High Heels: One Man’s Opinion

[This is a guest post by Nick, boyfriend of Jean. See his other posts here.]

Someone requested I write about my most and least favorite fashions for women. Great idea! I’m going to focus on the latter.

Maybe you saw Jean’s recent photo of Stuart Weitzman boots. Or maybe you remember when I showed a liking for well-broken-in Tory Burch Revas. These are two of my all-time favorite looks. Actually, no, let’s call them favorite pieces. Because they look pretty good, but—more importantly—they’re functional. And the main function in this case is being able to use your feet in the way for which they’ve been biologically evolved.

 In the immortal words of Jessica Simpson, “These boots are made for walking.”

So, if one of my favorite aspects of women’s fashion is stylish flat-soled footwear, you might be able to guess one of my least favorites…

There is no greater burden to the urban-dwelling man than a pair of expensive high heels.

The type doesn’t matter—pumps, stilettos, platforms, wedges (although Jean adorably calls these her “walking shoes”) whatever—every high-heeled shoe abides by this universal law: the more the shoe costs, the slower the lady walks.

“Let’s put skinny sticks under our feet. That’ll look hot!” -Inventor of High Heels

Women wearing Miu Mius (male readers: this is a shoe brand, not a type of Pokemon) are clocked walking the streets of Manhattan at an average of 0.7 MPH—or 1.13 KPH for you international folks. And nothing puts a damper on an evening out like a one-inch gouge up the patent leather heel of a Louboutin (male readers: it’s pronounced Loo-boo-tawn).

Now, don’t get me wrong, heels feed into the whole look good, feel good mentality for a woman, so I guess that’s a plus. But in the midst of a night on the town, it can be hard to see the bright side. For instance, consider this completely fictitious scenario where I’m about to take a step and…

“You’re walking too fast.”

Or when we’re standing in a packed bar with no chairs in sight…

“I have to sit down.”

Or going to a restaurant right above the subway stop…

“We have to take a cab.”

Then to the bar around the corner…


Along a cobblestone sidewalk…

“I’m just going to walk in the middle of the road.”

And then, at the very end of the night, when I’ve had about all I can take…

“Hold on while I change into these other shoes I have in my purse.”

This is the part where I think to myself, “WHAT?! You had flats in your purse the whole time?! Why didn’t you just wear those?”

“Oh, nevermind they’re in my other bag. I’ll just go barefoot.”

While I’ve never witnessed Jean trotting around the city barefoot, I have stood on the curb at the end of many nights bewildered at the lengths women will go to simply for the appearance of longer legs. But despite all of this, I must also commend you. Because not only do men tolerate high heels, we often encourage them. Why? Because, damn, they look good. And maybe that’s the lesson in all of this, if there even is one. Do whatever makes you feel good because ultimately if you’re happy, we’re happy. Just as long as you promise to never wear these:

Offensive, and not just to PETA.

[Note: The author is aware Nancy Sinatra sung the original. Jessica Simpson + Immortal = Sarcasm.]


142 thoughts on “High Heels: One Man’s Opinion

  • Esther E February 20, 2012 at 12:06 am

    OMG this is hilarious!!!

  • Vicky J February 20, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Hilarious post! Awesome job, PAB!

  • Christina February 20, 2012 at 12:10 am

    haha not going to lie, very entertaining and very accurate.

  • TN February 20, 2012 at 12:11 am

    This is too great! I feel even more motivated to wear heels more often now! I think Nick should make more "guest appearances" on here — your opinion is quite valued! 🙂

  • Anonymous February 20, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Loved the candor!

  • Anonymous February 20, 2012 at 12:12 am

    LOL can't wait for the next post.

  • mai February 20, 2012 at 12:14 am

    hahaha, loved this.

  • Michelle February 20, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Love your scenarios. 🙂

  • Ella Pretty Blog February 20, 2012 at 12:16 am

    So funny Nick – you and Jean are both such witty and funny writers!

    Love the "fictitious" scenarios you described!

    I love my handbags and my fashion – but I can NOT wear uncomfortable shoes – and while taking care of designer handbags is do-able – it must be impossible to protect expensive shoes, so I'm glad I have cheap tastes when it comes to shoes LOL!

