FASHION

Photos: Inches Above: Men in Heels

A new exhibition at the Bata Shoe Museum scales the heights of masculine footwear.


Men in Heels
1

French or English mid–17th century. Red heeled boy’s shoe, buff sueded with stacked leather ‘polony’ heel.

Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum. Image © 2015 Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada. Photo by Ron Wood.

2

American, mid-20th century. Biker boot with brown leather and low stacked heel.

Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum. Image © 2015 Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada. Photo by Ron Wood.

3

English, early 1960s. Worn by John Lennon. Black leather Chelsea boot with a wooden heel.

Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum. Image © 2015 Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada. Photo by Ron Wood.

4

Persian, 17th century. Shargreen-covered leather heel.

Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum. Image © 2015 Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada. Photo by Ron Wood.

5

American 1950s and 2014. Lift/Insert.

Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum. Image © 2015 Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada. Photo by Ron Wood.

6

German, mid-19th century. Brown leather with stacked heels.

Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum. Image © 2015 Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada. Photo by Ron Wood.