Men’s Toe Nail Polish?

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Kate Beckinsale’s husband, director Len Wiseman was spotted over the weekend sporting toe nail polish. What do you think? A bit much? Or does it work?

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June 18th, 2007 at 2:42 pm

I don’t know it’s a little too much for me. I don’t mind rock n’roll type guys with nail polish on their fingers but toes??

June 18th, 2007 at 9:20 pm

um, not a fan! I painted my boyfriends toes once…bright pink! He also let me put mascara on him. Hmm….maybe i should be worried?

June 19th, 2007 at 1:32 am

Yeah–so not a fan of the whole Man Polish

June 19th, 2007 at 6:18 pm

I wish I hadn’t seen that!

June 22nd, 2007 at 1:38 am

No. Not a fan of that look, at all. I hope that does not catch on.

June 28th, 2007 at 4:47 am

painted up feeling just like a girl!

July 8th, 2007 at 1:01 am

Actually from a guy’s point of view I like it. I’ve worn black, brown, french and as a matter of fact right now I’m wearing hot pink. I actually get some very kind comments from many women. Some women have gone so far to tell me how sexy it looks. I think I’ll keep it up!

November 11th, 2007 at 8:05 am

I think it is just fine. Men should be allowed to expess themselves without judgement. Heck, I’ve been doing my toenails for over two years now. My does not mind as long as I don’t use a bright pink or red. We are just making our appearance a bit nicer.

November 24th, 2007 at 10:58 am

Hello,
I am a French man. I polish my toe nails and I enjoy it. The picture is very nice for me, and these polished toe nails look beautiful, for me. I hope more guys will try nail polish. I lke red, brown, silver, gold colours. I will enjoy speaking of nail polish with men and women.
Bye bye. Dom

December 1st, 2007 at 11:32 am

I think it looks great! More men should have the courage to express themselves.

December 8th, 2007 at 8:01 am

I’m a man and I paint my toenails. I started doing it this year because I wanted to try something new. I have enjoyed it so much that I’m going to keep doing it. I use the feminine colors, bright red and pink. The only regret I have is not doing it years ago. I have got a lot of compliments from women. I can’t wait until next spring, when it gets warm enough to wear sandals again.

December 14th, 2007 at 8:17 pm

I like it! My b/f wears his toenails polished and I think it looks good; well cared-for and much better than most men’s crusty feet. He mostly wears them with clear, but he’s tried brown, gray, silver black and maroon (very sexy!). It looks great with sandals and tanned feet.
Guys, try it! You may be surprised what kind of compliments you get (as mentioned above by Will).

December 14th, 2007 at 8:40 pm

My wife gave me a certificate to a spa for a pedicure because she thought I should take better care of my feet. We both went and had it done. I was an enjoyable experience, and I highly recommend it. Most men would probably not do this without prompting, but I can attest that it is really a great treat.
Also, as the gal was finshing up smoothing my toenails with a buffer, she asked me if I would like polish. I asked her what kind of polish men typically wore and she said “any kind!”. So I looked at my wife and she said “go for it”, so I did and had her paint them a chocolate brown color. I have got to say, it was a very different experience for me, but my wife liked it and so now I wear them painted occasionally (mostly non-gender colors like brown, black, tan and silver/grey).

December 15th, 2007 at 4:49 am

I love it. My wife coaxed be into trying color. She loves it.She has a whole collectiom for me. Right now I’m wearing “Siberian Nights” by OPI.Another favorite is “Affair in Red Square”(Dk.Red) by OPI.Also “Down to My Last Penny” (Copper).Been wearing for 2 years and now looks odd without polish.

December 21st, 2007 at 1:24 pm

I am 19 and i like nail polish. i used to get my nails done fake all the time but not so much anymore only every once in a whnile. im always busy. but i paint them atleist once a month. usualy black. my toes stay black typicaly.

December 21st, 2007 at 1:25 pm

if you want to see how it looks on me go to my myspace. www. myspace.com/ottaway

December 21st, 2007 at 3:17 pm

Wow, I was not aware other guys wore polish too! I experimented with it on my toenails a while back and when my girl friend saw it, she encouraged me to continue because she said it looked “awesome” (her actual words). Up until now, I thought I was one of just a few who wore it regularly.
I did try some of the brighter colors (red, bright blue), but find that the darker colors (I call them “guy” colors) seem to work better for me. Besides, I don’t want to stick out and scare poeple away, I just like the way it makes my feet look. Based on feedback that I occasionally get, most women seem to like it too!
I think that Len probably had a similar experience and that’s why he wears it (that is not the only picutre I’ve seen of him with his toes polished).

December 21st, 2007 at 11:24 pm

ohh come on men!!! are we gonna start doing what women do? Im not trying to be sexist or having a macho point of view… but think about it… men are gonna use thongs in a couple of years too? come on… lets no let only the penis be the difference between a man and a women…

December 22nd, 2007 at 10:41 am

yeah, michael is right! I mean, its good to want to satisfy your woman but not to such extent for christ sake!!!

December 27th, 2007 at 3:42 pm

So, a gal does guy things and we call her a tomboy and think she’s pretty cool. A guy does anything remotely girl-like and we label him negatively. What’s up with that?
I think we should all examine the little boxes that society has put us in and decide whether that’s where we want to live our life, or break out and have some fun!
I didn’t think a little nail polish would be so controversial…

January 3rd, 2008 at 9:46 am

I’ve been painting my toe nails for a cpl of years now also.
At first it was the ladies that would comment on how they looked,
always complements, and or ask me questions. Then other men started
to make complements and ask me what polish it was and ask questions.
So you might start to see it more, but only if more men would start thinking out side the narrow male box.

