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I'm just curious as it's been YEARS since I competed... (last time would have been in 2000) and I CERTAINLY wasn't a women's fitness competitor.

Since I've gotten back in shape and truly transformed my physique, my wife has also taken an interest in fitness and lifting as well.
She's been running for a number of years, and is very lean - but she's always been weak. Anyway - long story short, I finally convinced her that she wouldn't "bulk up"'get blocky if she started weight training and so she did it, loves it and looks AMAZING.

She's expressed an interest in possibly doing a women's fitness/bikini comp.
She looked into the rules and the "no flats allowed" section turned her IMMEDIATELY off...she is 100% morally/ethically/physically opposed to wearing high-heels. LOL. Honestly - it's the rule, just do it - right?
I think it might be because she's tall for a woman? (she's only 5'9") but was always made fun of as a kid for being tall/long legs etc. But she also says they hurt her feet and and are bad for women and outright refuses to wear them. (I 100% honestly believe it's also because of some feminist ideal/rebellion against her father who was a very controlling domineering force over my mother-in-law and made her dress/act/wear very specific things like heels etc.)

Anyway - my question to the ladies (or anyone that knows) is - has there ever been an exception made for a bikini competitor (for health reasons or otherwise) where the competitor was allowed to compete in bare feet, or like a ballet slipper or something?

Just curious. (I did google but have come up short thusfar)

Thanks for any knowledge.
 

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Sure seems to me even if there was it would be such a handycap. They might be silly when you think about it but definitely visually appealing.
 

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Sure seems to me even if there was it would be such a handycap. They might be silly when you think about it but definitely visually appealing.
I don't disagree...I WISH she would wear heels (in general) they are sexy as hell.
 

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I am with her.. heels are never practical although sometimes they look great and prop the calves up nicely.. my ex-wife (who knows how to walk in heals really well and not like a new born calf) was very girly and would only where heals took me a lot to convince her to get her first running shoe (she is Russian things work diff there) and why do competitors need those stripper shoes? have you tried contacting the org? or promoter of the show? and yeah as TRTDiesel said I could see the handicap issues as she wont get the calf raise to show them off
 

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is it only bikini that wear heals? Did not find any with DLB on stage wearing them so get her to move up a level haha 640771845f28f8b357727005f6280f54.jpg
 

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Yes it is part of the requirements and I’m afraid they won’t make any exceptions. If being comfortable is important to your wife than this is NOT the sport for her. Depending on what division she is in she will be, WFD for example, she will be able to remove her heels for her routine. But she will be required to where them in the line up.

Most women wish they could go barefoot. Being depleted and dehydrated like an apricot is not a good combination with heels. Biggest phobia for all of these girls is falling flat on their faces. The heels also make it very difficult to transition between poses and making it look graceful is very important.
 
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Yes it is part of the requirements and I’m afraid they won’t make any exceptions. If being comfortable is important to your wife than this is NOT the sport for her. Depending on what division she is in she will be, WPD for example, she will be able to remove her heels for her routine. But she will be required to where them in the line up.

Most women wish they could go barefoot. Being depleted and dehydrated like an apricot is not a good combination with heels. Biggest phobia for all of these girls is falling flat on their faces. The heels also make it very difficult to transition between poses and making it look graceful is very important.
100% agree.
TBH - I don't think she will ever actually compete. It was more of a passing "oh - I could do that".
(Plus she has a friend that competed here in Calgary last year...looked like shit and placed 3rd)
My wife looks better...so she was like "I can go win that".

Unfortunately - it's the rules. And if you wanna do the thing, you need to obey the rules/guidelines.
It's just the way it is.
 

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I'm just curious as it's been YEARS since I competed... (last time would have been in 2000) and I CERTAINLY wasn't a women's fitness competitor.

Since I've gotten back in shape and truly transformed my physique, my wife has also taken an interest in fitness and lifting as well.
She's been running for a number of years, and is very lean - but she's always been weak. Anyway - long story short, I finally convinced her that she wouldn't "bulk up"'get blocky if she started weight training and so she did it, loves it and looks AMAZING.

She's expressed an interest in possibly doing a women's fitness/bikini comp.
She looked into the rules and the "no flats allowed" section turned her IMMEDIATELY off...she is 100% morally/ethically/physically opposed to wearing high-heels. LOL. Honestly - it's the rule, just do it - right?
I think it might be because she's tall for a woman? (she's only 5'9") but was always made fun of as a kid for being tall/long legs etc. But she also says they hurt her feet and and are bad for women and outright refuses to wear them. (I 100% honestly believe it's also because of some feminist ideal/rebellion against her father who was a very controlling domineering force over my mother-in-law and made her dress/act/wear very specific things like heels etc.)

Anyway - my question to the ladies (or anyone that knows) is - has there ever been an exception made for a bikini competitor (for health reasons or otherwise) where the competitor was allowed to compete in bare feet, or like a ballet slipper or something?

Just curious. (I did google but have come up short thusfar)

Thanks for any knowledge.
Off topic as it looks like @Bigtuna84 answered you (he has a huge foot fetish so if you ever meet him make sure you leave your shoes on - he has a rule if you enter his house you have be barefoot. I thought it was odd but hey when a 350 lb gorilla says take off your shoes you do it) and I don't know anything about women's footwear, what did you compete in 20 years ago? Did you compete in bodybuilding or power lifting competitions? How did you do and did you like it?
 

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Off topic as it looks like @Bigtuna84 answered you (he has a huge foot fetish so if you ever meet him make sure you leave your shoes on - he has a rule if you enter his house you have be barefoot. I thought it was odd but hey when a 350 lb gorilla says take off your shoes you do it) and I don't know anything about women's footwear, what did you compete in 20 years ago? Did you compete in bodybuilding or power lifting competitions? How did you do and did you like it?
LOL at the barefoot comments. I actually have no problem being barefoot. I prefer it.

As to the competition. It was 20 years ago, I don't really remember to be honest what the organization was.
It was in Windsor Ontario. And yes, bodybuilding.
It was a fun/nerve racking experience posing in those tiny trunks. lol
I placed 8th or 9th if I remember correctly (I can't remember how many competitors but the field wasn't that big, maybe 20 or so guys). So - not great. I was 20 or 21...new to the scene, and natural. I think I was 189 or 190...honestly too soft, and if I'm honest too small - to even be competing...but it was fun. I learned a lot, and worked hard, trained hard...met really cool people because of it.

But that experience led me to meet the guy that would become my coach for highland games.
I did that for the following 2 years. It was WAY more fun - in that I could eat, train hard, and didn't have to worry so much about body fat, or posing..it was all about brute strength, which I enjoyed.
 
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