I've always felt a bit guilty for rocking my 4 inch heels when my boyfriend and I go out on the weekends. It so happens that we are almost the same height, making me a platform heeled giant compared to him. It doesn't really bug him that much but somehow I feel it's a bit unfair.
We have both actively searched for these crazy Rick Owens men's heels which in my opinion, would look totally awesome on him. Prince (the musician) once stated that he "doesn't wear heels because he's short, he wears them because the ladies like it", and I believe him. I just happen to be one those ladies who doesn't see anything wrong with a guy wearing a bit of heel, why would it only be women's right to do so?. They guys did in the 70's too, and there was nothing wrong about it. Rick Owens himself puts it this way: "As the suit gave Marlene Dietrich extra allure, high heels on a guy give him a reckless virility. If there's an icy hauteur to a boxy black suit on a woman, there's a good-natured middle finger to heels on a guy, as if to say, "I dare you to blink at me, mother fucker"", and he is so right.
Picture via Mondo Medusa's blog
While the search for the Owens heels continue in the wonderful world of fashion forums and online stores, I found something awhile back that might be a one step closer to solving our height difference: Creepers. My boyfriend was hestitating at first (nostalgia issue, his brother had them in the 90's) but after seeing more Creepers marching down the runway and us spending numerous hours on the internet searching for the right pair, these zipper Creepers came to our view. It was THE pair that he just couldn't say no to.
The Creepers and image from Access That Rock online store
I have to say I'm actually really warming up for Creepers myself, I just have to find the right look and size. They would look great with skinny jeans, a band tee and a blazer. Add a little bit of red lipstick, messy hair and smokey eyes and you got the whole rock chic look down. Works for me!
PS. If there are any readers out there selling the Rick Owens heels in size 41, please email me. Your help would be highly appreciated. Thanks!