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Stilettos Now A Hot Trend In Men's Footwear, Much To Christian Louboutin's Chagrin

October 17, 2011 by Charlotte Steinway
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From left: Kate Moss and Christian Louboutin; two men wearing high heels in Hollywood

In highly contradictory recent news, Christian Louboutin told Vogue UK that women wear high heels primarily because men don’t, while the New York Times just ran a feature on the uptick in men’s stilettos. Louboutin said, “There is an element of seduction in shoes that doesn’t exist for men.[…]A woman can be sexy, charming, witty or shy with her shoes. Shoes for men are about elegance or wealth; they are not playing with the inner character.” Last week’s New York Times article, however, begs to differ.

The article featured interviews with various Los Angeles-based men who wear up to eight inch heels on a regular basis. “I wish society was more acceptable of men wearing heels,” one male stiletto fiend said. “I think it’s fun. I think it makes a statement.” Others cited the added height as a primary benefit. Mark Cramer (left) and Coy Barton (right), are wearing Chinese Laundry and Steve Madden, respectively.

Whether you’re a man or woman the one thing both sexes desire in high heels is for them to be comfortable. Check out our favorite stacked heels (which we’ve deemed the easiest to walk in), below:

Or, be sure to check out all of our favorites in the stacked heels guide, or shop our guide to the best wedges.

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