Best way to break in four-inch stilettos before Yom Tov?

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  • #610394
    Vogue
    Member

    what do you think, I think that since I have a chair at my cashier job, that would be a good place to do it…

    #971857
    Burnt Steak
    Participant

    Just push down foot on the petal, should be the same with any type of shoe.

    #971858
    Vogue
    Member

    huh? I dont drive

    #971859
    SaysMe
    Member

    why on earth are you wearing 4” stilettos? Do you know how much damage that does and can do to your feet?

    #971860
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    Throw them under a truck. Then throw them in the garbage.

    #971861
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    They need to be broken in? So that’s what the problem is. I’ve been wearing mine for years and they still hurt. I’ll just try breaking them in now.

    #971862
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    SaysMe and OOM +1

    Burnt steak – I think the best way for someone wearing 4 inch heels to break is to shout at their husband/date “WATCH OUT!”

    PBA – were you that retarded girl I went out with who was complaining about her shoes while I was trying to have a serious discussion about pink elephants?

    #971863
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Oops, sorry. I thought you were telling the famous joke about pink elephant shoes.

    How do you kill a pink elephant shoe?

    With a pink elephant shoe gun.

    How do you kill a pink elephant?

    Put it on 4 inch stilletos.

    #971864
    oomis
    Participant

    Without even reading his reply, I just KNEW Poppa would have something to say!

    #971865
    oomis
    Participant

    BTW, why on earth would ANYONE want to wear stilettos? Besides being extremely bad for the feet, causing potentially permanent damage to the achilles tendon and forming bunions, these shoes are designed specifically to be NON-tzniusdig. Their nickname is a very profane expression.

    I am a little surprised to see frum women everywhere, wearing these (I am not being judgmental here, just taking note of the fact that this is not what I would typically expect to see on the many Yeshivish young women I see at Simchas, based on their feelings about tznius). About the only thing I can think of in their zechus is that if you are attacked by a mugger while wearing them, they make a good weapon.

    #971866
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    About the only thing I can think of in their zechus is that if you are attacked by a mugger while wearing them, they make a good weapon.

    Well, yes. But not quite as good as a real stiletto.

    Also, thanks.

    #971867
    charliehall
    Participant

    One reason I married my wife is that she NEVER wears high heels and as a result her feet work like feet should work and not like the mangled mess of tangled bones, flesh, and skin that too many women have given themselves.

    #971868
    Burnt Steak
    Participant

    Vogue

    Member

    huh? I dont drive

    Posted 9 hours ago #

    break, as in car brake. homophone

    #971869
    MCP
    Member

    Vogue: Rock on. If you’re single, I have a friend who likes a girl in heels. I’ll tell him to join the CR and it can get shadchanus!

    To everyone asking why she would wear stilettos: Maybe she is wearing the 4″ stilettos because her husband likes the way she looks in high heels (maybe she’s even my wife!). Maybe she’s single and trying to stand out like the shadchanim keep telling her. Or maybe she just likes to look good.

    #971870
    writersoul
    Member

    A lot of people just need (or, to be honest, just like) having a couple added inches in height. I would wear heels except that I already have orthopedic problems- I wore them to my cousin’s wedding and it felt so cool to actually be able to see over people’s shoulders. They can also sometimes give a more polished, sophisticated look to an outfit than flats can.

    One problem is that “in” heels now are usually either espadrille-style wedges (average about 5″) or stilettos- shorter and more sturdy heels are not really being worn very much. You’re limited by what they sell. Four inch stilettos are actually very chilled and orthopedically sound compared to what I see people wearing.

    #971871
    Toi
    Participant

    burnt steak- uch seriously, youre so racist.

    OP- use a hammer

    #971872
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Ok, I’ll give a serious response.

    The best way is to ask your au-pair or live in to wear them for a couple days.

    #971873
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    The easiest way is to let your kids play with them and wear them for a few days.

    The hardest way is to ask your husband to wear them for a few days.

    The worst way is to let your younger sister to wear them for a few days. (try getting them back)

    The hippyest way is to wrap them in seaweed and soak them in rainwater.

    The Jappyest way is to ask your live in to do the hippyest way.

