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When Would *I* Remove *my* Heels?

Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:03 am

as stated in the topic, if I were female, and were wearing heels, when would be the ideal time to remove them>
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It appears, as though, in the instructions, they are calling for the removal of such item RIGHT BEFORE she jumps onto the slide. forgive me for being so attentive to this specific detail, but in an emergency situation, wouldn't removing your heels at that particular time be a little pointless, as they [the airline] have only 90 seconds or less to do an/the approved EVAC procedure, and, again, excuse my attention to detail, but if I do the "What If?" math correctly and everybody were wearing heels (let's just say a feminist group in Ukraine has chartered this jet), wouldn't it take longer than 90 seconds if each passenger wearing heels had to remove and stow/throw them right before EVAC? I am not including the few seconds it take to apparently manually inflate the slide.

Yes, I am apparently this bored in my night to have time to create this post.
edit: and yes, it's probably also very sad that I felt the need to poiint this out and probably could have donated quite a better question with my time for you to read in yours

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RE: When Would *I* Remove *my* Heels?

Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:57 pm

At my airline, if we have a "time available emergency landing", that is, time enough to warn pax with a PA, do a safety demo, brief ABPs for emergency exits etc, cabin crew will also go through the cabin with a bag collecting things like high heels, glasses, even false teeth...otherwise...in a "no time available emergency landing"...I guess you're still lucky if you have a pair of shoes on.
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RE: When Would *I* Remove *my* Heels?

Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:01 pm

What would be the end result of going down an evacuation slide with heels on? Broken ankles? A deflated slide? Just curious  
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RE: When Would *I* Remove *my* Heels?

Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:04 pm

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 2):
What would be the end result of going down an evacuation slide with heels on? Broken ankles? A deflated slide? Just curious

A big issue might be slamming into the person in front of you.
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RE: When Would *I* Remove *my* Heels?

Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:08 pm

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 2):
A deflated slide?

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RE: When Would *I* Remove *my* Heels?

Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:12 am

I suspect any woman who has been walking through an airport in heels would probably welcome death anyway.
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RE: When Would *I* Remove *my* Heels?

Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:09 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 2):
What would be the end result of going down an evacuation slide with heels on? Broken ankles? A deflated slide?

all of the above.. snag a heel, deflate the slide, or stop suddenly wrenching an ankle or worse, being hit by those coming down behind, then flying face first down the remained to a face first landing. and from the A380 a sudden plummet to the ground..
heels are bad on a/ps anyway.. the lbs/in s, q'd are huge. when the floors were aluminum honey comb they rarely lasted a year.. the paper honeycomb/fiberglass/epoxy is better but can be punctured if that was the intent.
 
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RE: When Would *I* Remove *my* Heels?

Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:20 pm

Quoting kanban (Reply 6):
heels are bad on a/ps anyway

True...but they are just looking gorgeous on the right women's feet.

So go to hell with your pressure per area equation or the distant death wish of ladies running around in airports - just enjoy!  
 
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RE: When Would *I* Remove *my* Heels?

Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:40 pm

Quoting nicoeddf (Reply 7):
True...but they are just looking gorgeous on the right women's feet.

So go to hell with your pressure per area equation or the distant death wish of ladies running around in airports - just enjoy!

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RE: When Would *I* Remove *my* Heels?

Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:47 am

It's not just women's stiletto heels that are a potential source of problems on evacuation slides. Any shoe heel -- including men's -- can snag on the slide and cause a sprain, broken ankle, or torn ligmaments, in addition to the possibility of puncture and deflation of the slide. At one point, I believe it was recommended (may still be recommended but perhaps not required??) that ties, belts, or scarves be removed as well, for similar reasons.

Shoes off, leap forward and slide. I don't think anyone will stop you from holding a shoe in each hand, then clutching them to your chest as you slide down. But, no briefcases, purses, or any other objects allowed.

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RE: When Would *I* Remove *my* Heels?

Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:28 pm

The answer to your question is: Remove prior to boarding and replace with something sensible. By sensible, I don't mean sandals or flip flops, but rather something that will stay on your feet during an emergency.

Once you've deboarded, slip back into your Choo's.

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The *I* and *my* does make you come across as a pretty pretentious and self-absorbed individual, might want to think about that.
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