It’s a point during a night out that so many club-goers are familiar with.
You’ve ignored the twinges but suddenly, it’s too much – your high heels have officially turned into implements of torture,
Nowadays, many of us opt for a comfy pair of flats on a big night out instead, in order to avoid the painful end that high heels can bring.
But one clubber has claimed her friends were denied entry to a venue in Manchester because “they weren’t wearing high heels”.
Annabel Kershaw said her group weren’t allowed into the club because they had opted for flats during the night out.
The woman dubbed the incident “ridiculous” as she shared a recap of the night on TikTok where it went viral.
“Don’t come to History Nightclub because you won’t get in if you’re not wearing heels, it’s ridiculous,” she fumed.
“Lads are getting let in with trainers on but girls if you’re not wearing heels, even if you’re wearing sandals, you’re not allowed in.
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“My mates are all wearing flats and they won’t let any of us in.”
She shared a clip of the group’s footwear- which included sandals and sneakers -adding ‘what a joke’.
In the comments of the video, Annabel said that the dress code required patrons to ‘dress smart’ but never specified heels.
Many of the commenters were on her side, as they felt it was an unreasonable request in this day and age.
One person wrote: “All these people in the comments have clearly never done a full night out in heels.
“I physically stand there crying with pain usually.”
Another said: “Heels can actually be a safety hazard even though I love them but they hurt your feet.”
A third added: “It’s ridiculous discrimination to demand people wear heels, loads of people can’t for medical reasons and besides that, it is completely sexist.”
But others defended the club’s dress code.
“Some places have dress codes, don’t have to get mad about it,” one viewer wrote.
“I work in a club and Saturday is a more dressy night anyway, I understand trainers is comfortable but it’s more of a look for the club,” someone else said.
“It’s a club so an effort should be made, if staff have to make an effort just to work, then customers should make an effort as well.” they continued.
The Mirror has reached out to History Nightclub Manchester for comment.