August 7th, 2010
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???
Love, that is how one walks in pumps up the stairs.
And I've walked that way how often?
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.
Really? Well, I guess that you can tell I'm a boy, then, not knowing these things...
That's how I climb stairs in heels.
It suggests to me, then, that I shouldn't wear heels. Just a thought.
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.
It's a wild and wonderful world, it is!
Heh heh, try walking upstairs or more interestingly downstairs in spurs. :-D
Thus far, I've avoided it.
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.
A clear point! Thank you!
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.
I take it that mud or swamps would be similar in that regard?
Absolutely. However if you find yourself in heels in a muddy swamp I fear you've got much, much bigger issues to deal with.
Alligators, for example. Mosquitoes. Snakes. All the good stuff.