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Yael Grauer 06-10-2007 01:29 PM

why high heels suck
 
hey everyone,

I had to wear heels for 11 hours for work a couple months ago and couldn't squat heavy the next day. This pissed me off and inspired some research and an article in which superstar Eric Cressey let me quote him extensively. I also borrowed a pretty diagram from a Washington Post article someone sent me the link to. Anyway, you can see the fruits of our labor here: http://www.dirttime.org/2007/06/04/y...in-these-girl/

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Scott Kustes 06-10-2007 01:46 PM

I gave up high heels a few years ago. They were causing me bunions.

Yael Grauer 06-10-2007 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Scott Kustes (Post 14088)
I gave up high heels a few years ago. They were causing me bunions.

It's going to be hard, but I'm going to try to give them up as well. They are so much fun to train in. A bit hard on the matts, but they keep me on my toes.

Mike ODonnell 06-10-2007 03:10 PM

Heels may suck....but in defenese, strippers on stage wearing Nike Frees.....just doesnt give the same vibe....

Yael Grauer 06-10-2007 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike ODonnell (Post 14093)
Heels may suck....but in defenese, strippers on stage wearing Nike Frees.....just doesnt give the same vibe....

Probably why most strippers have back/knee/ankle/etc. problems... but I guess it depends on what you're willing to do to "fulfill the necessary duty of relieving dumb men of their money" (as the ladies I've talked to put it.)

:p

Allen Yeh 06-11-2007 04:59 AM

It's weird I know but the last few weeks after reading all these articles about high heels I pay a lot more attention to what types of shoes people are wearing now along with how their ankles look and their posture.

Scott Kustes 06-11-2007 05:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yael Grauer (Post 14100)
Probably why most strippers have back/knee/ankle/etc. problems... but I guess it depends on what you're willing to do to "fulfill the necessary duty of relieving dumb men of their money" (as the ladies I've talked to put it.)

:p

Someone has to entertain the married men of America. </Chris Rock>

Robb Wolf 06-11-2007 09:23 AM

Naturally I need to put a Paleo spin on this....


So out in the wilds of nature predators tend to zero in on the weak sick or injured among a herd. This can whip said predator into a blood-lust frenzy as easy pickings are at hand. Females who wear heels emulate the gait patterns of wounded and/or compromised prey and thus inspire males to heights of predatorial chasse-a-tude.

Always look to evolutionary biology for the answer.

An Yael, I'm not dumb...It's just more fun to spend money on strippers than slot machines. Conversational quality is similar however.

Yael Grauer 06-11-2007 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Robb Wolf (Post 14140)
An Yael, I'm not dumb...It's just more fun to spend money on strippers than slot machines. Conversational quality is similar however.

LOL. Well, I enjoyed chatting with the strippers I met, who all congregate in the women's bathroom. (Would love to hear the evolutionary biology spin on that.) They were all laughing at how guys say women are teases and will spend a small fortune to be teased. But my favorite one-liner was when one guy asked this chick if they were real, and she said "yes, as real as my undying love for you." He bought a dance. :eek:

Anyways, I hope y'all enjoyed the article. At the very least, there's a diagram of a foot in heels to drool over, for free. :D It's not clear plastic, however. Sorry about that...

Jamila Bey 06-12-2007 01:38 AM

Ummm.

Robb... I really think you should either go out more, or not go out at all.

I can't tell.


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