38 Best Men’s High Heels From Stilettos To Boots & Platform Heels (2022)

Best High Heels From Men Right Now

Drag Queen, Large Size, & Unisex

The first records of men wearing high heels point to the 10th-century Persian cavalry.

Since then, men’s heels have been used to showcase military prowess, high social status, refined fashionable taste, and the height of ‘cool.’

Nowadays, the number of men reclaiming their space in the high heel fashion world by making profound statements of confidence and style is on the rise.

Men have great legs, and with such an assortment of styles, it would be a crime not to show them off in a pair of high heels.

Inspired by top fashion brands such as Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin, Tom Ford, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Maison Margiela, Celine, Amina Muaddi, YSL, Manolo Blahnik, Versace, and Bottega Veneta, these heels for men will make anyone look stunning, regardless of gender, style, or taste.

Without further ado, these are the best high heels for men you can buy right now, in 2022.





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Men’s High Heels Boots

Random Identities Panelled Leopard Ankle Boots

Random Identities Panelled Leopard Ankle Boots For Men

$767

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Rick Owens Transparent Heel Platform Ankle Boots

Rick Owens Men’s Transparent Heel Platform Ankle Boots 

$2,075

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Black Patent Leather Square Chunky Heels Platform Boots

Black Patent Leather Square Chunky Heels Platform Boots

$76.49

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Maison Margiela Tabi-toe Ankle-Length Heels Boots For Men

Maison Margiela Tabi-toe Ankle-Length Heels Boots For Men

$1,285

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Men’s high heels boots are no longer worn just for practical reasons but look.

A well-designed pair of men’s high heels boots exudes stylishness and matches with most spring outfits in your wardrobe.

Whether crafted from suede, leather, or a textured faux-croc, these men’s high heels boots vary from minimal and sleek to sturdy and weather-proof, with one essential thing in common: versatility.





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Men’s High Heel Sandals

Open Toe Black Cross Strap Platform Men's Block Heel Sandals

Open Toe Black Cross Strap Platform Men’s Block Heel Sandals

$52.49

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Ankle Clear Strap Rhinestone Transparent Men's Chunky Heels Sandals

Ankle Clear Strap Rhinestone Transparent Men’s Chunky Heels Sandals

$48.99

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Square Toe Ankle Strap Chunky Low Heel Sandals

Square Toe Ankle Strap Chunky Low Heel Sandals For Men

$48.99

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Maiernisi Jessi Men's Stappy Stiletto High Heel Platform Sandals 

Maiernisi Jessi Men’s Stappy High Heel Platform Sandals 

$49.99

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While most men’s high heel sandals look stylish and can elevate any outfit, wearing them often comes at a price; the sacrifice of your precious toes, arches, and ankles.

Of course, you can always buy extra inserts to relieve the pain and stock up on bandaids.

However, it is not impossible to find a heeled sandal for men that’s chic and comfy, just that it takes days of internet browsing to stumble across them.

Lucky for you, we’ve already done the work and compiled a list of the 25 most comfortable high heels sandals for me in 20222.

In a wide variety of silhouettes, textures, and heights – from one-inch heel to classic Asian heels, you’re sure to find at least one that matches your sparkling personality.





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Men’s Platform Heels

Rick Owens Men's Platform Sole Boots

Rick Owens Men’s Platform Sole Boots

$1,655

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Swear Men's Amazon Platform Boots

Swear Men’s Amazon Platform Boots

$220

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Canvas High Heel Sneaker Lace Up Platform Ankle Boots

Canvas High Heel Sneaker Lace Up Platform Ankle Boots

$67.49

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Black Suede Platform Golden Rivet Stiletto High Heel Ankle Boots

Black Suede Platform Golden Rivet Stiletto High Heel Ankle Boots

$71.99

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Everything old is new again, and that’s always true for fashion trends, with nostalgic aesthetics returning in full force.

When it comes to the trendies men’s platform heels of 2022, we see a return to the ’60s-inspired platforms in various styles and colors.

Sky-high platforms are taking over sandals, pumps, and boots, and we’re all for it.

If you’re looking to get out of your slippers and add something fun to your collection, these men’s platform heels curated below are the best out there right now.





