Articles tagged with "Heels For Men"

From 2021, Free Press Journal brings us this article covering the twitter-storm around Indian Actor, Ranveer Singh's heels which he wore for a photo shoot. It seems the trolls came out in force and once again demonstrated their lack of intolerance and engrained social conditioning.

From the article:

"If you ask someone why a man shouldn’t wear a skirt, there is no real reason. It’s just something we have learned from childhood and never questioned because we believed what was told to us by our parents/society was the rule. The conflict starts only when we see different things happening in another society and wonder why that is, because either they are not following the ‘rules’ or there are ‘no rules’. Now, if someone wants to break the norm, it becomes uncomfortable for others because it defies a longstanding belief system for a culture or a community."

"I just feel everybody has the freedom of wearing what they want. Nowadays, fashion has changed as per generational choices and we should also move with the times. I don’t feel it’s something that should be trolled."

"I think people feel threatened when others are confident about their sexuality and are able to express themselves freely. It is very sad to see such intolerance."

Thankfully, people are starting to open up to the idea that men can be more expressive with what they wear, whatever that is.

Original URL: https://www.freepressjournal.in/weekend/ranveer-singhs-heels-lead-to-twitter-meltdown

Posted: 31 October 2022


Bellatory presents this short article, along with a brief video, which should help not only men, but anyone who wants to improve their ability to walk in heels.

Walking in heels is not necessarily something that comes naturally to everyone, so it makes sense to get some pointers in the right direction so that you look cool, calm and confident in heels and reduce the risk of giving yourself some sort of injury or condition from poor posture.

Original URL: https://bellatory.com/clothing/How-To-Walk-In-Heels-Man

Posted: 23 October 2022


Collective Culture features this article on how the high heel is being re-imagined by men as a new symbol of empowerment, breaking down cultural norms in the process.

From the article:

"17th-century noblemen used to wear heels as a sign of power and virility. Little by little, these accessories are regaining that power!"

"We are talking about dresses and skirts embroidered with gold, details everywhere, exuberant wigs; nothing could be left empty. At this time, women also began to wear heels because the trend was to imitate men's fashion."

"Nowadays this is changing. Today clothes are getting a new branding, and that is that they have no gender. Under this ideal, fashion stigmas carried over from the last century are being broken one day at a time."

"In this genderless fashion initiative, heels have become more and more gender-neutral elements of empowerment."

Original URL: https://culturacolectiva.com/fashion/heels-history-masculinity-men-accessories/

Posted: 7 October 2022


In this article the Bright Side website highlights the growing confidence of men in heels and explores the possible reasons why.

"It’s not known by everybody, but men did wear heels in the past, long before women started wearing them. High heels were originally designed for men, but this faded over the past centuries. However, surprisingly, heels seem to be breaking their way back into men’s fashion again, as more and more celebs have started to embrace their feminine side by wearing their favourite pair of heels."

"statistics show that the sales of heeled men’s shoes have been on an upturn since 2017. More and more men are embracing their femininity and showing off their beloved heels more confidently than ever."

"High heels are still associated with women’s fashion in the modern day, though more and more celebrities, like pop icons and rock stars, are keeping this trend alive for men. The expansion of heels in the male section at stores has gone beyond the stiletto.

Many different types of heeled shoes have become available. Designer brands, like Gucci, Maison Margiela, and Saint Laurent, knew that heeled shoes would break into men’s fashion again and took the opportunity to develop new models in this category."

While the article presumes that all men that wear heels are getting more in touch with their feminine side, which is somewhat stereotypical, it's generally a positive perspective and worth a read.

Original URL: https://brightside.me/wonder-curiosities/why-men-are-more-confident-about-wearing-high-heels-today-808517/

Posted: 3 October 2022


This Gotham magazine article features the debut of Christian Louboutin's "Our Angels" range of Gender-Neutral heels in inclusive sizing.

"Famed French luxury designer Christian Louboutin hears the cry for genderless shoes and styles"

"The styles are bold, to be sure, but in a wide range of sizes, they leave room for every big personality, regardless of gender identity or expression."

"You might want to try the leopard-print stage boots, made from kid leather and pony hair in brown."

"each aims to blend elegance and edge with a personal sense of self-expression."

"The shoes will range in sizes from 36 to 46, becoming the fashion house’s most extensive size range to date."

We think they look amazing. We'd love to hear what you think!

Original URL: https://gothammag.com/christian-louboutin-genderless-our-angels-boots-bags

Posted: 19 September 2022


Are we entering another Peacock Revolution?

The 1960s saw a huge shift in men's fashion, as the standard template of the tailored suit gave way to more flamboyant styles.

