Men Do Wear High Heels
Lots of Men Wear High Heels
Believe it or not, there is a new, fast-growing, underground movement of men wearing high heel shoes. Of course, we know about drag queens and transvestites wearing heels in public and for performance, but a growing number of straight men are wearing high heels. What??
And it seems this could be a very good business idea if you have the capital. I mean, this is definitely a little socially odd but there seems to be a lot of dudes into it. Look at Quentin Tarantino (pictured) wearing women's high heels in a photo shoot. This guy has done great movies such as Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill series, Reservoir Dogs and many others. As long as the dudes legs are shaved, I'm down with it...haha.
Straight Men Wear High Heels
Straight men wear high heels for various reasons. Recent studies show that men wear high heels because of a fetish they have with women's shoes. Some are considered cross dressers but others feel closer with their wives or girlfriends by wearing their high heels. It seems most men do it without their partners knowing.
Other men do it as a stress relief practice. I'm not sure how that works but whatever floats your boat.
There are even web sites popping up that cater to men's sizes in high heels such as A High Heel For Men. I'm thinking that any company that caters to large sized heels might have a very profitable niche business. Who wants to be my investor? :)
By the way, men who cross dress are not gay, apparently.
Gay Men Wear High Heels
Obviously, we know gay men wear high heels but not all day men. It seems only performers such as drag queens (which I think are all gay) and transvestites/transgender people.
But there also seems to be gay guys that aren't drag queens or transgendered wearing high heels such as guys on the reality show Real Housewives of Atlanta. You can see many episodes of several gay guys wearing high heels on the streets of Atlanta. Believe me, it looks very strange but you kinda get used to it after awhile.
Converting Women's Shoe Size to Men
After googling this topic, I found that in order for men to wear women's high heel shoes comfortably, they have add 2 sizes from a women's size to equate it to a man's shoe size. For example, if you were a size 12 shoe in men, then your women's shoe size is 14.
I've read a lot of forum posts and that seems to be the #1 problem with men that like to wear high heels - they can't find their size.
Again, what a great business to get into!
I felt compelled to write this Hubpage on this topic just because it seems to be on the rise on the social circle. I've seen it on TV many times but never in person but I have a feeling I will very soon.
Just when we are getting used to a few social taboos, others start to pop up and challenge our paradigms of how men, women and people in general should act or appear. I'm consider myself socially liberal but physically conservative. Men wearing high heels (straight men to be exact) will definitely warrant a double-take but I'm alright with it.