For the ladies.. are you comfortable wearing heels to work when you commute?

@chiyosan (29435)
Philippines
April 2, 2011 9:16am CST
I can say that for me, its really hard for me to wear heels to work especially that I have to endure a lot of walk, and standing before I am able to get to work so here goes: 1. A few meters walk to the terminal where I can ride a jeep to the MRT station. 2. Another few meters walk because the jeepney only drops off passengers on a Jeepney “stop” 3. I had to get in the train via 3 story equivalent of going up the stairs… then 4. Another 45 minutes of standing – most of the time (because the train is always full) before the station where I get off. 5. About 2 kilometers of walk to the building where I walk. I honestly have tried to wear my heels and not bring slippers with me so I would get used to this on a regular basis.. but really.. it felt like my feet is killing me, especially at the time of me going home. It felt like I am not able to walk anymore and I remember I felt the cramps in my legs even after 2 days!! Did you ladies have felt such as well? Are you really okay wearing your heels to work even when you commute?
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15 responses
@allknowing (65264)
• India
10 Oct 11
Not only was I wearing high heeled shoes but also used to stuff my feet in those fully covered shoes with blisters and all just to be 'in'. Chinese torture no doubt but who cares as long as I was not called a square!
@chiyosan (29435)
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
25 Apr 11
Depends if you are "used" to walking in them. ONly reason I wouldn't walk that much in them for just commuting is cause that would wear out the heels so fast, and constantly having to repair/place the heel. I wore 3-4 inch heals since I was 18 and I like the slim heels for dress or work, but the thicker heel (same height) for walking. I wore 4inch thick heel to Disneyland couple times when I took my kids and didn't have a single problem with them. I use to walk to work...in sneakers...and carry my dress shoes in a bag and change once at work. Only problem with that was I'd get sweaty kind of while walking and felt iky all day so I had to stop walking.
@chiyosan (29435)
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
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@zaga_cleuth (1412)
• Philippines
5 Apr 11
Yup. I'd rather use to walk with my heels on. I'm used to it. I don't know why but I am more comfortable wearing them than flat shoes or slippers. When I was young i used to tip toe whenever I walk on my bare feet. They are always teasing me like "tower", or a pole walking. . Why ? because I'm 5'7" tall already and I like wearing 3 inch high shoes.
@chiyosan (29435)
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
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@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
4 Apr 11
When I was still at work, I used to wear the heels to go to work but change it to the flat shoes at the office; when I had to go socilaize with the clients in some events, I still wore shes because they are pretty even though it was painful to stand for so long but it was just occassional. I had to stand all day in one of my jobs, I had to talk to the customers, I wear tall shoes but not heels because it would be too too painful to do that every single day.
@chiyosan (29435)
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
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@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
4 Apr 11
I always wear my slippers on my way to work. I really walk fast so being in heels will slow me down. And my heeled shoes wouldn't be easily worn out if I only used it at the office. I try to change to my heeled shoes when I'm at the office and change again to my slippers when I go home.
@chiyosan (29435)
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
Its been a while since i came back to the discussion myself and sorry for this. Its great to see you in the discussion, though and Hope to see you around the site, happy mylotting. Godbless!
@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
3 Apr 11
The highest heels that I was able to wear was only 3 inches and I only wear them inside the office premises. In commuting from our home to the office and from the office to our home, I always change into flat walking shoes or sandals so I can be comfortable. I used to walk with high heels but when I get home at night, my feet is always painful and the veins in my legs getting bigger so I decided to leave my heels at my drawer in the office.
@chiyosan (29435)
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
Its been a while since i came back to the discussion myself and sorry for this. Its great to see you in the discussion, though and Hope to see you around the site, happy mylotting. Godbless!
@keshia2007r (2886)
• United States
3 Apr 11
I am comfortable in heels as long as I don't do much standing. When I was working in an office setting, I did a lot of sitting so wearing heels was ok. I was actually switching between heels and flats going to work. On the other hand, if i'm doing a lot of standing I would wear flats. I usually wear heels for style/fashion purposes, but either or is just fine with me (flats or heels)
@chiyosan (29435)
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
Its been a while since i came back to the discussion myself and sorry for this. Its great to see you in the discussion, though and Hope to see you around the site, happy mylotting. Godbless!
