High Heels for Men


Paula Ann’s Thoughts regarding this article… Nothing is more sexy than high heels for men…  red strappy heels… you just cant help feel sexy even as a man while wearing them… they have an almost magical feel to the person wearing them, even a man. Add a pair of black semi sheer pantyhose and your looking great. The one problem is that women have smaller feet then a man so finding ones that will fit is hard if you have even an average foot size for a man. When buying womens heels for men, add 4 to the size so in my case since I wear a mans size 10, a womens size 14 is a good fit but that size is very large for a women and thus harder to find and more expensive.

High Heels For Men

 

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We have discussed dresses, makeup and bras. We’ve talked about how the perfect shoes complete an outfit, but goodness. There’s so many types of heels and shoes out there?

What’s the appeal with high heels for men, anyway?

For today’s entry, we’re going to discuss:

  • Why high heels- from a woman’s perspective.
  • Using heels to bring an outfit together perfectly
  • The most popular types of high heels – including the not so high ones
  • Uncomfortable? There could be a remedy for that!

So, why high heels for men? To some they can be kind of intimidating – it takes time to learn to walk in them perfectly and the idea of twisting an ankle is not exactly a nice prospect. However, the answer to those worries is simple: if you find the ideal type of heel for you, you can rock it with comfort and amp up the sex appeal to eleven.

Women enjoy heels for many reasons, though some are more common than others. Among those reasons are that heels add a sensual curvaceousness to the legs that can’t be beat. Look at the difference between the shapes of a woman’s legs while she’s standing barefoot versus when she’s in heels.

The lines the shoes add are irresistible! Suddenly her legs are beautifully curved from calf to behind, and her behind itself sticks out a little more.

Another reason often brought up is that high heels for men are sexy, and it’s true. Besides the shaping effect they have, they also add an element of sexy charm to any outfit. They can illicit fantasies as nine inch stilettos commonly worn in exotic dance clubs, or they can portray the image of a strong, successful business woman in the form of low to the ground kitten heels paired with refined slacks and a blazer.

Mens High Heels

Besides…most women will agree that high heels for men are just so damn cute.

Besides being both adorable and sexy – sometimes at the same time – heels can really bring an outfit together perfectly. Use the following guide to many types of the most popular heels as well as how to perfect an outfit with them to get your ultimate style on.

We’ll go over the most popular types of heels, because there’s just so many of them (more than 25 different types, many of which kind of blend together!).

We won’t include “pumps” as one of the types, as it’s a catch-all term for high heeled shoes in general.

  • Platform heels: Heels with thick soles, usually 4-6 inches in thickness. They give the illusion of more height. Pair these with shorter skirts or a cocktail dress for the ultimate night out on the town.
  • Mary Jane heels: Low-heeled shoes, usually 1-3 inches high, with a strap across the top. These shoes are usually what one comes to mind when imagining schoolgirl-type outfits. These go great with skirts, long or short, dresses, and business-casual outfits.
  • Peep toe/open toe heels: Both of these heel types have open toes, technically, however, the open toed variety exposes more of the toes than the peep toe, which generally just shows the tips of the toes. These types of shoes are excellent for the pin-up girl look, as well as in professional settings and paired with skirts and dresses. Some daring ladies even pair them with jeans- the best jeans to pair them with are skinny jeans, or other jean types with more constricted ankles to show off the shoes without overpowering them.
  • Wedge heels: Wedges are diverse and super easy to pair up with almost anything. With these heels, there is no arch and no “heel”, rather, the heel makes up the entirety of the sole. Imagine a wedge of wood or styrofoam- that’s essentially the heel of the wedge. Wedges can come with sandal tops- strappy with either stretchy ankle straps to fit the wearer or with the classic strap and buckle combination, or totally closed, usually with a zipper on the side. Wedges, no matter if completely closed or sandal-style, look amazing with just about anything- jeans, pants, skirts, dresses, either in a professional setting or a casual, summery setting. Wedges are adorable and oh so easy to pair with any outfit!