Before the 1960s, men's fashion generally followed a conservative template that nobody thought to question: shirt, tie, plain hand-made suit etc. A new, confident youth culture demanded fresh styles and the Mods (short for 'Modernists') ushered in a new style with colourful Italian slimline suits, short jackets.

The 1960s saw the trend gather pace and more colourful and unapologetic patterned shirts made an appearance, popularised by groups like The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. New retail opportunities appeared, supporting this new style, bringing it to the masses. High heeled boots replaced shoes as the footwear of choice for men.

By the mid 60s, fashion conscious Londoners were challenging male etiquette, unashamed to wear frills, velvet and other elements, now stereotyped through movie characters like Austin Powers.

New fashion boutiques sprang up along London's Kings Road, 'Mr Fish' in particular sold a range of "Peacock" Styles which were highly individual: wide ties, colourful suits and culturally influenced separates.

Towards the end of the 60s, military style also became popular and once again driven by groups like The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, reflecting a new desire for something fresh and new.

The new flamboyance of men’s fashion during the 1960s lead to the name “The Peacock Revolution”.

We now have male music artists, film stars and other people in the public eye who are wearing more flamboyant clothes and occasionally a pair of heeled shoes too. There is a move towards more individuality and self expression.

It does appear that we are heading in a similar direction.

Posted: 7 September 2022


Who are the up and coming influencers on Instagram who are promoting men’s fashion in heels and boots? (Summer '22 update)

Hungry for more profiles about men in heels and boots? Look no further...

Influencer 23-Mar-22 19-Jul-22 % Change
@myshoebox717 1,064 992 -7
@godmotherofthang 985 976 -1
@superpointed 934 973 4
@tomtoenz 938 969 3
@blackheels1986 922 961 4
@mencanwearheelstoo 927 955 3
@stiefel_biest 924 947 2
@m.b_in.heels_n_skirts 835 945 13
@andrew_phillip_01 768 919 20
@heelstacones2 859 901 5
@oversizedheel 893 877 -2
@guyinheels 842 853 1
@nielsinheels 784 814 4
@luvstiletto 731 803 10
@heheels 728 794 9
@stiletto4men 702 779 11
@men_in_heels_la 748 769 3
@deutschlandaufhighheels 691 743 8
@mr.heels.mex 741 732 -1
@heels6high4dayz 650 674 4
@just_north_of_normal 643 673 5
@chris_wears_boots_and_skirts 523 603 15
@phil_mullas (new entry) 599
@shoeshavenogender (new entry) 598
@calzenico 591 593
@stephan6870 521 567 9
@stope_wears_highheels 547 563 3
@prostyle1961 (new entry) 548
@heeled_equality 520 527 1

(Numbers are followers as at 19 July 2022)

Criteria for selection:

  1. More than 500 followers, but less than 1,000
  2. Post frequently with their own content
  3. Consistently promote a variety of mainstream fashion for men in heels or boots
  4. Profile is free of adult themes, underwear, fetish and sexualisation of footwear

These are just the profiles which we have found while looking for men in heels and boots. If you know of more (that meet the criteria above), please let us know!

Posted: 22 August 2022


See It Live reports on the exceptional performance of the Men in Heels group on the prime-time show "Britain's Got Talent". Men in Heels are three men from Paris, France by the names of Yanis Marshall, Arnaud and Mehd.

"It’s a rare occurrence to see men wearing high heels in the first place, but these men were about to change that by rocking their signature black stilettos into their audition and absolutely own every moment of it."

“That was 10 times better than any female dancer we’ve seen on stage tonight.” -Alesha Dixon

It's great to see representation in any form on mainstream media, so for that we applaud their efforts in making onto the show and for doing so well with their performance.

Original URL: https://seeitlive.co/men-heels-spice-girls-routine/

Posted: 14 August 2022


A short, but sweet article from Bellatory on places to find 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."

"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."

It's great that people are writing about heels for men in this way, though I do feel that the research on this piece could have gone much deeper and it would have better reflected the fact that the men's heels renaissance is in fact in full swing.

You can of course find many, many more places for you to find heels via our Retailer Directory which has nearly 100 retailers and designers who sell heels and boots and in large sizes for men.

Original URL: https://bellatory.com/clothing/5-Places-To-Find-Super-Sexy-High-Heels-For-Men

Posted: 11 August 2022


Who are the top influencers on Instagram who are promoting men’s fashion in heels and boots? (Summer '22 update)

If you're new to Instagram, or even if you've been around a while and you love wearing heels and boots, this is the post to get you off to a flying start with who to follow. It's a "who's who" of the movers and shakers in men's heel wearing in 2022.

