4 Places To Find High Heels For Men
Men have great legs; it’s almost a crime not to show them off in a pair of high heels. There’s a catch though. The problem with finding sexy high heels for men is that quite often it is impossible to find them in men’s sizes. This goes doubly if you happen to be long and lanky or built on the larger side of the spectrum. Sweet shoes that make you just drool when you see them will never adorn your feet simply because they are only made in women’s sizes, far too small to slip around your feet. For many men, enjoying women’s shoes is a little like being Cinderella’s ugly stepsister. No matter how much you try to slip that glass slipper on, you’ll never succeed.
Fortunately men who love high heels don’t have to suffer under the tyranny of the evil prince and that uppity little kitchen maid anymore (who did she think she was anyway?)
Your prayers are answered with this series of sites all offering pretty shoes for men in sizes they can wear.
- My favorite on this list, All Heels For Men offers a wide range of shoes and boots for men, designed in womens styles, but sized for guys. They even have a custom made service for men who know exactly what they want, but can’t seem to find it anywhere. With services like this, that perfect pair of heels need not be just a dream.
- Sexy Shoes sells shoes up to size 14. Most men are around a size 10.5, so most men (except the exceptionally well endowed) should be able to find something here that they can enjoy. Though these places aren’t vendors, they are great resources for men who wear high heels, so you might want to also check out:
- High Heels Passion, a blog featuring the latest trends in men’s high heels. Some great runway pictures which might give men who wear heels hope for a well heeled future. If you want to stay on the cutting edge of high heel fashion as it pertains to men, this is a great place to start.
- High Heel Place, the high heels community with the sexy logo. This is an excellent place to share pictures, video, stories and so much more. A real community for men who like to wear high heels. If you’re having trouble finding the high heels you want, need some advice from other men who love high heels as much as you do, or just want to hang out and talk about your shoe passion, this place is worth a visit.
And of course, there’s always my blog for men who like to wear women’s shoes: He Wears Heels
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shoes or stilettos are one of the most powerful symbols of feminine fashion. If
you men want to explore the sensation of looking like a woman and I think every
man should, then finding a pair of high heels is an absolute must.
living in the right times for it. Mens high heels are becoming more and more
available in shoe shops. You no longer have to search through women’s shoe
shops looking for something that you might be able to squeeze into. Modern
fashion has everything and you can now more easily buy high heels for men in
larger sizes. There are online stores that specialize in mens high heels and
there are crossdressing shops where you can order high heels for men and
transvestite shoes anonymously. So get into those stilettos boys and start feeling
like a woman.
Why high heels for men?
I have a
bit of a shoe fetish myself but I think that’s somehow programmed into the
female mind at birth. There’s no doubt that high heels look very aesthetic even
by themselves. But they also shape the legs and feet into a more graceful
position and make the legs look longer overall. So high heels are not really
about being taller (although I do really like that part). They’re more about a
beautiful silhouette and nicer body proportions. Check out my articles mens tights and mens pantyhose for a nice complement to high heels.
for men are a great way for you to look feminine but they’ll also make you feel
like a woman. It is much harder to walk in them and you’ll instantly feel less
agile and more vulnerable. I love vulnerability in a man. It is such a
beautiful thing to see. Perhaps it’s because it’s so rare and secret that makes
it so special.
you don’t need to be told how important it is to get the right shoe size and
fit. The only way to know if a shoe fits is to walk in it for a while. That’s
no different with high heels for men. But don’t expect too much. Because high
heels are just not known for their comfort even if they fit perfectly (welcome
to feminine fashon) and mens high heels wont be any different there.
need to watch out for is the difference between men’s and women’s size charts.
When shopping for mens high heels, you need to make sure you know which size
chart that particular store is using. When ordering online, this isn’t always
obvious. Crossdressing stores for example, will probably use men’s sizes for
their women’s shoes but other online shops will probably use women’s sizes.