  • BabieLinie February 20, 2012 at 12:17 am

    HAHAHAH This was hilarious! Nick should write more blog posts on here. I had a good laugh =)

  • Jen February 20, 2012 at 12:18 am

    My boyfriend would agree 110% with this post. It's especially fun for him when we're walking down steep hills and I have to clutch on to him for dear life.

  • Susan February 20, 2012 at 12:21 am

    My husband echoes these sentiments.. especially when we're in Europe, where we walk everywhere and many of the streets are cobblestone 🙂 but I have to wear heels if we're on a date night or if I'm in a crowded bar! Even if it means my feet are ringing and throbbing painfully with each step later.. sigh.

    (btw Jean or anyone else, do you have any recommendations for high heels that are somewhat comfortable for walking? I've heard good things about YSL Tribtoo but have yet to find a pair of decent pumps that I can walk around in for awhile.)

  • Phoebe February 20, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Nick, all of the scenarios are 100% right, which makes them so much funnier! Well, maybe not to my boyfriend. An apology might be in order, haha.

  • Phoebe February 20, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Susan, I have a pair of Vince Camuto Elanie pumps that I swear by! Unfortunately they come in limited colors – I have the leopard print calf hair – but they are incredibly comfy (and look better in person than online)! Let me know if you find a comfy black suede pair…

  • littlemissandrea February 20, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Thanks for the post, Nick! While it is hilarious, it definitely brings to light some issues that us women don't normally consider we put our significant others through when we wear our sky high heels. But hey, practice makes perfect, and one day we'll be great at walking with heels on and look great at the same time!

  • Annie February 20, 2012 at 12:28 am

    HAHAHA Nick you need to do more guest posts!

  • Anonymous February 20, 2012 at 12:29 am

    so funny! i loved this post! keep them coming!

  • Susan February 20, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Phoebe, I googled those pumps and they are SO classy and pretty and totally my style! There is a patent red, black, and nude on Piperlime and I want all three. How do they fit for you? True to size?


  • Inés February 20, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Looove this post! Hilarious!!!

  • Anonymous February 20, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Such an amusing and witty post : ). Please do more guest posts, Nick!

  • jen February 20, 2012 at 12:33 am

    lol this is crazy! btw, nick are you the guy on the mouthwash commercial? 🙂

  • Sensy~Style February 20, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Favorite Line: "This is the part where I think to myself, "WHAT?! You had flats in your purse the whole time?! Why didn't you just wear those?"…" I laughed so hard I cried.

    Well written Nick.

  • Petite-ish February 20, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Hahaha! My boyfriend and I loved your post, Nick. It's so true, I remember a fateful night in NYC when he had to fireman's carry me because I just couldn't walk another step in my high heels. Luckily I didn't participate in another less than functional trend that evening, the miniskirt. Keep up the great work and Jean might be out of a job.

  • Anonymous February 20, 2012 at 1:04 am

    LOL I laugh my a** off!! thanks for the post I was having a bad night and this reading made me feel beer because I was laughing so hard – keep up the great work !!!!!!

  • Vivian February 20, 2012 at 1:07 am

    This is so funny, and SO TRUE! We do, do those things. LOL, well, maybe not all but most. Hahaha! LOVE those Louboutins btw! (=

  • Anna February 20, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Nice post, Nick. Thoroughly enjoyed it! 🙂

  • Lei February 20, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Hehe witty! Very entertaining! Makes a lot of sense! I like this –> "…the more the shoe costs, the slower the lady walks." is it true Jean? ;p

    We'd love to hear more from your guest author! ^^

  • J February 20, 2012 at 1:15 am

    Nick speaks for many of our male counterparts!! On many a night out, I'll look to my fiancee and ask, which shoes go better with this outfit? & He always replies, whichever is comfiest (blargh, thanks for all the help!). It also drives him nuts that I carry the Revas along in the car when wearing heels around the city (SF for us).

    PAB, don't you just love it when we exclaim to ourselves about how we've survived walking around X in our fave high heels?? 🙂

  • Anonymous February 20, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Great job, Nick! I love it. He's totally right on *every* count…but I still love my heels! haha…

  • Anonymous February 20, 2012 at 1:50 am

    OMG, so hilarious. MORE. MORE!

  • Wendy February 20, 2012 at 2:04 am

    LOOOOL. Nick, you're hilarious!! It makes it more funny when what you write about is true. I loved this line: "..every high-heeled shoe abides by this universal law: the more the shoe costs, the slower the lady walks." It cracked me up so bad.

