Today's men never wore high heels in the first place if they were too young to in the 1970s. They prefer sensible, practical shoes, just as some women do.
Men's high heel shoes and boots have been around since the 1600's men use to wear them to look taller as tall men were considered better of than short men.<br />
i know many men who wear them for health reasons as they relieve back pain, also many men still wear cowboy boots and most of them have at least a 2 inch heel.
Interesting what you say about relieving back pain. I find that precisely. I can have persistent backache walking or standing around but as soon as I put on a pair of heels 3-4 inches (or more) the pain miraculously goes away. Is there any documentation about this?
Let's just say, many things have leaned to one sex rather another. Like purses. Men have messenger bags to reflec that. But heels? Like highheels, all women but I've seen males with platforms...strategically made n the forms of commando boots
The assumption that men have stopped wearing high heels is not necessarily correct, unless you are negating drag queens, transvestites, and cowboys as being men. There is also another category of men who desire wearing heels, even spikes and stilettos. These men could be husbands, boy friends, neighbors, work associates, public servants, acquaintances, and/or etc.. A lot of these men wear heels secretly or in a stealth mode, because of the social attitude that only women wear high heels. Still other men are openly wearing heels as they accept who they are, in spite of the attitude. Heels, like most all appareling items are genderless. It is society that places that label using the stereotyping it created.