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Drag Queen Heels

Open Toe Feather Back Lace Up Stiletto Heel Sandals

Open Toe Feather Back Lace Up Stiletto Heel Sandals

$67.99

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Clear Fishnet Pointed Toe High Heels Rhinestone Boots

Clear Fishnet Pointed Toe High Heels Rhinestone Boots

$67.49

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Maiernisi Jessi Men's Super High Heels

Maiernisi Jessi Men’s Super High Heels

$52.99

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Chroma Drag Queen Platform Heels

Chroma Drag Queen Platform Heels

$86.99

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The best place way to make sure you’re wearing the trendiest drag queen heels is to get advice from your local drag queens.

However, most of my drag queen expert friends recommend second-hand clothing stores, and I have an issue with that.

First, finding men’s platform shoes in these stores is very difficult, let alone finding 7-cm platform heel stiletto or10-centimeter heel shoes.

For that, I’ve curated these drag queen heels below, aiming to ensure availability while covering all tastes and budgets.





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Men’s Stilettos

Retro Blue Peep Toe Men's Stiletto Pumps with Red Platform

 Retro Blue Peep Toe Men’s Stiletto Pumps with Red Platform

$55.99

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Maiernisi Jessi Men's Ankle Strap Stiletto High Heel Dress Sandals

Maiernisi Jessi Men’s Ankle Strap Stiletto High Heel Dress Sandals

$39.99

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Rainbow Patent Pointed Toe Stilettos Pumps For Men

Rainbow Patent Pointed Toe Stilettos Pumps For Men

$55.99

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Pleaser 5 Inch Heel Amuse-20 Black Velvet Men's Stilettos

Pleaser 5 Inch Heel Amuse-20 Black Velvet Men’s Stilettos

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There’s a time for sneakers, sandals, and espadrilles.

But, there’s also a time to climb the heights of fashion and style with a towering four-inch heel.

Take your cue from Balenciaga’s men’s stilettos and fire up your laziest sportswear pieces or slouchy tailoring with an uncompromisingly glamorous pump.





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Large Size High Heels

Golden Metallic Luster Platform Stiletto Ankle Strap Crisscross Sandal

Golden Metallic Luster Platform Stiletto Ankle Strap Crisscross Sandal

$52.49

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Torrid Plus Size Chunky Block Heel Platfom With Black Elastic Ankle Strap

Torrid Plus Size Chunky Block Heel Platform With Black Elastic Ankle Strap

$38.85

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Men's Large Size Classic Low Kitten Heel Pumps

Men’s Large Size Classic Low Kitten Heel Pumps

$49.99

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Please Pink Label 4 Inch Heel Dream-438 Black Heels

Pleaser Pink Label 4 Inch Heel Dream-438 Black Heels

$83.95

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If you’re a man that loves wearing high heels but can never find a size large enough for your feet, this section is for you.

Hand curated for drag queens and crossdressing men with large feet, these large size high heels for men, are available in sizes 12 up to 17.

But, be fast as the largest sizes always sell out first, and I can’t promise these superb large-size high heels for men are on sale for much longer.





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Cheap Men’s High Heels

Plus Size Stiletto Banquet Pointed Toe High Heels

Plus Size Stiletto Banquet Pointed Toe High Heels

$17.79

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Big Size Patent Leather Red Wedding High Heels

Big Size Patent Leather Red Wedding High Heels

$13.10

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Auimank Men's Summer Hollown Mouth High Heels Sandals

Auimank Men’s Summer High Heels Sandals

$31.79

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Maiernisi Jessi Men's Ankle Strap Chunky Heel Pumps

Maiernisi Jessi Men’s Ankle Strap Chunky Heel Pumps

$32.88

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I often wonder, what’s the point of buying a pair of heels, no matter how stylish and comfortable they are, if I am left skint for the whole month after.

Regardless of who you are, the CEO of Google or a barista at a local coffee shop, it is in you to shop for and appreciate the bargain of a cheap pair of men’s high heels.

Mules with a heel, slide with minimal embellishments or a pair of classic pumps, it does not matter as long as the style matches your wardrobe and the price is affordable.





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Dress Shoes For Men With Heels

Comme Des Garcons Homme Plus Faux-Leather Slip-On Heeled Loafer

Comme Des Garçons Homme Plus Faux-Leather Slip-On Heeled Loafer

$614

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2 Inch Heel Fab-420 Red Patent Heels Dress Shoes

2 Inch Heel Fab-420 Red Patent Heels Dress Shoes

$50.95

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Baby Pink Daily Flat Short Heel Pumps

Baby Pink Daily Flat Short Heel Pumps

$47.99

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Pointed Toe Black Leather Stiletto Pumps

Pointed Toe Black Leather Stiletto Pumps

$69.99

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There’s much to love about a comfortable pair of sneakers or supportive sandals that complement an entire closet’s worth of trendy outfits.