  • Jen February 20, 2012 at 2:44 am

    Hahahahaha! This is hilarious – I love it! David constantly complains when I'm in heels as well because I can never walk for long periods of time and it's a burden. I think it's an indication of love when your man prefers you in flats, though, because let's face it – we DO look a lot better in heeled shoes. Thanks Nick for the laugh, and hope you are doing okay and getting rest, Jean!


  • Anonymous February 20, 2012 at 2:52 am

    Wow I really like the male perspectives, great job! As a petite woman, I have to say I love my heels, a few inches sometimes do make a difference in our look and confidence

  • Mr.Jovita February 20, 2012 at 2:59 am

    lol!!! i dont feel alone anymore!

  • Anonymous February 20, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Love this post! Made me laugh 🙂

  • Anonymous February 20, 2012 at 3:26 am

    HAHA "Let's put skinny sticks under our feet. That'll look hot!" -Inventor of High Heels

    love your guest posts. You're completely right

  • Mindy J. L. February 20, 2012 at 3:39 am

    I definitely recommend suede heels for the material is softer and is more comfortable! I was head over heels (no pun intended) when I saw the leopard wedges at Payless and wanted them even more when I tried them on and they were oh soooooo comfortable… I ended up buying the patent nude wedges but wish they came in nude suede cause the suede leopard design was so much more comfortable! Probably because they were the lowest heel height I own, they were only 3"!

    With that said, I think heels that are around 3" are comfortable! Still love my nude wedges from Payless and I wear them ALL the time.

  • Anonymous February 20, 2012 at 3:49 am

    So true. Great post nick!

  • CC February 20, 2012 at 4:32 am

    VERY GOOD! 😀

  • Cindy February 20, 2012 at 4:36 am

    So true! Good one Nick! Funny!

  • Couture Coco February 20, 2012 at 4:38 am

    Very amusing!!! So basically we (women) were right all along? LOL! Thank you for a great post Nick – Jean, I think you got some blog-competition! 🙂
    Sorry to point out but since Louboutin is French, it's pronounced closer to "loo – boo – tan(g)" with the last bit rhyming with 'fang' but with the g sound silent.

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies February 20, 2012 at 5:18 am

    hahahaa…..I laughed so hard! You now what? I couldn't agree more. The ultimate truth from the mouth of a guy. I can't wear heels to save my life so yes, I know what Nick means. Jean, you've got to get him to write more posts. I've enjoyed every word!

  • contrary kiwi February 20, 2012 at 5:42 am

    I definitely think that Petite Asian Boy should do some more blogging (I was so confused when I first saw his blog xD).

    But I think the last paragraph of this post summed it up: guys complain about girls wearing heels (and they'd complain more if they knew what it feels like!) but then encourage them to do so because they look good. Make up your mind, boys 😛 I have no problem with a woman wearing heels because she likes them (that's why I wear them occasionally) but to wear heels because a man likes the look is a sad thing, in my eyes. Maybe it wouldn't be if heels didn't hurt and didn't damage our legs, but they do.

  • Rosie February 20, 2012 at 6:23 am

    OMG this post is so funny!!!! I'm a girl and I don't use that type of heels because, well..you can't walk in them!!!! If I can only walk in a shoe for 3m, then it isn't worth the money =) Now, wedges might be good! I do use wedges on a daily basis (ok…ONE pair of wedges, but still!) and they are pretty comfortable =)


  • Marie February 20, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Hahaha, this is so funny 🙂 And you are so right! But wedges; I can´t live without them (and they really are comfortable).
    xx Marie

  • Kathleen Lisson, CSW February 20, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Thanks for this male perspective. This is exactly why I wear mid heels. I like to look pretty without suffering.
    Kathleen Lisson

  • Meli22 February 20, 2012 at 7:08 am

    my husband hates me in heels, so I don't wear them when we go out- only to work. lol! I always wondered why he hated heels- perhaps these are the reasons 🙂 Though I don't have expensive heels, I still don't want to ruin them quickly.

  • Tang February 20, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Hahaha, very hilarious post. My guy seems to feel the same way. He doesn't "get" high heels or the point of them. But lucky for him my feet are so small I never fit any heels!

  • SewPetiteGal February 20, 2012 at 7:14 am

    LOL! I think I've said all of those at one point or another when wearing heels (except the middle of the road one, we don't have cobblestone here) – love it!

