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Men wearing women boots, Okay or not Okay?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RidingBootLover, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. RidingBootLover

    RidingBootLover New Member

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    Are there any guys out there who wear womens boots or other boots and shoes in general? I'm talking more casual [Riding Boots]. I'm fond of them on a woman. I find them sleek and gorgeous especially those that have gold on the back of the heel. I see a lot of girls in my city rock them, but it'd be freaky or weird for me to ask where they buy them. I love riding boots myself and find the women's better than mens. I'm kinda scared to wear them. Women tell me they're comfortable and females have more choices of clothing then men, why should I stay in that "limit"? In the end it's just footwear. Why should ladies have all the fun? I don't think it makes a person any less of a person. It shouldn't make me less of a man. I've had a nice talk with my cousin and told me "Do you and forget everybody elses standard. Start a trend". My cousin showed me a picture of Michael Jordan rocking a pair of Mary J. Blige boots sitting front row and that inspired me to buy a pair of marvelous black Michael Kors riding boots I seek. I have NO desire to be a woman. I'm a straight male, who just wants to live life. But I just want your overall opinion and thoughts on the whole matter? I'm thinking about pulling off a pair of MK's under a pair of men straight leg or boot cut jeans/pants. I don't have the guts to tuck them in skinnies. Then again I'm on the thick/kinda large side. I would roll up my pants a lil to reveal them a bit. What do you think?


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    RogerP Distinguished Member

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    philosophe Distinguished Member

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    If the shoe fits...
     

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    These aren't actual riding boots, of course, they're just inspired by riding boots.

    With real (English) riding boots there's no difference between men's and women's; the sizes are simply described differently. If you search you'll find conversion charts showing what men's size is the same as what women's size and vice versa. They're unisex, in short.

    Of course you're not proposing to wear these for riding but rather as streetwear. That's a wholly different thing. In that context I don't see how you can avoid looking like you're wearing women's boots given the relevant cultural associations. Just so you're aware.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  6. Astaroth

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    Your issue with high street versions is going to be fit. In the UK/ Europe a size 7 is a size 7 no matter your gender but a typical mans shoe is a E or F width where as a woman's one is a C width. A wide or extra wide fitting may be ok for you but certainly in the UK wider sizes shoes for women are unusual. There would be the option of going to a store for transvestites/transexuals given this is a common issue for them but if the range/ quality is what you want is a different question

    Ultimately they're your feet/legs and up to you what you put them in. I dont see the attraction of wearing knee high FMBs but I do like wearing ankle boots, historically Doc Martins (8 eyelet) and more recently C&J Skye. I do like women in FMBs, fishnets, corsets and a host of other items but it doesnt create a desire in me to wear the same.
     

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    I would say ok, because there are no knee high boots for men, or at least I can´t find them
     

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    Go for it. No one will notice if you wear them under jeans. My (verymasculine) husband of 18 years wears 3” heeled boots under his jeans and very, very few notice those. He likes the way women’s boots look and feel. Too bad people cant just wear whatever they want however they want.

    Women’s riding boots have rounder toes than other women’s boots so it’s not that big of a deal.
     

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    I have used real riding boots with the appropriate breeches, for their purpose: horse back riding. If you google "men's equestrian boots" you will find different choices. What I can tell you is that using tall boots under your jeans is not comfortable at all, that is not the way of using them. If you want the "equestrian" feel, why don't you go with a nice pair of Chelsea or Jodhpur boots?
     

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