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Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#88990 Aug 2, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
My Nine Wests are the only comfortable pair of heels I've ever had. Not super expensive, but a reputable brand. Probably could run a mile in them if I had to. In case of zombies or something.
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My orthaheels and my birkies are the best in terms of comfort. I have high arches and I do need arch support otherwise the middle of my foot always feels like it's up in the air.

Since: Jan 10

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#88991 Aug 2, 2013
RACE wrote:
If this had been a man who arranged sleepovers for his daughters lacross team, what do you think his sentence would have been?
When will this double standard end!
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/hock...
fourteen years old????

A man would have been put in prison for at least five years, if not 10 or more.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#88992 Aug 2, 2013
One of the best days in my life is when I left the corporate world and didn't feel like I had to wear heels anymore.

The Chicago ladies would appreciate this. Way,way back when I started to work downtown no one wore tennis shoes or boots to walk to work.( No one wore boots, we walked in a foot of snow around town in flats). We wore heels. Those heels would get stuck in the sidewalk grates and be shredded to bits.

I have long legs and heels would look great but the pain in my face would totally negate that.

Since: Oct 12

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#88993 Aug 2, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I don't think I've paid attention to his party affiliation -- I assume he's a Democrat (I just googled -- he is) and now I read that his party is trying to get him to step down but he refuses.
Seem's him and Weiner, might both be served better with career changes....

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#88994 Aug 2, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
I won't spend $60 on a t-shirt or anything, but with shoes I do believe you get what you pay for, to a certain extent. I've tried cheap shoes in the past and they hurt, cause blisters, etc. in ways that middle of the road shoes don't. My heels are the first designer pair I've ever had, but I don't want to skimp on them since the whole concept of heels is new to my feet. And they were on mad sale, so I still feel like I got a good deal.
I've always tried to get semi-quality shoes, but it took me years to realize the same concept with clothes. Three crappy Old Navy tops have the same lifespan and approximate cost as one Eddie Bauer/Polo/Ann Taylor top.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#88995 Aug 2, 2013
dahgts wrote:
One of the best days in my life is when I left the corporate world and didn't feel like I had to wear heels anymore.
The Chicago ladies would appreciate this. Way,way back when I started to work downtown no one wore tennis shoes or boots to walk to work.( No one wore boots, we walked in a foot of snow around town in flats). We wore heels. Those heels would get stuck in the sidewalk grates and be shredded to bits.
I have long legs and heels would look great but the pain in my face would totally negate that.
I was so happy when it became commonplace for people to wear athletic shoes with their work clothes and change at work.

My shoes last so much longer, too!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#88996 Aug 2, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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I've always tried to get semi-quality shoes, but it took me years to realize the same concept with clothes. Three crappy Old Navy tops have the same lifespan and approximate cost as one Eddie Bauer/Polo/Ann Taylor top.
I agree. If I think something is more of a thing that will go out of style in one season (or perhaps two), I'll go the cheap route. For anything more classic, I buy as good of clothing as I can afford at the time.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88997 Aug 2, 2013
dahgts wrote:
One of the best days in my life is when I left the corporate world and didn't feel like I had to wear heels anymore.
The Chicago ladies would appreciate this. Way,way back when I started to work downtown no one wore tennis shoes or boots to walk to work.( No one wore boots, we walked in a foot of snow around town in flats). We wore heels. Those heels would get stuck in the sidewalk grates and be shredded to bits.
I have long legs and heels would look great but the pain in my face would totally negate that.
Okay- here is a piece of trivia for you.The fashion for wearing athletic shoes for commuting and putting on dress heels when you got yo the office started with the 1980 NYC transit strike. I was there. Women in Dress-for-Success suits with bow ties had on athletic shoes and were walking because there was no bus or subway service. It caught on.

