Hold onto your heels, ladies—there's a new customer in town. Men have been wearing heels for as long as we women have, from the imperial courts of ancient China to the gilded halls of Versailles. And it seems like as women's shoes are getting higher, men's shoes are also adding on a few inches. We're of the camp that's all about a little stacked heel on a classic-looking boot—anything strappier or skinnier, and man heels start looking a little campy. Whether it's Zac Posen's subtle dog walking shoes to one Fashion Week goer's towering Nina Riccis, there's a height for every dude out there. But are we just too wacky? Can you not get enough of meels, or are they just unappetizing?
Above, from left: Street style outside the Rodarte show at Milk, image via Refinery29; A dapper dude in open-toed heels, image via Team Peter Stigter; Zac Posen taking his dogs for a walk, image via Racked.
Above, from left: Fluevog Jack Boot, $349, available at Fluevog; Dior Homme Suede Boot, $740, available at Saks.
Above, from left: Rad Hourani, image via Style Frizz; San Francisco Editorial shot by Dom Smith, image via Oak; Street style, image via Vanessa Jackman.
Above, from left: Jean-Michel Cazabat Boot, $695, available at Barneys; Rick Owens Boot, available at Rick Owens Boutique; 250 Hudson St (at Broome St); 212-627-7222.
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I'm okay with this. I always thought it was a little unfair that women could wear nearly everything and men could only wear shirt, pants, shorts, suit. I bet any guy wearing this will get some strange looks, but if he can handle it, that's okay. It'll probably just be worn by skinny jeaned hipsters.
Also, I love the guy in the hammer pants. He looks like a computer engineer who was chosen at the last minute to be a stand-in for his sister, the runway model. He looks none too pleased about it.