January 4th, 2008 at 4:56 am

I agree. During a preegame interview, an NFL player highlighted that he and “45% of the other players get pedicures.” If your feet look and feel good, they’ll take care of you. What’s wrong with adding some color after a pedicure? Lets all go to the games sandals and the team colors!

January 10th, 2008 at 11:19 am

I definitely like a guy who can think beyond the narrow filters that have been placed on us.
My husband offered to give me a pedicure last Valentines day as one of a number of special treats he did for me. He told me that he really liked seeing me ‘shine’. I told him I liked him to ‘shine’ too and then I proceeded to do his in the same deep marroon color for him as well. I can tell you that having personal things in common with your guy, like matching toes for example, is really a pretty cool thing. It makes me feel closer to him, and just the fact that he let his guard down enough for me to do someting like that makes him sooooo sexy and caring! I love him for the many things he’s not afraid to do for and with me. We’ve had an exciting life together and I hope this is encouragement to others to try something different and see where it takes you!

January 10th, 2008 at 11:27 am

This is a very interesting post. I gave in to the impulse to respond back in December and am amazed at how many guys, but especially gals, are open to men wearing nail polish. I definitely have to tell my wife that the ‘trend’ that we thought we were starting is actually pretty widely practiced.
I wonder why then, that most people you talk to think that men simply don’t need or want this kind of pampering or attention. Women have been enjoying the art of enhancing their attractiveness for decades, so why would it seem odd that men would not like this too?
Well, all that I can say is that I’m glad there are people like all of you out there that have open minds and a zest for fun!
I think I better go buy stock in OPI before it rises…

January 21st, 2008 at 10:14 am

Well, I for one, like it on men! I realize that everyone has their own opinion on this, and not all will agree. I guess we’ll see how it goes.
Remember when men wearing earrings was considered “weird” (not that long ago)? I just happen to prefer men who are secure enough to try something different and fun!

February 20th, 2008 at 9:18 am

Although I’m a man who has been wearing colored nail polish on my toes most of my life. I must say that I still feel like I’m the only one. I read about men saying they go out in public with it but I never see it. I really hope that it will catch on and we MEN can have some of the same freedoms women have. Luckily for me, my fiance and I try to keep our toes in matching colors and we go out together on rare occasions showing our colors. Unfortunately I still feel uncomftable especially to go out by myself. I pray for the day that it becomes mainstream…I hope in my lifetime! So the men that do have the courage to do it… I say get polished and get out there

February 23rd, 2008 at 10:11 pm

It’s about time! It’s only paint. As a middle aged divorced woman I have seen a few men getting pedicures at the local Aveda salon. I have seen everything from black, to red, burgundy, pink and clear polish on men. Let a man express himself. The more a man is sensually open the better the lover or at least I have found that the case. I sat next to a man yesterday as he got a pedicure with a wine colored polish. It was pretty and did not detract from his masculinity. Let’s get on with just being ourselves.

February 23rd, 2008 at 10:16 pm

It is about time! It is only paint. As a middle aged divorced woman I have seen a few men getting pedicures at the local Aveda salon. I have seen everything from black, to red, burgundy, pink, copper and clear polish on men. Let a man express himself. The more a man is sensually open the better the lover (and I do mean just sex) or at least I have found that the case. I sat next to a man yesterday as he got a pedicure with a wine colored polish. It was pretty and did not detract from his masculinity. Let us get on with just being ourselves.

February 26th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

I think it’s great. I love polishing my toes. The only time I get to wear it publicly is when I visit Las vegas.

March 4th, 2008 at 1:23 am

I’ll also enter a “pro” vote for guys paying more attention to their feet. I was given a gift certificate for a pedicure by my g/f. I was a little surprised, but she said that she was embarassed when I wore sandals because my feet look terrible (yellow, uneven and crusty nails as well as dry ugly calluses). Well, I have to tell all you guys who think this is just ladies stuff – it was quite a treat! My feet not only felt a lot better, but they looked like something that I was proud to show in public! Best of all, my g/f liked to be seen with me again. I think maybe Len Wiseman may have had a similar experience at the spa. I went for a low-sheen clear polish because it made my toenails look a bit more ‘finished’, but after seeing all these intriguing comments about guys wearing colored polish, I am thinking that I may have to try this!

March 4th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

I have been wearing toenail polish for at least 15 years. My wife and I still go every two weeks for a manicure/pedicure, sit next to each other and love being pampered. I have of late started wearing darker shades during the Spring and Summer with sandals and the only comments I get are usually compliments from the women. Men appear to be very insecure and threatened.

It’s time to stop worrying about what other people think. Life is very short. If doing something as insignificant as wearing toenail polish makes you happy – then go for it. It sounds to me like so many of us are finally catching on.

March 7th, 2008 at 3:52 am

With all of thesepositive comments of men wearing toe polish, when will OPI market men’s polish?

March 7th, 2008 at 7:20 am

My wife encouraged me to wear polish on my toes years ago. After the first time I went out wearing sandals with them painted and it was no big deal. We have three boys (in their teens) and a girl – and we all wear toenail polish.

March 9th, 2008 at 6:19 am

I have been doing the polish for almost 10 years. Also toe rings.
My wife loves it as do alot of other men and women. I go for pedicure every month and get nail color for special occations like x mass, halloween, st pats day, and the like. love the big toe toe rings and wear one on each big toe every day even if i am not in sandles.

