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(Daily Mail)   High heels really DO make you look good, say scientists admiring themselves in the mirror   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2012-12-31 03:22:21 AM  
Okey doke.

As a middle-aged guy, I'll wear heels out tomorrow on New Year's Eve.

Those and some fishnets should get me plenty of attention!
 
2012-12-31 03:36:40 AM  
Old news is old?
 
2012-12-31 03:51:46 AM  
Scientists eagerly spend grant money. Highlights at eleven.
 
2012-12-31 03:55:50 AM  
I prefer women in flats. Not slowly giving themselves a back injury is sexier.
 
2012-12-31 04:38:07 AM  
I believe the published study simply said "Duh"

/likes heels
//wife is already tall, heels make her look like a statuesque goddess.
 
2012-12-31 04:39:13 AM  
Personally I think high heels look utterly ridiculous.  But what do I know, I think women plastering their face with make-up looks like crap too.
 
2012-12-31 04:55:39 AM  
Women in heels are my type. You know, they can't run away.
 
2012-12-31 05:04:06 AM  
Also, this is disgusting:

i6.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-31 05:13:32 AM  

traylor: Also, this is disgusting:

[i6.photobucket.com image 335x272]


Yes, I like how high heels look. But those things are a farking abomination.

Looses points for not wearing stockings as well.
 
2012-12-31 05:34:16 AM  
oi50.tinypic.com
 
2012-12-31 05:59:20 AM  
The type of women that heels make look good, don't need heels to look good in the first place.
 
2012-12-31 06:42:35 AM  
As long as the shoes are dainty and show off most of the foot, I don't care about the severity of the angle. Anything else is clownshoes
 
2012-12-31 06:56:49 AM  
I just like the click click on a hard floor. Dunno why.
 
2012-12-31 07:46:59 AM  
not good for your feet or posture.
 
2012-12-31 08:05:15 AM  

bulldg4life: I just like the click click on a hard floor. Dunno why.


Yeah, me too. It always makes my head turn. You'd almost think they were designed to do that ...
 
2012-12-31 08:38:14 AM  
traylor: Also, this is disgusting:

Agreed. And it doesn't help that I'm sick of Victoria Beckham's perpertually annoyed Angry Face in every goddamn picture I see of her.
 
2012-12-31 08:42:05 AM  
They make your legs and butt look weird. Sorry ladies.
 
2012-12-31 08:43:29 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: As long as the shoes are dainty and show off most of the foot, I don't care about the severity of the angle. Anything else is clownshoes


but not the platform stripper shoes. they are ugly.
 
2012-12-31 08:50:09 AM  
And when your heals are higher than my shoulders you'll feel good too.
 
2012-12-31 08:54:47 AM  
I just don't have the patience for a woman who can't keep up on stairs or uneven ground.
 
2012-12-31 08:59:21 AM  

CarrieWhite: I prefer women in flats. Not slowly giving themselves a back injury is sexier.


sure thing, Butch.
 
2012-12-31 09:19:38 AM  
Most women look as elegant as a drunk rhinoceros whey they "walk" in high heels.
 
2012-12-31 09:20:13 AM  
whey=when
 
2012-12-31 09:27:41 AM  
A modest heel is nice, but 'stripper' shoes on the street? How about, no?

/They don't even look good on strippers.
 
2012-12-31 09:41:41 AM  
If you want calves, do some calf raises. The weird foreshortened calves that result from a lifetime of wearing heels are not attractive, ladies.
 
2012-12-31 09:46:04 AM  

natazha: A modest heel is nice, but 'stripper' shoes on the street? How about, no?

/They don't even look good on strippers.


I've never understood the stripper shoe concept. Why the hell make them platform shoes in addition to being high heels? And why make them so gods be damned ugly? And ladies, if you choose to wear heels, get something that actually fits right. It looks dumb as shiat when you wear heels or any other kind of open show where your pinky toe or big toe is falling off the side or front damned things.
 
2012-12-31 09:52:46 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: natazha: A modest heel is nice, but 'stripper' shoes on the street? How about, no?

/They don't even look good on strippers.

I've never understood the stripper shoe concept. Why the hell make them platform shoes in addition to being high heels? And why make them so gods be damned ugly?


