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majorhancock

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Why are so many high-end shoes shaped like this?
The human foot (at least mine) is shaped completely differently.
Just wondering . . .
 

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Fashion - manufacturers have to constantly change and force us to buy new styles.
 

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relative symmetry is commonly beautiful. you can certainly have lop sided shoes custom made for you, but it won't be everyones cup of tea.
 

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Originally Posted by Sylvr
relative symmetry is commonly beautiful. you can certainly have lop sided shoes custom made for you, but it won't be everyones cup of tea.

People have been suffering for centuries from fashion's creations...

Corsets and so on...

Uncomfortable shoe design is not a new concept ,far from that...
 

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Good point. With your high end suits, you should rock these instead - a much more anatomically-correct look...

 

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That's the difference:



More allowance in front of the toes.
 

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try working 12 hour days in something like these.... My mother is going on 52 and rarely walks out of the house without heels on and has been doing so for over 30 years. I always got the impression she felt comfortable shoes were for quitters.
I'm ok with that...
 

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Originally Posted by Rada
try working 12 hour days in something like these.... My mother is going on 52 and rarely walks out of the house without heels on and has been doing so for over 30 years. I always got the impression she felt comfortable shoes were for quitters.
I'm ok with that...

Do yo walk with your arms out-stretched when you wear those. You know, like they do on a tightrope? Saying that, shoes like that do increase the 'wiggle factor' if you know what I mean! Which is nice.
 

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In the late Middle-Ages, they wore their shoes extremely long and had strict rules
(depending on your social class) what maximum length you were allowed.




 

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Originally Posted by Rada
try working 12 hour days in something like these.... My mother is going on 52 and rarely walks out of the house without heels on and has been doing so for over 30 years. I always got the impression she felt comfortable shoes were for quitters.



I'm ok with that...


That shoe looks painful just to see ... I cannot imagine someone wearing that for 12 hours!
 

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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
In the late Middle-Ages, they wore their shoes extremely long and had strict rules (depending on your social class) what maximum length you were allowed.

Sumptuary laws...Which should be reinstated IMO.
 

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Originally Posted by George
Do yo walk with your arms out-stretched when you wear those. You know, like they do on a tightrope?

Saying that, shoes like that do increase the 'wiggle factor' if you know what I mean! Which is nice.


they do indeed


Originally Posted by srivats
That shoe looks painful just to see ... I cannot imagine someone wearing that for 12 hours!

One of the pains of being a woman, I guess. I don't miss those days... traded in the heels for combat boots. Don't wear the combat boots anymore but am in a job that doesn't require heels anymore. Thank God
 

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