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« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2012, 10:19:50 AM »

Take something like this, modify the straps to hold the classic to the wedge...  voila!

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_05459302000P?blockNo=3&blockType=G3&prdNo=3&i_cntr=1332685136649
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« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2012, 12:35:07 PM »

I'd cause a massive and annoying family schism if I didn't do the heel thing.

Well, maybe that's for the best.  Any family that would reject one of it's members for something as ridiculous as not wearing heels needs a priority check.

However, if I were you, I would just wear your regular shoes.  It sounds like either option (VFFs or modified VFFs with heels) is going to provoke a serious reaction, but if you do the modified heel thing it's going to be hard for people to take you seriously.  At least if you're wearing intact VFFs or other minimalist shoes you can start out from a place of maturity and reason, and maybe some good conversations will arise.  With the heels, you'll just be alienating everyone from the start and nothing good can come of it.
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« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2012, 04:16:35 PM »

I'd cause a massive and annoying family schism if I didn't do the heel thing.

Well, maybe that's for the best.  Any family that would reject one of it's members for something as ridiculous as not wearing heels needs a priority check.

However, if I were you, I would just wear your regular shoes.  It sounds like either option (VFFs or modified VFFs with heels) is going to provoke a serious reaction, but if you do the modified heel thing it's going to be hard for people to take you seriously.  At least if you're wearing intact VFFs or other minimalist shoes you can start out from a place of maturity and reason, and maybe some good conversations will arise.  With the heels, you'll just be alienating everyone from the start and nothing good can come of it.

That was a perfect way to say it maam! Much respect! You said in a much better way then I did, but I totaly agree. Vff are such a great conversation starter, I bet it would be a great change of pace.
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« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2012, 05:06:33 PM »

That was a perfect way to say it sir!

Ma'am, actually, but thanks anyway. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2012, 06:35:38 PM »

whoops! my bad. fixed it
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« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2012, 10:45:07 PM »

okay...
I'm just not going to discuss or reply or motivation comments.

that said I could kiss Rookhoe

so if the idea of using a destroyed pair of classics upsets you or you think it's absurd pleas don't bother to follow this thread

For the rest of you.... I shall go hunting sandals this week Smiley
thank you for the ideas!

the event is the 1st weekend of June so i have a bit of time to try things out
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« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2012, 10:58:37 PM »

Awesome  Wink

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« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2012, 11:56:48 AM »

Id just take this event as an excuse to buy another pair of shoes..  something non-toed and dressier, like the vivobarefoot kali or merrell delight. Id compromise in not wearing vffs but downright refuse to wear a heel.

I understand why you are doing what you are doing, though.. and look forward to seeing what you come up with!
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« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2012, 12:48:43 PM »

In the alternative, you could "bedazzle" the VFFs you have.   Grin Something like this:

http://birthdayshoes.com/forum/mods-and-repairs/wedding-jaya-lr/
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« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2012, 02:18:58 PM »

How crafty are you?  How about a system like this?

http://www.yankodesign.com/2007/02/09/footloose-adjustable-high-heels-by-marte-den-holllander/

It's a high heel that folds that is foldable.
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« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2012, 03:03:44 PM »

Any loosely laced sandal that could open up wide enough to accommodate the Classic inside it would suffice.  I am afraid that anything you might try to attach an actual heel to a Classic just would not hold up.  I doubt you will be able to successfully glue a heel of any sort to the bottom of a Classic and have it adhered and last.  If you found a lace up heeled sandal, then the laces would offer a secure attachment method.
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« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2012, 09:36:48 PM »

I find this concept both amusing and intriguing and I can't wait to see how you pull it off!  Before tonight I never in a million years thought I'd be doing Google searches for shoe heel modifications.  I found this site, that might be helpful.  Apparently there is a shoe movement I've never heard of about modular shoes.  ze o ze makes a line of modular heel shoes.  I give them extra points for the Hebrew name (which means "this or this?", their version of "this or that?").  Though I can't quite figure out if you can actually BUY this anywhere yet:

http://cargocollective.com/danielabekerman/ze-o-ze

Another Israeli designer has come up with this:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/photo/2011-07/22/c_131001585.htm

Apparently Israel is all over the modular shoe movement. 

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« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2012, 06:00:34 PM »

I like the idea of poking a hole in the FF heel and sliding the high heel with as much sole in from the top. Just find an old shoe and cut until you have only 2/3 of the sole and heel. Once you get a reasonable fit use goop and C-clamp it all together. If you have no sole support the heel alone will just bend under. Make sure the ball area is all five finger otherwise your foot may slide forward jamming your toes. If you add photos i must warn you that i may offer to marry you. (comment i made on another thread)  lmao.
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« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2012, 08:52:48 AM »

I'm confused.

1. If your family would be so upset if you didn't wear heels, wouldn't they also be upset if you glued the heels to a pair of VFFs?  It sounds like standard appearances and conforming to a dress code are very important to them. 

2. Why do you want to add the VFFs to heels? It can't be for health or comfort because you're still in heels which are terrible for your feet and you could achieve the same level of confort by buying high heeled sandals?

3. Are you just trying to make a point either with your family's rules or with fashion standards?

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« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2012, 03:17:13 PM »

I'm confused.

1. If your family would be so upset if you didn't wear heels, wouldn't they also be upset if you glued the heels to a pair of VFFs?  It sounds like standard appearances and conforming to a dress code are very important to them. 

2. Why do you want to add the VFFs to heels? It can't be for health or comfort because you're still in heels which are terrible for your feet and you could achieve the same level of confort by buying high heeled sandals?

3. Are you just trying to make a point either with your family's rules or with fashion standards?



If you re-read the entire thread, she explains pretty clearly her reasons for doing this.
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