Men were the first to wear high heels around the 1600s. Women began wearing them to look more masculine.
Quote stated above is a bit questioning. It’s odd to picture men in heels now, because it would be the reverse. Men often wear heels to look more feminine which may have something to do with their sexuality. When in the 1600s it couldn’t have been something to so with sexuality because back then sex was only practiced for procreation.