    #971874
    oomis
    Participant

    According to my orthopedist, stilettos are absolutely NOT orthopedically sound in any way, shape, or form. They are VERY attractive, and very attractING, and THAT is the reason why I don’t get why people who otherwise talk about tznius all day long, would even consider wearing them. They are distinctly untzniusdig, as they call attention to the leg in a very suggestive way.

    Mind you, I am not saying women should not wear attractive clothing and shoes. This SPECIFIC type of shoe (especially in the Goyishe Velt) has a very immoral and suggestive connotation. For a woman to wear them in the privacy of her home for her husband to see – great idea. To be in public in them, just seems to me to be a little bit hypocritical for women who are forever talking about what constitutes proper neckline,skirt, and sleeve lengths, colors of clothing, fitted or loose. I guarantee you the men are noticing the stilettos at least as much, if not more than, the hem and necklines.

    As to the added height issue – I am 5’2″ ( and shrinking, according to my doc). There are espadrilles, platforms, and 2″ wider heeled dressy shoes, all adding height without being overly suggestive. Mind you, I don’t really care what anyone chooses to wear on her feet. I am just expressing my inability to “get” how otherwise frum, modestly-attired women, rationalize wearing this type of shoe which is unquestionably not a modest look, when there are other fashionable shoes around. Stilettos were out of favor for a long time before they came back in recent years. And that was because of the orthopedic problems they cause. Oh well…

    #971875
    Burnt Steak
    Participant

    Toi

    beware the cleats

    burnt steak- uch seriously, youre so racist.

    please explain how I am a racist

    and if you think that homophone is a racist. I was pointing out that break and brake are homophones. I will provide the definition from dictionary for you.

    maybe just completely misunderstanding you, but I was trying to make a joke. Unless you thought I meant to say women can’t drive. but that would not be racist. It would be sexist.

    homophone

    noun

    1.

    Phonetics . a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same way or not, as heir and air.

    2.

    a written element that represents the same spoken unit as another, as ks, a homophone of x in English.

    #971876
    apushatayid
    Participant

    Cut off about three inches. Should be comfortable then.

    #971877
    ObstacleIllusion
    Participant

    oomis, I agree with you. It doesn’t make sense that someone who is very concerned with tznius would wear extremely attracting shoes. But perhaps that is not something they’re able to do right now and they figure wearing looser fitting clothing, and a more subdued shaitel is what they can do and shoe’s are what they need.

    I expect my wife to wear stilletos.

    #971878
    Toi
    Participant

    burnt steak- chill i was joking. you didnt get it. my bad. it was kinda vague.

    #971879
    jbaldy22
    Member

    If my wife wore 4 inch stilettos she would make me look like a dwarf.

    #971880
    MCP
    Member

    I’d just like to point out that I haven’t seen one helpful comment yet. Which, of course, is why I use the CR for entertainment 🙂

    #971881
    mdd
    Member

    To melamed zechus on Bnos Yisroel — many of them are unaware of how it looks in the eyes of men.

    #971882
    writersoul
    Member

    MCP: After hearing all of the abuse, why would someone who actually wears stilettos and would have experience and advice actually come out of the woodwork? 🙂

    oomis: Of course they’re not ACTUALLY orthopedically healthy. I’m just saying that they are compared to the heelless 6-inch heels I saw on Pesach. (I’m not kidding- they’re six-inch heels but they just cut out the heel so that you’re standing on your toes. Insane.)

    The fact is that shorter shoes (between 1-3 inches) are just not really considered “cute”- and because that’s the case, people don’t make “cute” styles in those heights. It’s a vicious cycle. Personally, I wear flats usually because I physically can’t wear heels above a certain height. If you want to go any higher than that (and I, being oomis’s height, really do sometimes), it’s kind of hard without buying toe-busting, foot-mutilating, “I’m-pritzusdik” high heels.

    Though, to be fair, I’ve seen very tasteful high heels, so don’t blast Vogue for that necessarily. If you have good balance and the shoes aren’t really flashy it’s 100% possible to pull off.

    I don’t have advice for you, Vogue, but wear your shoes in good health!

    #971883
    oomis
    Participant

    Obstacle – ok, I get your answer.

    #971884
    charliehall
    Participant

    ” This SPECIFIC type of shoe (especially in the Goyishe Velt) has a very immoral and suggestive connotation.”

