Shoes of Doooooom!

High heels and I are like oil and water. We don’t get along. Or rather, I can’t speak on behalf of the shoes, which are a) probably wholly indifferent to me and b) entirely inanimate, but I for one do not like them.

I have trouble with firm ground and a solid, sensible sole underfoot.  (It’s the invisible carpet potholes, I tell you!!) One can only imagine the chaos caused by suddenly strapping me to mini-stilts and forcing my center of gravity forward by several inches. (Curiously, I’ve tried actual stilts, and have very little trouble with them. Stilts and I get along nicely.)

By when I was offered the chance to try standing on what seemed to be an entire stack of high heels glues one atop the other, I couldn’t resist the challenge. It took two kind Ustream regulars, Rynchus and SigPig, to hold me upright as I stood in them, and even then it was a little dicey. But wow!! What a view!! For a few glorious seconds, I was a mighty 5’9″!!

Then, my friend came by with his towering 6 foot ridiculous and made me feel tiny again even in the Shoes of Doom. It was something of a relief to be helped down from my perch o’ shoes and back onto solid ground.

News: Posted November 2nd, 2010 by Alina

^ 17 Comments to “Shoes of Doooooom!”

  1. LoneHowler Says:

    XD I’m the same way with high heels, I can’t wear them I’m afraid I’d twist a anckle. But since I’m nearly 6foot tall myself my excuse when asked why don’t I wear them is “I hit my head on enough lie hanging stuff as it is. Why should I make it easier for my noggen to connect with stuff hanging from cealings?”
    it’s true especaly in stores where I’m looking down at stuff on tables and thwap! Low hanging sale sign, shelf, wind chimes, chandelier (yes in fancy stores they’ll have pointless lightfictures to class up the place, Ikea is a nightmare for me)

    Posted November 2nd, 2010 at 4:43 am
  2. William Adam McDuff Says:

    Six feet is tall?

    My high school group had me (6′), two guys (6’8 and 6’5) and one of the guy’s girlfriend (6′). I thought I was short for years. Then I went to Japan, and could see for blocks… 😀

    Posted November 2nd, 2010 at 6:32 am
  3. Rynchus Says:

    I stand six feet, and the Guy is a good head and shoulders above me.

    Posted November 2nd, 2010 at 9:05 am
  4. PedroSteckecilo Says:

    I recognize those heels, 😉 sad I missed that, if I had to guess though it probably happened while I was playing Don’t Rest Your Head, which is totally worth missing Tall Teetering Alina over >.>

    Posted November 2nd, 2010 at 9:13 am
  5. tommtkl Says:

    sorry 6’3″ here and well, a guy so I don’t worry about heels unless there in the vicinity of my feet. I once listen to a lecturer and he describe himself as the runt of the brothers and he was 6’8″ his three brothers were at least 6’10” or taller.

    Posted November 2nd, 2010 at 3:40 pm
  6. I’m 6’3″ an built like an ox :), oh and it’s nice to see Rynchus and SigPig in comic form 🙂

    Posted November 2nd, 2010 at 5:26 pm
  7. sigpig Says:

    I thought he was at least 6’6″ for how he towered over us.

    Posted November 2nd, 2010 at 5:38 pm
  8. Bookwyrm Says:

    I could never wear heels, as my ankles turn too easily. I am a mere 5’7″, but my boyfriend is 6’6″. He can comfortably rest his chin on top of my head.

    Posted November 2nd, 2010 at 9:07 pm
  9. Tamarisk Says:

    Just this week walking across the parking lot at work I stepped on the side of my shoe and stumbled a bit scaring my coworkers. I do not wear anything taller than low heels and then they have to be very pretty.

    Posted November 3rd, 2010 at 12:14 am
  10. Caelonna Says:

    heh… I’m 5’5″ and my “little” brother is 6’5″, but we pretend I’m taller 😀

    Posted November 3rd, 2010 at 8:20 am
  11. William Adam McDuff Says:

    Oh, it’s ‘lina’s birthday today! Donate to Weregeek as a gift?

    Go ‘lina, it’s yer birthday, go ‘lina… o/~

    (_(_) (_!_) (_)_) <- Shakin' my booty. 🙂

    Posted November 3rd, 2010 at 8:55 am
  12. Veet Voojagig Says:

    I always use the “I tripped over an exceptionally large oxygen molecule” excuse, myself. I don’t think anyone believes me.

    Posted November 3rd, 2010 at 1:23 pm
  13. wandering-dreamer Says:

    Lol, I borrowed a friends boots at a con once (I’m 5’2″ and these had three or four inch heels) and it was so nice to be average height for an afternoon. Didn’t have much trouble walking in the them actually and now I desperately want a pair of my own.

    Posted November 4th, 2010 at 3:08 pm
  14. Draginbeard Says:

    shoes….. bah. Hill billy barefoot ftw!!!

    Posted November 5th, 2010 at 12:10 pm
  15. Icarus Says:

    I love going to amerika for this reason, I’m 6 foot 6 ish and it’s hillarious to see how short people are there

    Posted November 5th, 2010 at 1:43 pm
  16. tlh_in_tlh Says:

    A friend of mine had a line for toddlers that I’ve stolen for my own use: “Beware the gravitational flux!”
    short roolz!
    “You’re petite!”
    No. I’m short.

    Posted November 8th, 2010 at 2:02 pm
  17. Sabine Says:

    @Veet Voojagig
    Of course no one believes you, Oxygen is too light, you must have tripped over Carbondioxide, everyone knows that is heavier than air and accumulates on the ground. Have everyone go green to help you stumble less.

    I’m 5’7” and have got the safe step of a mule. You won’t catch me on high heels, though. I prefer sensible footwear. Not that I could get high heels for my size in shoes, anyway. I’m happy if I don’t have to buy them in the men’s department.

    Posted November 11th, 2010 at 2:52 am

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