Moreover, the return to the office and elaborate dinner dates and events means you’ll be needing formal and elegant footwear as well.

Above all, there are no specific dress shoes for men of a particular silhouette, color, or heel height.

Men with classic and unfussy style should consider a penny loafer, while more daring men could choose a strappy sandal with a unique heel shape.

With both these types — and many more — in mind, see below the best dress shoes for men with heels right now, in 2022.





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Slippers With Heels For Men

Fabulicious Black 3 Inch Amour-03 Heel Slippers

Fabulicious Black 3 Inch Amour-03 Heel Slippers

$43.95

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Square Toe Single Band Chunky Heel Mules Sandals

Square Toe Single Band Chunky Heel Mules Sandals

$69.99

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Slippers with heels for men are a particular category – seen at pageants, weddings, formal occasions, and even for playing dress-up at home.

Slippers come with slight heels to add a small boost to their look, but not at the expense of comfort.

When looking for the best slippers with heels for men options, I considered style, comfort, and safety.

The slippers below include several beneficial features such as memory foam cushioning for added comfort, perforated insoles to keep your feet cool, and non-skid soles to keep you sure-footed on slick floors.





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Men’s Thigh High Heels

White Pointed Toe Stiletto Tight High 10CM Heel Boots

White Pointed Toe Stiletto Tight High 10CM Heel Boots

$79.99

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Platform Lace-Up High Over The Knee High Heel Boot

Platform Lace-Up High Over The Knee High Heel Boot

$74.99

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Stretch Over Pointed Toe Stiletto Knee High Heel Boots

Stretch Over Pointed Toe Stiletto Knee High Heel Boots

$74.99

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Leather Platform High Over The Knee High Heel Boot

Leather Platform High Over The Knee High Heel Boot

$79.99

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Every season, a list of trends flood the fashion world and define the path for the entire season.

This spring, in particular, the trend of thigh-high boots is gaining demand fast.

Trickling down from London and NYC’s runways, thigh-high heels for men are dominating this year.

With sleek silhouettes and bonafide chic appeal, thigh-high heels for men are the perfect match with coats.





Men’s High Heels FAQs

Were High Heels Invented For A Man?

Heels were invented and worn initially by men in the 10th century – 11th century by Persian riders for functional purposes.

The heels for men had nothing to do with female sexuality but to keep the rider’s feet in stirrups and remain steady on the horse while using weapons.

Why Do Men Wear Women’s High Heels?

While there’s a stigma attached to men wearing women’s high heels, men wear them because it changes their stance and the way they walk.

High heels for men also emphasize their buttocks, making them feel more sensual and attractive.

Nowadays, in the 21st century, there’s a general feeling that men wearing women’s heels is wrong.

This idea emerged from the 17th century to the 20th century, where high heels were seen as a type of shoe conforming to a generic female style.

However, men have worn high heels before women, but given the scarcity of brands making high heels for men, those who enjoy wearing heels shop from women’s high heels stores.

Is It Normal For Guys To Wear Heels?

A recent study on gender norms revealed that 87% of men are okay with other men wearing heels, and 69% stated that they would wear heels themselves as long as it does not cause them pain.

As long as they feel comfortable and look great, men should wear whatever they want.

What Type Of Heels Do Guys Like?

According to the same study, most men are attracted to block heel pumps from black patent leather, ankle strap heels, and tall leather boots.

Another boot style for men that matches those into non-binary fashion and androgynous fashion is the bar style 2-inch (5 cm) heel or maximum 60-plus millimeter heels.




Conclusion

I hope you’ve enjoyed my article covering the best high heels for men in 2022.

I have included a wide range of sizes and array of sizes, from ballet flats to black chunky heel sandals and ballroom dancing shoes; we’ve got them all.

Wearing my first pair of high-heeled shoes gave me such a refreshing feeling of confidence, something every man should feel, at least once in a lifetime.

For those bypassing the binary gender norms but new to wearing heels for men, it takes a lot of practice to walk without falling, but mastery comes with practice.

Another piece of advice I can give to the next wearer of heels reading this article is to select a size up if buying heels for men from a women’s high-heels store.

That’s because, in general, a pair of heels for men size ten is eleven in the women’s section.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. The decisions of which pairs of high heels to wear are individual choices for both men and women. By offering such lists of ideal high heels as this, these lists have a tendency to cause the same type of discriminations society is presently promoting for those who prefer to wear heels rather than their socially assigned footwear to feel out of the loop and unacceptable.