When in doubt drop them a message to make sure.
trap that you might fall into is the different size charts across different
countries. With 21st century internet shopping, it’s quite common to order from an online shop
that’s located in another country. For example, UK sizes are nothing like European
sizes. But most online stores give you several charts and the option to convert
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Men Wearing High Heels
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High Heeled Shoes Were Originally Created For Men
What if we told you that high heels were originally made exclusively for men? In a time when stilettos and platforms are often associated with female style and female sexuality, that fact might come as a surprise — but it shouldn’t. In fact, for decades high heels found their place on the feet of male soldiers, aristocrats and even royals in differing parts of the globe for very specific reasons. And when it comes to the surprising history of heeled shoes, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
We recently visited the Savannah College of Art and Design’s SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, which is currently hosting an exhibition called Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, on view through August 13. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the exhibition «explores the creativity, cultural significance and transformative power of shoes,” according to the SCAD museum’s website. Over 200 pairs of shoes — from ancient Egyptian slippers to modern sporty sneakers — are on display and are lenses through which historical social, political, and cultural revolutions can be viewed and understood. Which brings us back to the high heel. After seeing various versions of the style including ’70s platforms and 15th century chopines, we asked Rafael Gomes, the director of fashion exhibitions for the Savannah College of Art and Design, to divulge the most shocking facts in regard to the history of high heels — and his tidbits did not disappoint. For a mini fashion history lesson, and to learn how high heels came to be, scroll down.
The origin of high-heels can be traced back to 15th century Persia when soldiers wore them to help secure their feet in stirrups. Persian migrants brought the shoe trend to Europe, where male aristocrats wore them to appear taller and more formidable.
A 17th century Persian riding boot. Image © 2017, Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada.
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The pedestal-like chopine of the late 15th to the early 17th centuries transformed the upper-class European woman into a towering figure. Especially popular in Venice, the shoes were so exceptionally high — sometimes up to 54 cm — that maids were used as crutches. Chopines were completely hidden under skirts. The higher the footwear, the more cloth was required for the dress, another indication of status.
A pair of antique chopines. Image courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
In 1673, King Louis XIV introduced shoes with red heels and red soles to the French court. He restricted the wearing of such shoes to his circle of nobles. The practice was later taken up by royalty across Europe and became highly fashionable. The color coding — identifying superiority and privilege — was quickly copied by aspirants.
Red-soled shoes. Courtesy of SCAD, illustration by SCAD grad Lara Wolf.
Chinese foot-binding, a practice which largely didn’t die out until the early 20th century, resulted in a mincing gait similar to that produced by modern high heels. Despite the painful deformities, the body adjusted over time to the constraints of tiny, bound feet, which were about four inches in length.
Tiny shoes worn by women whose feet were bound. Courtesy of SCAD.
Technicolor was first introduced in 1916. The first big productions using the color process were made in 1939 for The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind. In L. Frank Baum’s novel The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s shoes were originally silver but were changed to red for the film to make the most of the new Technicolor process.
The ruby slippers worn by Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Courtesy of Getty AFP / Staff.
The most international and perhaps the oldest shoe story concerns a virtuous girl whose shoes elevate her to a higher social status: Cinderella. The tale of the ‘slipper test’ can be traced back to first-century Egypt. In that tale, and in similar ones from Africa to Europe and through the cultures of the indigenous people of the Americas, the protagonist’s iconic slippers are always splendid and represent the importance, power and magic of shoes.
A glass slipper. Courtesy of SCAD, illustration by SCAD grad Lara Wolf.
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High Heels For Men Show Just How Much Gender Expression Has Changed
«Never before have a few inches mattered so much.» The tagline for an upcoming exhibit at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto says everything about guys in heels.
Today, of course, high-heeled shoes are synonymous with femininity. Men who want to add a bit of height have to do so with inserts on the DL, and any non-cowboys wandering around with heels visibly higher than normal might get a few judgy looks. But for about 130 years in the 17th and 18th centuries, Western men wore heeled shoes as an expression of power.
