Psst .... Beatle boot
April 7, 2015 12:01 PM   Subscribe

For far too long I've coveted high-heeled mens shoes of the kind stereotypically worn by Beatles, mods, and (IIRC) many men hundreds of years ago. But just searching randomly for "winklepickers" or "cuban heels" tends to yield shoes that are, well, ugly, and I don't really see many options in stores. This is nice but I don't want boots, really. WHERE can I get, or at least look at, nice examples of men's shoes with some heel on them?
posted by kenko to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
You want a heeled chelsea boot.
posted by phunniemee at 12:11 PM on April 7, 2015 [1 favorite]

"Cuban heeled chelsea boots"? ASOS has some on the cheap, or there are many more expensive specimens elsewhere.
posted by stoneandstar at 12:11 PM on April 7, 2015

Add "Chelsea boot" to your rotation of terms you search. Even if they are not by the strictest definition Chelsea boots, the style you're looking for often tends to get put in that category.
posted by a manly man person who is male and masculine at 12:12 PM on April 7, 2015 [1 favorite]

I believe Shuperb ships to the US, but they definitely have a broad range of what I think are nice looking men's shoes with a heel.
posted by crush-onastick at 12:15 PM on April 7, 2015

Beatle boot? Aha, Beatle boot.
posted by MonkeyToes at 12:36 PM on April 7, 2015 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: I have actually searched for "chelsea boot", with or without "cuban heel", as well. In general I haven't found doing such broad searches very useful since the majority of the results tend to look cheap or boring. I'd really prefer specific suggestions.

Thanks for the tip, crush-onastick.
posted by kenko at 12:40 PM on April 7, 2015

Check out Fluevogs for good quality options -- example 1, example 2.
posted by veery at 12:45 PM on April 7, 2015

Response by poster: ISTR that dance shoes often have higher heels but don't know if they'd be made for general wearing about.
posted by kenko at 12:47 PM on April 7, 2015

Try R M Williams--Australian but I think available in the US. If memory serves they have some Cuban-heeled styles, and they certainly aren't cheap-looking.
posted by Logophiliac at 12:55 PM on April 7, 2015

Found some at Korean stores: Leather lace-ups (or in patent leather).

More Korean (although this store is in Los Angeles): Jota Shoes "Height Elevator Shoes"
posted by erst at 1:40 PM on April 7, 2015

Men's tango shoes?
posted by MonkeyToes at 2:23 PM on April 7, 2015

Can you fit into a women's size 11? PSKaufman immediately came to mind. I know they're only in women's sizes at the moment but I'm pretty sure they used to be called 'unisex,' and many of the styles look it. (Pricy, but amazing construction; I expect mine to never, ever wear out.)
posted by kmennie at 2:42 PM on April 7, 2015

Yeah, if you're in the Bay Area, there are 2 Fluevog stores in San Francisco. The Union Square one is easy to get to from BART; I haven't been to the other one.
posted by wintersweet at 6:17 PM on April 7, 2015

Response by poster: Can you fit into a women's size 11?

Apparently not (I'm a men's 10.5) but I suppose that isn't a bad idea (though those shoes, while nice, are a bit femme for me to contemplate wearing anyway).
posted by kenko at 6:46 PM on April 7, 2015

I'd call that kind of shoe stacked heel rather than a Cuban heel. If that helps you with googling.
posted by stevedawg at 2:34 AM on April 8, 2015

veery: example 2.
I want to bear that shoe's babies.
posted by IAmBroom at 3:16 PM on April 11, 2015

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