Friday, December 11, 2009

Fat Girls in High Heels


Here's a question: Can fat girls wear heels?
Fortunately, I do not suffer from canklitis ( I just made that term up), but still feel I can't wear heels because I'm fat. Let me tell you why. A major part of it is adding to my size. The higher I am, the bigger I feel. The bigger I feel, I swear the fatter I am or appear to be. Maybe this is why I am always feeling fat in the shower?
Anyway, I own about 3 dozen pairs of flats, but no heels. And I really want some.
Now, I know I can just say F it and who cares, but let's be serious...I care. They wouldn't look dumb because of cankles (which according to google even Barbie has), but I've seen fat girls in heels and I just don't like the look. BUT, and this is a big but, (ha!), the girls I have seen wearing heels look as if their heels don't fit properly. Regardless of their size, that shoe was not supposed to fit. I would of course get heels that fit.
BUT ALSO! I think because I am fat that wearing heels hurts 10x more 10x faster than skinnies.
Let me know what you think...I'm seriously curious about this.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been fat and I have been thin and I agree that heels hurt much more and are more difficult to wear when heavy or just plain old larger. You're spreading more pressure across approximately the same amount of square inches - the size difference between a size 6 small foot and a size 11 large foot isn't great enough to make up for the difference in weight pressing on them.

alice said...

That picture looks so painful!

I agree about pain being related to the amount of weight that pushes down on one's foot, but smaller heels are totally workable for me (the recent kitten heel craze has been good).

So long as you get heels that truly, truly fit, it's all good. I don't know if wearing heels makes your feet swell more easily, but I've been diligent about avoiding any straps or other decorations that could get sausage-casing-like just in case.

Faith said...

I don't have a problem with shoes... feet and my wrist are the only thing "not fat". But I have seen some people with feet like the picture. I would say if you like it and it looks good, go for it. If you don't like it, you will be thinking about it the entire time you are wearing them... who needs that stress! I am short, so heels help me...

aperfectversionofmyself said...

I think wearing heels definitely hurts more when you're fat. You have more weight and pressure bearing down on the ball of your foot anyway. Add that to the fact that heels increase that pressure and you're screwed!

Dana Lynn said...

I currently work from home, but when I worked in an office shoes were one of my favorite things to buy. I'm a big girl but my calves ankles and feet are still hot. Shoes were one of the few things I could totally rock and added spice to my outfits.

Because I was heavier I preferred heels with ankle straps if they were above 4". The strap gave a little extra support.

They definitely would have hurt my feet if I was walking around a bunch. The longest walk I took in my office though was to get a cup of coffee down the hall. As soon as I'd get home I'd switch to flats.

katty said...

I love the high heels, because every time that i am wearing high heels i feel very elegant and change my style of walking, i feel more womanly and sexy. Because of that i prefer to use high heels when my boyfriend buy viagra we always have a great result.

Anonymous said...

Heels aren't going to make you look bigger, while they will make you taller, they also elongate the leg making it look slimmer. I would avoid ankle straps and strappy heels in general, just go for a basic pump. It makes sense right, if you stretch something out it looks slimmer? Of course, make sure the shoe fits. And stacked heels are always more sturdy so it's a good idea to go for a stacked heel (that's when the heel is made out of lots of like, horizontal slices of timber stacked on top of one another)

Anonymous said...

It is about what you feel great in but just remembef ladies keep it sassy and classy oh yea b4 I 4get its always looks better to where those heels with the thick sole at the front nd lets not 4gt to put dr scholls for her comfort padding in ur heels

Anonymous said...

Well, if you don't go for extremely high heels, it's not that bad. Also for heavy people, like moi, it's a MUST to buy shoes only of a really good make. (Read, expensive) I bought a pair from a shop at Bangkok. Not good. A late comment. But I just had to comment. Upto 4 inches is fine. Wedges, fine.

usagimeow said...

I have what I feel is the over kill of the cankle. I have very thick legs and ankles and have since shyd away from dress and heels alike. I want to wear these things but I feel so self conscious it takes all the fun out

Elliott Broidy said...

Oh wow... no thanks!

Anonymous said...

I own over 100 pairs of heels. Buuuttttty since i gained a significant amount of weight they hurt soooooo bad. Sucks but weight loss here i come. I refuse yo wear a thick heel becausr the skinny ones make me feel so sexy and changes my walk from an awkard duck to a supermodel with curves on the runway

Anonymous said...

I'm 205 lbs. Wear a 7.5 stilletto and I swear if you watch youtube vidoes of DRAG QUEENS teaching you how to walk ( who carsa botu 95 lb asian chicks teaching us fattys) but they will get you to suck in, walk correctly and wham. you can do it. I recommend stewart weisman heels too.

Anonymous said...

I READ ALL THE COMMENTS ABOVE AND YOU WOMEN ALL NEED TO BE CHECKED...HEELS ARE WHAT YOU MAKE THEM THEY DONT MAKE YOU...COMMON SENSE SHOULD TELL YOU IF YOUR FOOT LOOKS LIKE MS PIGGIES IN THEM THEN THEY ARE TOO SMALL AND TO GET A DIFFERENT SIZE OR DESIGN..PLUSSIZE WOMEN LOOK AWESOME IN HEELS IT SHOWS THAT THEY ARE CONFIDENT AND STRONG...WHEN WEARING HEELS IF YOU FEEL PRESSUER GET GEL INSOLES..IF THE HEEL IS TOO HIGH THEN GO A INCH LOWER..IF THE INSTEP ISNT FOR YOU CHANGE IT...BUT SAYING HEELS ISNT FOR BIGGIRLS IS BULLSHIT..I AM A BIGGIRL AND ALL I WEAR IS HEELS I MAKE MY SHOES WORK FOR ME!