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View Poll Results: high heels sexy?
Yes, high heels are sexy 51 37.78%
No, they're just a clothing accessory 23 17.04%
Maybe, depending on other clothing or the shoe itself 56 41.48%
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:22 PM
 
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That.

I was coming in to say they are only sexy if you know how to walk in them.

And they are completely un-sexy and ridiculous if you wear them with overalls.

Yes, I've seen it done.
And really, really ridiculous worn with shorts and suntan hose. Yes, I have seen it!
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I think they are. I have quite a few pairs. Some I pair with jeans to make it dressy. Though my husband (chiropractor) is not a fan b/c they are bad for. BOO! So now I rarely wear them unless I"m purposely dressing up or trying to be sexy.

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fierce on boys!!!!!!!!!!! i've only recently come to accept my inner heel queen...i do like them when doing drag, they are the best for runway attitude
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And really, really ridiculous worn with shorts and suntan hose. Yes, I have seen it!

I havent seen suntan hose since the the early '90 (when they were on their way out).
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They are if you know what you are doing... otherwise you clomp around like an elephant and look stupid.
Ironically, elephants walk on the tips of their toes, like they're in heels.

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I havent seen suntan hose since the the early '90 (when they were on their way out).
That's when I saw it!
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I guess it depends of what someone considers to be "sexy." According to my DH a woman that doesn't wear much makeup, has long hair, and is the outdoorsy type is sexy to him. So of course high heels aren't part of that equation. In general, I think most people probably think it is sexy. It's certainly not comfortable or healthy (for the muscles or bones).

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And they are completely un-sexy and ridiculous if you wear them with overalls.

Yes, I've seen it done.
That disturbs me.

I LOVE heels. Love them. I don't know why, but it makes me happy to wear them.

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I like 'em. I am only 5 ft tall, so take from that what you will. However, chiros are right - they are hell on my back - so I rarely wear them anymore.

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All I know is that my 12 year old neice tried on a pair one day in the store, and my baby girl neice suddenly had long lean calf muscles and walked with a little switch in her hips. I'm not ready for all of that yet.
Um, yeah - my 2 1/2 year old inherited a pair of tap shoes from the neighbour's kid, they're about 3 sizes too large for her right now but they've got a slight heel on them, she puts them on and all of a sudden my TODDLER has legs most supermodels would kill for. I am not joking. It's crazy.

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Depends on the shoe and the rest of the outfit.

I prefer (on others and myself) a chunkier heel...like you'd find on boots or something like that. I think stilletos just look trashy, no matter what. Regular high heels...depends on what they're worn with....


I like my hooker boots, as we call them (knee-high boots). I wear them under jeans, most times, anyway. They have a chunky heel, are actually comfortable, understated, but still give me enough height to make my legs look ridiculously long and toss me up to the 6-foot mark

I think kitten heels can be very sexy, but, I can't pull them off (I am not kitten-ish, I suppose).
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Meh. I'm more in the torture device camp. I had a professor in college who loved to make parallels between heels and Chinese foot binding. I can't say that I didn't see her point, though obviously heels are not so extreme.

Don't like them. I think some people look okay in them, but generally I'm not for them at all.

Also, I think (heavily) pregnant women look ridiculous in them, like you don't already walk funny enough when preggo... put yourself up on stilts? Uh... no.
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I don't know if I would say they're sexy themselves, but I FEEL sexy in heels.

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