  • Stiletto heels: The classic femme fatale wouldn’t be caught dead without her stilettos. With a minimum height of 2 to 3 inches, these tall, thin heels are perfect for pairing with one’s little black dress, or toned down for one’s favorite summer dress. Stilettos are beautiful and sexy, elegant and adorable all at the same time. They can also be paired with capris or certain jeans.
  • Slingback heels: Slingbacks have an open ankle area, with a single strap around the ankle. Usually the strap is a stretchy material, but sometimes one can find a slingback with a buckle. Slingbacks can have open tops, or be closed off everywhere except for the ankle. These shoes are absolutely smashing when paired with pants or jeans! Add a long coat in the winter time for a very refined, modern look.
  • D’orsay heels: These heels are a little bit of everything. With an open toe and open sides, these heels are a business classic. Paired with a classy pair of slacks or a pencil skirt, these babies are sure to perfect your office attire.
  • Ankle strap heels: Elegant, sexy heels are defined by the ankle strap type. These types of heels are varied- one can have a variation in which the heels are chunky and thick, or a stiletto type heel. What matters with these heels is that there’s a strap that encloses the ankle, almost like a “choker” for the ankle. Much like the wedge, these pair with nearly anything excellently, be it jeans, a skirt, or your favorite dress.
  • Ankle bootie heels: These are absolutely adorable and every woman and dresser needs a pair of these! They are, literally, mini boots that come up to the ankle. They are perfect to wear with nearly anything, although it’s likely best to show off your adorable booties in capris, shorts, or your favorite mid-to-short length dress. These are perfect in literally almost any setting.
  • Kitten heels: Finally, we arrive at the kitten heel. These little guys are simple and comfortable, with a short heel measuring only 1-2 inches tall, with a bit of a curve to them. These are fantastic for those learning to walk in heels, and for younger wearers as well. They work excellently with business attire, as well as school attire. They can also look adorable with jeans or a long dress.

Mens High Heels

With so many types of high heels for men to choose from, it’s very easy to get lost in all of the different variations and what you want to wear with them. However, a very common issue with heels that may prevent some folks from trying them out is that, let’s be honest, they can really hurt.

A fair percentage of women admit to having foot pain and other problems due to their use of high heeled shoes. Most women don’t bother to take the proper care to ensure their own comfort and the result is pain and sometimes even long term issues. So, what can be done to prevent this?

  • Make sure your mens high heels fit properly! Many people make the mistake of shopping online and assuming that just because a shoe is supposed to be a certain numerical size, it is guaranteed to fit. Unfortunately, this isn’t always true, and many wearers suffer needlessly believing it’s their correct size. This can be remedied by always shopping in person and making sure that one can try on their heels before purchasing. If discretion is needed, it is likely better to try on in the store, make note of the brand, style, and size, and then order online at home.
  • If you need more stability and don’t want to risk falling, try a thicker heel. Stiletto heels are not recommended for new wearers; it’s a lot easier to start with thicker heels for the novice wearer, or simply for more stability and balance.
  • Remember that the more skin is exposed in a shoe, the less support it offers. A wearer is less likely to have issues in closed shoes than in open ones. Sandal types are the largest offender.
  • Insoles and padding! Remember these! They are there for your comfort and to help your shoes fit and feel nicer. If planning to use insoles or pads, it’s a good idea to think about maybe trying them with a shoe size ½ size up from your normal wear.
  • Carry band-aids with you everywhere for the event that- gasp- you begin blistering in the heels.

When done correctly, mens high heels can be such adorable and sexy additions to the perfect outfit. They can top off looks that are conservative, or they can pump up the sexy factor all the way. It truly depends on how you choose to wear them, and how you decide to rock it. With this handy guide, hopefully the prospect of wearing heels is a little less intimidating and a little more inviting.

Also worth noting is the variety of materials womens’ shoes and mens high heels for men are made of. From snakeskin and leather to suede and even plastic, there’s a shoe type and a material to match any occasion. Wear patent leather peep toe mens high high heels for men to a party with your little black dress, or rock some snakeskin kitten heels with your pencil skirt at the office for a refined, classic and retro look. Suede high heels for men and shoes go beautifully with just about anything, and even rubber or plastic shoes are quite comfortable.

Main things to remember, once finding your ideal type and size, is to make sure you purchase shoes that fit from the first time you wear them. If they don’t fit the first time, they won’t fit the second, third, fifth or tenth times either! But, once you find that set of mens high heels for men that is simply perfect in every way, you will forever be proud to wear them any chance you get.

If the shoe fits… wear it!

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