  • TheTinyHeart February 20, 2012 at 8:46 am

    So funny! When I lived in Manhattan, I hardly ever wore heels. I have to agree, they're much harder to navigate the city streets in than a pair of comfy flats. And with the fast pace of the city, there's no way I was walking slow 🙂


  • Anonymous February 20, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Haha.. Funny post but it is so true. My husband agrees with you 10o%! i am a petite woman too, wearing heels for the extra height is important to us, u mr tall man.

  • Anonymous February 20, 2012 at 9:48 am

    LOVE U NICK….God bless u both…

    a 35 year old mom, who does not knows how to walk in a Stiletto…and feels sad 🙁 sometimes…

  • Roxxi February 20, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Okay, Nick is hilaaarious! 🙂 Thanks for having him do a guest post ^^

  • Allison February 20, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Laughing over the line: "the more the shoe costs, the slower the lady walks."

  • dietingfashions February 20, 2012 at 10:12 am

    LOL…. Nick, you are absolutely correct. I walk much slower in heels. It's a love hate relationship.


    P.S. "These boots are made for walking" were first sung by Nancy Sinatra. Sorry but I think Jessica Simpson should have never remade a classic song.

  • sumo February 20, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Fashion bloggers often comment on how their high heels are comfortable so it's refreshing to see this post. Yes, some heels are more comfortable than others, but seeing this is a nice reminder that even the bloggers who invest in the best heels and rave about their "comfort" suffer like the rest of us.

    Reminds me of this recent NYTimes article: "A Scientific Look at the Dangers of High Heels" http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/scientists-look-at-the-dangers-of-high-heels/

    Awesome post!

  • Nick February 20, 2012 at 11:13 am

    "Sorry but I think Jessica Simpson should have never remade a classic song."

    I agree 100%. The original Nancy Sinatra version is clearly superior. I don't think any Jessica Simpson song is actually immortal.

  • mybeadifullife February 20, 2012 at 11:13 am

    lol, nick you are too funny!! i hardly ever wear high heels anymore because chances are whereever i'm going ill either be dancing or walking really far now that i live in a city with no parking, so for the reasons u mentioned above, i wear flats!! haha

  • Maren February 20, 2012 at 11:15 am

    This is hilarious and so true! You have a very funny boyfriend Jean!

  • Nick February 20, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I debated including some facts or research in this post but decided against it. If I had though, this NYTimes piece would've been a great reference. A good read, regardless.

  • Jennifer February 20, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Haha hilarious! Oh, Nick, my husband agrees with you 100%. When we were in Switzerland for new year's this year, the darn cobblestone streets were a total pain in heels, but I wore them anyway and made him walk the long way around the city to get to the restaurant. At least, I guess, I didn't have flats in my purse… they were in the car. 😉

  • elvi February 20, 2012 at 11:43 am

    HAHAHA love 'the more the shoe costs, the slower the lady walks.'….I do walk slow but that is because I am petite and have short legs (or so that is my excuse). hahah hilarious post!

  • fabulously frugirl February 20, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Hilarious and true.

    I was very running shoe kinda girl for most of my life, until I entered the working world – and that's when I went for flat shoes. I have a few pairs of high heels and I think many lovely ladies look great in it, but I still find them uncomfortable.

  • hugstiem February 20, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Lol, so much truth, but it drives me nuts when I walk faster in my heels than people walk in sneakers. Especially if I'm stuck walking behind them!

  • Wendy February 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Nick is a great writer! I laughed out loud a few times. Too funny. Thanks for the guest post on a dreary Monday. He is a really funny guy!

  • Kim February 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Great post, but really? Jessica Simpson? Nancy Sinatra sang it first! And better.

  • Molly February 20, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Haha. I need at least one bar full of people to see my awesome heels before I'll consent to putting on the ugly flats stashed in my bag.

  • rebecca February 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    corso como shoes are extremely comfortable. they aren't as stylish as many a brand out there but I never have to break in any of my corso como shoes.

  • rebecca February 20, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    totally! made my day!

  • Carina February 20, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Nick is so funny but then again he is so true on everything he said, my husband agrees with him 100%.WE woman rather suffer then not looking good in our outfits where heels are the most important piece.It is nice once in a while to wear comfortable flats and not to worry about how we look or how our feet feels.