Congratulations to all of the people on this list. You are true leaders the world of men in heels and boots. I for one have been inspired by many of you who gave me the courage to wear heels so much more frequently in public and to start this website and spread the news about the movement for men wearing heels and boots.

Influencer 17-Jul-21 23-Mar-22 % Change
@theebillyporter 2,200,000 2,200,000 < 1
@wisdm 2,100,000 2,200,000 5
@themarcjacobs 1,600,000 1,700,000 6
@MarkBryan911 664,000 665,000 < 1
@kaseimmorris 212,000 251,000 18
@thequeerindigo 131,000 143,000 9
@cheapainn 120,000 127,000 6
@omarahmed.co 88,900 88,600 < 1
@trinxx_heels 60,300 78,500 30
@tyreece2.0 36,100 37,100 3
@theguyinaskirt 21,200 22,700 7
@tripleminor 9,053 20,200 123
@youcantquitmebaby 12,800 16,100 26
@levnar 16,100 15,900 -1
@almost.zaymous 14,400 14,500 1
@dimaniaco 13,000 13,700 5
@patriciahenriquesshoes 10,800 11,000 2
@henrybae 10,400 10,500 1
@_creativedopeness (new find) 9,686
@genderblender1 8,506 9,226 8
@glitz_on_heelz 3,397 8,806 159
@hueyyrouge 7,622 8,788 15
@princeofheels 4,055 8,714 115
@d.emareasmith 7,551 7,448 -1
@jomostyle 6,269 7,299 16
@blogigorbarros 6,283 6,897 10
@coulstyle 6,633 6,745 2
@syd_boots 5,286 6,429 22
@bren_dun 6,222 6,315 1
@raydeforest 5,097 5,694 12
@dermodemuth 4,392 4,907 12
@the_heads_count 4,519 4,642 3
@men_wear_heels_too 4,389 4,501 3
@alexclarksellsfl 4,100 4,270 4
@gentlemanheels 3,717 4,102 10
@frederic_heeled_do 1,253 3,635 190
@_etwas.anders 2,212 3,387 53
@inkarlcerating 2,848 3,034 7
@lidiatalavera.inc 2,348 2,519 7
@menhighheels 1,652 2,437 48
@aleeexv 2,276 2,381 5
@joepmaasdam 2,132 2,345 10
@hanselsven 2,169 2,334 8
@rion_bigford (new find) 2,152
@cowboy_on_tour 1,678 2,099 25
@__.spacecowboy.__ 1,815 2,052 13
@insta_prem 1,818 1,907 5
@heels_for_everyone 1,819 1,903 5
@men_on_heels 1,628 1,888 16
@paddy.quilterjones 1,783 1,817 2
@mrheelsandmore 1,508 1,729 15
@charolinewenke 1,434 1,718 20
@male.heels 1,589 1,707 7
@heelscouple 1,569 1,661 6
@leonardodalmagro 1,582 1,599 1
@mydomingo 1,389 1,485 7
@mens.heels.revolution 1,338 1,440 8
@boots.are.fun 1,267 1,387 9
@chris.mpkz 1,285 1,363 6
@Jeff.In.Heels 1,267 1,305 3
@thevonfactor 1,270 1,278 1
@chlopak_w_szpilkach 1,056 1,235 17
@texboots1 1,057 1,083 2
@notasxpected 913 1,074 18
@man_in_skirt_and_heels 997 1,043 5
@malefanofhighheels 1,065 1,041 -2
@heelscr 1,019 1,041 2
@bootsfanatic_5240 975 1,028 5

(Numbers are followers as at 19 July 2022)

Criteria for selection:

  1. More than 1,000 followers
  2. Post frequently with their own content
  3. Consistently promote a variety of mainstream fashion for men in heels or boots
  4. Profile is free of adult themes, underwear, fetish and sexualisation of footwear

These are just the profiles which we have found while looking for men in heels and boots. If you know of more (that meet the criteria above), please let us know!

Posted: 8 August 2022


Footwear News reports on Jared Leto's appearance on James Cordon's "The Late Late Show", while wearing a pair of White Patent stacked heel boots from Gucci, and talking about his role in the movie "The House of Gucci". It would have been odd if he'd been wearing anything else!

"The Thirty Seconds to Mars musician opted for the same shoe style when he attended the “Spider-Man: No Way Home” premiere in Los Angeles in December."

"When it comes to fashion, Leto could be considered a stylish savior as he continues to exemplify versatility. He is never one to shy away from risks. Hollywood’s Renaissance man continues to cycle through a lot of memorable style moments from his bleached eyebrows to his iconic Jesus-like locks, rock n’ roll stage style and extravagant Gucci ensembles."

