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Men Have The Right To Wear High Heeled Shoes
Since men's high heeled shoes have become fashionable, many women in particular have spoken out against the practice, but men have the right to wear high heeled shoes if they wish.
Just as for women, high heels can be comfortable and make the wearer feel good.
Many men wear heels, or meels for short, and not just men of diminutive stature.
After all, it's not just small women who wear high heels.
Fashion models are tall and willowy, yet frequently wear high heels.
This is not to make them taller, although it does, but to change the shape of the calve as the muscles take up a new position to support the change in weight load caused by high heeled shoes.
As women traditionally dress to show their legs, and men don't, does this mean that men should not wear high heels?
Of course it doesn't. Many women, myself included, wear high heels with pants, where the leg is hidden.
I, myself wear denim jeans with high heels, because it feels good.
If men want to wear high heels under their trousers, why not?
They have the right to feel good too and not be forced by convention into wearing traditional men's flat shoes.
Interestingly, over on another hub of mine about high heeled shoes for men, many people from both within and outside Hubpages have commented.
We have the whole spectrum of attitudes and opinions expressed over there that one would expect to find in the general population.
From people who hate the very idea of men wearing high heels, to those who don't care much either way, all the way through to people who think it's wonderful.
We even have someone pointing out the potential health risksof wearing high heels.
But you know scientists have got to come up with theories to justify their huge salaries, so when some experts come away with stuff about bunions and sciatica caused by wearing high heels, you may as well take it with a pinch of salt.
High heels first became popular (among women) in the Thirties, when they would be worn only on special occasions, yet bunions were far more common in the years before this.
Many men suffer from sciatica having never worn a high heel in their life.
Interestingly enough, it could be argued that men with sciatica may even benefit from the wearing of high heels, because of the load shift high heels will bring their lower backs.
What is far more important, and all experts agree on this, is wearing well-fitting shoes.
Shoes which are tight in one area, or rub in another, will cause long term damage to the feet.
This is especially so in childhood. That is why children should always wear well-fitting shoes. Get your children's feet measured each time you feel their toes reaching the end the toe of the shoe, and buy a good sturdy pair with leather uppers of the correct width.
Children should NEVER wear high heels because their bodies are still growing, and the centre of gravity change brought on by high heeled shoes can change their bodies irreversibly.
Leather shoes are preferable every time to off-the-shelf synthetic fibre shoes.
Unfortunately, most of us cannot afford to buy good leather shoes, whether with heel or without.
Leather breathes, it stretches, it molds itself round our feet, and protects us.
We do not have a problem with sweaty feet because the leather can breathe, and it gently expands on areas of tightness, while still offering support.
Leather high heels are preferable for both men and women.
Getting back to the point of this article, men have the right to wear high heeled shoes if it feels right to them.
It is perfectly understandable for men to want to wear high heels if they are of short stature, just like women, but is also acceptable if they are tall.
If it feels right, just do it. Go out and buy a pair, but buy the best you can afford for your own comfort and safety.
Be aware that because of the centre of gravity shift brought about by even the lowest of high heels, your balance is more likely to be out-of-sync.
If you are a regular wearer of high heeled shoes you may not notice this during day-to-day activities.
A sudden and unexpected event like a bird suddenly flying too close to your face, or a car appearing from nowhere while you are crossing the road, is more likely to make you fall if you are wearing high heels, because your automatic reactions are still tied to your heels being firmly on the ground.
This would explain why so many people fall while wearing high heels.
Falls do hurt, and do cause problems the older we get.
This is why you seldom ever see old ladies wearing high heels.
It becomes an unacceptable risk the older we get, and this goes for men and women.
But if you are a young man in good health, there is no reason in the world why you should not join in the latest fashion and wear high heeled shoes.
It may even help prevent barroom brawls if it becomes widespread, as men will not be able to stay on their feet for long while wearing high heeled shoes.
Photo Gallery of men who regularly wear high heeled shoes/boots. if you would like your photo added, contact the hub author.
Shafted is the username on hhplace.org of a 47 year old straight guy from central Maine.
He always saw women stilettos as wearable works of art so almost seven years ago he decided to indulge that desire and has never looked back.
He feels lucky in that his shoe size is a US women's 10 and has rather narrow high arched feet so buying right off the rack is easy for him.
Not to mention that the shoes from the ladies side just fits him better.
He buys both online and in shoe stores if they have something he likes.
He says "I'm kinda having a love affair with suede for the moment".
I think Shafted looks great in those suede boots!
JeffB is the username at HHPlace of the man on the right here.
He is a 52 year old male from southeastern Pennsylvania who has been wearing high heels since he was 13.
While he wears heels openly, and in public, he doesn't flaunt what he does.
He simply enjoys the feeling that comes from wearing women's shoes.
He wear everything from pumps to thigh high boots, all of which are, in his words, "much more fun than boring men's shoes".
I think Jeff looks great here, and I'm sure he is a fun guy to be around too!
Blacksheep557 likes to wear heels in male mode as in the pics, sometimes with jeans turned up, depending on how much he wants to show.
He is a 59 year old New Zealander, and with these boots he does a lot of walking, which really helps him to develop ankle flex and muscle strength in his legs.
He has walked as much as 5 miles without stopping and when he stops to chat to people, there are no adverse comments from anyone.
He thinks boots are more a male domain and he likes the cuban heel as opposed to the stilletto for men.
He usually wears them about 8 and 12 hours a day.
Who says men can't look good in high heels? I think this guy looks great!
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