    • Lewis, I am a bit lost, not really sure I follow your logic or what you’re trying to say, can you elaborate a bit, please?
      For example “these lists have a tendency to cause the same type of discriminations society is presently promoting for those who prefer to wear heels”
      What’s that type of discrimination you’re referring to?
      “socially assigned footwear”
      What do you mean by assigned? Forced? Nobody can force me to wear something I don’t like or want. Do I fell pressure to conform to social constructs. No, but that’s just me, I have the courage and verticality to be who I want to be, rather than a copycat bending to peer pressure. Back to the article, I really appreciate the it, thanks for all suggestions!

      • Same here!!!!! Those Leather Platform High Over The Knee High Heel Boot (in red, last pic) are soooooo hot. Any suggestions of what I can match them with, for a night out with a potential partner I want to impress?

      • The pictured choices of heeled footwear begins with block heels and platforms, which emphasizes the ideas for men to be real men, they should choose to wear the more massive looking heeled and platform footwear. Then later the idea of wearing spike and stiletto single soled footwear are for men who want to have a more female appearance. Both of these ideas are still stereotyping what people have to choose in order that they comply with social expectations for their appearance. Wearing stiletto single soled heels by men are personal preferences, which aren’t intended to fit what other people perceive and assume.
        Your choice to defy the assigned stereotyping shouldn’t even be a factor when choosing apparel. Wearing the items a person prefers shouldn’t need to require one to have courage while initiating their versatile desires, rather it’s knowing how to coordinate their choices to improve their appearance are the concerns they should be dealing with.

        • Lewis, reading your reply made me very sad, as I have realised that what you wrote is nothing but a set of own stereotypes and judgments:

          ” begins with block heels and platforms, which emphasizes the ideas for men to be real men, they should choose to wear the more massive looking heeled and platform footwear.”

          That so called “author’s emphasis” is just a construct of your mind, a figment of your imagination. What happened to being more inclusive, more understanding, more open-minded?

    • One of the main criticism I have towards those of us flying the flag of the LGBTQ+ community is this embedded nature of “to be a real LGBTQ+, you must be a protesting activist.” Instead of prising, supporting, or coming up with constructive ideas that further nurture and enrich our community, most of us, including me at times, have this critical stance towards almost anything ,including our own, powered by this perverted idea that we have to be vocal, have an opinion, have something to say. I guess it comes from this idea of being suppressed and misunderstood for so long, if not that, I don’t know what it is. Anyway, with the rant over, I’d like to thank the author for the courage to write this article, and for the excellent suggestions.

  2. This is very helpful. I didn’t know about Only Maker men’s heels. To be honest, it’s really difficult to find good heels for men online! Thanks for the round up, much appreciated

  3. My husband wears leather knee high boots and leather thigh high boots. He is the boot person definately. I counted 16 pairs in the wardrobe.
    Because you cant get these in shops he has to have them custom made which is very expensive.

  4. Thank you very much for this article!
    As the founder and adminstrator of the German-language forum “Männer auf hohen Absätzen” (men-on-high-heels.de), I am very interested in what is written in the press or in blogs, how opinions are presented and develop.
    After Nicola Thorp’s uprising and petition against high heels, followed by other plagued (female) colleagues, I had hoped that the assignment of high heels by gender so slowly comes to an end and you really demand the principles of equality for BOTH sides, or allowed.
    Heels should be worn by the people who want to wear them – no matter what gender! A compulsion early women to wear certain clothes and especially high heels is antiquated and sexist!
    Where women can wear high heels, men can too! Just sedentary jobs (esp. office jobs) are predestined for it to dare and implement! Or also the shopping trip makes – elated on high heels – simply more fun!
    Whether pink glitter pumps or rough boots with wide block heels are right for men, everyone must decide for themselves. However, it should be clear that extreme variations mean more attention, but also lead to being pigeonholed more easily.
    The majority of heels-wearing men are straight. And we do not want to be lumped together with shrill show stars or CSD participants. We don’t do a show or see it as a spectable, but as an extension of fashionable diversity.
    Shoes (and also other pieces of clothing) have no gender!
    We want to show: Men can also wear high shoes! We enjoy the beautiful shoes. We dare the sheer impossible, breaking rules and challenging common perceptions.

  5. This is such an interesting article! I wear mostly stiletto high heels – I’ve been wearing them for the last 5 years – and I can totally relate with most of these statements. Can you help me with a link to this gender study and acceptance rate for men wearibg high heels, please?

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