Daghts: I am close to your vintage. I bought a pair or dress boots for work in July 1978 at Bloomingdales in NYC; I am reasonably sure I wore thin black leather boots with a maxi skirt to my first job after college in 1971.I worked at a publisher.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#88998 Aug 2, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Okay- here is a piece of trivia for you.The fashion for wearing athletic shoes for commuting and putting on dress heels when you got yo the office started with the 1980 NYC transit strike. I was there. Women in Dress-for-Success suits with bow ties had on athletic shoes and were walking because there was no bus or subway service. It caught on.
Daghts: I am close to your vintage. I bought a pair or dress boots for work in July 1978 at Bloomingdales in NYC; I am reasonably sure I wore thin black leather boots with a maxi skirt to my first job after college in 1971.I worked at a publisher.
It's also been pretty common for a long. LONG time in places like Seattle and San Fran for women to wear at least flats if not actual athletic shoes because, you know, hills.

Since: Jan 10

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#88999 Aug 2, 2013
I've read that European women are mortified that American women wear sneakers to work with their power suits and briefcases.

I'm all for comfort. When I commuted by bus, I never wore my dressy shoes -- and by wearing them only indoors at work, they lasted a very long time.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#89000 Aug 2, 2013
RACE wrote:
If this had been a man who arranged sleepovers for his daughters lacross team, what do you think his sentence would have been?
When will this double standard end!
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/hock...
Longer...but....that's only become a thing in recent (let's say the past 20-ish) years. Back in the day it was pretty common for a guy to get a slap on the wrist/minimal sentence then let back out on to the streets, to you know, repeat offend because he's a paedo.

Not excusing this woman. Whatever she did she should be sentenced the same as a man who'd done the same thing. Equality and all that.

Except for me personally,*I* should always have special consideration in all aspects of life because you know, I'm cute.:D

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#89001 Aug 2, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I've read that European women are mortified that American women wear sneakers to work with their power suits and briefcases.
I'm all for comfort. When I commuted by bus, I never wore my dressy shoes -- and by wearing them only indoors at work, they lasted a very long time.
In all the European cities I was in this year the girls/women dressed very stylishly and almost all of them wore flats, more so then sneakers. Flats are coming back.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#89002 Aug 2, 2013
Preaching to the choir honey! I been saying that for years!
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Except for me personally,*I* should always have special consideration in all aspects of life because you know, I'm cute.:D

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#89003 Aug 2, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Okay- here is a piece of trivia for you.The fashion for wearing athletic shoes for commuting and putting on dress heels when you got yo the office started with the 1980 NYC transit strike. I was there. Women in Dress-for-Success suits with bow ties had on athletic shoes and were walking because there was no bus or subway service. It caught on.
Daghts: I am close to your vintage. I bought a pair or dress boots for work in July 1978 at Bloomingdales in NYC; I am reasonably sure I wore thin black leather boots with a maxi skirt to my first job after college in 1971.I worked at a publisher.
My first job downtown was 1962. It's what you did if you weren't going to college. Wasn't going to wear galoshes.:)
Then in the mid-80's I was back working in the Loop and living in the city and was happy to wear sneakers to work.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#89004 Aug 2, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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In all the European cities I was in this year the girls/women dressed very stylishly and almost all of them wore flats, more so then sneakers. Flats are coming back.
This isn't Europe, honey.

(and you're not the first person I've had to remind about that little factoid. What is it with you people?)

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#89005 Aug 2, 2013
Don't worry dog, you can wear your heels as long as you like. You dont have to be a slave to fashion.
edogxxx wrote:
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This isn't Europe, honey.
(and you're not the first person I've had to remind about that little factoid. What is it with you people?)

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#89006 Aug 2, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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This isn't Europe, honey.
(and you're not the first person I've had to remind about that little factoid. What is it with you people?)
Well now that we have verified your personal GPS is working... fats are very much in style in Chicago as well. The stiletto heels as part of business attire occurs only in advertising both the ads and possibly the profession. The women with any street cred' wear flats or pumps with a 2 " heel, max.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#89007 Aug 2, 2013
Flats are very much in style in Chicago

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#89008 Aug 2, 2013
I like it better when you said "fats".

Since: Jan 10

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#89009 Aug 2, 2013
Flats have been back for a year or two now, but I don't like 'em so I don't wear 'em. But the cute trendy girls at work wear them all the time.

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