Original URL: https://footwearnews.com/2022/fashion/celebrity-style/jared-leto-james-corden-star-suit-white-boots-gucci-1203236913/

Posted: 5 August 2022


Nigerian news website Legit reports on the male Pastor causing a stir with his high heel wearing style.

"Photos of a male pastor who is used to wearing high heels in the church have caused a commotion on the internet"

"The unidentified pastor is seen in one of the photos ministering on a lectern in his feminine footwear"

"Many people have wondered what may have inspired the man's fashion sense, while others found it weird"

Original URL: https://www.legit.ng/people/1454764-male-pastor-wears-high-heels-church-services-goes-viral-photos-spark-debate-social-media/

Posted: 2 August 2022


Zoom brings us another write-up of the history of men in heels.

"When one thinks of heels, all one can imagine is glamour, style, and elegance. However, even though this kind of footwear is now mainly associated with women and femininity, it was once the go-to footwear option for men."

"not many know that heels originally found their place on the feet of male soldiers, aristocrats, and even royals in different parts of the world, including Persia. Persian men in the 10th century wore heels not just as a style statement but mainly because of the 'practicality' factor"

Original URL: https://www.zoomtventertainment.com/lifestyle/fashion/did-you-know-high-heels-were-first-worn-by-men-in-persia-during-the-10th-century-article-90588269

Posted: 30 July 2022


Hypebeast reports on Camper footwear's latest genderless offering, the Kobarah sandal, an innovative piece, fully recyclable with top eco credentials, which is sure to appear to a number of people both in the fashion world and for it's sustainability. It certainly widens the choice of options in the summer footwear category and comes in a number of bold colours that certainly make a statement.

Original URL: https://hypebeast.com/2022/3/camper-kobarah-heeled-sandal-heels-genderless-patent-white-orange-release-info-ss22

Posted: 24 July 2022


Footwear news reports on Lenny Kravitz' multiple appearances at the 2022 Grammy Awards in two different pairs of heeled leather boots. Firstly on the Red Carpet in a pair of black knee length boots, then later on stage in a metallic silver pair. This of course is not a new thing for Lenny, who has been a fan of heeled footwear and boots for many years.

Original URL: https://footwearnews.com/2022/fashion/red-carpet/lenny-kravitz-mesh-top-heels-grammy-awards-2022-red-carpet-1203269896/

Posted: 21 July 2022


Unfinished Man blog ("not merely a men’s lifestyle and entertainment blog, but a site devoted to the essence of masculinity and becoming a real man") poses the question whether a man can wear "Women's Shoes".

I have to be honest, this article was close to not making the cut for inclusion on Men's Heels Revolution. It was only the fact that it was written by a man and concluded positively that it made it. The article could have benefited from deeper research and often repeats itself, but the intentions are noble.

Many articles written for men's magazines or blogs (and a small number by women), ridicule or make light of the idea of men wearing high heels, or any gender non-conforming style. Contrary to this particular article, here we call them high heels, or just heels as they are not women's shoes, but just shoes with heels. They don't belong to any specific gender any more than your toothbrush does!

Still worth a read if only to appreciate that things are maybe starting to change in how men talk to other men about gender non-conformity.

Original URL: https://www.unfinishedman.com/can-men-wear-womens-shoes-great-shoe-debate/

Posted: 9 July 2022


Do you ever get weird looks from people when you're wearing heels?

Do you ever get weird looks from people when you're wearing heels?

Thanks @sinchii.e606 that's a good question!

I do get looks and people's expressions are often puzzled, but then they are seeing something that they are not used to seeing so that is going to take some thought to process how they feel about it. You are breaking social stereotypes and to a lot of people this will be something new and can feel threatening to them.

If you are different, and let's face it, it's not hard to be different when you're a man wearing high heeled shoes or boots, then you are going to stand out from the crowd a little and attract some attention. The vast majority of men wearing heels don't actually want any attention, we just want to live authentically and wear the clothes and shoes which we like.

The key here is confidence. When you feel good about what you are wearing before you go out that will show through. Express yourself authentically and you will have the rock solid belief in what you are doing. Go about your business as normal and remember that you are not responsible for the version of you that is in someone else's head - that's on them.

Think about the times when you've seen something out of the ordinary when you've been out and about. Do you look longer at it? Does your face express your confusion about what you're seeing? It's not unusual to process new things in this way.

In the countless times I've worn heels in public, I have yet to have anyone make a comment about them, but yes I do get people look. From many other men who wear heels, the comments they receive are almost always positive. In any case, I want them to look, we need them to look, we need this to be normalised for any men who want to wear heels. That needs every one of us to be wearing heels in public every day that we can.