Italian, Ferradini, 1972-1975. Worn by Elton John. Celebrities strutted on stage in outrageous outfits and high glittering heels such as this pair, but more conservative men also paired higher heeled shoes with their suits.
It makes sense if you consider the value placed on height. Tall people, particularly men, are associated with confidence and prestige — we actually tend to pay them higher salaries. So one of the questions Elizabeth Semmelhack, curator of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, poses through the exhibit is not why men wore heels at one point, but why they ever stopped.
«We’re so nervous about the idea of men in heels today,» Semmelhack told The Huffington Post. «Hopefully, what this exhibition will do is highlight for people that what’s really curious about the history of men in heels is our current attitude towards it.»
Semmelhack theorizes that heeled shoes were borrowed from Asia, where they were used for horseback riding, in the early 1600s. Persia had been gaining political influence around that time, and exoticism in dress was a symbol of high status. It wasn’t long before women began wearing heels, too. Semmelhack explained it was (somewhat unsurprisingly) trendy for women to borrow from mens’ closets in the 1600s, and there they found high-heeled shoes. Never before in the history of mankind did everyone’s butts look so fantastic.
Persian, 17th century.
The heels themselves became gendered, with slender heels for women and blocky ones for men. Then around the middle of the 18th century, men started to abandon them. But there have been exceptions. John Lennon wore boots with heels, followed by plenty of glam rockers. «Elevator shoes» (with height-boosting insoles) provided a discreet option. And somehow the cowboy boot — which is definitely a high heeled shoe for guys — has stuck around as a symbol of rugged masculinity. As we reconsider notions of gender and its role in society, the heel is a prime example of how arbitrary definitions of gender can be.
Feel free to imagine Ron Swanson in any of the shoes below. If you find yourself in Toronto, the exhibition, titled «Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels,» runs from May 8, 2015, until May 2016.
English, c. 1690-1710. This sturdy boot from the turn of the 18th century features a high stacked leather heel.
English, c. 1690-1715. This pair of men’s mules features high flared heels in keeping with turn of the 18th century fashion. The red leather covering the high heels was meant to bring attention to them and also a conveyed a sense of continental sophistication as red heels were famously worn in the court of French King XIV.
American, Justin Boots, 20th century. The packer boot, like the more iconic pull-on cowboy boot, originated on the frontier and was worn for horseback riding. Evolving from 19th century lace-up boots, packers allowed wearers to customize the fit of the boot. The addition of the low-slung heel enabled the boot to stay stable in the stirrup.
American, Tony Lama, late 20th century. The cowboy emerged in the West after the Civil War pushing cattle to railheads in the 1860s to 1880s.
Canadian, designed and made by Master John, 1973. The Toronto shoemaker Master John made these men’s platform boots complete with a five and a half inch high heels, appliquéd stars and veritable landscape in leather.
All photos by Ron Wood / Bata Shoe Museum.
High Heels For Men: Yeah, I’m For Real
I’ve often read that America is becoming more “feminine” all the way around, but I never really thought there was much validity to that until recently. I remember about a year ago when I wrote an article about Mantyhose (pantyhose for men). They weren’t designed just for fashion conscious gay men either, but rather for all men everywhere. The men in the ads were hot, and I’ve never really looked at a pair of pantyhose the same way again.
Now apparently the trend is evolving even further since more and more men are wearing high heel shoes. I’m not talking about chunky platform shoes like what they wore in the ’70s, but I’m talking about full on stilettos.
I suppose the days of women having all the options when it comes to fashion are over, or at least it’s heading in that direction. According to this article, one man said, “It’s a power thing. You’re higher than everybody else. You walk a different way. It makes your legs look better.” Ahhh… hello… women have been saying that same thing for years. Now you understand first hand why we wear them. They make us look better on the outside, and they make us feel better on the inside. If you want to read more about this, check out A Tall Tale, but True: Men in Heels in the New York Times.
Via: [Oddity Central] Image Credits: [High Heels Passion]