There's no doubt about it, men's heels can be difficult to find online. Whether you are on the shorter side and looking for a height boost, prefer feminine footwear over masculine styles, or simply like wearing heels, this guide is for you! In this article, we've share useful hints and tips to help you find the best men's heels, alongside our ranking of the top 10 best in the UK.
Fashion is certainly becoming more gender-fluid, and these days you can find fantastic footwear for all feet. whether you're looking for some Cuban heels, sophisticated Chelsea boots or a magnificent pair of drag heels, you're sure to find something fab within our selection of men's high heels on ASOS and eBay.
Let's break down your options when you're shopping for a pair of heels for men. From the purpose and occasion to your preferred height of heels and what they're made from, we will go through it all in this section.
If you're new to wearing heels you may want to consider when you would most like to wear them — whether that's for everyday wear, for a special occasion or as part of a clubwear or drag look. Read on to explore the different kinds of heels for each purpose and occasion.
The heels that will work best for everyday wear will depend a lot on your own personal preference and lifestyle If you will be wearing heels to work, it can be a good idea to think about which are the most appropriate for your environment and, of course, which heel height you find the most comfortable.
There are plenty of options out there, from grungey space boots with chunky soles, to smart yet understated Chelsea boots. Cuban heels are another great day-to-day look, leaning slightly toward a more masculine style. These can also be ideal for those looking for a height boost.
When it comes to men's shoes with a heel that are suitable for formal occasions such as weddings and birthday parties, things can get a little tricky. Heeled boots are generally easier to come by, but won't always suit your outfit, or be appropriate the occasion.
Shoes with a low to medium heel and a rounded toe in black, cream or other neutral tones can look particularly demure and feminine. Unless you're aiming for an elaborate get-up to create a dazzling style statement, opt for a pair of heels that are subtle, stylish and most importantly, make you feel good.
This where you can truly go all out, without having to worry about silly things like conforming to society's expectations! There are some fabulous options for those who's style is informed by a more risque clubwear aesthetic, and we're totally here for it.
Patent and faux leather shoes are popular in the world of drag, fetish and clubwear. So if you like your heels to be outrageous, and love the challenge of wearing the highest stilettos, there's a variety of styles to choose from, including knee or thigh-high boots, Basic Instinct-esque stiletto courts and seductive sandals.
Following on from the previous section, another crucial point to consider is your preferred heel height. Stilettos and very high heels may be the most eye-catching to some of us, but they can be rather difficult to walk in!
Wearing and walking in the highest heels requires practice and good balance, which is why it's advisable to try them out around the house before donning them outside. It's common for people to injure themselves by falling over wearing stiletto heels, so be sure they are a comfortable fit and an appropriate height for you.
If you're not sure whether very high heels are for you, there are lots of shoes and boots with a low or medium heel. It's more common to find boots with a chunky heel than those with a sharp stiletto, and chunky heels or platforms are far safer and easier to walk in too.
Most of the men's heels you'll come across online are either made from real leather or a type of synthetic leather. Real leather has a higher price tag than faux or synthetic versions, but there are plenty of benefits to choosing the real thing. Leather is breathable, durable, water-resistant and moulds to the shape of your foot, making for a very comfortable shoe.
If you have a lower budget, or prefer vegan-friendly heels, you can find some good synthetic options online. Drag heels can sometimes be made from PVC (polyvinyl chloride) which is highly waterproof and lightweight, as well as being cheaper than other options. However, PVC can deteriorate faster and probably won't be as comfy as real or faux leather.
Faux leather, or faux suede, can look and feel a lot like real leather, but at a cheaper cost. Similarly durable, faux leather and suede can last a long time and isn't prone to peeling or cracking like real leather can. It's possible to find some fabulous patent faux leather options that are both highly fashionable, and vegan too!
Wide Fit Heeled Boots With Pointed Toe
Lace-up Boots With Chunky Sole
Heeled Chelsea Boots With a Platform Sole
Wide Fit Heeled Chelsea Boots
Cuban Heel Western Chelsea Boots
Zip Detail Platform Boots
A Style Staple in Real Leather
Cool With a Hint of Grunge
Stunning Boots in Luxuriously Smooth Brown Leather
Embrace Your Wild Side in Leopard Print
Feel Bad in the Best Way
Stylish and Edgy, Yet Very Wearable
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|Material||Real leather, textile||Faux suede, textile||Real leather, textile||Real leather suede, textile||Patent faux-leather, textile||Real leather, textile lining|
From patent court stilettos to understated heeled Chelsea boots, we've found something for everyone. So without further ado, here is the ranking our top ten favourite heels for men to buy online in the UK!
|Occasion||Everyday wear, special occasions|
|Material||Real leather, textile lining|
|Material||Patent faux-leather, textile|
|Material||Real leather suede, textile|
|Material||Real leather, textile|
|Material||Faux suede, textile|
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If this article has got you in the mood for dressing up, why stop there? Below we've linked a few more articles for those looking for more men's style inspiration, from classic wardrobe staples to some of the best accessories in the UK. You're welcome!
We hope you enjoyed reading our buying guide and ranking of our top 10 favourite men's heels. with any luck, you managed to find a pair to suit your own personal style. So whether you love Chelsea boots, Cuban heels or stilettos, it's time for you to put your best foot forward!
Author: Melanie McPhail
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