If you think that the heeled shoes were invented for women, then you are wrong. While the history of women’s shoes has been extensively explored, the history of men’s shoes has remained somewhat unknown. A new exhibition “Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in High Heels” at the Bata Shoe Museum, in Toronto comes to fill this gap, while focusing on men’s heeled footwear. The Bata Shoe Museum’s collection of men’s shoes from the early 17th century to the present is the world’s most comprehensive collection of its kind. Some of the show’s most interesting examples include John Lennon’s original 1960s Beatle boot, platforms worn by Elton John in the 1970s, boots from the smash musical “Kinky Boots,” and current heels for men. All images courtesy of the Bata Shoe Museum.