It's stage-magician style misdirection.
"Jesus Christ! Them's is some ugly shoes. There's so ugly that I completely overlook the herpes blister on this chicks face."
 
2012-12-31 10:01:27 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Most women look as elegant as a drunk rhinoceros whey they "walk" in high heels.


Who said anything about walking in them? They're for bed.
 
2012-12-31 10:01:41 AM  
I don't think straight guys give a fark what kind of shoes you're wearing.
 
2012-12-31 10:04:30 AM  

Karac: Dingleberry Dickwad: natazha: A modest heel is nice, but 'stripper' shoes on the street? How about, no?

/They don't even look good on strippers.

I've never understood the stripper shoe concept. Why the hell make them platform shoes in addition to being high heels? And why make them so gods be damned ugly?

It's stage-magician style misdirection.
"Jesus Christ! Them's is some ugly shoes. There's so ugly that I completely overlook the herpes blister on this chicks face."


Hey, I always notice the herpes blister!
 
2012-12-31 10:14:45 AM  

Mugato: I don't think straight guys give a fark what kind of shoes you're wearing.


I do!
I don't want to get knocked out when your feet are waving around.
 
2012-12-31 10:33:44 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: I've never understood the stripper shoe concept. Why the hell make them platform shoes in addition to being high heels?


My theory is that strippers need the weight to balance better on their knees.

/hate the look of stripper shoes
//high heels just make people look like aliens, guess I have an uncanny valley there
///also, the hugger boots just below your knees style of 2012 is extremely unflattering to anyone who weighs more than 80 pounds.
 
2012-12-31 10:37:44 AM  
The idiot corporote sent me to work on a loading dock wears heels now and the epic failure of it was probably going to land us in lawsuit land until I told her if she showed up in them again I was going to write her up and send her home without pay.
 
2012-12-31 10:48:22 AM  

that was my nickname in highschool: I just don't have the patience for a woman who can't keep up on stairs or uneven ground.


As long as I'm not wearing my fark me shoes with the 5 inch heels, I can keep up and even run. I don't wear heels all the time, but when I do even straight guys notice.
 
2012-12-31 10:49:27 AM  

thrasherrr: Dingleberry Dickwad: I've never understood the stripper shoe concept. Why the hell make them platform shoes in addition to being high heels?

My theory is that strippers need the weight to balance better on their knees.

/hate the look of stripper shoes
//high heels just make people look like aliens, guess I have an uncanny valley there
///also, the hugger boots just below your knees style of 2012 is extremely unflattering to anyone who weighs more than 80 pounds.


They're called whore heels.
 
2012-12-31 10:55:18 AM  

Karac: Dingleberry Dickwad: natazha: A modest heel is nice, but 'stripper' shoes on the street? How about, no?

/They don't even look good on strippers.

I've never understood the stripper shoe concept. Why the hell make them platform shoes in addition to being high heels? And why make them so gods be damned ugly?

It's stage-magician style misdirection.
"Jesus Christ! Them's is some ugly shoes. There's so ugly that I completely overlook the herpes blister on this chicks face."


Strippers have faces?

And of course women look better in heels, the shoes may look ridiculous, but they change your posture and make you stick your butt and boobs out.
 
2012-12-31 10:55:43 AM  

Mugato: I don't think straight guys give a fark what kind of shoes you're wearing.


Foot/shoe fetishists would disagree vehemently with you on that. There's a lot of guys that really get turned on by the right shoes on a lady.
 
2012-12-31 10:58:50 AM  

farkin_noob: that was my nickname in highschool: I just don't have the patience for a woman who can't keep up on stairs or uneven ground.

As long as I'm not wearing my fark me shoes with the 5 inch heels, I can keep up and even run. I don't wear heels all the time, but when I do even straight guys notice.


That seems an odd phrasing. Why wouldn't straight guys notice you?
 
2012-12-31 11:08:46 AM  

Karac: farkin_noob: that was my nickname in highschool: I just don't have the patience for a woman who can't keep up on stairs or uneven ground.

As long as I'm not wearing my fark me shoes with the 5 inch heels, I can keep up and even run. I don't wear heels all the time, but when I do even straight guys notice.

