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funkymonkeyesq
Posted - 21 April 2017 14:37
High heels have their place but in order to do a paid job of work; really?

Presumably the same goes for ties, and suits, and perhaps even "formal" shirts — they are all about appearance over function, and so are not "necessary".

They have the benefit of not being painful / damaging, but they are still purely aesthetic...
Third Half
Posted - 21 April 2017 14:58
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Funky,

I may be the last living bloke in my place who walks into work each day in a tie.

I suspect I annoy people who organise the 'charity' dress down Friday by turning up as usual. I will put in a fiver for the pot or whatever, depending how pissed off I am (although Friday is usually not a good day)

But no, I actually feel sorry for women obliged to wear heels in the workplace, exactly because it seems immediately uncomfortable over a working day (I suppose; I have never tried; do they come in size 10s?) and long term worse. Heck even US footballers retire after less than 10 years (and they only each play part of about 20 games a year).
funkymonkeyesq
Posted - 21 April 2017 15:00
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I may be the last living bloke in my place who walks into work each day in a tie.

Great — if that's what you want to wear, I'm not complaining or saying that you shouldn't.

I actually feel sorry for women obliged to wear heels in the workplace

Snap.
Wellington
Posted - 21 April 2017 15:02
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calmly chaotic
Posted - 21 April 2017 15:05
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If only we could force the Supreme Court judges to wear heels to work.
Soft BreNexis
Posted - 21 April 2017 15:09
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I love wearing heels - when I choose to do so.

But they definitely damage feet and are bloody uncomfortable after a while. I disagree with the Supremes on this one.
sad banta
Posted - 21 April 2017 15:09
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I don't see what high heels have to do with "smartness", or with any other relevant requirement for an office job. Same with lipstick, eye shadow, anything else to do with enhancing physical attractiveness.

Sad Banta LLP has no such requirements. Poor eyesight and low self esteem may be useful though.
sad banta
Posted - 21 April 2017 15:10
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Anna - I have a vision of Sumption et al in some nightmarish "So Money Supermarket" ad....
Ash89
Posted - 21 April 2017 15:11
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I wore heels for my first week at the new job ( ), and it really aggravated my lower back. This made leg day boring because my back was so tight.

Flats from here on out, mates.