I think I’m gonna barf. The Daily Beast reports that men are trying to buy stilettos for daily use and are discouraged when they can’t find their size.

Shaobo Han is the proprietor of a shoe store that sells high heels in men’s sizes, after realizing his feet got too big to fit into his mother’s. “I have other male-presenting friends who have the same memory of trying on their mother’s clothes,” Han said. “It’s fascinating that a collective memory exists. Even though nobody taught us how to wear heels, we all tried on our own.”

The Daily Beast has more:

Han grew up to be a graphic designer, along the way running the femme footwear line Syro with business partner Henry Bae. The Brooklyn-based company sells heels and boots in men’s sizes 5-14. The styles are chic and trendy—plaid, patent, over-the-knee—but not gaudy à la Kinky Boots.

Whether a customer is male, trans, or non-binary, the mission of Syro is to promote femininity and encourage a fluid sense of style.

“We get emails where kids are saying how grateful they are to discover us, which is really heartwarming,” Han said. “They tell us that they’re wearing them to prom, or to a wedding. Those spaces are so gender-confirming so it’s nice to provide them a way to express themselves and challenge norms.”

My favorite phrase from the article: “male presenting humans.”   As a male presenting human, I find all of this just laughable. The most hilarious part of the article is that these men complain that stores don’t carry their sizes, but they fear that “it could be just a matter of time before Big Fashion comes for men’s heels with dollar signs in its eyes.”

Could such commercialization corrupt what small, queer-owned brands have done in promoting inclusivity for inclusivity’s sake?

Han’s “biggest fear” would be a Forever21-esque “male stiletto” collection. “We’re afraid that the mainstream industry sees us as a money opportunity. But it’s tricky, because at the same time, I would love for more heels to be accessible to everyone.”

Wow.  Talk about a really loose grasp on reality.  They are upset that stores don’t carry their gigantic male sizes, but only want stores to carry large sizes because they’re woke?  I think they’re missing some of the basic principles of capitalism, but that should come as no surprise.  That’s not all they’re missing.

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