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Offline Spoddendale

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Simonds stilettos!
« on: January 23, 2011, 09:34:50 AM »
Simonds are having a driver recruitment evening on Wednesday 26 January which is advertised on their buses with this rather natty little poster.

Anyone know of any drivers who drive in red stiletto high heels??!!

http://davidslater.fotopic.net/p68797431.html

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Re: Simonds stilettos!
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 01:53:40 PM »
Perhaps they are going back to having clippies as well!  ;D

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Re: Simonds stilettos!
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2011, 04:20:33 PM »
When I learned to drive a car (an Austin A40 like this one)



I was trained to keep the left-foot heel of my (men's) brogues on the floor for greater clutch control.

Since then, I've never had a car (or shoes) where this was possible. Having no heel on the floor and using a combination of ankle, calf and thigh muscles 'up-in-the-air' seems much more difficult.

I can see how a high heel might be good for a manual transmission: having a heel on the floor whilst angling the ankle joint can give a smoother engagement of the clutch.

I'm just not sure about being driven by someone wearing a stiletto-heeled court shoe, though. I'd be worried about the shoe slipping off or the heel breaking.

Any of our female Forum members (or female partners of our male members) have experience?

 
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Re: Simonds stilettos!
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2011, 05:38:23 PM »
When I learned to drive a car (an Austin A40 like this one)
I was trained to keep the left-foot heel of my (men's) brogues on the floor for greater clutch control.

Since then, I've never had a car (or shoes) where this was possible. Having no heel on the floor and using a combination of ankle, calf and thigh muscles 'up-in-the-air' seems much more difficult.

Funnily enough, when learning to drive two years ago I was told not to put my heel on the floor, and found operating the clutch much more difficult when my heel was resting on the floor.

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Re: Simonds stilettos!
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2011, 07:43:19 PM »
Personally i fail to see how it is a "nasty" little advert, looks like Simonds way of trying to appeal to male and females to come forward

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Re: Simonds stilettos!
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2011, 08:09:17 PM »
Personally i fail to see how it is a "nasty" little advert, looks like Simonds way of trying to appeal to male and females to come forward

Natty, Rob not Nasty ;)

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Re: Simonds stilettos!
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2011, 12:52:33 AM »
Anyone know of any drivers who drive in red stiletto high heels??!!

Only at weekends, and only when nobody is looking!........ ;) ;D ;D

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Re: Simonds stilettos!
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2011, 10:56:22 AM »
Personally I fail to see how it is a "nasty" little advert, looks like Simonds way of trying to appeal to male and females to come forward

Natty, Rob not Nasty ;)

It could be 'nasty' if the heel broke!

There's been enough problems with Dennis 'Drats' without compounding them.
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Re: Simonds stilettos!
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2011, 05:27:59 PM »
D`oh Sorry!!

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Re: Simonds stilettos!
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2011, 08:10:27 AM »
A larger version of the advert has appeared on the rear of AE07 DZG:

http://davidslater.fotopic.net/p68945356.html

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