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Old 18th Apr 2019, 07:44
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Do they really mean 2cm? I have shoes with heels that thick and I am 1m85. High heels normally brings to mind 10cm, those are clearly not suitable for cabin crew type work.
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 10:21
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Originally Posted by flyingfemme View Post


Actually, as one gets older and things droop (arches!), a small heel helps to put stuff back into better alignment and banish the pain.
Some of use have suffered fallen arches all through life.

Mind you after sports 10 yrs ago, a visit to a different branch of Scholls, a meet with a new employee, who automatically suggested perhaps tiny difference in leg length would give me back pain and 2 new adjusted heel supports with a 1 mm difference made all the difference to me.
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 10:24
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Hands down - its a job where you are on your feet much of the time, and have to handle emergencies/evacuations if need be. Now close your eyes, DONīT think about whatever you like to stare at and imagine it was YOU being obliged to wear 1970s platform boots for your job with such characteristics. Maybe its about time that corporate representation issues do NOT trump the adultness of employees in important jobs. There are plenty of ways to look sharp and presentable, so let them figure out which way works for them. If that includes high heels, I'm all for it. If not, I'm still all for it. ADULTS. Without a penis, but still ADULTS.

My aunt is a retired nurse in ICU and up till the 1990s! she was expected to wear clothing that was exposing her legs and also was unpractical otherwise (its a physically tough job). Since male nurses in the exact same function in a non-public, secluded hospital unit where not made to wear such clothes, I can only conclude that is was SOLELY out of some expectation that she should provide others with something to stare at while she is performing a demanding professional job. I think its legit to call that respectless, even if many thought it was a normal expectation towards a PROFESSIONAL ADULT (...since without penis).

These days should be over. If I see a female in corporate clothing, I don't judge her accurate appearance by her soles. In fact, a very mannequin like stride on stilettos would look LESS professional to me/wrong priorities, but then I may not be representative...
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 10:57
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Originally Posted by Krautwald View Post
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These days should be over. If I see a female in corporate clothing, I don't judge her accurate appearance by her soles. In fact, a very mannequin like stride on stilettos would look LESS professional to me/wrong priorities, but then I may not be representative...
But you have already judged her by her gender.

If I see someone in corporate clothing I see someone doing a job.
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 14:40
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TBH, I have never seen the point of wearing high heel shoes/boots.
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 15:03
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The female population generally appears to be less tall than the male population (though there are exceptions).

Perhaps high heels evolved to compensate for this descrepancy?
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 15:12
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I may be well on the way to losing my marbles but somehow I can't get this ad out of my mind


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Old 18th Apr 2019, 16:41
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
The female population generally appears to be less tall than the male population (though there are exceptions).

Perhaps high heels evolved to compensate for this descrepancy?
They used to be but girls are getting a lot taller these days but they still wear high heels. That's because the boys are taller too. It's a bit of an arms race or should I say leg race.
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 18:29
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
The female population generally appears to be less tall than the male population (though there are exceptions).

Perhaps high heels evolved to compensate for this descrepancy?
No. High heels emphasise leg length (female long bones tend to be longer than Male of similar height), buttocks and arch of the back. These, when related to desirable sexual characteristics, are intended to make the female attractive to the male for the purpose of breeding.
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Old 19th Apr 2019, 01:02
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Originally Posted by Krautwald View Post
My aunt is a retired nurse in ICU ........even if many thought it was a normal expectation towards a PROFESSIONAL ADULT.............
Krautwald, your aunt's case may be a little later and this may not exactly apply, but it wasn't much earlier than the 1990's that a nurse was NOT regarded as a professional at all.

It was only when formal, tertiary nursing degrees were introduced that nursing started to be afforded PROFESSIONAL status.
That time varies from country to country but I am sure that many JB contributors will remember when nursing was regarded more as a trade than a profession.

For the record, my sister trained and worked as a nurse, entering training with a grade 10 education.
This was at the time that nurses was still regarded as an offshoot from religious orders and nurses were required to wear a veil and were referred to as Sister.
To enter training, in those days she had to, amongst other things, submit to and pass an examination confirming her virginity.
My, how times change.

Later in her career she acquired a university degree and the PROFESSIONAL status that goes with it, lectured in Nursing Obstetrics at a Canadian university and ended her career as Director of Nursing at a large obstetrics hospital.



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Old 19th Apr 2019, 06:36
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That may all be true but even if it is a trade, itís adults working there in a responsible role. Has always been the case. I dont care what itís called, who the hell did [whoever] think they are to expect virginity tests or exposing clothes (interesting combination btw) from someone who is doing that job? It was a sick culture on the employers side, trade or not.
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Old 19th Apr 2019, 08:03
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I may be well on the way to losing my marbles but somehow I can't get this ad out of my mind

Not the real world?

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Nor can I, and neither can The Times refrain from becoming interested as indicated by the third leading article in today's online edition, which refers to Virgin "adverts in which every stewardess struts like a supermodel", and ends up by pointing out that "When Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in heels, at least she wasn't also pushing a trolley"....

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Old 19th Apr 2019, 08:23
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If the principal reason for cabin crew on an aircraft is to maintain safety and comfort on board, and to act professionally and quickly in an emergency then I'd have thought that high heels would be totally impractical, and not conducive to carrying out the task.

If on the other hand their job is to smile sweetly, and cajole passengers to buy duty frees then perhaps high heels (and short skirts) for the women at least might be appropriate. I jest, in case anyone was about to be professionally offended.
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Old 19th Apr 2019, 09:30
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Originally Posted by Imagegear View Post
I may be well on the way to losing my marbles but somehow I can't get this ad out of my mind

Not the real world?

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Digressing slightly, and there is a reference to cabin crew heels, the Virgin ad was clearly based on this:

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