Men's Shoes That Should Be For Women

As a man who works at Refinery29, I'm surrounded every day by beautiful shoes, whether a colleague glides past in a shiny, new pair of pumps or the latest It ballet flats land in the fashion closet for an upcoming shoot. So, I’m going to be candid with you for a second: I secretly (or not so secretly) wish I could slide my feet into the wide assortment of gorg women’s steppers that cross my path here at the office. And, for good reason — shoes are pretty magical, right?
So, any ladies willing to swap shoe closets with me? You won’t find jeweled stilettos or flashy booties in mine, but I promise you’ll spot a few just-as-legit styles. In fact, browse the men’s department of your fave shop and you may just discover a few stellar soles that could really be way more rad if they were created for women.
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Click through to peep a few made-for-dudes shoes that are practically begging for women's feet. Because, if the shoe fits (even just figuratively), you should totally wear it.
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Sneakers

Yep. These need to be made in women's sizes right now.

Nike Air Max 90 Sneakerboot MC SP, $189, available at Sneakers ‘N Stuff.
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Boots

A distressed, white boot gives rugged industrial a whole new edge.

AllSaints Miter Boot, $298, available at AllSaints.
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Chukkas

Now, this is how you do a chukka boot.

Sacai Black Brogue Detail Chukka Boots, $500, available at SSENSE.
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Strappy Sandals

These are like the slightly cooler version of the sandals we wore as a tot — especially in this Crayola-bright hue.

Christopher Kane Rubberised Sandals, $432, available at Matchesfashion.com.
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Monk Straps

A sleek monk strap in brilliant navy instantly polishes up any work look — no way these should be reserved just for the dudes.

Mark McNairy Double Monk Strap, $550, available at Mark McNairy.
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Oxfords

Multicolored, clown-esque, thick-soled oxfords feel instantly fresh.

Opening Ceremony Casino Lace-Up Oxfords, $105, available at Opening Ceremony.
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Open-Toe Sandals

There's something so '90s-cool about these chunksters.

Rad By Rad Hourani Open-Toe Sandals, $552.33, available at Farfetch.
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