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fat feet =/= sexy /high heels?
toffeegyrl wrote in fatshionista
So I've fallen in love with a completely inappropriate pair of shoes. They are Spindly. And Bare. And High. Everything my current shoes are not.

And despite my not knowing how to walk in heels anymore, I want to make this whirlwind relationship work. I want to wear day dresses (forget the fact that I don't wear dresses much at all ) and look chic and hot.

I want to cheat on my sensible flats and comfortable Clarks mary janes.

But I'm afraid I'll break the heel or look like I'm drilling for oil. I never see fatties in heels (maybe heeled boots but that's it).  Is it possible? Is there a law? Is there a cutoff for weight and fashionable footwear? i've given up on finding comfortable shoes that don't look comfortable, if you know what I mean. I want sexy shoes, damnit! 

So uh, yeah, anyone have any thoughts on this? 

I wear heels all the time. But you may not want to make the jump to 4.5 heel height from flats -- for me, 3 inches is my limit where I don't feel tottery, go try on some heels and see how you walk in them before getting these. You don't want to get them and never wear them and look at them sadly in the closet before putting on your flats.

I'm 5'10" and 250 lbs and wear heels most days at work. I know death fatties here wear high heels, I've seen them in OOTDs! So no, there's certainly no law or cutoff. And those are damn-sexy shoes, if way out of my price range.

That said, don't start off with high, thin heels like those. Since you're unused to heels, start with something lower and thicker (Clarks heels are amazingly sturdy, for instance), so your feet and ankles don't protest too much. Get used to wearing those first - wear them to work, out on dinner dates, whatever. Then work up to those.

I know plenty of women, fat or not, who have "just for sit-down dates" high heels, worn only when they know they will NOT have to walk or stand for more than a few minutes at a time.

Those shoes are HOT! And the actual heel height is 4-1/4 MINUS the 1-inch platform at the front of the shoe, so really, you are talking 3-1/4 inch heels--still high, but do-able in a "sit-down" situation.

I have a lot of sit down shoes, my mom thinks I'm insane for it, but some of them are just too hot to pass up. :)

i know a lot of fat women who wear heels. christina, of musings of a fatshionista, lives in heels.

Go for it. Those are awesome.

The only thing I have to say about heels, after coming back from an hour shopping for them, is to make sure you can return them if you order them online. I find a lot of heels are cut for narrow feet, and though my feet are small, the ball of my foot is pretty square and I can just not squeeze my feet into some pairs. If you have a wider foot I would be careful. Otherwise, buy buy buy!

I want high heals- but I need them to be wide and comfy and not wicked high. :(

Clarks! I have a pair of mary janes that are, I think, 2 or 2 1/2" high and are really comfortable and sturdy. You could also look at wedges.

There is no weight cut off for wearing heals! Isn't that fantastic news?!? I totally wear heals all the time, and you should rock those out! I would probably add a pair of insoles since you aren't used to wearing them.

I wear heels all the time, with no regard to my weight! I tend to get ones with thicker heels, but have some pairs with heels similar to the ones you posted, and I have NEVER had any problems with them.

I wear heels all the time.

Your link is from Zappos; It's usually a bit cheaper to get brand names form other places (anywhere from $5-$30 difference), but their shipping and return policy is great, so I think it's worth it if you're a bit concerned if you'll want to keep them or not.

:) Good luck.

"I never see fatties in heels"

Clearly you have not looked at enough OOTDs! Beautiful fatshionistas wear heels all the time!

That's what I'm hearing -- maybe I'm too busy looking at the clothes part and not the shooz.

Note to self: look more closely.

First of all, dayum! Those are adorable shoes. I'd buy them if they were in a size 12.

Second of all, it's certainly not impossible. You said "anymore," so I'm assuming that you used to wear heels, yeah? Start low, is basically all that I can say. Start with heels or chunky wedges, perhaps with a low heel, and work your way up to the height that you want. I've heard great things about Sofft shoes comfort-wise, and they have some really cute shoes--although, they're admittedly not as strappy/sexy-looking as the ones that you linked to.

But, yeah. Of course you can wear heels! Just work your way up.

Yeah, i used to wear heels a lot, when I was thin. But somewhere after I got married, I just moved to SensibleShoeVille. I'll try wearing heels once a week and work my way up to some height.

i see fatties all the times here wearing all kinds of fabulous heels. i'm a flats girl myself but this is not related to my weight, i just feel good in flats and self-concious in heels (b/c i'm not walking properly). those shoes are hot (i'm partial to the grey suede myself) and you should go for it!

I've been drooling over these shoes from ShoeTrader:
but since I've been living in flip-flops for the past few months, I'm leery of buying them (even though they're an additional 60% off at checkout). I'm around 365lbs, 5'6", and put a lot of pressure on the balls of my feet.
Available in my size! Totally red. And drool-worthy.

I think I hate you for posting those shoes. <3 Want!

Very cute shoes! I'd say go for it, but agree with the poster who suggested trying a lower heel to start if you're new to them. I can go a 4'' heel if it's chunky (which is fine since I prefer a chunk stacked and/or cone heel anyway, since I have mega-cankles), but once the heel starts thinning out I find anything over 3'' kind of painful. The one pair thinner-heeled shoes I have is 3 1/2'' and they basically sit unloved in my closet. Sad.


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