March 12th, 2008 at 1:55 pm

I’ve found that wearing toe polish is a bit of an incentive to take better care of my feet. Before I was introduced to this practise by my g/f, my feet were pretty ugly (typical of many men’s feet) and not something I wanted to show in public. So, I wore shoes all summer. They were hot, uncomfortable and they stunk (stank?). She convinced me into visiting a local spa where she had her manicures and pedicures done and my feet felt 110% better afterwards! Don’t worry, I thanked her appropriately.
The toe polish came later, when I unexpectantly walked into a party of sorts with my g/f and her friends painting their toenails. Being the complimentary guy that I am, I told them their feet looked “pretty” with their toes polished. I should have seen it coming (I didn’t…) and I was ‘invited’ by four lovely ladies to join them. My toes ended up in four different colors, but I actually liked the attention for some strange reason (from four lovely ladies – are you kidding?!).
After that, my g/f encouraged me to try polish at the spa with my next pedicure and it grew on me.
That was five years ago and I’m still wearing them polished because I like it, she likes it and it seems to draw a good amount of positive attention. Sure, there’s the occasional crack from some dork, but there’s always going to be some low-life trying to get you – I just dismiss it because I really don’t care what they think.

And for the guy who hasn’t seen men wearing their toes polished, check out these: http://www.flickr.com/photos/21952269@N04/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/nails_are_my_passion/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/16039866@N08/ or keep your eyes open when warm weather hits, esp in San Fran and Florida.

March 16th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

I love it! My feet just look better with polish on. My hands too! My favorite new polish is called ManGlaze;) Too funny, I know! I’ve been looking for a matte polish for a long time and their’s is the best! I think it looks cooler without the shine but I just wish they had more colors. So far they only have black and grey. It’s really hard to find in stores. Some skate shops might have it or you can get if from them directly. Check em out: http://www.manglaze.com

May 5th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

I have been painting my nails, fingers and toes for 11 years and I am now 51. Yes- I am a guy, straight and married for 31 years. I started doing my nails when I started going with me wife for manicures and pedicures. After a few visits I shifted to color on my toes and clear on my fingers. I wear a variety of shades on my toes and even add nail art. My fingers are done in light colors with nail art or in clear. I enjoy the way my nails look after a pedi/mani and the polish and art are the finishing touches. My wife and I use the same nail tech. I get a lot of positive comments about my nails even though some women tell me they “hate for having good looking feet”. I know they are kidding. I am now wearing acrlyics on my fingers and i converted my wife to them as well. Some people don’t approve of my choices but that is ok with me. At some point you have to follow your convictions and not worry about what others think. I also have three tattoos and I am getting ready to add the fourth. My ears are triple piereced and I have a pierced nipple. Getting ready to add the other nipple and a little later the belly buttion along with a diamond nose stud. The grooming practicesn for me include body waxing with a Brazilian and eyebrows. I love the clean and sexylook of no body hair and so does my wife. I believe that some people put me down becuase they would like to change something about themselves or take a chance but they lack the courage to step out as I and others have done.

Life is to short to live in someone else’s box. Step out there and live. By the way, while my wife will not do some of the things I have done she supports me in my endeavors and she says my attention to grooming, the nails, the piercings and tattoos make me an interesting person and that I add a lot of spice and energy to life.

Live your convictions or be buried by someone elses.

Freddie

May 22nd, 2008 at 3:40 pm

It was websites similar to this one that gave me the idea to try toenail polish. I have never seen men in my area wearing toenail polish, still I wanted to give it a try. I first went out in public with my toenails painted last July. I have never regretted it. I have got a lot of compliments from women. I got a few strange looks but nothing bad happened. During the winter I could not wait until it got warm enough to wear sandals again. This year I have done more than just paint my toenails. About 3 months ago I tried wearing skirts in public. I fell in love with skirts immediately, they are so comfortable. I love them more than I do pants or shorts. I own several skirts now. The combination of skirts and toenail polish has not caused anything bad to happen. I have even been out a couple of times in a dress. I really enjoyed that, I’m going to do it again. I did get some strange looks and people laughed but again nothing bad happened It’s about doing something different, getting a break from the same old routine. As some of you have mentioned, life is too short to live in somebody else’s box. Worrying about what other people thinks and trying to please everybody can cost us so much in life. We need to get out there and have some fun while we are still able. The only one that can stop us from doing that is ourself.

May 27th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

i personally love nail polish, i try to wear it as much as i can, but unfortunately my g/f doesnt know that i do this, she is a very “girly-girl” who doesnt believe in stuff like that, i have gone once and got a pedicure and i must say that i truly loved it. i think most guys wont do this though because they are afraid of the negative comments that they might receive, but i think deep down inside every guy would love to paint there nails, once they have had it done.

June 27th, 2008 at 9:56 am

freddie,

I like the comments that have been posted since I made my first post on May 5th. I failed to mention in my May 5th post that I also enjoy wearing toe rings and anklets. I have also started using eye makeup and some light lip colors. My wife has taught me the art of applying makeup and I receive many positive comments about my eyes. My wife is very supportive and likes the way my eyes look when they are made up. As many of us have said, life is short so make sure you live it to the fullest and enjoy it.

