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I need some advice!! Today I had an important interview and so I wore these really nice comfortable high heel shoes (I think they are between 2 and 3 inches). I was all excited and walking down the hall between interviews, talking to one of the medical students, when I twisted my foot and almost fell down
In the last few seconds of tripping I grabbed her arm and ended up not falling but the whole experience left me frightened as well as extremely embarrased. What if I had fallen flat on my face?? The floor was slippery but I think it was mainly my inexperience with high heeled shoes. Wearing flats is not an option -- I am too short and I need something to make my legs look slightly better. Any advice on wearing high heel shoes???? I do fine in platform high shoes but its seems when its just heels, I am so awkward. HELP!!!!
 

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I am personally an expert in heels. I am only around 5 feet so you can see the neccessity. I usually have on heels between 3" and 5" depending on the occasion - yes, very high and very dangerous and bad for my legs.

I think it is all about getting comfortable in heels. Practice wearing them around the house. OK not great advice but practice makes perfect. I can usually run in my heels now
people think I am nuts.
 

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I loooove heels...yes at 5 foot i would love them...and they make me look thinner..ok so that is probably in my head but i choose to believe it :D

I agree you just have to practise practise practise. If they are new shoes scuff the bottoms on concrete it will help with traction. But really just practise. WEar them at home and soon you will be so comfortable you won't relize they are heals.

My hubby teases me and says i walk better in heals than flip flops since i am always tripping in the flip flops. Thank God they have those cute kitten heal ones now lol
 

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I can't stand high heels. I walk really fast and I can't walk fast enough in them. Personally I think high heels are fine for parties but are not at all businesslike. Two inches is plenty high for a business situation.
 

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i know that my mom would get scissors and scratch the bottom of her high heels so that there was more grip. you could try that...i guess. lol. i hate wearing heels and im glad i'm picking a career (veterinary) that i dont have to worry about them. lol.

maybe try getting lifts.
 

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Originally posted by CharmyPoo@Nov 7 2005, 07:30 PM
I am personally an expert in heels.  I am only around 5 feet so you can see the neccessity.  I usually have on heels between 3" and 5" depending on the occasion - yes, very high and very dangerous and bad for my legs.

I think it is all about getting comfortable in heels.  Practice wearing them around the house.  OK not great advice but practice makes perfect.  I can usually run in my heels now
  people think I am nuts.
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I know....sigh...I guess I just have to practice. I am only 5'3" but for some reason I figured you were taller than me!!!! Anyways, the problem is that I wait till the day of the interview to realize I have to practice wearing heels. I have a month now and I will definitely practice at home to avoid another situation like today.

My ankle is killing me now. My daily jogs aren't helping either :new_Eyecrazy:
 

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Thanks everyone!!! I will try scratching the bottom to make them less slippery also. K/C's mom, they are quiet business like. I think its also important to look good in addition to looking businesslike and high heels make my legs look thinner!!
 

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Originally posted by okw@Nov 7 2005, 09:42 PM
Thanks everyone!!!  I will try scratching the bottom to make them less slippery also.  K/C's mom, they are quiet business like.  I think its also important to look good in addition to looking businesslike and high heels make my legs look thinner!!
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When I used to do hospital consultation in suits and heels, it was murder on my legs, not to mention dangerous as those hospital floors are just too slippery for safe walking. You might even try attaching some of those velcro strips on the bottoms and on the heels.
Now, I only wear Clarks to work. My feet and legs really thank me for it too.
Good luck with all your interviews.
 

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I LOVE high heels, and I wear them every time I go out. I, too, am vertically challenged, coming in at 5'3", and I wear heels not only to boost myself up, but also because I think they are beautiful. They are like wearable sculptures! In my opinion they make your legs look better, your walk sexier, and your outfit even more polished, so what's not to love! I wear 3" to 4" heels with everything from jeans to suits and I can run in them when necessary too. I'm sorry you hurt your ankle today, but I'm sure wearing them around more will help you become better at walking in them!
 

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A teacher at our school wears heels ALL THE TIME! She even has high heeled tennis shoes!
Cracks me up!!!
Good luck!!! I can't wear heels b/c of my crazy feet...but if I could..I like to when I am dressing up.
 

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My youngest daugher wears those idiotic 5" stilletos. I guess she wears them so much that she's good in them. I have no advice - a gave up high heels the minute I had children. I like a nice pair of pumps with a 1-2 inch heel and I prefer the heel to not be too skinny. Even those just about kill my feet. Give me a pair of Cole Haan slides any day of the week. When you are my age you won't care too much about how your legs look. LOL My older daughter throws away a pair of shoes if she embarrasses herself while wearing them. Once she fell flat on her face at Vandy on a perfectly sunny, dry day. She was so freaked out that she just chucked the shoes. Said she knew she'd never wear them again, ever.

PS Best of luck on your interviews.
 

