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From Harry Styles to Lil Nas X: How heels became genderless

Gurls, you can now wear your high heel pumps in public without being judged! They’re for everyone now!

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by Anonymousreply 29January 13, 2022 4:33 PM

High heels were originally worn by men.

by Anonymousreply 1January 5, 2022 4:44 PM

Ya let's completely disregard the OG.

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by Anonymousreply 2January 5, 2022 4:46 PM

I thought high-stylin’ pimps were wearing heels in the ‘70s? Don’t be racist and give credit where it’s due, LOL.

by Anonymousreply 3January 5, 2022 4:50 PM

R3 that is the past.

by Anonymousreply 4January 5, 2022 4:51 PM

Louis the XIV was the OG Fop:

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by Anonymousreply 5January 5, 2022 4:55 PM

Wups- wrong link:

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by Anonymousreply 6January 5, 2022 4:57 PM

To Louis Quinze the honour goes

For donning heels with pointy toes

But when those shoes began to vex

He passed them to the other sex

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by Anonymousreply 7January 5, 2022 5:08 PM

Bitch, please!

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by Anonymousreply 8January 5, 2022 6:51 PM


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by Anonymousreply 9January 5, 2022 7:11 PM

You all are using celebs as examples! The article is about how it’s becoming the norm for everyday men to wear them.

by Anonymousreply 10January 5, 2022 7:27 PM

I've been wearing them since 2019. Not pointy stilettos, but Cuban-heeled boots. My highest are 3.75 inches. I appreciate that's not sufficient for everyone, but it's plenty for me!

by Anonymousreply 11January 6, 2022 3:31 AM

Yeah sure r10. Everyday men love their heels.

by Anonymousreply 12January 6, 2022 5:50 AM

R10 Do you believe everything you read? You sound gullible.

by Anonymousreply 13January 6, 2022 5:54 AM

Wigs, makeup, heels, skirts etc. all originally wore by men at many points throughout history.

In modern times, men wearing certain things designed FOR women and with women in mind, tend to look stupid, try-hard and ugly as fuck. Design your own heels or whatever FOR men and, IF you can pull the look off, then congrats, but otherwise it looks dumb.

by Anonymousreply 14January 6, 2022 5:57 AM

R10, it was the norm for every day men to wear them in the 1970s. Possibly not for work etc but for nights out. I remember my older brother, male cousins and their friends wearing platform boots and shoes.

by Anonymousreply 15January 6, 2022 9:59 AM

Glam rock pulled this look 50 years ago. Leetle twinkly stars today want to claim it as their own. They invented rien du tout.

by Anonymousreply 16January 6, 2022 12:45 PM

Men are the flamboyant sex. They put themselves out there for attention and take risks to prove their status. Women on the other hand were always expected to be demure. Even in the animal kingdom you notice male animals strut around with big manes and colorful feathers to attract mates. Throughout the history, the male body was sexualized, perceived as beautiful and put on display in sculptures and painting. Men who are fashionable and carry themselves with pride and swagger were always perceived as more attractive. You see this from tribesmen who wear makeup and feathers, wealthy male aristocrats with wigs and high-hells, working class dandies, greasers with pompadours and shiny cars, rock stars and rappers.

by Anonymousreply 17January 8, 2022 6:43 PM

Heeled shoes for men never went away. They just aren't as high as women's heels. Boring, sheltered suburban people with no fashion sense think Lil Nas and Harry Styles are groundbreaking. Go to any city and you will see fashion-conscious well-groomed men.

by Anonymousreply 18January 8, 2022 6:45 PM

Bitch, I was in heels WAY before Harry and Lil Nas

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by Anonymousreply 19January 8, 2022 6:58 PM

I'd fuck Shawn's sweet pink bussy

if he wore a sexy pair of high heels

by Anonymousreply 20January 8, 2022 7:49 PM

I love how Shawn dressed up as gay porn icon Peter Berlin.

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by Anonymousreply 21January 8, 2022 7:54 PM

Shawn can't really pull of the leather and chains look

He's more the see-through lace and frilly bows type

by Anonymousreply 22January 8, 2022 7:55 PM

[quote]Bitch, I was in heels WAY before Harry and Lil Nas

Sean who?

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by Anonymousreply 23January 8, 2022 8:05 PM

I think Lil Nas is too much of a dork. He doesn't register as feminine either. He is completely gay but just panders to what people expect. I still like him though. Harry is just a trashy looking white boy who looks better in hoodies and sweatpants. Neither pull off androgyny. Androgyny is not just playing dress-up. It's all attitude and confidence. Also possessing a certain physical beauty and presence. You don't need to wear dresses, makeup and heels to be androgynous.

by Anonymousreply 24January 8, 2022 8:06 PM

Harry Styles has been wearing heeled boots since 2014, way before Shawn and Nas came on the scene.

by Anonymousreply 25January 13, 2022 6:28 AM

Heels are not genderless.

by Anonymousreply 26January 13, 2022 6:31 AM

Maybe men who travel in rarefied circles can get away with it, but in most places people will give men who wear anything else than trainers a funny look.

by Anonymousreply 27January 13, 2022 8:29 AM

I'm still waiting the freedom to wear open toed sandals with my hairy legs and not be judged. Feet shaming is not ok

by Anonymousreply 28January 13, 2022 8:51 AM

Odd because sneakers did not become common until the mid 20th century and mostly kids and teens and athletes wore them. I think it was the 80s or 90s when they became okay for regular adult men in casual settings. I wear oxford shoes and boots a lot and nobody thinks that's weird.

by Anonymousreply 29January 13, 2022 4:33 PM
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