thing this morning. It really has made a difference. My balance has improved dramatically today and, as I was practicing walking “in line” and being mindful of my posture, my walk started appearing more feminine without really trying. My daughter asked if I was practicing my strut and it made me feel so much better. My calves are acclimating a bit better today. I’ll definitely look into the stretching and DEFINITELY take some flats or kitten heels with me when I finally venture out. Thanks, again!
- November 21, 2020 at 9:10 am #409082JOJOParticipantRegistered On: August 5, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 36Has thanked: 46 timesBeen thanked: 169 times
To this very day I can still remember the first time I ever wore heels. The distinctive sound heels make when you walk is captivating. From dress heels, to high heel sandals and high heel boots it is all good.
- November 21, 2020 at 8:49 am #409072Philma BiersteinParticipantRegistered On: May 28, 2020Topics: 39Replies: 137Has thanked: 1387 timesBeen thanked: 829 times
I LOVE those booties on your profile page!! Where did you get them? They look comfy.
I wear a mens 13 or Euro 46 or 47, so finding cute shoes is a real challenge.
I’m happy for you & your new shoes! Have fun!
- November 20, 2020 at 9:20 pm #408958SutekinaParticipantRegistered On: January 27, 2020Topics: 2Replies: 75Has thanked: 1234 timesBeen thanked: 227 times
If you are not a runner, start. Running will strengthen your legs but more importantly, your ankles. The stronger your legs and ankles are, the higher the heels you’ll be able to wear without getting sore. Women who wear 5″ heels regularly have slender but fit, almost muscular legs. Not unsightly, but you know they have strong legs.
After I took up running, I went from a max height of 3″ to 4.25″ that I can wear most of the day. I can do 4.5″ but no more than an hour.
- November 21, 2020 at 7:32 pm #409258ParticipantRegistered On: November 11, 2020Topics: 4Replies: 32Has thanked: 135 timesBeen thanked: 117 times
Unfortunately, my ankles are what prevents me from running. I used to be able to hike 16 miles/day with a 70 lb. backpack. Now, even a short hike with no load does a number on my ankles. That’s what led me to take up mountain biking. I have a high tolerance for pain though and I’m willing to suffer for being stylish.
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