July 8th, 2008 at 7:05 am

I wear polish to help my nails grow. I am a cronic nail biter and by putting colored polish on my nails deters me from chewing. My new girlfriend doesn’t like me wearing polish and if a bit embarrassed by it. I have not worn it since we started dating until yesterday when I decided to do it again because I was chewing my nails often again. I stick to more neutral colors like a brown or a black. I have done wild colors such as bright pink (for a breast cancer benefit) or camo for a friends concert. I would like to find something that is NOT shiny. I would prefer a duller finish product.

July 19th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

I love wearing nail polish! It just makes me feel good. The colors are my way of being creative and it reflects my open and inviting personality.
This summer met a man who is as fun and open as I am. We were talking while I was polishing my toenails, and he said he liked the way it looked and began asking questions about it. I offered to polish his and he accepted because he was curious. I thought it turned out looking quite good on him, and he even liked it! We have since had a number of pedicures together and we are planning our wedding for next Spring. We have even talked about everyone in the wedding party wearing their toes polished, even the men!
I think it is great that some men are confident enough to try something new and different. I am glad mine is!

July 19th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Ronster, try Man Glaze nail polish. They offer a black and an awesome dark gray that have non-gloss finishes.
You can also acheive this effect by using OPI Nail Envy in the non-gloss form over your desired nail polish. It produces an even finish with only a very slight semi-gloss appearance.
Orly at one time offered some shades of polish that were non-gloss, but I have not seen it on the market for quite a while.
Good luck!

August 5th, 2008 at 9:37 am

This is really an interesting post about men and nail polish! I have seen pics of men before with their nails painted and thought that it looked interesting, but it wasn’t until my girl friend at the time suggested that I might try it on my toes.
Well, the toe polish thing lasted, but unfortunately the relationship didn’t (she was fun though!).
I lost interest in wearing my nails painted for a while, but then decided to do it again when the next summer came and I could wear sandals and actually see them again. And, my wearing the polish actually was the ice-breaker for my current relationship (now going on two years) with an incredible gal who is open-minded and also likes my nails painted. She says that she was attracted to me because of my open attitude about life, and she knew from the toe polish that I was not your typical (boring) guy when she met me.
We have enjoyed many satisfying visits to the nail salon together and she has even convinced me to keep wearing my toes polished because she says “they look great on you!”.
I don’t think this is as much of a big deal as it may have been a few years back. I think men have a desire to look good to the opposite sex and this is one (newer) way to do that.
I expect that I will continue to wear my toenails polished, and not because I want to feel feminine or different, but because that both me and my girl friend just like the way it looks.

August 6th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

Hi. I just wanted to weigh in here since it seems that there is a lot of talk about men getting pedicures lately, and I had a recent positive experience with this I wanted to share.

My husband had really nasty feet. They were rough, calloused, his nails were this ugly shade of yellow/green, uneven and just plain nasty-looking. And they smelled bad. I could not stand to look at them, but he insisted on wearing sandals when it got warm because he said his feet got too hot. They were not ‘hot’ they were gross!

So, I was talking with my friend about how I just couldn’t stand it anymore, who suggested that I convince him to go in for a pedicure. She said she talked her husband into it a while back, and his feet now look “100 times better”. I really did not want to be that mean to a nail tech, but I got past that pretty quick when I got home and he was wearing his sandals again.

It took some convincing, and pleading on my part (and some promises), but he finally agreed to go do it.

What a difference! His feet were for the first time that I could remember smooth, his nails clean (did they use a sandblaster?) and his feet just looked presentable. I was truly amazed. But the best part is that he actually admitted that he liked it! I never thought I’d hear that from him about this rather ‘girly’ procedure, but I guess we both learned something on this one. That nail tech must have been really good (or very attractive…) for him to like it enough to tell me that. Anyway, it was worth everything I had to promise (never mind what…) to get him to agree to it. So, in my experience, this is something that every man should consider, if only to keep his wife or girl friend from gagging whenever he takes his shoes off!

Based on what I have read here, I think the next time we may have to go in together for pedicures. The idea of polish on his ‘new’ feet is intriguing too, I may have to do some more pleading though…

August 19th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

Hi, I as a straight, married guy with two kids and I also wear my toenails painted. My wife actually got me started with it and since she liked it, I kept them painted for her. Ihave developed a liking for it so now it’s not a big deal to me to have them that way. In fact, I do like it better than what they used to look like. I have never had a pedicure at a nail salon, but my wife has taken some files and smoothing tools to them and they do look a lot better than they used to.
I think this is something that some people get a bit to excited a bout (men wearing their toes polished) because it really is not that big of a deal.
Thanks for the interesting stories.

September 2nd, 2008 at 7:51 am

I started about a year ago. I’m a married straight guy too :-)
I sport color all the time. Grocery shopping, Walmart, out to dinner, well everywhere. I’m fit, and take care of myself from head to toes. Whats funny, but not in a way, I’ve had comments from guys, just yesterday at the grocery, “man you must have some big balls, nobody messes with you do they”. To one married couple (30ish) were the wife and her husband comes over to the wife and I and she goes on to say she loves my color, Electric Blue, and says ‘see dear men “are” starting to wear polish’ and proceeds to ask questions and comments to the effect that she wants her husband to start wearing polish, pumping up his confidence. I only see one other man wearing polish this summer. To bad ! I’m me and I’m comfortable being me.

