Friday, July 6, 2007

Is Four Inches Enough?

Four inches? Is that really enough to satisfy you? I've heard five is good, but for those a bit more selective, it's possible to get eight inches or even nine, if you're really so inclined...

Oh, wait...I'm talking about high heels. What did you think I was talking about?

But I'm not just talking about high heels. We're also talking about smooth flats in creamy colors. Platforms. Barely-there strappy sandals. Open-toed, no-nonsense pumps. No matter what the sexy shoe, you can bet there is a woman out there who wants it.

Me? Boots, baby. Boots.

My closet revels in boot ecstasy. I’ve got little fur-lined numbers with silver buckles. Flat-soled boots that rise only to the ankle. Regular old cowboy boots (my grandpa used to call those "shit-kickers" – hey, we lived on a farm, it was an apt phrase!). But my absolute favorite of all the favorites I could possibly have: Soft, black, thigh-high leather boots with a four-inch heel.

There’s something about those boots. Maybe it’s that tiny yet decisive click every time I put my heel down on the ground. Maybe it’s the fact that they make me almost five inches taller, which puts me at eye-level with most guys. Maybe it’s the way they cradle my ankles, or the way they make my legs feel strong, or how I have to pay attention to the way my body moves when I’m in them. Four inches of sudden height can throw you off balance, but with a ton of practice, those four inches can make you graceful.

I love leather that slips all the way up my leg, teases around my knee, and stops at an almost indiscrete place, high up on my thigh. I love the way those clicks announce my presence, like a whisper of invitation to any man who might be within earshot. I love wearing them with a longish skirt and watching others wonder – just how far up her leg do those naughty boots go?

I love the way they make my legs look miles long, make me stand up straighter, make my breasts and my ass look like they are so much more than they really are. I love the way they draw knowing glances from other women, and sometimes commiserating smiles. Work it, honey, they seem to say with that friendly wink. Work it hard.

Most of all, I love the way those boots make me feel: Slip them on, and I’m seductive hell on heels.

But that’s just the beginning. There’s so much more in my shoe closet of sinful delight. Those strappy sandals with the little gemstones in the middle...they are the perfect excuse for a good pedicure. That other pair wraps around my ankle, caressing me as I walk. Those white business pumps have a low heel but I can move at a faster pace, feeling sexy and efficient all at once.

A pair of good quality stockings feel sensual when paired with the those red heels. Wear them with a nice set of black stockings and all night long, I’m thinking about the way the fabric slips against the leather, the way it whispers on my skin. Perhaps I slip my foot out of them for a moment when I sit down, just to slip it slowly back in, to feel the curve of the shoe rise up to meet the arch of my foot. Perhaps I play with the strap, curling it around my toe, moving it around, until finally finding the proper fit and sliding it back home again.

It’s like sex with leather.

The moment when I step out of heels is a heady one, too. To free my foot from the confines of that heel, to feel the sudden drop in my height, to rest my toes on a texture so different from the shoe they were just cradled in, it’s all a bevy of sensation. My favorite private pleasure is to venture to the park, slip off my heels, and step onto crisp, green grass. Then I pick them up in my hand and let them dangle by a little strap as I take a walk. Sometimes the idea of putting them back on is as pleasurable as the walk.

Speaking of pleasure – you knew I had to get around to mentioning it, didn’t you? – there is the added bonus of knowing how crazy those heels can make a man. I wear them into the bedroom and watch him get all riled up while I’m still across the room. Want to see the biggest payoff of those stilettos? Slip your legs around him while he’s on top, press those heels ever-so-gently into his thrusting hips, and watch what happens. It’s enough to make me want to buy a dozen pair and then a dozen more.

Which brings me to the best part of all this: One pair is never enough. There are so many shoes out there, so many stores willing to let me try them on, so many I need to bring home! I can have shoes in every color, one pair to match every outfit – okay, maybe two pair per outfit. You never know what kind of mood I might be in that day, so it’s best to have a variety of choices, right?

What do you think? What’s your choice of the day?

42 comments:

Ally said...

Ooo I miss those days of high heels and men, I had had a set of calves to die for and I drove the guys crazy as a cocktail server working in my heels.

A pair that fit me were hard to come by and I'd pay any price for ones that did, I take a side D in width, call me widefoot.

But after too many years of service alas my feet said fuck you and I can no longer wear them.

I miss them, the way they made my legs feel so sexy and I can't agree more about the click on the pavement.

So now when ever I can I just wear some thing that shows of my cute fat polished toes...lol.

Damn! Your comment on diggin in those stilettos made me want to go get some,,,just to wear in bed.

>^,,^<

Portia Da Costa said...

Flat black laceups, black trainers, slippers... those are the only shoes I possess.

My characters wear all kinds of sexy heels though... sometimes even the fellas! LOL

Nikki Magennis said...

Beautiful post, Gwen!

I love high heels for about ten minutes, after which I start to wince, after which I take them off and walk about barefoot, have a fight with boyf who tells me I will stand in something nasty walking around the streets of Glasgow in bare feet, and feel very strangely naked being in the street with no shoes on...

