It is said that high heels have been around since the tenth century. Ever since they were invented and reinvented, high heels have been in decline, sometimes because of men, sometimes because of women, and sometimes both.
For example, in the early days, horse riders needed to wear high heels to ensure that their saddle straps were firmly secured. Kings and nobles wear high heels to make themselves look taller and more impressive.
In recent years, high heels are no longer popular for men and are mostly related to women. Until the tide changes again.