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Sunday, 1 August 2021

How Do Women Do It?

 And why did this become fashionable?



I am surprised they don't go lame and break ankles. In this case, I dunno how you can consider the chub squeezing out round the laces classy or sexy... but whadda I know? I live under a rock in the forest. I wonder though - I have heard that women dress up for each other first and their men second... and maybe this feeds into that, if it's true?

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  1. Based on looking at "her" feet (don't know for sure if it's a woman), I am guessing that her feet looked like an exploding sausage in those shoes.

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  2. Glen, I have actually been thinking about this (in a bit of a different fashion, of course): footwear in general is so completely dependent on manufactured materials and overseas production that were the supply chains to become non-existent or snarled, we could be out of luck pretty quickly. I have actually been looking into more ancient forms of footwear as options. Roman Caligula come to mind, as do the Japanese Waraji Sandal (made of rice straw traditionally, so not very enduring).

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  3. Everyone's feet swell as the day goes on, gravity and all. If you put on some tight sandals, your feet would look like those at the end of the day.

    Women break ankles, go lame, get bunions all the time because of fashion. I can't speak for other women, my attitude is, if it ain't comfortable; I ain't wearing it. Which means, when I wear shoes, I wear Birkenstock's because women's shoes are too narrow for my feet.

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    1. I'm wearing my old Birks' right now, mainly because I dropped a rather heavy piece of shop equipment on my left big toe, and the nail will have to work its way off and regrow. My Birks are at least thirty years old, and maybe more as I don't rightly recall when I bought them. So are my Danner boots. They could use re-soling as they're pretty worn, but the uppers are in great shape and fit like a well worn glove.
      As for the question of the post, I've presumed for decades now that women dress to compete with other women, and what men think is irrelevant to them.

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    2. I've still got my birks' from the early 90's best $290 I ever spent. Been resoled twice, the uppers and cork liners are still in pristine shape. They are just about ready to be resoled again.
      My brain doesn't work like most women, I never understood the hen pecking BS that goes on. So I don't even pretend to play the game.

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  4. Many, many years ago, Johnny Carson interviewed Angie Dickinson, currently on the TV crime series, "Police Woman" on the "Tonight Show". One question he asked of her was "Do you dress for men or do you dress for women?" She replied "I dress for women--and undress for men." I fell out of my chair laughing and so did Carson. She literally brought the house down! I've looked for that interview since on "The Best of Carson", but have never found it. Damn censors!

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  5. Buff right out it will

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  6. Maybe the young hotties bear up on them better? I suppose it's the same for women as it is for men: we get fat and our hair falls out. The womenfolk get fat and can't fit into their clothes anymore.

    Now that I think of it I am an old frump too. I used to run around in carhartt's and steel toes. Now I am in shorts, a tee shirt and my footwear runs the gamut from $1.49 Costco runners to $700.00 custom boots... and I am usually in the cheap footwear. My favourite are some light hikers I bought from MEC about 4 years ago. They are starting to fall apart but I can't bear to throw them out...

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  7. University town. every year, Halloween, way too many guys wearing dresses that fit like Nicole Kidman at the Oscars, walking in heels like this, who could teach an Avon lady how to apply makeup.

    it could be worse. they don't play pool.

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