Men Wearing Women's Shoes In Public
Don't Drink And Drive And Wear Women's Shoes
Of course, some men who wear women's shoes in public are much less lucky than the businessman in the story to the left. He was only glimpsed by an understanding fellow member of the public.
But a man in Hartland ran into some trouble when the police pulled him over for suspiciously bad driving. It is not known if the man was inebriated or not (he was), or how far over the legal limit he was (he was completely sozzled), but he found great difficulty with the field sobriety test when asked to stand on one leg due to the high heels he was wearing.
He was subsequently taken away and charged.
As many of you might know, I write quite extensively about men wearing lingerie. It's a delightful topic, and I enjoy it, especially when the discussion turns to men leaving their homes wearing a piece or two of lingerie under their clothing. Men who wear lingerie can usually get away with wearing at the very least a pair of panties under their business suit. Men who wear women's shoes, on the other hand, have a larger hurdle to face. It's hard to wear a pair of women's shoes without having people notice, or is it?
Whilst researching this piece, I came across this delightful piece, Fancy Shoes (link opens in a new window), which details the writer's experience seeing a businessman wearing a pair of purple suede flats quite brazenly out in public. Nobody else seemed to notice the fact that the businessman walking down the street with his briefcase and cup of coffee, looking exactly like all the other harried types out on a business day, was wearing a pair of purple suede women's shoes. The author of the piece comments that they only noticed because of the noise the shoes made, and the fact that the businessman was forced to stop at the curb and adjust them, as one of the shoes had worked its way loose.
Judging by the blog's location, this incident must have occurred in Seattle, a city known for both its reserve and its vibrant alternative community. Were this fellow to have been mozying down to a meeting in Houston, Texas perhaps he would have left the flats at home, then again, perhaps not.
So then, men who wear women's shoes. Do you wear them out in public? It is true that with a pant of a longer length, one can almost get away with wearing flat plain shoes with almost no fear of being noticed whatsoever. As long as the pant cuff covers the upper part of the shoe, and as long as the shoe doesn't have a distinctly feminine point to it, one might happily be able to go from the boardroom to the restaurant without anyone blinking an eye. High heels are much harder to get away with, as are any shoes which are more brightly colored than the clothing you are wearing.
There's a poll on the subject on the He Wears Heels blog, which you can get to by following the link. The great thing I like about writing these types of articles is that they foster discussion amongst men with similar interests, who many times might otherwise feel that they are alone, as in the immortal words of Little Britain like 'the only gay in the village' (If that didn't make sense, toddle along HERE and feast your eyes.)
Additional note: This is not to say that men who wear women's shoes are gay. It's just a simile.