Origin of Everything

When Men Wore High Heels

Season 1 Episode 30 | 6m 27s | Video has closed captioning.

When you think of high heels, your first thoughts almost certainly center around women. But for much of their history high heels were seen as a marker of an epic masculinity, worn by warriors, kings and noblemen as a sign of strength and virility. Which is bit awkward for the modern mind. So how did this style of shoe go from being for manly men to a fashion accessory exclusively for women?

Aired: 06/08/18

Rating: NR


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