If you're struggling for the confidence to wear higher heels more than you would normally do in public, use some of the strategies I've provided in these Q&A posts to help. Start out with Cuban heels and work your way up. Once that is normalized, heels for men will get slimmer and taller and before long we may well see a day when men in stilettos won't seem so unusual at all.

Posted: 3 July 2022



Where can we buy shoes and boots in larger sizes?

Where can we buy shoes & boots in larger sizes?

Finding shoes to fit larger feet can be a problem, so we've compiled a list of retailers that supply sizes of footwear larger than EU42/UK8/US10.5.

Now with over 80 different retailers from around the world, finding that special pair of large sized shoes, high heels or boots should be easier than ever!

Head on over to our Retailer Directory now, or use the Retailers option in the main menu on your next visit.

Posted: 26 May 2022



As a man, when you have never worn high heels or boots outdoors before... How do you start?

When it comes to wearing heels or boots there are generally two types of men - the ones who are already out there doing it, because they just decided one day to wear them, and there are the others, like you, dear reader, who need more confidence and perhaps a different approach.

  1. Buy in-store or order online?

    Get your shoes delivered to your door. Actually getting heels or boots in the first place can be a problem if you're not comfortable trying them on in a shop, though that will come in time. There are plenty of sources on the web to buy from. Just check their returns policy carefully before you buy so that if they don't fit well, you will be able to return them for a refund. Many retailers now even offer free delivery and free returns, so it really couldn't be easier.

  2. Start low

    The higher the heel and the brighter and more colourful the footwear, the more attention you're going to get, so start with a pair of dark coloured low heeled boots or shoes. Initially you might feel that EVERYONE is going to look at you. That is just in your head. Wear heels made for men in the first instance if that helps it may just give you the faith to step outside and then you can build your confidence. In any case, just remember that gender is a social construct and that clothes and shoes have no gender.

  3. Go out with a purpose

    Having a purpose to going out in your heels or boots will give you something to focus on other than the fact you have some different footwear on. Quick shopping trips can be useful and will get you used to being outside in heels or boots.

  4. Take a short trip

    While you're still finding your feet, so to speak, you may want to avoid bumping into someone you know while trying your shoes in public. To vastly reduce this as a possibility, take a short trip outside of your local area and wear your heels or boots there. Take them with you in bag and change into them when you get there if you have to. Being able to do this will give you lots more confidence quickly.

  5. Don't over-think it

    Before you step outside you'll likely be running through so many scenarios of what MIGHT happen... almost all of it won't happen and if you've already built up your confidence by the time it does happen, you will be ready to handle it. As Susan Jeffers, Author of 'Feel the Fear (and do it anyway)' says "the only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out and do it".

  6. Be yourself & act normally

    You are doing something normal, it's just not normal to you... yet, so that may feel a little odd at first. Just go about your business "as if" you have always worn the heels you have on, even if you have not. If someone does mention your shoes (it's quite unlikely actually), then just say you've always worn heels, that it's just your style and you like to be individual.

You're stronger thank you think you are. You've got this!

Posted: 16 May 2022




Fashion magazine celebrates Tom Holland's (@TomHolland2013) red carpet outfit for the premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home and highlights Tom's calling out of Misogynistic comments made about his height in relation to his taller partner Zendaya and how he regrets not wearing heels for his rendition of Rhianna's "Umbrella" in 2017.

Original URL: https://fashionmagazine.com/style/celebrity-style/tom-holland-heels-spiderman-premiere/

Posted: 1 May 2022


Footwear News reports on Harry Styles (@HarryStyles) appearance at the Sony Brit Awards in 2020 in a "Women's" Suit and heels "for men". Setting aside the gendering of the clothing items, it's a positive thing that we're seeing these red carpet events publicised like they are, but surely it's just a suit and heels? After all, we wouldn't say "Dua Lipa appeared in Men's trousers and heels for women" would we?!

Original URL: https://footwearnews.com/2020/fashion/celebrity-style/harry-styles-marc-jacobs-womens-suit-mens-heels-1202928555/

Posted: 28 April 2022


The Cut reports on Lenny Kravitz’ stunning Red Carpet outfit for the 2022 Grammy Awards where he wore knee length leather heeled boots. He also wore two other pairs of heeled boots on the day elevating him to our modern-day high heel hero.

Original URL: https://www.thecut.com/2022/04/lenny-kravitz-grammys-red-carpet-2022.html

Posted: 13 April 2022


Who are the up and coming influencers on Instagram who are promoting men’s fashion in heels and boots?

Hungry for more profiles about men in heels and boots? Look no further...