September 5th, 2008 at 12:54 pm

Hey, I’ve been wearing black polish on my nails since way before it was ‘chic’. Now that’s everybody’s doing it, I have since changed to other more interesting variations. OPI has a color called My Private Jet that you can use over just about any other color and it gives it a rainbow-like holographic finish. It’s pretty cool to experiement with this stuff because there is an endless variation out there and the nail polish makers seem to change the colors they offer regularly.
It does not bother me when an occasional person sees my nails painted and makes a less than positive comment. I wear it because I enjoy it and no “self-proclaimed authority” on what’s right for someone else is going to tell me what I can and cannot do. It’s just my way or expressing my creative side and from the many positive comments I receive, I feel that most people are pretty cool with it too.
I think that Len Wiseman is on to something here!

September 9th, 2008 at 7:20 am

Dee: No. Not a fan of that look, at all. I hope that does not catch on.

Sounds like you’re dead wrong!

September 9th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

I’ve been painting my nails for a while now – generally black. I cant keep them that way all the time, because of my job, but on weekends, and even some evenings, I’ll do it. I’ve gotten lots of compliments from women, and hardly any negative remarks (only a few “scoffs” from men). My black nails have certainly been the icebreaker in many encounters, and they certainly let me stand out from the average mob.

I encourage everyone to try it at least… you’ve got nothing to lose, and possibly a fun hobby, and possibly a lot more to gain!

September 10th, 2008 at 9:44 am

Hi everyone ! I`m a 50 year old man, married for 25 years. I`ve been painting my toenails for 2 years now. Wife says it looks good and I like it. However, I live in a VERY rural (and backwards) community where I don`t feel comfortable exposing my painted toes to the public. This summer we vacationed in Hawaii where I wore sandals every day with my toes painted black. I got quite a few (positive) comments from women but also a few weird looks from men. I believe that everyone should do as they please as far as nail painting is concerned. It does not mean that you are gay if you (men) paint your nails. To me it says you are willing to challenge the sterotypes that todays society has set for us. Have fun in your life, add a little color to it! ! !

September 15th, 2008 at 10:22 am

great painted up and feeling like a girl i do all the time and love it i love to see girls feet with painted toes and like mine too thanks

September 15th, 2008 at 10:24 am

i almost forgot painted toes and toe rings i love them both to each their own

September 23rd, 2008 at 6:08 pm

Too many guys have such hangups, I’ve been wearing nail polish for years.Why should the gals toes be the only ones to look nice. I love to match my polish with something I’m wearing,a shirt or sandals. Colors are nice, why limit yourself to just dark “man” colors.I love to wear red with a high gloss top coat when I go to the beach,or even a pink frost looks good when you have a good tan add a toe ring with a nice design and stand out above the bland

September 24th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

I’m a 44 year old AA man, and I have been painting my toenails for five years now. I use a neutral pearlcoat called Cotton Candy, or I use Kyoto Pearl. Before that, I had clear polish since 1996. I have my feet professionally pedicured every 2-3 weeks. I also wear anklets and toe rings on all my toes, even the big toes. No one has said anything negative. In fact, I have women complimenting me all the time. They find it fascinating that a man takes such good care of his feet that he chooses to dress them up. I figure if it’s all right for a man to wear earrings, body piercings & tattoos, he should have no fear of painting his toenails.

September 30th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

This is an amazing collection of opinions on something that us women just take for granted. I am very impressed with the number of both women and men engaging in this discussion. I am aware of the ‘male nail’ trend, I’ve seen it in magazines, on the web and yes, even in person – and I live in a conservative midwestern city!

My own opinion on this (and we all have one, don’t we?) is that if a man is man enough to get over the initial ‘fear’ of trying this, he will benefit tremendously. I love a guy who has a strong self-confidence and an interest in things that are fun and different, that he is able to go places where most guys wouldn’t dare.

Wearing nail polish on one’s toes is an enjoyable experience, whether you are a woman or a man. It speaks of adventure, confident, daring and a very sexy prospect!
In fact, and in case you are a little behind the times, the practise of men wearing nail polish is openly endorsed by many prominent people in the beauty industry. As one good example, check out the post on Suzi’s Blog, found on the OPI web site. Look under the section entitled ‘for men’ and you will see a number of posts related to pedicures and nail polish for men.

In case you are wondering, I am a straight female executive who enjoys the company of men who are ‘real’ and who don’t hide behind some ominous label or personna. And yes, I do like men who wear their toenails polished! Electric blue is one of my favorite colors for men.

October 5th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

Oh hell no! Carry yourself better than that. Be a man and put some socks on please. Woman and Man different with good reason.

October 6th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

I began experimenting with nail polish a few years back. I run long distances and because of all the constant banging that my feet get, some of my toenails would remain discolored and looking poorly. I tried a number of nail products to try to correct this, but then my wife suggested that I just cover them up with nail polish. Well, when you do that, you pretty much have to paint them all, so she helped me get the hang of it so it wouldn’t look so messy. I have been wearing my toenails painted now for maybe three years and it is just something that is a part of me now. And yes, I do still run too!

October 12th, 2008 at 2:27 am

Hi, i started polishing my toenails since age 4 and i’m now 47. but many people and friends have said that my feet were soo pretty for a man’s feet. two days ago, i just polished my toenails in pure black polish and they look awesome! i do personal foot modeling now and its been great. i have all kinds of colors of nail polish and i think that men who want to try this, go and do it. alot of women i’ve talk to and know as friends who know i do this love it. men, the people who don’t like this kinda thing it’s ok, because i can almost guarantee that those very people are probably doing things that others might consider not normal. as long as you love it and are secure with it, thats all that matters. we are always going to find someone who does’nt like certain things whatever it might be, so indulge yourself, enjoy it, and be proud of it. gee, i sure hope i can find a nice lady with beautiful feet that i can share this deeply with!