    Nice to hear the boys side of view on heels 🙂


  • Sue February 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Oh, that was hilarious. Hubby was just wondering why I was giggling just now. I totally agree with you, Nick, but damn, I know that hubby does appreciate me wearing the high heels when we go out to dinner. From time to time, I'll wear the heels at work (wedge only) 'coz, c'mon, they look good.

    Don't EVEN get my hubby started on how many times I have to change my clothes. 😉

    BTW, I love, love this blog! Thanks, Nick and Jean–you guys make me smile! 🙂

  • bevy February 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Nick, you're a funny guy! Thanks for filling in.

  • Suzy February 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    ew those goat heels are hideous xD


  • Erica February 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Great post. 🙂 You wrote: "Do whatever makes you feel good because ultimately if you're happy, we're happy." As you pointed out before this, men encourage high heel wearing… which is why we "feel good" about wearing painful shoes like these. What it all comes down to is that women dress for men, and men love to look.

  • Victoria February 20, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    LOVEEE this post!! You should definitely post more of these. And it's actually really hilarious that you know so much about shoes! 😀

  • Anonymous February 20, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    THANK YOU NICK – well said.
    Personally, I think women dress for other women. Women are very judgmental, and they like to check out what other women are wearing. At least I do . . .

  • jessica February 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    "And the main function in this case is being able to use your feet in the way for which they've been biologically evolved."

    Hilarious. That is, word for word, exactly something my ex-boyfriend would've said. (We're still friends, so no bad memories there)

    I wear flats because they're what make me feel good – i.e. they're comfortable, and that, for me, is most important. Yes, I'm 5'2" and no, I don't care if I look short. Hello, I AM short. I dress for me and if you have a problem with how I look, nobody asked you to keep looking ;-). (within reason of course. I won't show up in the office dressed sexy secretary style.)

    That said, I know everybody has a different personal style … it's what makes fashion so interesting!

  • rjs February 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm
  • Jackie February 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Nick, YOU have to post more often! That made me smile =)

    We do love our high heels; especially we petites. I'm against wearing flats or running shoes, even though I know they won't push me over the 5' mark =3

    My hubby doesn't see the point in heels either lol he likes me without them…but he tolerates them because I like them.

    Thanks for the post!!

  • lovely pettit_mom February 20, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    red pump so cute. tc

  • Monkey February 20, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I'm cracking up, hilarious and true!

  • Beautygirl24 February 20, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    haha, this was awesome! I need to show my fiance this post. Thanks, Nick! Oh, and as a fellow petite girl, I must say I feel just as sexy in flats as I do in heels. The comfort helps 😉

  • Julie February 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I love PAB's posts they are so funny!! please write more nick!

  • Jacki February 20, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Hilarious! Keep these posts coming!

  • easy petite looks February 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    im guilty of walking barefoot…

  • Lissy February 20, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Oh I am so thoroughly amused because 1)I thought to myself "this guy doesn't know that Nancy Sinatra sings these boots were made for walking" and 2) I am one of those gals who is constantly walking in the middle of the street to avoid the damage from the darned bricks and cobbles.

  • Shoppingisfun February 20, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Wow, I always thought that girls who wore shoes like that just must have built up their foot stamina to the point that they're comfy or something. I have some 3-inch heeled boots that are actually fine for walking once I add insoles (I mean, I wouldn't walk for miles in them, but they're fine for wearing to the mall, etc)…but they're a semi-chunky, stacked heel. I can't even walk in stiletto pumps long enough to convince myself to buy a pair. Anyway, I recommend stacked heels or wedges instead of stilettos.

  • Zaya February 20, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Hahaha all the quotes so true!! Absolutely hysterical!

    ❤ zayasmiles

  • Karen (littlepiecefnb) February 21, 2012 at 12:11 am

    ROFL!! Nick is hilarious! I love his posts…it's funny to hear it from a guy's perspective about heels but it's totally true!

  • Emily February 21, 2012 at 1:31 am

    I always wondered how Jean manages to walk around in those gorgeous shoes she wears! Now I don't feel quite so incompetent in the footwear department. (Sorry Jean! I still love you!)

  • With Each Passing Day February 21, 2012 at 1:51 am

    LOL I couldn't stop laughing. Thanks Nick for the great laugh. Made my husband read this post and he enjoyed it.

