These High-Heeled Boots for Men Are Back Due to Popular Demand

Random Identities, the newest fashion venture from veteran designer Stefano Pilati, had something of a commercial hit on its hands with the Worker Boot, a black leather ankle boot with a stacked heel and rubber sole. The heeled boot is reminiscent of Pilati’s own signature style; for years, he was seen sporting a stacked-heeled boot when he designed for Yves Saint Laurent and Zegna Couture.

The boots became so popular that for a time, they were completely sold out online. ( is the brand’s exclusive retailer online.) As customers on Instagram clamored for updates as to when the style would be restocked, Random Identities announced on Instagram on Tuesday that the best-selling shoes are available, signaling a new wave of male customers who are gravitating toward the brand’s gender-fluid aesthetic.

“My decades of designing women’s footwear have provided me with a great deal of insight regarding the creation of footwear free from binary gender codes,” Pilati, who’s now based in Berlin, captioned a recent Instagram post on the Random Identities official account. “B-01 is the first boot I designed for #randomidentities. … In our studio, we call it The Worker Boot, as it is a shoe that can fit any function. We’re happy about the amazing response we’ve experienced and thank everyone for their patience — The Worker Boot will be available again this month on @ssense.”

At the time of publication, a few sizes have sold out. It’s the only footwear style currently being sold by Random Identities, which is also available in Dover Street Market stores. However, another high-heeled boot called the B03 is expected to come out in mid-May, according to the brand’s Instagram page.

If customer response is any indication, expanding the footwear category looks to be natural progression for the fledgling label.

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