If you’re hoping that the headline is an exaggeration — that a new generation of short dudes self-conscious about their height has rediscovered “elevator shoes” — prepare to have your hopes dashed. We are talking 9-inch stilettos here, and as the picture affirms, they are every bit as ridiculous-looking as they sound.
The Daily Mail dolefully observes:
It’s the last bastion of women’s outerwear that hasn’t been appropriated by the more fashionable men out there — until now.
High heels are, apparently, de rigueur for men.
The trendsetter on the left, named Coy Barton, claims it is “a power thing”:
I literally [sic] look at girls and think, you have so many options. You have jumpers, you have skirts, you have dresses, you have pants, you have shorts. Boys have pants and shorts. Or suits and a shirt.
Some adherents to the new fashion statement seem to believe the sky is the limit. One of them, Gregory Alexander, says he found a company in Arizona that will do 15-inch heels for $3,000.
Top o’ the world, Ma!
Howard Portnoy has written for HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.
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