  • biny7 February 21, 2012 at 3:31 am

    nick needs his own blog

  • Magnet February 21, 2012 at 4:39 am

    OH MAN, this post is AWESOME and so freaking funny. I have a feeling my boyfriend would agree with most of these, except I doubt I could even get him to listen, he completely zones out when I begin to talk about anything fashion related. Le sigh.

  • My Dressy Ways February 21, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Lol. All the scenarios are RIGHT ON. I love that you (Nick) have a good sense of humor about it. And you are definitely a wise man – as long as we're happy, you're happy.

  • The Simple Swan February 21, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Haha! Great post! So glad I found your blog. I'm only 4'10 and 93 pounds. Also petite. I look forward to seeing more of your blog posts.

    The Simple Swan

  • Anonymous February 21, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Good heavens, where did you find the horse hooves heels? They're HIDEOUS. To a point where I feel physically ill just looking at it.

    Goal: achieved.
    Great job.

  • Anonymous February 21, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Hahaha. That was great!

  • Karmela February 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    For walking-around-in-heels, nothing beats wedges. They're still sky-high (so still not as comfortable as if you're in flats) but at least they're a lot more stable than the "skinny sticks" as Nick refers to them. 🙂 I own two pairs of Marco Santi's Heather Buckle Booties and I wear them when I know I'm going to spend some time walking around outdoors.

  • Karmela February 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Nick, can I suggest your next blog topic? How about giving us a lowdown on how Jean looks when she's trying to disentangle her hair off that bumpit?

  • simplyvonne February 21, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    haha awesome post! I think you should do more!!! Now can you please talk to my husband and somehow convince him to do a guest on my blog!? 😉

  • Anonymous February 21, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    I guess I will not be back to read this blog. If I wanted to read Nick's opinion/blog I would go to his blog. Is Nick voicing his personal opinion of wearing high heels? Maybe I am the only one-but I don't care for the husband's point of view. I am not a man hater- I happen to have an exceptional husband who would not care to be a guest blogger on my blog-he has more manly things to do.

  • samchin February 21, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post. It's candidly true and hilarious! He should guest post more often.

  • Anonymous February 21, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    LOL cool story, bro.

  • Anonymous February 21, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    You won't be missed.

  • Rocks Paper Metal February 21, 2012 at 9:51 pm
  • Delectable Duo February 21, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    What a great post! Laughed my ass off, then read all your other guest posts. Great writing and sense of humor.

  • Anonymous February 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    LOL you gave me a good laugh.

  • Anonymous February 21, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Are you REALLY not going to be back cause I think you REALLY will be. LOL.

    It's funny that you say you have an exceptional husband yet you don't care for his point of view. 😛

  • Goldi | Magie February 22, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Bwahaha! Laughed out loud alone in my room at the last pic. That really looks ridiculous! LoL! I wouldn't wear them even if any famous celebrity would wear that. I'd hate looking like a galloping goat.

    Great post. Raised good points. 🙂

  • Joy February 22, 2012 at 1:51 am

    lol it's all true. despite all that not a single female will give up heels.

  • Jen E. February 22, 2012 at 6:11 am

    What are the "more manly things" your husband has to do? Because on top of working, my husband helps cook, clean, do the laundry, even irons his own shirts, takes care of our son, and supports me 100% as I embark on professional school. I see Nick as a dedicated boyfriend who guest posts on his girlfriend's blog (which clearly means a lot to her) so she can study for her CFA exam. That is his way of supporting her. My "manly" husband would do the same for me.

  • Nick February 22, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Thanks for the comments everyone, but we should give Anon #1 a break. I completely understand her point. Between chopping firewood, drinking fine whiskey, and shaving his ever-growing beard, her husband couldn't possibly have the time to engage in an activity as trivial and womanly as writing on the Internet.

  • Tina February 22, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I think it's too cute that the bf offered to guest blog…and he's doing great at it! Good luck on studying Jean! I'm a fan of you both. http://tinaseverydaystyle.blogspot.com/

  • Ann February 22, 2012 at 11:13 am

    ^LOL Nick :P.

    Methinks Anon#1 is just jealous of the love and support you have for Jean. Anon#1's husband is clearly too busy doing "manly" things than to support his wife when she's busy juggling multiple aspects of her life and doesn't have time for one factor that clearly means a lot to her.