Influencer 17-Jul-21 23-Mar-22 % Change
@man_in_skirt_and_heels 697 997 43
@godmotherofthang (new find) 985
@bootsfanatic_5240 (new find) 975
@tomtoenz 814 938 15
@superpointed (new find) 934
@mencanwearheelstoo 796 927 16
@stiefel_biest 893 924 3
@blackheels1986 813 922 13
@notasxpected 730 913 25
@oversizedheel 888 893 1
@heelstacones2 790 859 9
@guyinheels 806 842 4
@m.b_in.heels_n_skirts 671 835 24
@thehighheeledprince (new find) 787
@nielsinheels (new find) 784
@andrew_phillip_01 (new find) 768
@men_in_heels_la 688 748 9
@mr.heels.mex (new find) 741
@luvstiletto 623 731 17
@heheels 581 728 25
@stiletto4men (new find) 702
@deutschlandaufhighheels 532 691 30
@heels6high4dayz (new find) 650
@just_north_of_normal 511 643 26
@shoe.nonconformist (new find) 633
@calzenico (new find) 591
@stope_wears_highheels (new find) 547
@chris_wears_boots_and_skirts (new find) 523
@stephan6870 (new find) 521
@heeled_equality 535 520 -3
@shoeshavenogender (new find) 501
@mens.heels.revolution.extra (my other account) 500

(Numbers are followers as at time of writing)

Criteria for selection:

  1. More than 500 followers, but less than 1,000
  2. Post frequently with their own content
  3. Consistently promote a variety of mainstream fashion for men in heels or boots
  4. Profile is free of adult themes, underwear, fetish and sexualisation of footwear

These are just the profiles which we have found while looking for men in heels and boots. If you know of more (that meet the criteria above), please let us know!

Posted: 10 April 2022


From 2018, Quartz magazine delves into the history of the high heel through the research of Elizabeth Semmelhack (@elizabeth_semmelhack) at the Bata Shoe Museum, recounting how women borrowed heels from the male wardrobe to look more masculine. Enlightenment put an end to men wearing heels at the end of the 17th century. Though as Elizabeth says “Heels are just things. They can be given any meaning we decide they have”. When asked, “So could men start wearing heels once more?” she concluded... “anything’s possible.”

Four years on and it seems it’s not only possible, but happening at a pace!

Original URL: https://qz.com/quartzy/1317090/its-enlightenment-philosophys-fault-that-women-wear-high-heels-instead-of-men/

Posted: 4 April 2022



Who are the top influencers on Instagram who are promoting men’s fashion in heels and boots?

If you're new to Instagram, or even if you've been around a while and you love wearing heels and boots, this is the post to get you off to a flying start with who to follow. It's a "who's who" of the movers and shakers in men's heel wearing in 2022.

Congratulations to all of the people on this list. You are true leaders the world of men in heels and boots. I for one have been inspired by many of you who gave me the courage to wear heels so much more frequently in public and to start this website and spread the news about the movement for men wearing heels and boots.

Influencer 17-Jul-21 23-Mar-22 % Change
@theebillyporter 2,000,000 2,200,000 10
@wisdm 1,600,000 2,100,000 31
@themarcjacobs 1,600,000 1,600,000
@MarkBryan911 537,000 664,000 24
@kaseimmorris new find 212,000
@thequeerindigo 98,700 131,000 33
@cheapainn 98,700 120,000 22
@omarahmed.co 93,400 88,900 -5
@trinxx_heels 29,300 60,300 106
@tyreece2.0 29,700 36,100 22
@theguyinaskirt 14,000 21,200 51
@levnar 16,500 16,100 -2
@almost.zaymous 13,700 14,400 5
@dimaniaco 10,800 13,000 20
@youcantquitmebaby 11,200 12,800 14
@patriciahenriquesshoes new find 10,800
@henrybae 10,200 10,400 2
@tripleminor new find 9,053
@genderblender1 5,926 8,506 44
@hueyyrouge 3,193 7,622 139
@d.emareasmith 2,523 7,551 199
@coulstyle new find 6,633
@blogigorbarros new find 6,283
@jomostyle 3,224 6,269 94
@bren_dun 5,460 6,222 14
@syd_boots 3,373 5,286 57
@hewearsheelsandhose 3,425 5,097 49
@the_heads_count 1,442 4,519 213
@dermodemuth 2,754 4,392 59
@men_wear_heels_too 3,730 4,389 18
@alexclark8 3,895 4,100 5
@princeofheels (new entry) 755 4,055 437
@gentlemanheels 1,945 3,717 91
@glitz_on_heelz new find 3,397
@inkarlcerating 2,527 2,848 13
@lidiatalavera.inc new find 2,348
@aleeexv new find 2,276
@_etwas.anders 1,555 2,212 42
@hanselsven 1,478 2,169 47
@joepmaasdam 1,793 2,132 19
@heels_for_everyone (new entry) 967 1,819 88
@insta_prem 1,537 1,818 18
@__.spacecowboy.__ new find 1,815
@paddy.quilterjones new find 1,783
@cowboy_on_tour new find 1,678
@menhighheels (new entry) 709 1,652 133
@men_on_heels 1,089 1,628 49
@male.heels 1,312 1,589 21
@leonardodalmagro 1,511 1,582 5
@heelscouple (new entry) 758 1,569 107
@mrheelsandmore (new entry) 791 1,508 91
@charoline.wenke new find 1,434
@mydomingo new find 1,389
@mens.heels.revolution (new entry) 875 1,338 53
@chris.mpkz new find 1,285
@thevonfactor new find 1,270
@Jeff.In.Heels 1,083 1,267 17
@boots.are.fun new find 1,267
@frederic_heeled_do (new entry) 783 1,253 60
@malefanofhighheels 1,231 1,065 -13
@myshoebox717 new find 1,064
@texboots1 new find 1,057
@chlopak_w_szpilkach (new entry) 719 1,056 47
@heelscr (new entry) 891 1,019 14