    I cannot say exactly what this type of show is called in the licentious non-Jewish community as the term is entirely inappropriate for a frum site; the term “suggestive” is an understatement.

    #971885
    JustHavingFun
    Participant

    Mysogynistic pieces of garbage. Made to torture women. Think: bound feet of Chinese women. And anyone who would pay $500+ for two scraps of leather on a sole just because it says “Manolo” ought to have her head examined and be enlisted to work in a yeshiva office the day before the raffle to see the value of a buck!!!

    Yes, I hate these heels and the delusions of the women who buy them.

    I am NOT having fun.

    #971886
    lightacandle
    Member

    This works on all shoes made of natural materials, wear them with damp socks (not too thick or they will stretch too much) until the socks dry. Use a hair dryer on low if you are in a rush. It will fix the spots that rub but won’t help whatever strain you are putting on your arches.

    #971887
    interjection
    Participant

    To melamed zechus on Bnos Yisroel — many of them are unaware of how it looks in the eyes of men.

    This is how it was for me until I got married.

    About the shoes being misogynistic, in general most women dress for other women rather than for men.

    #971890
    apushatayid
    Participant

    It doesnt matter who you dress for. What matters is, if halacha approves of how you dress.

    #971891
    live right
    Member

    for the men out there: women have no idea how anything looks in the eyes of men. especially in a religious environment where men do not rudely comment on the looks of women who are complete strangers to them as they walk by. women will continue to walk around blissfully unaware of what the men are thinking. don’t think they are out to get you; they just have no clue about the way your mind works or what your eyes see.

    #971892
    Torah613Torah
    Participant

    The hardest way is to ask your husband to wear them for a few days.

    That’s the most comfortable way. Because then he’ll never ask you to wear them again.

    #971893
    nfgo3
    Member

    To Burnt Steak: “Petal” is a part of a flower. “Pedal” is a foot-operated device, such as a brake pedal in an automobile, or the pedals on a bicycle. And you wonder why you are not well understood?

    #971895
    mdd
    Member

    Live right, I do not blame the women. I blame the schools and the male relatives (especially, the husbands) who do not make them aware of that fact (and other similar ones).

    #971896
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    That’s the most comfortable way. Because then he’ll never ask you to wear them again.

    touche

    #971897
    Burnt Steak
    Participant

    nfgo3

    Member

    To Burnt Steak: “Petal” is a part of a flower. “Pedal” is a foot-operated device, such as a brake pedal in an automobile, or the pedals on a bicycle. And you wonder why you are not well understood?

    Thanks for correcting me. =D

    just realized that is another homophone. Wish I could say I did that on purpose.

    #971898
    Vogue
    Member

    my mechanchos from my high school told me to go for it, they are grey and not suggestive at all, the reason I got them is because I needed shoes for yom tov and since I have feet problems, and my orthopedic inserts cant fit in flats, I knew I would not have to worry about them if I got heels. I am open to meeting a guy who likes a girl in heels.

    #971899
    Vogue
    Member

    plus, since it was a maneuver for shalom bayis, it was fine, my balance is fine in them, especially considering the fact I haven’t worn heels in a year. typically, I prefer to get three inch pumps, but I couldn’t find good ones and I am tired of wearing gym shoes on Shabbos.

    #971900
    Vogue
    Member

    I think I will take a trip into the city to do some shopping and alternate between heels and gymshoes and then on yhursday, wear my heels to work.

    #971901
    ChallahMom
    Member

    microwave. i am very serious. used to do this with point shoes in dancing

    #971902
    writersoul
    Member

    Vogue: You too with the inserts? My shoe inserts always bunch up in my flats. The problem is that heels cause a whole host of other problems so I just end up with smushy insoles instead. But the rare times I do wear heels, the insoles work SO much better.

    #971903
    mewho
    Participant

    stilettos are great. everyone should wear them and then walk across a lawn to aerate the ground.

    obviously this should not be done on shabbos due to the malacha of aerating the ground.

    #971904
    Vogue
    Member

    I got cushion things that have adhesive on the bottom.

    #971905

    this was the most entertaining thread! thank you for the laughter!!

    #971906
    Vogue
    Member

    no problem

    #971907
    🍫Syag Lchochma
    Participant

    I would wear stilettos but they don’t look right with my sweat socks.

    #971908

    I would wear ’em too but they don’t go with my beard.

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