Sam Smith Wore Gucci Heels on the Red Carpet

Sam Smith attended the GQ Men of The Year Awards in London and wore a pair of Gucci heels. He shared a powerful message about wearing heels for the first time.

Your first pair of heels will always have a special place in your heart. (Whether you wear it again or not is debatable—yes, I'm looking at you, eighth grade prom heels). More on that later, though, because I wanted to bring to your attention: Sam Smith. No one was more stoked about wearing heels this week than Sam. The musician attended the GQ Men of The Year Awards in London and wore a spiffy black suit with a lacy see-through button-down shirt.

Instead of loafers or brogues, Smith chose a pair of (what looked like) patent leather ankle boots with a nice two to three-inch (just my guess!) heel. What made this heel moment so special was the fact it was Sam's first time wearing heels to an award show.

He shared a photo of the shoes on Instagram, writing, "There was a time where I thought I'd never ever ever be able to be myself like this in front of the industry or anyone. It feels so good and I just wanted to share that with you all, and share a picture of my GORJ Gucci heels." He even added "They'll always be my virgin heels." Like I said before, everyone remembers their first pair of heels.

The Gucci boot worked itself seamlessly into his button-down outfit, and Smith looked stunning on the red carpet. The singer clearly loved his look too; he turned one leg out ever so slightly to show off his shoes to the photographers.

Sam working the boots on the red carpet:

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Marina Liao
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Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.