(Numbers are followers as at time of writing)

Criteria for selection:

  1. More than 1,000 followers
  2. Post frequently with their own content
  3. Consistently promote a variety of mainstream fashion for men in heels or boots
  4. Profile is free of adult themes, underwear, fetish and sexualisation of footwear

These are just the profiles which we have found while looking for men in heels and boots. If you know of more (that meet the criteria above), please let us know!

Posted: 29 March 2022


@PrettyBusinessWorld introduces Ashley Maxwell-Lam, an insurance company worker who wears stiletto heels to work every day. He describes it as feeling comfortable, invincible, powerful and in control. As the article says, he didn't ask for permission, though he did say up-front what his intentions were. He "finds it ridiculous that in society it is only acceptable for women to wear high heels".

Original URL: https://prettybusinessworld.com/man-in-a-suit-and-stiletto-heels-at-work/

Posted: 1 February 2022


This article from The Irish Examiner (@irish_examiner) reflects on the Spring/Summer 2022 runway shows at Paris Fashion Week and the rise of heels for men. It's not a new concept, just reinvented somewhat, as Jimmy Choo puts it "High-heeled shoes for men are unlike stilettos. The heel shape is adapted from the basic Cuban heel into a special shape that will bring out the best in the masculinity of the man wearing it.".

This is a great read for getting yourself up-to-speed with what's current on the catwalk.

Original URL: https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/fashionandbeauty/arid-40343159.html

Posted: 31 January 2022


Google Arts and Culture gives us a virtual tour around the many of the exhibits from the 2015 exhibition at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada. Produced in 2017 the slide-show ends with a hint about the forthcoming trend that we are now seeing for men’s heels with a shot of the Rad Hourani unisex boots made in 2015.

Original URL: https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/BQJSZR_j5AhtLA

Posted: 21 January 2022


The BBC Radio 4 series on history - You’re Dead To Me brings us The History of High Heels. Elizabeth Semmelhack, Curator & Creative Director of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada, along with Comedian Lauren Pattison discuss high-heeled shoes and their many uses through history with their host Greg Jenner. An entertaining an amusing trip through history, with some notable high points for men in heels.

Original URL: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-history-of-high-heels/id1479973402?i=1000535612931

Posted: 21 January 2022



Pink News highlights the partnership between ASOS and designer Taller Than Your Average London (@ttyalondon), bringing larger sized shoes to ASOS. This is great news for those that struggle to find shoes in larger sizes and once again @ASOS demonstrating great support for inclusivity in fashion.

Original URL: https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/10/11/asos-ttya-london-collection-footwear-size-inclusive-price/

Posted: 20 December 2021


This article from Fashion United reports on the results of a panel discussion organised by the Hetrick-Martin Institute and how the fashion industry needs to adapt to accommodate a rapidly growing demand by the gender non-conforming demographic. How can the shopping experience be enhanced and growth managed in a sustainable way? The article explores the options.

Original URL: https://fashionunited.uk/news/fashion/the-future-of-gender-non-conforming-fashion/2019032742414

Posted: 4 December 2021


Mens Style Fashion magazine asks whether we will see more feminine fashion in 2021. Women have forever been adopting men’s fashion in attempt to add some elements of masculinity, and we’re now seeing fashion move in the other direction with more feminine items introduced to men’s fashion options. Many men are now reinterpreting themselves, letting more of their vulnerabilities become visible through self-expressive dressing.

In answer to the question, and drawing close to the end of 2021, here at Men’s Heels Revolution we feel that the answer has been an emphatic YES!