October 22nd, 2008 at 4:53 pm

i have been wearing polish on my hands and feet for a very long time i simply enjoyed the look of it. now my awesome soon to be wife is such of a support of me wearing polish because i think she enjoys seeing on my nails as much as i do.but i still have the problem of what others think but reading your comments is very helpful now i have a question for who ever wants give me some input my ex wife and i have a 7 yr. old son together she got court ordered stipulation on me for wearing nail polish and eyeliner and convincing the judge this is cross dressing of course she is a pathological liar but very convincing i have court on the 7th of next month she has got a ex-parte motion on me because of this how and what should i tell the judge about these things? I need help proving to the judge that these aren’t cross dressing issues but personal preferences.

October 25th, 2008 at 4:23 am

Great! I wear nailpolish on my feet from 5 years…especially in summertime i love wearing black, burgundy, blue and brown colors..my feet are looking very pretty in flipflops with tanned skin…When i start this practice some people look at me like a strange person (maybe a gay) but i’m not…i’m married from 8 years..my wife supported me, we are an happy young couple that love fashion, life and freedom of expression…LOVE IT!

October 28th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

what about a french pedicure on a guy. it that to girlly?

October 29th, 2008 at 12:59 am

I’ve been getting manicures and pedicures for a while now. I started right off with a french pedicure, always liked the way it looked. Just have to decide if you like thick or thin stripe. After trying thin for a while I went with 1/8th-3/16th inch wide stripe and love it. Never had a complaint from any lady who curiously looked on. My salon made it very comfortable for me the first time and never had any regrets. Met an open minded woman a year ago now. She loved the idea of a man who took care of the most overlooked part of a guy’s body. Now we get matching colour every 2 weeks. (any colour or design) It’s treasured time between us, and it’s fun to argue over the next colour. We also paint the each-other’s toes when we are intimate. She has a 4yr. old daughter who loves to paint our toes too.(w/ watercolors) Don’t overlook the facials at the salon either. It’s fall so we’re into the darker shades. OPI’s ‘Siberian Nights’& ‘Romeo & Joliet’ are keepers.

October 29th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

is there alot of men who get them? not sure if i would do color tho. i just think that it looks classy. probably the thin strip would more suitable for a man in my thoughts. is their different kind of whites avilible? meaning not as white as the others and im not sure really what my wife would think about if i came home with a french pedicure.

October 29th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

My salon told me I was the only one that has added colour to his nails, but that quite a few men are regulars for pedicures. A couple men do add a soft baby pink to give dull nails a little natural colour. There are other colours you can choose for your stripe. I’ve gotten pearl, peach, and earthy colours that don’t stand out, but the truth be known it gets addicting and now I enjoy the more pronounced colours. The girl doing the work will give her opinion if you ask. They’ll help without ridicule, not because your paying them, but because they enjoy something new, too. Bite the bullet and go in with confidence, tell them what you’re thinking of, and they’ll do the rest. If you run it by the wife I’m sure she’ll be open to it. Maybe, just get a plain pedicure first, then the next time bring up the french. She’ll probably agree just to see it on you, and if you enjoy the look she’ll follow along. Right now my girl and I are wearing a pearl white with black zebra stripes for hollow’s eve.

October 30th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

man I still just not sure. I have not ran it by my wife yet and it might take awhile to do that. I would really like to do it I like it. You know Im not gay or would ever think about doing it. I have a nice harly that I like to ride and also ride motocross when I can. I know that Im a man and dont want to change that at all. I dont want to wear womens cloths. I hear the word metrosexual I really dont even think Im that at all.I really dont see the problem in it at all. guys wearing earing in both ears. wearing hot pink clothings. dying of the hair. I live in a country atmosphere. Im well known around. I want to do it but???

October 30th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

I’m a man, I ride a “Victory”, I “atv”, Smoke a pipe, I’m a truck driver, I was an area pistol champion, benchrest target shooter, I also do woodworking and help my brother-in-law do construction and I enjoy nail polish on my toes. Being gay or not has nothing to do with just feeling good about yourself. I understand your worry but it’s unfounded. I learned long ago to say “who cares” when it came to other’s opinions. The wife is different, but where there’s Love there’s understanding. Labels like metrosexual can be silly and misleading. My close friends and some of my customers both men and women, from 25-45 yrs. old, know of my interest and think it’s cool that I’m comfortable with it. Polish on your toes doesn’t make you gay or lead you down the road to gay-dom. Same with wearing panties or make-up, or heels for that matter. Most, if not all “gays” are born with the preference built into they’re genetic make-up. They can’t help it nor should they, we’re all God’s children. You can’t become tall by hanging around tall people or doing what tall people do. Take Nike’s advise and “Just Do It”!!!! A nice thin white stripe on newly pedicured feet IS manly if YOU want it to be. Beware! You’ll find yourself looking at them every chance you get.

November 1st, 2008 at 7:33 pm

thank you for the advise Ill write back real soon

November 7th, 2008 at 12:30 am

I’m a 41 year old truckdriver who is married and had the same thing happen to me that a lot of you have had happen to you. About 12 years ago my wife wanted to paint my toenails. At first I was like, nah. But after a couple of beers I thought, why not, it comes off. They have been painted ever since and for the first time in my life I actually bought flip-flops and sandals. I wear mainly guy colors. I do my hands and my feet. My wife and I go get pedicures all the time and we love it! I get asked often,, “Why do you paint your nails?” I answer, ” Because I like the way it looks.”