That seems an odd phrasing. Why wouldn't straight guys notice you?


Not enough coffee makes my brain not work good. Straight guys notice my shoes.
 
2012-12-31 11:13:30 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Mugato: I don't think straight guys give a fark what kind of shoes you're wearing.

Foot/shoe fetishists would disagree vehemently with you on that. There's a lot of guys that really get turned on by the right shoes on a lady.


Absolutely... a lot of GIS searches add 'feet' to the celebrity name.

Also, there used to be a web site called 'celebrity feet.' Ewww.

/I never notice shoes, but have gotten jabbed by more that a few heels accidentally in my knee.
 
2012-12-31 11:19:37 AM  
I have this thing where I don't want crippling arthritis by the time I'm 50. Also, go do a GIS for "claw toes." I dare you.
 
2012-12-31 11:36:43 AM  
High heeled shoes, just in terms of making the toe lower than the heel, bunch up and make prominent the calf muscles which some think is attractive because it gives a "more shapely leg".

Height increasing shoes, which include high heels, flat platform shoes, and high heels with toe platforms alter a woman's perceived shape making her look slimmer - they decrease the ratio of of hip-width or ass-size to perceived leg length.

Fatter women look better (slimmer) with height boosting. Slimmer women can look worse because they lose some of the shape of their waist, hips, and ass and become more boyish looking.
 
2012-12-31 11:59:03 AM  

CarrieWhite: I prefer women in flats. Not slowly giving themselves a back injury is sexier.


I'm gonna guess that you're a big "Indigo Girls" fan... If you know what I mean...
 
2012-12-31 11:59:29 AM  

Gunny Walker: Mugato: I don't think straight guys give a fark what kind of shoes you're wearing.

I do!
I don't want to get knocked out when your feet are waving around.


You'll poke your eye out, kid.
 
2012-12-31 12:10:25 PM  
Scientists also report feeling pretty. Oh so pretty.
 
2012-12-31 12:35:14 PM  
It's more a matter of how the elevated heels shape a woman's ass and legs...

NSFW
 
2012-12-31 12:46:57 PM  
Until you try to actually walk around in them and find that you need to lean on your companion and force them to walk twice as slow as they're comfortable with.  But hey!  At least you look good (while you're standing still or sitting down).

/sees it all the time on the weekends
//just find a nice pair of flats, jeeze
 
2012-12-31 01:00:07 PM  

Mugato: I don't think straight guys give a fark what kind of shoes you're wearing.


As a straight guy, allow me to retort ...

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-12-31 01:17:08 PM  
Researchers at the University of Portsmouth filmed a group of women as they walked on a treadmill, both in flats and high heels.

"So, what do we *hic* do with this new point-light display... thing."
"What if we took women in heels... and then we just sort of watch them."
"BRILLIANT"

/I look forward to their research on elastomers and jumping-jacks.
 
2012-12-31 01:19:04 PM  
This thread needs pics of what women in high heels look like.

/straight chick
//just like looking at pictures
 
2012-12-31 01:22:27 PM  

bsteiny: This thread needs pics of what women in high heels look like.

/straight chick
//just like looking at pictures


if you want to go shopping im sure there are plenty of pics on the internet...
 
2012-12-31 01:23:17 PM  

bsteiny: This thread needs pics of what women in high heels look like.

/straight chick
//just like looking at pictures


agreed.

TWO PICS?!
 
2012-12-31 01:31:00 PM  

Marmilman: And when your heals heels are higher than my shoulders you'll feel good too.


oops.
 
2012-12-31 01:31:55 PM  
Bought a pair of black high heels for the girl friend.

She said 'I don't think I can walk or stand in these for very long'.

I said: 'Don't worry. You won't have to walk very far and you won't be standing for very long'.

She laughed.

And then put them on...hubba, hubba!
 
2012-12-31 01:33:00 PM  

BalugaJoe: not good for your feet or posture.


But remarkably good for my cock.
 
2012-12-31 01:34:20 PM  
Normally I would say that I wouldnt notice the types of shoes a woman was wearing until long after the first glance.

