Males’s Fashion Stars Are Embracing Platform Heels

The upper the heel, the nearer to heaven. A few of males’s trend’s greatest stars have been taking that to coronary heart not too long ago. Whereas sporting excessive heels has change into extra commonplace for folks of all genders over the previous few years, just a few male type heavy hitters have ignored the high-heeled loafers and even kitten heels and headed straight for daring and chunky platforms. And there is nothing center of the street about these sneakers both. Lil Nas X, who’s six toes two, as soon as wore a pair that have been 5 inches excessive.

The rave-ready sneakers have been embraced by a number of the most enjoyable and experimental figures in males’s trend proper now, like musicians Troye Sivan, Conan Grey, and Maneskin member Damiano David. Mannequin and Elvis actor Alton Mason donned a pearl-covered pair to the 2021 Met Gala, which solely added to the dapperness of his crisp white Theophilio-designed swimsuit. And, after all, there are such a lot of measured (and cozy) variations of the heel pattern one can discover—just like the extra glam rock–flavored boots Timothée Chalamet wore on the Venice Movie Pageant not too way back.

In case you’re pondering of dipping into the pattern your self, a fantastic place to look is Rick Owens—a model that has been crafting death-defyingly excessive heels for males for years. And should you can squeeze your toes into them, maybe a pair of Marc Jacobs’s Kikis.

Most attention-grabbing about this menswear pattern is that it began off as a womenswear pattern. Olivia Rodrigo wore a pair to the White Home final 12 months whereas urging younger folks to get vaccinated. Keke Palmer wore the notorious Kiki boots to the pink carpet premiere of Jordan Peele’s Nope. And rapper Nicki Minaj donned some significantly main ones for a Heaven by Marc Jacobs advert marketing campaign. Maybe the pattern is indicative of gender strains turning into growing blurred, so cross-pollination between menswear and womenswear was certain to occur.

Under, try a number of the finest moments from males’s type stars’ rising embrace of platforms.

Conan Grey

Grey on the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. (Photograph by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)