Original URL: https://www.menstylefashion.com/will-we-see-more-feminine-fashion-trends-for-men-in-2021/

Posted: 4 December 2021


The GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2019 saw British singer Sam Smith step out onto the red carpet for the first time in high heels. Their black Gucci patent leather heeled boots clearly caught the attention they demanded, but for Sam this was clearly a euphoric moment for them as this short, but very sweet article shows.

Interestingly, the article uses the pronouns He/Him, though Sam now uses They/Them.

Original URL: https://www.popsugar.co.uk/fashion/Sam-Smith-at-GQ-Men-of-the-Year-Awards-in-Gucci-Heels-2019-46580958?utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=US:GB&utm_source=www.google.com

Posted: 10 November 2021


MyBest ranks the top 10 best heels for men in the UK in 2021. Written in March of this year we can now look back and ask whether higher heels for men have been delivered. The trend is definitely moving in the right direction, and with many styles selling out fast, we can say they have delivered for sure. For some potential buyers though heel heights have still to reach the heights they desire to achieve the fashion aesthetic they desire. Independent shoe creators are still crucial in this area, but the higher heels go in the mainstream, the marginal styles will be sure to follow.

Original URL: https://mybest-gb.uk/10651

Posted: 2 November 2021


British newspaper The Independent reports on changing time and how Vogue magazine has decreed that heels for men and now in vogue, literally. @KanyeWest, @HarryStyles and @JustinBieber are leading the way with small heels, but the trend is definitely towards higher heels specifically for men. Gender lines are blurring and men in heels are now a sign of the times.

Original URL: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/heels-for-men-back-in-fashion-harry-styles-kanye-west-justin-bieber-russell-brand-marco-rubio-a7794591.html

Posted: 28 October 2021


This article from Teen Vogue, published in 2017, highlights an exhibition on shoes at Savannah College of Art and Design and delves into the origin of the high heeled shoe. By now, many of us know the origin of high heels, but for the uninitiated, take a look at this interesting article on where they came from.

Original URL: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/heels-history-men

Posted: 5 October 2021


When High Heels are an Icon of Femininity how does that fit into a world where our culture says “that’s for women”? Huff Post takes a look at the history of men in heels and features modern day trail blazers, @ShopSyro (@HenryBae & @ShaoboHan), who highlight some of the cultural issues for men wearing heels, but also the up-sides too.

Original URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG2K7_g7Sgs

Posted: 26 September 2021



In their own words... “In today's video, I will be sharing my love for wearing heeled shoes. I will be featuring some fashion labels that brought heeled shoes in the market and the good thing is that they have sizes for men! No need to stretch those women's shoes! Plus these labels aren't as expensive as designer brands like Margiela or Rick Owens so I hope this is helpful if you are a guy who wants to consider adding man-heels into your wardrobe.

Also, I will be featuring the guys I follow on Youtube and Instagram because they wear man heels with attitude. What I wanted to know from them is HOW they do it?”

Original URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euz-NdA4LKo

Posted: 8 July 2021


Respectable style magazine Cosmopolitan asks their readers whether they would date a man wearing heels. The response is maybe unexpected, but overall quite positive.

Original URL: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/fashion/news/a11513/men-in-heels/

Posted: 20 April 2021


A short article looking at the rising trend in men wearing high heels and asks the question... are we seeing a new style trend taking shape in ‘high heels for men’?

Original URL: https://wtvox.com/fashion/high-heels-for-men/

Posted: 4 April 2021


A short and engaging presentation from Google Arts and Culture detailing the history of Men in Heels.

Original URL: https://artsandculture.google.com/story/the-high-life-a-history-of-men-in-heels/iQJCgMgwSKV5Kw

Posted: 4 April 2021


This article from respectable UK newspaper The @Guardian, highlights the increase in sales of men's heeled boots and stilettos in the #MeToo era, with a focus on broader publicity created by public figures such as fashion designer @TheMarcJacobs and celebrities such as @SamSmith, @ShawnMendes, @HarryStyles and Timothée Chalamet (@tchalamet). The cowboy boot marks a resurgence in popularity too, perhaps backed by a desire by men for higher heels but with more broader social acceptance than slimmer and higher heels on footwear marketed towards women. However you look at it, the trend is upwards.

Original URL: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2020/jan/03/high-fashion-the-rise-of-heels-for-men

Posted: 20 March 2021


This is a great set of tips and ideas for anyone starting out with wearing heels, either at home or in public. It's refreshingly frank and reflects changing attitudes towards men wearing heels in the 21st century and covers choosing your heels, buying and trying on your heels, learning how to walk in heels, completing the look and taking your heels for a spin.

Original URL: https://www.wikihow.com/Wear-High-Heels-(for-Men)

Posted: 20 March 2021