    Don't worry about her, Nick, and please continue guest posting 🙂

  • Anonymous February 22, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Jean, I check your site often but never post. Today is a first. This is hands down the funniest post I have read on a fashion blog in a long time. Great and witty writing. Hats off to the BF!

  • Janice Liao Shiao February 22, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    LOVE THIS POST. CHEERS to NICK! George feels the same way. Here's a quote, 'Honey, lets stop at this store so I can pick up some flip flops, my feet hurt.' His quote, 'another pair! do you know how many pairs of flip flops you have?'

  • Anonymous February 22, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Nick-O! Keep doing blog posts like this and you'll be a WELL-HEELED online writer.


  • Anonymous February 22, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I was cracking up at this post, because me and the bf have had THAT EXACT CONVO a million times. Hilarious.

  • Anonymous February 22, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Actually the most comfortable heels in my opinion are slingbacks–there is always a way to adjust the size if you want them tighter or more loose.

  • Anonymous February 22, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Next Nick Guest Post: He Wears Heels for a Day and let's us know ab the experience ;-). Some journalistic integrity needed.

  • live love laugh February 22, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    que espanto esos zapatos, ¿existen peores? Me refiero a los ultimos. Lindo blog, mucha suerte 🙂


  • Krizia February 22, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Heehee why are boyfriends so funny 🙂 I read this yesterday, but while I was walking to the subway in my high heels, I remembered this post and laughed out loud. Needless to say, I was traveling after a long day of work and kind of wanted to walk around barefoot (eww, esp. in NYC!). I vote for more guest posts from Nick!

  • Sheng Lee February 23, 2012 at 12:20 am

    well said. =)

  • Petite February 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Love the boots!

  • Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) February 23, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Nick another brilliant post! I sooo used to be that girl, now I'm more practical and am in flats the majority of the time where walking is required 😛

  • megan alissa design February 23, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Nice Job Nick! So true, and well said 🙂

  • craycraystyle February 23, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Its all so true! Loves it!

  • Dr. Juris February 24, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    I literally snorted when I scrolled to the last photo. Then laughed out loud when I read the caption. GOOD POST!

  • Katie February 24, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    This was quite the entertaining read. Thanks for the laugh 🙂

  • Anonymous February 24, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    HAHA this is so true. Very nice post!:)

  • Anonymous February 25, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I didn't care for this entry either. I'm not a fan of when blogger's bfs write on the blogger's website, because 9 times of 10, it's really not funny.

  • jaysface February 26, 2012 at 3:55 am

    great post! my favorite line was the "universal law: the more the shoe costs, the slower the lady walks." i have to admit, i love my heels but i walk much slower with them on!

  • Nellie @ Our Wired Lives February 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Super adorable and well-written post! Can't wait for more.

  • Lorna February 28, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Great post!

  • DiamondsandTulle March 1, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    ahahahahah! I LOVE this post! Definitely after you have been with someone long enough and comfortable, I find guys always prefer if we (women) wear comfortable/practical shoes that doesn't prompt any of those aforementioned statements. I am a HUGE an of the foldable flats to keep in my purse. My hubby is an even bigger fan! BF's and other husbands are always in awes when I bust out my "transformer shoes" and think they are ingenious! Anyways – can't wait to read more from Nick!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous March 8, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    pretty funny to me! 🙂

  • Diane Huang June 20, 2012 at 9:09 am

    i clicked on the link for the weitzman boots and the tory burch flats. your boyfriend is stupid.

    i laughed.

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  • tai belle February 7, 2013 at 2:42 am

    Lol! This blog is very accurate and funny! I can recall the many times I experienced cramped toes while wearing high heels, just because it looked so great! I often tell myself, I would die wearing high heels;beauty is pain!Lol

  • Anonymous March 31, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    This guy is a winner.

  • mangoscript December 6, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Well done, Nick! And funny too. You are wise to hone in on the fashion enigma that plagues so many women in western society — how does one cultivate fashionable feet without deforming one's bones and spine? Ines de la Fressange seems to pull it off. Then again she's almost 6 feet tall. Like Jean, I have the added challenge of being short and appearing childish in flats. Still I'd rather look short than battle low back pain any day. Please tell Jean that the more she spends time wearing flats, the more her back will thank her later when she's in her 40's. Take it from a woman who has been there.

  • Minh August 10, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Best. Post. Ever.

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