November 8th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

Im still just not sure. I really do not see the problem in its only paint. I really do think that it looks nice.

November 8th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

Ive talk to some people about it and they say dont do it but my cousin said do it I think it would be cool. Is she tellin the truth? Ive seen pic on the internet and its horrible. I would never consider doing it unless I had nice feet.

November 8th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

Went with my girlfriend to her salon today and had OPI’s Malaga Wine put on. All the women complimented the look and thought it was wonderful that I would even consider having it done. They took photos to put in their idea book for customers. We had wine coolers, cheese and good conversation. Walk-ins were invited to see my nails, not one thought it was wrong, even the teenagers. It’s more fun than any bar I’ve been to and my feet look great. Wish I had thought about this when I was 20. My girlfriend thinks you should do it. It’s a confidence builder and no woman in her right mind would turn away from a man who takes care and pride in himself. My future mother-in-law insists on seeing my toes with each new colour. She’s a William F. Buckley type of Republican, and strict Protestant yet has no problem with paint on mens toes. Enjoy life’s experiences.

November 8th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

A French-tip makes any feet look 10x better.

November 12th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

i know i like it still trying

November 15th, 2008 at 4:14 am

Hi everyone, i’m back! just wanted to say that i think it is great that women love it that men get their toenails polished. I’m a metrosexual male who has been polishing his toenails since age 4 that started with a babysitter. yesterday, i just found a real pretty color of polish called “Disco lights” that you can get at walgreens. it’s a very pinkish sparkling color that i find extremely sexy. I put it on and i will now be wearing this color most of the time because it is the color that i find that most represents the color scheme of my private foot modeling enterprise. go get it, it’s a fabulous color! Now, i am growing my fingernails long so that i now can do hand modeling. metrosexual men do this kind of thing among other things…hahah. But for all you other men that are polishing their toenails, keep it up, it’s great!

November 16th, 2008 at 2:59 am

Hi guys, you know, i something very interesting occurred to me after my last comment on here and that is, would’nt it be nice if us men who paint their toenails had a private club to go to and socialize with women who love this in men? Would’nt be nice if we had such a club with various club membership benefits? Well hopefully, someday maybe we can have a club like this, it could be our very own society where we can share this with others like us. It’s certainly a wonderful idea!..lastly, it’s very hard to find a nice lady out there who has perfect beautiful feet like the rest of you gentlemen that have ladies who support, share, encourage, and love that you polish your toenails. If there are any real nice ladies out there lookin for a attractive man who has very beautiful feet that look like they actually belong on a girl and to share this with, then you are more than welcome to e-mail me at footmark47@yahoo.com. If all the rest of the men who do luv to paint their toenails have tips, questions, or if you hear of any clubs that might be forming specifically for our beautiful feet, then you are welcome to e-mail me as well. I check my e-mails everyday and i do respond to them………keep up the sexy toenail polishing guys!

November 18th, 2008 at 1:46 am

i wear nail polish too makes my feet look better than they did

November 19th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

There is nothing like a relaxing pedicure, having a beer, and watching football. My salon is a small place but very comfortable. Nice to spend an afternoon or evening at. This week my girl-friend, her daughter and I, all got a nice chocolate brown. When we went home, all of us sat on the couch, put our feet up together on the coffee table and had ice cream. This is treasured time to us.

November 20th, 2008 at 2:58 am

Hi Russ and Mark, it’s very nice to see that other men out there are just like me. If yourself and your wifes being supportive as they appear to be, are into this as deeply as i am, then here is a suggestion that you might like. I bought a pair of barefoot sandals which are really nice for both men and women. the website is;
http://www.jewels-by-jan.com. They have a great selection of barefoot sandals that you might love to wear to bring out your toenails even more and they are quite inexpensive…….good luck to you!

November 22nd, 2008 at 5:51 am

My wife got several of the colors of OPI’s French Collection.She applied “I’m Fondue of You.”
Looks great!!
The beach sandal is a great idea. Going to the French West Indies in Spring, would be nice on the beach.

November 22nd, 2008 at 7:19 am

Hi jeff, if you are going on the beach, you might want to consider purchasing a pair of barefoot sandals as i mentioned above in my last comment. they have these great island barefoot sandals just right for the beach. It’s http://www.jewels-by-jan.com. i bought several pairs and they are great, especially for the beach………check it out!

November 22nd, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Thanks. will give it a try this Spring. This afternoon my wife said she is going to apply OPI “Bastille Heart”(nice maroon) and take me to the store to try on some pairs of hot jeans barefoot.
Been wearing color polish for a couple years and we think it’s Hot!!!

November 22nd, 2008 at 1:18 pm

finally got a french pedi i love it its with a very thin white strip and a natural clear coat. Doesnt look girly

November 22nd, 2008 at 9:05 pm

Hi, I wanted to join in on this surprising string of posts. Like many of you guys, I am married with three kids and have always considered myself quite “manly” because I like working on cars, playing (and watching) football, dancing with my wife, skiing and snowboarding, rock climbing…weel, you get the idea.

And yeah, I also like wearing my toes polished too. My wife encouraged me to try it one day after I complimented her on the color she was wearing on her toes after she had just gotten a pedicure. Well, I did, and I was instantly hooked, partly because the pedicure felt so good, and because the nail tech did such a good job. My feet actually looked better with the polish on them!