However I discovered something the other day, Black high heels with silver heels and red soles was like a god damn fishing lure to me. I spotted the young hotty from a mile away and man I felt like following her for a while. Finally breaking the trance I realized just how effective the "right" shoe could be.

And I am not a foot guy.

/Eyes, Lips, Boobs
 
2012-12-31 01:34:31 PM  

Ontos: BalugaJoe: not good for your feet or posture.

But remarkably good for my cock.


I think you might be wearing it wrong.
 
2012-12-31 01:51:18 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-31 01:52:16 PM  
My take: high heels were designed by misogynistic homosexuals in the fashion industry to torture women. In addition, high heels (and tight dresses) subconsciously appeal to the "cave man" in mean because they hinder the woman from running away and escaping. Finally, high heels cause butt wag, which in some primate and other species is a signal that the female wants/needs sex.
 
2012-12-31 01:54:08 PM  
i.imgur.com

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i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-31 01:55:20 PM  
Hours of browsing for you: many NSFW
 
2012-12-31 03:22:34 PM  

robbiex0r: Hours of browsing for you: many NSFW


And if these women weren't in heels we'd need eye bleach.  AMIRITE?
 
2012-12-31 05:03:59 PM  

phaseolus: bulldg4life: I just like the click click on a hard floor. Dunno why.

Yeah, me too. It always makes my head turn. You'd almost think they were designed to do that ...


Me three

25.media.tumblr.com
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25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-31 05:11:40 PM  
No, not butch, not indigo. There is another option besides stripper and army bootscdn102.iofferphoto.com
 
2012-12-31 05:55:00 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: My take: high heels were designed by misogynistic homosexuals in the fashion industry to torture women. In addition, high heels (and tight dresses) subconsciously appeal to the "cave man" in mean because they hinder the woman from running away and escaping. Finally, high heels cause butt wag, which in some primate and other species is a signal that the female wants/needs sex.


So what you're saying is that "your take" is completely made up bullshiat that shows you have no ability to do 30 seconds of research to educate yourself on the history or origin of what you're talking about. Glad we understand "your take".

Let's get "your take" on how television remote controls were created by zombies to make sure average people stay slow and out of shape and thus are easy prey when the invasion begins.
 
2012-12-31 06:13:42 PM  

Khellendros: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: My take: high heels were designed by misogynistic homosexuals in the fashion industry to torture women. In addition, high heels (and tight dresses) subconsciously appeal to the "cave man" in mean because they hinder the woman from running away and escaping. Finally, high heels cause butt wag, which in some primate and other species is a signal that the female wants/needs sex.

So what you're saying is that "your take" is completely made up bullshiat that shows you have no ability to do 30 seconds of research to educate yourself on the history or origin of what you're talking about. Glad we understand "your take".

Let's get "your take" on how television remote controls were created by zombies to make sure average people stay slow and out of shape and thus are easy prey when the invasion begins.


Remotes were not invented by zombies. They were invented by fat people that wanted to increase the number of slow and fat people to increase their odds when the zombie pockylips comes. Stones, glass houses, yada yada yada.
 
2012-12-31 08:18:53 PM  
Saddle shoes for the win
 
2012-12-31 08:49:22 PM  
You want pics?

Check on these hotties in high heels!

/Apologies in advanced
//Only started wearing heels this past year
//I can now run in my 3 inch ones. Still getting used to my 5 inch ones, but at least I can stand in them for long periods without my body screaming for mercy.
 
2012-12-31 08:51:52 PM  
 
2012-12-31 09:13:06 PM  

CarrieWhite: No, not butch, not indigo. There is another option besides stripper and army boots[cdn102.iofferphoto.com image 500x440]


Bowling shoes?
 
2012-12-31 09:18:45 PM  
Anyone else noticing the extremely bad science here? They take a bunch of people, presumably British, show them blurry video of women walking in various footwear, and get the culturally expected result. Then they conclude out of nowhere, evolutionary programmed reaction. If you want that conclusion you need to dig out some people of other non-heel-wearing cultures, perhaps a newly contacted people who hasn't seen any Hollywood movies. Even better yet, show the video to some chimps. Heck, they didn't even take the relativity easy step of putting some men in heels. Maybe they just make everyone more attractive.

