100 lb. Club - I wanna wear High Heels so badly!

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09-14-2009, 06:45 PM
One of my long term goals is to be able to wear high heals. I think they are so sexy. I cant wait till I get small enough to wear some. I think I may try some around 180 lbs, when I get there. Notice I said WHEN I get there, and not IF. Cant wait!

Thighs Be Gone
09-14-2009, 06:56 PM
Yes, mug you CAN DO IT! I agree, they are sexy! You are/are gonna be a beaut!!!

09-14-2009, 06:57 PM
I feel ya. I used to LIVE in heels back in middle school (I was in the low 200s, occasionally high 100s back then). Now it's all flats, even the low heels kill me if I'm standing more than 30 min that day!

Miss Coco
09-14-2009, 07:03 PM
I was thinking about this, does walking in them get easier as you get smaller? I used to love them when I was younger but now they just kill me.

09-14-2009, 07:16 PM
I used to wear heels all the time until I gained a lot of weight. About a year ago, the only shoes I could stand at all were very supportive sneakers or a pair of Crocs that looked like ballet flats. Anything else made my feet scream in pain...and I have a desk job so was on my feet very little. Fortunately, a few weeks ago, I had to get some kind of new shoes for work and I actually went with a small heel. Nothing major, but they have a heel and I have had no problem with them at all. It was so nice to be able to buy a pair of cute shoes. I think I will work up from there.

09-14-2009, 07:34 PM
YES! It will get so much easier! I used to only be able to wear wedges, but now can go around in ANY kind of heel! It's amazing!

09-14-2009, 07:44 PM
yay!! Once my feet weren't all muffin-top bloated I went shoe crazy hehehe I'm way too big still to wear stiletto heels, I'd sink into the asphalt hahha but WEDGES now there's an idea who's time has come! i treated myself to these calvin klein metallic wedges this summer and i wore them non-stop!!! so comfy AND make you taller and legs look better ;)

Arctic Mama
09-14-2009, 07:54 PM
Wow, I didn't realize we couldn't wear them beyond a certain weight? I have ankle problems and everything and still wore them at 250-ish, and wear them now at 220-ish. Granted, they are less comfortable but I never thought it was my weight that made them miserable, so much as the cut of the shoe.

That kind of makes sense though. Huh. Wonder how I didn't make that connection?!

09-14-2009, 08:25 PM
Yeah, really. At 200 I realized I couldn't wear pumps with heels nor these hard wooden heeled mules things... I thought I just wasn't meant for heels, you know, some girls just say they hate them or can't walk in them. And I thought the wooden heels were poorly made and that NO ONE could walk in them... but now I wear them like daily and they are so comfortable!

You know those cheap shoe places? like fashion stores? I used to think those shoes killed so bad on my feet because they were cheaply made and had little support, but I thought everyone else was in my same boat. But now I can wear most of them with ease... I never knew it was really my weight that was the problem, but duh I guess...

Cali Doll
09-14-2009, 08:54 PM
OK, because of this thread I just tried on my heeled boots (never worn because they hurt so much) and they don't hurt me! My knees don't hurt in them. My feet don't hurt. I can't believe it! I LOVE heeled boots (not so much high heeled shoes, tho)!

Like others, I didn't realize it was my weight. LOL! I thought I just had weird feet and knees. LOL!

09-14-2009, 09:09 PM
I've never gotten used to heels, and see too many women with permanent foot arch problems from wearing them constantly, I have no desire to get used to them. Once in a while, maybe. I've heard that if you rotate different size heels throughout the week (2" one day, 1" the next, flats the next, etc) that it helps your feet not become permanently affected by wearing heels all the time though.

09-14-2009, 09:15 PM
Right now I also am only wearing wedges... and I cannot wait to wear some cute stilettos!! I thought I was one of the girls that just couldn't wear them... I even have some cute heels in my closet that I have never worn out.. more motivation. :)

09-14-2009, 10:37 PM
For years and years, I walked around with the most manly-ish shoes. Manly-ish and FLAT. There was no way I could wear a heel. The thought of my 5 foot nothing, 287 pound body up there with a heel - forget about it. It was out of the question.

Getting back into heels has been such a joy and a pleasure. Oh how I love wearing them. I feel so feminine and sexy. It's the greatest!!!!

Mug, I am so over the top thrilled for you. I just can't believe how far you've come. Look at how incredible you are. Look. Really - just look at you. A whole new world is opening up for you.

09-14-2009, 11:49 PM
I was thinking about this, does walking in them get easier as you get smaller? I used to love them when I was younger but now they just kill me.

