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Elton John's Ferradini Platforms, Italian, 1972-1975 | © Bata Shoe Museum
Elton John's Ferradini Platforms, Italian, 1972-1975 | © Bata Shoe Museum

Standing Tall: The Curious History Of Men In Heels

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Updated: 3 August 2016
Whether you like or loathe heels, you’ll want to check out Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in HeelsThis exhibition at The Bata Shoe Museum challenges our preconceived notions of who wears heels – and why. Exploring the history of men in heels from the early 1600s to present-day, take a peek at the heeled footwear of everyone from privileged rulers to hyper-sexualized rock stars. Expect rare examples of men’s heeled footwear from the 17th and 18th centuries, mid-19th century military boots, cowboy boots of the 1930s, and biker boots of the 1940s. Music lovers won’t want to miss John Lennon’s original 1960s Beatle boot, and Elton John’s platforms from the 1970s – all within the museum’s massive shoe collection.



📅 Open until October 2017

📍 Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, Canada + 1 416 979 7799



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