Bad scientist bad.
 
2012-12-31 10:29:01 PM  
 
2012-12-31 10:51:07 PM  

L.D. Ablo: Okey doke.

As a middle-aged guy, I'll wear heels out tomorrow on New Year's Eve.

Those and some fishnets should get me plenty of attention!


Dr. Frank N Furter you should put a coat on it's cold outside.
 
2012-12-31 10:52:17 PM  
It isn't...one or the other. It's okay for us to have a variety of heel heights, and wear them in their turn. I have several pairs of shoes with 2.5-3 inch heels, a few with 1-1.5 inch heels, a few nearly flat ones. Completely flat ones are uncomfortable for my high arches. It's really fine to enjoy these wardrobe choices and be rather less stringent about it all...

I don't wear the ones you see that used to be only available in Frederick's catalogs, but do have one higher than usual pair with a platform at the front which balances things out. Not like the Victoria Beckham ones; mine are cool. They are just meant for crossing legs under a table, etc., not for walking to Mordor.
 
2012-12-31 11:29:00 PM  
*sigh*

One of my pet peeves.

When you're in shoes with an inch-plus heel, I assume you're a whore on the job. That what you look like.

So, don't get offended when I ask 'how much for a half and half with a happy ending'.

If you do get offended, then you need to think about your fashion choices.
 
2012-12-31 11:57:10 PM  

xaks: *sigh*

One of my pet peeves.

When you're in shoes with an inch-plus heel, I assume you're a whore on the job. That what you look like.

So, don't get offended when I ask 'how much for a half and half with a happy ending'.

If you do get offended, then you need to think about your fashion choices.


I thought you Amish did not use computers.
 
2013-01-01 01:35:37 AM  

Khellendros: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: My take: high heels were designed by misogynistic homosexuals in the fashion industry to torture women. In addition, high heels (and tight dresses) subconsciously appeal to the "cave man" in mean because they hinder the woman from running away and escaping. Finally, high heels cause butt wag, which in some primate and other species is a signal that the female wants/needs sex.

So what you're saying is that "your take" is completely made up bullshiat that shows you have no ability to do 30 seconds of research to educate yourself on the history or origin of what you're talking about. Glad we understand "your take".

Let's get "your take" on how television remote controls were created by zombies to make sure average people stay slow and out of shape and thus are easy prey when the invasion begins.


(checks profile) Yep. old alt account.

Are you a Wizard?
 
2013-01-01 03:21:03 AM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: (checks profile) Yep. old alt account.

Are you a Wizard?


Most definitely not an alt account. Been posting regularly (and only) under this account for years. Don't have any others. Just got annoyed when I read your "take", which is made up bullshiat that ignores the history of what you were talking about. Uninformed opinions supported by made up facts should be mocked.

/yeah I know, Welcome to Fark, lighten up Francis, etc., etc.
 
2013-01-01 09:55:10 AM  

OgreMagi: Mugato: I don't think straight guys give a fark what kind of shoes you're wearing.

As a straight guy, allow me to retort ...

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 637x960]


Damn, I totally missed out on the Goth strippers at the Everglades National Park boardwalk trail: did the Burmese pythons eat them?
 
2013-01-01 10:14:33 AM  

xaks: *sigh*

One of my pet peeves.

When you're in shoes with an inch-plus heel, I assume you're a whore on the job. That what you look like.

So, don't get offended when I ask 'how much for a half and half with a happy ending'.

If you do get offended, then you need to think about your fashion choices.


1 inch heels = whore? You must see hundreds of whores every day.

C'mon, man.
 
2013-01-01 01:36:51 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: xaks: *sigh*

One of my pet peeves.

When you're in shoes with an inch-plus heel, I assume you're a whore on the job. That what you look like.

So, don't get offended when I ask 'how much for a half and half with a happy ending'.

If you do get offended, then you need to think about your fashion choices.

I thought you Amish did not use computers.


I thought they didn't use whores either.
 
2013-01-02 12:51:58 AM  
Heels push her ass up. Men like to look at ass. I hope they didn't spend a lot of time on this one.
 
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