Yes, it does. I couldn't wear them for more than ten minutes without wanting to cry at my high weight, and tonight I spent three hours teaching a class on my feet in heels with no problems.

09-15-2009, 12:10 AM
Yeah. I used to love heels too. I still wear some smaller heels but I buy my shoes at those expensive shoe stores that sell dressy shoes you can also walk in...

But I'm dying to get back into higher heels.

Thighs Be Gone
09-15-2009, 12:13 AM
I would also agree they get easier. Today I wore some beaded spikey heels with flair slacks and fitted top. I felt so glam. I wouldn't have wanted to wear them walking around sightseeing or anything but they were perfectly comfortable for my day. :)

09-15-2009, 01:13 AM
Hmm, somehow my feet never got the message that heels or cheap shoes are supposed to be comfortable now :(

09-15-2009, 01:23 AM
No, it's totally totally true. I never ever could wear heels until I was about 19/20 when I lost about 40lbs and got down to 160ish and then I could literally wear heels and go out dancing in them... and I did!

Then I gained it all back plus more and heels felt like AGONY. Literally... agony. The other day, though, I bought a couple of pairs and have been slowly wearing them to see how they feel.... and :yay:..... they're WAY more comfortable!! I can actually wear them for hours now without feeling like dying or that my feet are going to fall off!

I was so excited, I went to a dept store end of the season clearance sale (85% off) and bought like 6 pairs of wedges and heels..... like $400 worth, for like $60! They're gorgeous and I can't WAIT to wear them for my upcoming vacation!

But yeah... it's DEFINITELY the weight.

09-15-2009, 10:05 AM
There's no way on earth I could have worn them at 370 lbs but they're fine now. I wouldn't walk miles in them, but at work, or out to dinner, no problem. My personal problem is FINDING them because I wear a size 13...!

09-15-2009, 12:42 PM
I love them too! I know exactly what you mean

09-15-2009, 04:51 PM
I used to live in heels. Now, when I try to wear them, my ankles hurt! One of my goals is to rock a pair of red stillettos. I can't wait!

09-15-2009, 04:59 PM
You can do it. I've been wearing heels off and on since I weighed 290 so I'd say you could wear them now if you wanted :)

09-15-2009, 05:20 PM
I wear heels now. High ones. It hurts, but i can't go with out them. I know its the weight.

I can't wait to shed some of my weight so i am no longer at a higher risk of knee and ankle problems. I could also really do with out the occasional numb toes.

09-15-2009, 06:31 PM
I've had my ankles kill in my killer 6" irridescent nude sandals heels.
I honestly think that crazy high heels are overrated - they depend very much on the kind of feet you have too. I have very narrow feet which actually causes me a lot of problems with heel blisters :)

Go for short heels, kitten heels, in an elegant style and you'll still feel like a million bucks! AND I bet you can wear them now!

09-15-2009, 07:44 PM
I've NEVER been able to wear/walk in heels and I'm okay with that. :)

09-16-2009, 01:50 AM
Me and high heels can't break up. They hurt my feet SO bad, but it's an addiction, I'm tellin' ya! I wear them when I go out... and I mean like, super high. Stilettos, clogs, boots, gladiators, pumps, you name 'em, I got 'em. They have given me a lot of trouble since I've become heavier, but I ignore the pain and end up fussing at myself later. I also didn’t think about my weight as the problem, but it totally makes sense to me and I can see the change! I should lay off for a while… but they are one of my vices that I just can't give up. But I cannot wait until I go do more that just walk and stand around in them! I wanna dance in my cute shoes! And to be able to wear them without so much pain... I know it's probably killing me, but oh, the things I do for love... love of my shoes, that is! Maybe I'm a shoe masochist, but they are oh so worth it!

09-16-2009, 03:43 AM
I've never actually linked my discomfort in heels to my weight but it totally makes sense. I wore 5-inch gold stilettos at my heaviest weight (275lbs) earlier this year (they were my holiday season shoes) and they weren't too bad although God help any poor souls whose feet I may have stepped on. And I wear heels (rarely wedges) often enough/when the outfit really calls for them.

Personally I'm a big fan of and mostly wear pointy-toed flats or kitten heels just because I feel like I could really run in them if I was being chased... not that I've ever been chased... and not that I've ever really run in public though... but if necessary, I could.

09-16-2009, 03:45 AM
I have never been able to wear high heels. Even when I was a size 8. I am so clumsy, I feel like I am tripping all over the place. I will wear a very short wedge heel though. I think high heels are so sexy and I can envision myself in a pair. So when I reach a certain weight I'll have to give it another try and see if the clumsiness is still there.