@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
3 Apr 11
I am a flat footed and am not comfortable commuting in heels. So, whenever I travel to work, I wear flats or sandals and bring my heels and just use it when am in the office. Or sometimes, what I do is leave my heels in the office.
@chiyosan (29435)
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
Its been a while since i came back to the discussion myself and sorry for this. Its great to see you in the discussion, though and Hope to see you around the site, happy mylotting. Godbless!
• Philippines
3 Apr 11
Hi! I suggest you just use you reliable comfy flats while you commute and if you need your heels just bring them with you or leave them in the office so that you could change your shoes once you are in. Been there, done that. For me, wearing heels is already a challenge and braving the rush hours on public transport is torture. If you put those two things together, i guess it is just nightmare!
@chiyosan (29435)
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
Its been a while since i came back to the discussion myself and sorry for this. Its great to see you in the discussion, though and Hope to see you around the site, happy mylotting. Godbless!
• Australia
3 Apr 11
I am only 5'4'' in height and my hubby is 6 inches tall. So, i have to compulsorily wear heels whenever i walk with him. I used to feel very uncomfortable before but now i just love heels. I feel like wearing heels everywhere i go. Sometimes, if i travel too much in heels, my feet start aching but i become fine the other day. Regarding work, i used to wear moderate heels to work. These days i don't work but once i start working, i'll definitely wear high heels to work. :)
@chiyosan (29435)
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
Its been a while since i came back to the discussion myself and sorry for this. Its great to see you in the discussion, though and Hope to see you around the site, happy mylotting. Godbless!
@sublime03 (1811)
• Philippines
3 Apr 11
When I experienced commuting a few times back when I was starting to work a bit far from my place, I decided to stop wearing my shoes because of several reasons. One, the streets aren't clean and so my shoes would end up so dirty and beaten up. Another reason, it is super not comfortable. Since you go along with everybody else on the streets, you won't be able to walk along other people pacing and you end up being stepped on not once but most likely a few times. There are so many disadvantages to wearing heels commuting to work and so for everybody out there, make sure you wear slippers on your way to work to speed up your walking to work as well as to save your shoes from being beaten up from all the bad roads and all the walking you make every single day.
@chiyosan (29435)
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
Its been a while since i came back to the discussion myself and sorry for this. Its great to see you in the discussion, though and Hope to see you around the site, happy mylotting. Godbless!
• United States
3 Apr 11
I can wear heels seven days a week with no issues. I drive so it is not an issue with standing. However if I was commuting via bus and or train, I would most certainly wear sneakers with my heels in my bag. I can go 12 - 14 hours with no issues but have been doing so for years. I have flat feet and wearing flats kills my feet. Oddly but it must be the way my bones structures are that the heels support them. There have been times that my hurt hurt bit mostly because the style of the shoe and or the length of time of over walking in them, I suppose.
@chiyosan (29435)
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
My apologies for this late response, thank you for your time. See you around mylot and have a great day! Godbless you!
@gelayagui98 (1337)
• Australia
2 Apr 11
When I still working I used to wear high heels even now every time I go to church. i am not comfortable using flat shoes although my height is 5"6" maybe it is just a matter of practice.
@chiyosan (29435)
• Philippines
10 Oct 11
i am more comfortable with flats, sneaker type of shoes. i must admit though that sometimes i feel more beautiful when i am wearing heels. he he :D
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
2 Apr 11
I have small feet so finding heeled shoes was not something that was always available and familiar to me. I can see where heeled shoes could cause quite a bit of discomfort at work. i used to work with a young lady who used to take her shoes off at work because they bothered her so much. Flat heels and comfort are where i want to be shoewise.
@chiyosan (29435)
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
My apologies for this late response, thank you for your time. See you around mylot and have a great day! Godbless you!
@marguicha (94951)
• Chile
2 Apr 11
When I was young, I used high heels sometimes just for beauty´s sake. My feel HURT!!! Later on in life, when I had my back surgery, my doctor forbid me to use shoes with more that 2 cm heels. Even those are not the most comfortable. He also said that high heeled shoes were the responsibles for a lot of back surgeries in women. Now my daughter is having serious back problems. She told me yesterday that all she had done to get her back better through gym and special exercises went back to zero because she wore ONCE some very beautiful high heeled shoes for an outing. I told her to throw them away! Beware! Back surgery is not the end of back problems.
@chiyosan (29435)
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
My apologies for this late response, thank you for your time. See you around mylot and have a great day! Godbless you!