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August 7th, 2010


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08:57 pm
So, last week at this time, forestcats and I were at Del Mar Racetrack with the family, celebrating my mother's birthday. At one point, while we were awaiting my aunt and uncle's arrival, I was crowd-watching, and I saw a woman, dressed to the nines in a black dress and hat, wearing orange pumps and jewelry. I was astonished to see, as she ascended a circular staircase, that she was walking up, leaving her heel off the stairstep! Who knew???

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From:forestcats
Date:August 8th, 2010 06:21 am (UTC)
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Love, that is how one walks in pumps up the stairs.
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From:mycroftca
Date:August 8th, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
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And I've walked that way how often?
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From:pnkngrnd3
Date:August 8th, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC)
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I do that whenever I'm wearing heels. I mean, I hold on to the railing as well, but I'm more unstable if I put my heels on the stairs when going up.
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From:mycroftca
Date:August 8th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
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Really? Well, I guess that you can tell I'm a boy, then, not knowing these things...

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From:coffeehouse
Date:August 8th, 2010 02:14 pm (UTC)
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That's how I climb stairs in heels.
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From:mycroftca
Date:August 8th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
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It suggests to me, then, that I shouldn't wear heels. Just a thought.

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From:stacymckenna
Date:August 9th, 2010 02:37 am (UTC)
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Many stair treads are too shallow to reliably fit one's entire high heeled shoe on the stair, so it's safer to walk on one's toes up the stairs. you'll note women walking down stairs turned slightly to one side for the same reason - to make sure their foot fits entirely on the tread.
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From:mycroftca
Date:August 9th, 2010 01:55 pm (UTC)
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It's a wild and wonderful world, it is!
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From:jamiethered
Date:August 9th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
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Heh heh, try walking upstairs or more interestingly downstairs in spurs. :-D
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From:mycroftca
Date:August 10th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
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Thus far, I've avoided it.
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From:robin_june
Date:August 9th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
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And since that was a circular staircase, it's likely that the inside of the stair-tread was narrower than the outside, and so even more reason that her foot length may not have reliably found a fit with each step she took.
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From:mycroftca
Date:August 10th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
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A clear point! Thank you!
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From:jennifleur
Date:August 9th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
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No heels on steps as a general rule.... especially if the steps are iron lattice work, the heel gets stuck and the shoe comes off. Not graceful in the slightest.
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From:mycroftca
Date:August 10th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
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I take it that mud or swamps would be similar in that regard?
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From:jennifleur
Date:August 10th, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
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Absolutely. However if you find yourself in heels in a muddy swamp I fear you've got much, much bigger issues to deal with.
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From:mycroftca
Date:August 10th, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)
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Alligators, for example. Mosquitoes. Snakes. All the good stuff.
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From:jennifleur
Date:August 10th, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC)
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Naturally.
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From:mycroftca
Date:August 10th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
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Isn't nature wonderful?
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