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Originally posted by Tavish@Nov 7 2005, 08:01 PM
I LOVE high heels, and I wear them every time I go out. I, too, am vertically challenged, coming in at 5'3", and I wear heels not only to boost myself up, but also because I think they are beautiful. They are like wearable sculptures! In my opinion they make your legs look better, your walk sexier, and your outfit even more polished, so what's not to love! I wear 3" to 4" heels with everything from jeans to suits and I can run in them when necessary too. I'm sorry you hurt your ankle today, but I'm sure wearing them around more will help you become better at walking in them!
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Thanks!! I am going to buy more high heels to wear on daily basis to get more practice
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5 foot 3. Geez.. wanna give me 3 inches. Hehehe. See with the magic of heels under dress pants or jeans ... people really can't tell how short I am.
 

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I also used to wear heals all the time. I wore pumps in junior high and high heals in high school..., yes we really dressed back then to go to school... jean were out in my school. I wore them everywhere I could walk hours in them.. I even had the once with the steel heal. I'm also 5 feet tall. In addition, I also wore them to work everyday.
To prevent slipping you do rub the bottoms on concrete that helps... but with steel heals it 's all practice. Lets just put it this way... I don't wear them anymore. Only for special events that are no more then 1 hour. Now I have heal spars and knee issues , I’m sure from all the crazy things I used to do in them... like walking 2 hours home in heals
Now I were Franco sortas and , areo soles now... and shoes with arches in them so I can walk for 2 hours without pain... think twice about the height of your shoe and save your legs for when you want to play and run out side at age 36 with your children or family.
I can’t do that now.

If you want to were heals to an interview.. wear something not to high so you don't loose your balance until you are used to a height you can handle. If the person interviewing you, is staring at your legs, instead of listening to your answers and reading your resume. I don't think that is a place you would want to work at.
 

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Originally posted by okw@Nov 7 2005, 10:42 PM
Thanks everyone!!!  I will try scratching the bottom to make them less slippery also.  K/C's mom, they are quiet business like.  I think its also important to look good in addition to looking businesslike and high heels make my legs look thinner!!
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I totally promise you that no one in business will think any less of your abilities just because your legs are not 1000% perfect.
 

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I am 5'10" and I wear heels every day- sometimes I wear a tiny kitten heel, sometimes I wear 3.5" kicka$$ boots, and sometimes I wear a more platform type heel- which is by far the most comfy.

I have noticed in the last year or two (since turning 30) that I don't wear my super high ones as often. Back in my 20s I would wear heels all day, and then wear them out dancing, all night every night!
 

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I am 5'8" and wore heels all of my life until I married and became a wife and Sassy mommy about 3 yrs. ago. Like the other's I could even run in my heels, so I do think that it just takes practice. One thing that I do want to mention is that if you are uncomfortable in your heels it will probably show in your walk.Your walk will look awkward (sp?) and stressed and not graceful. So do practice. Also, there are names in shoes expecially heels that look the same as all the others but produce more comfort in the fit, ie Life Stride and Naturalizer makes heels that are not only comfy but look very professional and the heels are in style with the current fad. You may be putting more stress on yourself than is needed. I can't image in the medical profession that anyone would be more interested in your legs and height than your education and knowledge. Good luck in your interviews.
 

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I am 5'7" and was also a lover of the high heels as a teenie and wore them everywhere. That was until my feet started to worry me. I too had suffered the twisted ankles etc. but would still go on my merry way insisting on being up with the fashion.
Now I will tell you what I have to deal with because of my years of wearing them.
It all started with a small bone spur in my toe next to my little toe on my right foot.
I had to have surgery because the spur was lodged in the upper joint of that toe. Now that toe has no joint because it was removed along with the spur. Needless to say I still wore my high heels because I thought I had to be fashionable and like everyone else.
Here comes the crunch.........Ten years ago I started having severe pain in my feet and was diagnosed with a condition called Plantar Fasceitis which is very painful. My tendons and ligaments in both my feet and calfs had become shorter than normal over the years to the point where they couldn't take the stress of wearing flat shoes, which I went to because of the pain. My achiles tendons were a mess, my plantar tendons under my feet were a mess also.
Long story short, I ended up on the operating table another three times for bone spurs under my feet and also to have my plantar fascias released because they were so badly damaged that they were beyond repair.
The Surgeon who performed the surgery told me that wearing high heels probably did most of the damage to my tendons and ligaments because our feet are not designed in a way that we should be constantly walking on our toes which is what we do in high heels.
I now have great difficulty wearing any type of shoe, my feet hurt constantly, sometimes the pain is immeasurable. I have varicous veins behind my knees and my feet swell every single day from that and probably from the damage I did to them in my younger days.
I am not saying that this will happen to everyone, but the Specialist said 95% of all his patients are women who have been wearing very high heels for a prolonged period of time.
Sorry girls, I just had to share this with you as an insight as to what can happen if we wear our fashionable high heeled shoes over many years.
I wouldn't wish what I have been through on my worst enemy, it is painful and debilitating because we need our feet to be in good health if we want to keep walking pain free.
 
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