Have you ever been to Madrid? Every second shop is a shoe shop, and for some reason just being in the city I was magically able to wear high heels. I felt all continental and graceful and passionate and elegant.

Didn't last, unfortunately...

Janine Ashbless said...

I don't have the Shoe Gene... Reading that post was like listening to someone talk about musical structure: I was aware that something important and intricate was being communicated but it might as well have been in Klingon as far as I was concerned.

Mind you, I used to get a weird sense of satisfaction watching a friend lace up her Doc Martins. Maybe I have a latent Bondage Gene.

Nikki H said...

Flat black shoes today. Ideal for the school run, shopping, housework and everyday drudgery I have to contend with.

After that? Choice of trainers or heeled black boots. I know which is comfier, but the boots give me confidence.

I work in a library, like Wendy used to. So is it a rule that if you used to be/are on staff at a library, you don't have many pairs of shoes?????

Olivia Knight said...

I hate shoe-shopping, but this is because of an early traumatic experience: screaming, begging and pleading to be allowed to at least try on the gold heels, while my mother tried to explain that they wouldn't fit my four-year-old feet.
I used to have one pair of shoes at a time, and when they broke I'd go shopping barefoot for the next pair. (I love bare feet, my own and other people's, and in winter I desperately miss seeing people's toes.) That one pair, though, wasn't counting the 6-inch mules, which were too impractical too consider as "shoes" - and the silver strappy sandals are barely there, so they don't count - the three pairs of wedges aren't any good in the meadow, so not them either... That other pair of wedges, the black ones with the strappy metal bits, also just for taxi-occasions - ooh, those shiny metal heels, also not day-to-day... Then the knee-high tan boots with cork heels can hardly carry me all the way to town and back without some pain... So yeah, when you think about it, I still only have one pair of shoes.

Nikki Magennis said...

Oh, hey, Ally,

'cute, fat, polished toes'

Sounds lovely!

I forgot I just got a really cool pair of hiking boots. Do they count? They're as ugly as a bulldog chewing a wasp, but fuck they're comfortable...

Madeline Moore said...

Glorious shoes. Glorious post! Ah the shoe gene...cream heels, white heels, black leather heels, black patent heels - very necessary. So called 'sensible' brown lace ups, black lace ups...strappy sandals, clompy clogs, runners with groovy space age soles, and then -
pink mules with feathery tops, black patent stilettos, black leather stilettos, sexy square toed black leather 'pant shoes' with curvy heels...yes, curvy heels...
slip 'em on and the calves go taut, hips splayed a little, set back, spine straight, breasts thrust out - shoes that proclaim - I AM WOMAN!
Glorious shoes, glorious post.

Gwen Masters said...

I was never a shoe person until just a few years ago. I used to hate high heels, but then I met the man of the house, and his reaction to a pair of four-inch heels changed my thinking...

But I'm still all about comfort. I will spend hours trying on different shoes, walking in them, finding ones that fit without pinching or hurting. I actually have a pair of three-inch heels that are comfortable enough to wear all day long, and I've worn them enough that they are falling apart! I will have to give them up soon. -sigh with sadness-

I have one pair of "stripper shoes" -- a platform shoe with eight-inch heels. Needless to say, these shoes have one purpose only!

Alison Tyler said...

Shoes?
Why would anyone waste money on shoes? All I wear are Birkenstocks. I use extra cash to buy handcuffs and gimp masks and...

Oh, wait. I was channeling Tilly again. Sorry.

My favorite of late?

These!

Mathilde Madden said...

I can probably hit you from here you know, Alison,if I really try.

Alison Tyler said...

Ooooh, I'm quaking in my, um, boots.

Nikki Magennis said...

I wanted...oh dear...I wanted to make a note about men's shoes and my fondness for winklepickers (teamed with a fitted pinstripe suit and sideburns for that sort of Nick Cave/greaseball rocker pervert look. You know.)

And I don't know how, but I ended up here, staring at the butler in lycra and just wondering what the fuck until I burst out laughing.

Seriously, does somebody somewhere find that sexy? And if so, does the Tellytubby costume work too?

When do I get to do the sidebar man? I'm putting up the butler. I so am.

Nikki Magennis said...

...and Alison, I always wanted a pair of boots like these.

Is it just me or has the model got one freakishly long leg?

I'm not making any Heather McCartney jokes. At all.

Mathilde Madden said...

Well we can all link to a picture of some thigh high boots, Ms Porno gold star.

Nikki Magennis said...

Apart from me, it seems.

Gritting teeth. Here is the butler.

And here is the boot.

If these links don't work I shall eat my Birkenstocks.

Nikki Magennis said...

WOH! Tilly! With these waders and gentlemen begging for a pegging you are really spoiling us!

Again! Go again!

Mathilde Madden said...

Is it a choice? I prefer the butler

Alison Tyler said...

Um, mug time, anyone? I can so totally see:

BEGGING FOR A PEGGING

in some really nice curly font.

