Toronto museum show on 'Curious History of Men in Heels'

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

TORONTO (AP) — The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada, is hosting a new exhibit opening May 8 called "Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels."

The show looks at men's footwear from the early 17th century to the present, including its history, variety, function and significance. The exhibit will be on view through June 2016.

The show also serves to celebrate the museum's 20th anniversary.

Exhibits will range from military boots to cowboy and biker boots to footwear worn by John Lennon and Elton John, along with footwear from the musical "Kinky Boots" and current heeled fashions for men. Some early examples of men's heeled footwear were heeled riding boots that helped men secure their feet in stirrups. Details at .