i pretty well gave up on my 4 inch melissa's back at the begining of december when an online friend who is permently stuck in high heels - for years now, encouraged met to do the same. which really i do want too do. so since then i've been wearing my basic 5 inch heel pleaser's and occasionaly been stumbling around like a newborn foal in the 5.5's stiletto court shoes.
now i'm totally enthralled by the idea of wearing a peice of clothing that slowly transforms the wear and entraps them a the same time. very much like the story The Outfit by email@example.com.
it helps to think of this when i wear them, rather than just a fashion thing which of course is fine too. this heal training unlike the elements in the story is real and long lasting and i am already starting to feel the effects when i pad around the apt before bed and first thing in the morning. my calfs hurt, the back of my thighs up to my bum certianly does and i do put the 5's back on pretty well the second i'm out of the bath, where i notice the increasing arch of my feet.
the delima such as it is comes down to the sad storage of my other shorter shoes like my lovely collection of plastic melissa's, my low heeled Siger Morrison Rain or Shine knee high rubber boots and so on. as the heel height increases - and i mean _real_ heel height not counting stripper platforms, the range of shoes available as well as the makes dwindles to almost nothing. even my mary janes with the nice solid round heel are 4.75 inches and too low for my basic 5 training. same shoe in different colour doesn't count either.
so will keep at it as i want too but i'm not sure if i can live with about 3-5 pairs of shoes and boots.
and what happens when 5.5 inches become my norm or even higher? really there's not much out there.
PS: love these but if you look at them they're really not high heels but flats on an angle with a thick base: