Guest Post: Men in Thigh high boots in Public

I received this email couple days ago, and I really want to share this. I am so glad that I created this blog years ago, so people who have the same interests can relate to my personal experience. I am thrilled to hear that my blog gave you courage to order your new thigh high boots and going to wear them in public.

I really don’t think men in tall boots in public cause any conflict or problem. I have been wearing tall boots in public and people DO stare at them all the time especially guys, but they won’t make any comments nor treat you in a different way. I actually have a personal pride when guys will stare at them, and I like the feeling of my footwear stand from the crowds.

Keep your boots on and be proud of them!



I came across your blog. like you I really love high boots.

Already for a very long time as as man I had the deep wish to start to wear real traditional overknee boots. In fact since my youth I have this desire, because I regarded high pirateboots than as very exciting. Till yet I only didn’t trust myself, to wear such very masculine boots in reality, as overknee boots seemed to be reserved for women. My highest boots until yet were cowboyboots, and only since a year I dare to wear those uncovered (so with my jeans put inside). To change from those half-high boots, only running up to my calfs, to real high boots is a big step than, as you will understand, as these are really an eyecatcher.

But several posts and blogs on the internet have encouraged me finally to take this step indeed. I have just ordered my first pair to be made by Jean Gabrit Boots for Guys in Paris. They will be even already be of the showily pirate-type, thus not only overknee, but with turned upside-down cuffs and four straps with very big silver buckles at the sides. As a startmodell we did chose the boots in the attached pic, so only higher and with a double amount of buckles. Soon as a man I will wear real high boots too!

I am very looking forward to receive them. I would like very much to wear my piratestyle overknee boots from the beginning as a standard everyday, and I hope I will indeed find the courage to wear them in public immediately. I hope reactions will be positive. I am interested in the experiences in this respect of those men who already dared to do so. If one indeed has found the courage to wear high boots in public, I suppose this to be very exciting.


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7 responses to “Guest Post: Men in Thigh high boots in Public”

  1. I wear thigh boots from time to time – have never had negative feedback. They are Maverick boots and quite high. I wear them with latex or leather jeans and leather jackets. The whole outfit looks quite biker and masculine – wife likes it too! Rarely even get a full up and down check-out. People are more tolerant than you think.


  2. Hi, is there a possibility to post pics in this forum?

    Since Monday i wear my overkneeboots every day in public,. and I already earned several very positive reactions on them, also from strangers on the street.

    And at an official meeting of the University at tuesday there was a female photographer who told me, my boots were really terrific and asked me if she was allowed to take pics of me in my boots.

    Of course I gave her that permission…….


  3. Hi, thanx for your reaction. Good to hear that you got so much positive feedback. This really encourages ne very much to wear my overknee pirateboots as soon as I’ve got them uncovered everyday in public too!!!

    Regarding wearing your pants inside your boots, I now say: of course!

    There’s something very strange about that. When I bought my first cowboyboots as a teenager many years ago, and I automatically wanted to put my jeans inside my cowboyboots, I was told that one shouldn’t do that, as only women do wear their trousers inside boots, and perhaps barbarians on the countryside, who are really hunting cows.

    Well, as a teenager you obey to fashion. So for decades I did wear my jeans over my boots, without any thinking about it, till I realised: what’s that kind of nonsense? If you wear great boots, one should wear them openly and show them to everybody!

    The point is that in a modern society fashion is in the first place meant for women and that men are expected to dress in public in a reserved way, not showingly. This means, that if you nevertheless wear something special and unusual, you should more or less hide that to prevent to draw attention. Well, high boots are striking (and meant to strike the eye, I would say), and till they (like a lot of other kind of dress, as leather trousers) were annexed by women, for centuries men did wear high boots without shame and problems openly. From that moment they were adapted by women they don’t anylonger because they don’t dare.

    Only in situations where there exists a practical argument that can be used as an excuse (horseriding, motorbiking, farmers, building trade workers) they wear still high boots without much hesitation. But only than. Nobody should get the chance to suspect men that they wear high boots because they just find them hot! The same with leather jeans: only a motorbike ‘allows’ a man to wear them, othwerwise his choice may be easily questioned.

    That’s the reason that men seldom wear their jeans inside their boots, and more seldom wear very high boots or even overknee boots, in which case putting your jeans inside your boots would be nonsense or even in practice impossible.

    One in fact automatically has to ignore this fundamental ‘rule’ of not showily dressing as a men when you decide to wear overknee boots, as they inevitably make you an eyecatcher. And well, whereas women are praised for being one at a party, men need a lot of courage to become one too.


  4. Hi,

    thank you very much for posting it on your blog. Really great that you did this!
    It might be a good start to encourage other men, who have the same hesitation to start to wear superhigh boots as I had/have, to do so the same.
    And its good to hear from other men who have already experience with wearing them in public, and that they survived,….

    And yes, I fear a bit “wearing tall boots in public and people staring at them all the time especially guys”. But I hope I will, like you, indeed find the courage and “actually have a personal pride when guys stare at them”.

    Since when do you wear high boots in public? Also overknee ones? And how did you got to them?



    • Thomas, I wear boots every day with my pants tucked in. I have a pair tan riding boots that I love showing off. I get lots of compliments on them.
      If I had a pair like those pictured, I would wear them, but pulled up. I don’t care for the scrunched look or feel. Besides, I’d want to feel them as high up as they would go 😀


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