Of course, I'm already making a new tee- for me:

Ms. Porno Gold Star.

Nikki Magennis said...

Man's T shirt with 'Begging for a pegging' on it?

Coming right up!

Tilly, if you tell me where you found that picture I'll tell you about The Great Cock Hunt.

Mathilde Madden said...

I can't remember where he's from. I never even asked his name... sorry.

Nikki Magennis said...

What - you took that picture? You're telling me that men, dressed like that, are wandering the streets of England, ready to bend over for anyone with a camera?

If I hurry I can make the last train. Do you have a spare room I can stay in, and maybe a spare fishing net?

Mathilde Madden said...

Well I don't know about England in general... but in Brighton...

Nikki Magennis said...

WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME SOONER?

Alison Tyler said...

Is that the new travel slogan?

"But in Brighton..."

Can't remember the one for Essex now. Damn. While I try to think of it, take a look at these.

They're called "rain boots." Is it bad that I want them in several colors?

Olivia Knight said...

Yes. It is bad, and so are you. To punish you, we will make you wear this - the first Google image result for the string "Ms Porno Gold Star". Now I must run - my train to Brighton leaves in a couple of minutes... ;-)

Nikki Magennis said...

Not rain boots. Wellies. Or in my neck of the woods: 'Waldy beets'.

Good for mudbaths. Unless muddy high heels are your thing, you mucky little porno gold star randy bitch-tart, you.

Alison Tyler said...

Olivia, I would not even make my teapot wear that. And I don't have a teapot, because I don't drink tea. I drink coffee like a normal person.

And, Nikki, while I fancy the idea of you Googling for wet footwear, I would never subject my heels to that type of watersport...

Oh, dear... what direction have I now led us in? Or, rather, where do we go from here?

Nikki Magennis said...

Where is Jeremy?

Gwen Masters said...

Yes, where is Jeremy? He must tell us what shoes he wears. Or what shoes he likes. Or something.

The guy in the boots...holy fuck. He's worthy of a post all his own.

Gwen Masters said...

"mucky little porno gold star randy bitch-tart"

Now if THAT ain't T-shirt worthy, I don't know what is!

Alison Tyler said...

I'm wearing it right now.

Janine Ashbless said...

We've gone a tad off-topic haven't we ...

But if it hadn't been for today I wouldn't know that there are tribes of people who get off on muddy shoes. Amazing. Never underestimate the weirdness of the human race.

And as for the guy in waders - Thank you Tilly!!!

Smut Girl said...

I know there were other words in that post besides "boots"...but that's all I can remember. Boots! Yes, boots!

Alas, it is ninety degrees and boots do not go with shorts or a bathing suit (unless one is starring in a Rap video). At least not when the humidity it off the charts. So, in summer I settle for 3" wedge thong sandals. That make me roughly 6' 2" or so. Good stuff.
xo
Sommer

May said...

I got the Shoe Gene.

But I also got the Tripping over My Bare Feet Gene and the Nobody Makes This Shoe Size Gene.

I am currently looking at really ugly MBTs and you are taunting me with these shoes!

Ally said...

LMAO...
These comments today rock!

Nikki,
Oh ya, hiking boot are sexy, especially when you are on a mountain standing naked in them, nothing beats that airing your poon at noon.
The costume link... Darth Vader gets me all hot, I wanna turn on his light sabre.

Muddy shoes??? How enlightening! Now, Muddy men,,, yum!

Mathilde...
Wow, does that guy in the boots come with a stiff crop? pant pant

Jeremy Edwards said...

Where is Jeremy?

Hi! At the moment I'm vacationing in coastal regions--you know, the kinds of places that are well-suited to watersports.

Like many young men, I arrived at my first sexual encounter dressed in galoshes, due to a misunderstanding regarding these "rubbers" we were told to use. But when things got a little kinky, it turned out I was dressed more appropriately than had been thought.

Jeremy Edwards said...

Alison, pretty soon you're going to need a "Continued on Next T-Shirt" statement to paginate your slogan string!

Ally said...

ROFLMFAO

Galoshes!!!!!!
Did you get your feet wet anyway? lol

Mathilde Madden said...

Wow, does that guy in the boots come with a stiff crop? pant pant

He comes when you *say* that he can.

Um, not that I'd *know* anything about that...

Nikki Magennis said...

You have no idea how happy that thought makes me. Jeremy, in galoshes, coming when I say he can.

*Beam*

Nikki, gloriously confused

kristina lloyd said...

Boots, Brighton, butlers! Damn, I missed it all … because I was out in Brighton, buying boots. Alas, there were no butlers. Do waiters count? And the boots weren’t for me. I have 3 pairs of shoes and that’s plenty.

So I too lack the shoe gene. However, I love big, brutal, dirty army boots and those who wear them. (Sorry, that pic is obscene, I know.) I also love Skin Marvin, who provides the very best in boot porn.

*Shameless plug alert* - I wrote a story called Boot Camp (guess what it’s about!) and it will appear in Alison Tyler’s F is for Fetish in a few weeks time. I am in the alphabet! I can't wait!