I’ve been enjoying this ever since, and I have never given much thought about it being ‘girly’ or gay. It’s just something that I like, my wife likes it and even our daughters think it’s pretty cool that their dad wears his toes polished.

November 23rd, 2008 at 2:11 pm

I thought I would comment here, considering not many women were expressing their views.

I have a husband who also enjoys polish on his toes. We both do. This something that we started doing together about three years ago. We were on a vacation in Florida and we stopped into a nail salon so that I could get my nails done. He always had taken an interest in helping me to choose nail polish colors, but this time we could not agree on the same color. He liked a deep maroon and I liked a pretty red. So, the nail tech suggested that I have my nails done in the red, and he could have his toes done in the maroon.

Her suggestion sat well with both of us and when we were done, we both really liked his nails in that color. Since then, he has accompanied me a number of times and we’ve had our nails done together (he usually treats!).

I know some people may not accept this, but to us, this is just something that we like. I have never worried that his sexuality has ever been questioned, in fact, he seems to be getting even more loving and crazy lately!

I think that it’s time men were not kept so restricted on what they can and cannot do. We women have been able to do pretty much what we want; wearing men’s styles and clothes, getting men’s jobs, and all the while maintaining our feminity. I think a man who can express himself in a creative and colorful way is far more interesting that a guy who just follows the crowds.

November 23rd, 2008 at 4:11 pm

John, cool for you and hope your experience was fun and rewarding. The wife liked it too? I’ve yet to meet a woman who was put-off by such a sight. The local beauty supply cashier looks forward to my new colour, the lawyer assistant on my route askes to see, and the dockworkers at the university I deliver to, while they are still shy to the vivid colours, believe that pedicures and good looking feet are a plus. Actually, one of the guys on the dock just this week decided to get a light peach but only I’m to know.

November 23rd, 2008 at 4:27 pm

My girlfriend wanted me to add, while she would have gone out with me anyway, the French pedicure I was wearing blew it over the top. “Finally, a man who was comfortable with himself”. Also, the fact that my feet were shaved. It just goes together. Like I wrote above, It’s treasured, between us, that we match.

November 24th, 2008 at 6:55 am

Hi dianne, i’m mark(owner) of footmark’s pretty feet. I read your comment and i think thats very neat that you and your husband share this together. I’m still trying to find a lady to share this with also. I clearly know what you mean about your husband being alot more loving and kinda crazy. it certainly makes for a very involved healthy physical relationship. This is what i want with a nice lady, because i know if and when i do meet such a lady, our relationship will be so much more loving. As i had said in one of my earlier comments, if you or anyone else ever hears of a club/parties of some sort forming that specifically caters to men like myself, your husband, and others, then please feel free to e-mail me at footmark47@yahoo.com letting me in on it. It’s greatly appreciated. I think it would be actually wonderful if we could have our own venue to go to where all of men that love to polish our toenails could socialize, mingle, exchange ideas, and the like, barefooted(or feet exposed). And dianne, i must say that your husband is very fortunate to have a lady like you who is so supportive of him in this proud practice of all of us here.

November 24th, 2008 at 7:33 am

well mark to wife still does not know Im afraid that she go through the roof. it seems that she is just not a happy person like me.

November 24th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

Hi Everyone. I’m a 40 yr old lipstick lesbian who’s only painted her toes twice in her life…everybody say…ewwwww. I’ve always kept my f/nails well manicured usually with a clear glaze. My toes just don’t get that much attention but I have a feeling that’s about to change. I painted my f/nails Carribean Frost to go with my crazy snack fairy halloween costume. I really like the color and somehow it draws MY attention. I don’t know if having painted my toes to match my fingernails makes a strong impression on anyone or not nor do I care. I did it because I like it. Some judgemental people should really lighten up. I’d hate to think that because I wear make-up some people would think that I’m straight!! LOL

November 25th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

Hi everyone. I googled “men love nail polish” as a lark (I expected no relevant hits) and I was stunned that there are so many website discussions on this topic.

When I was younger, I goofed around with painting my nails and wearing sandals in public. This was partly to shock the ignorant and bigoted idiots I was cursed to live amongst during my formative years. Despite my hometown being a “modern” mid-size city, it remains to this day a place of open and pervasive racism. Naturally, my appearance had the desired effect (grin). Fortunately, my parents were supportive of my actions and did not interfere. In addition to the shock aspect, I privately enjoyed the ritual of painting my fingers and toes different colors of red and pink. When I finally could, I moved away from that awful place to pursue college, work, and marriage. In the whirlwind of life, I dropped the habit, even though my fiancee’ didn’t object.

The present – I’m 32, still happily married, and we have a spunky 10 year old daughter. I have a 9-5 desk job that is somewhat interesting. Last month, our friends invited us to a rock ‘n roll Halloween party: come as your favorite rock star. I went as Alice Cooper, complete with black nails. As my wife applied the polish, I was suddenly reminded of how much I love having my nails painted. It was a rush.

The next day, as soon as the black came off, the color went on. My wife put all of her polishes out on the dresser and said, “Pick one.” I went straight for the glittery pink. It looked awesome on me.

I’ve spent the past few weeks trying on different colors and picking out some of my own. I agree that electric blue is a good color for men, although my current toe-color is slightly lighter than that. I’m also drawn to purple; I picked out a glittery pale purple that I love.

Now here’s a paradox. Last weekend I changed the transmission fluid in my car; a grueling task that’s harsh on the toughest hands. From past experience, I knew my nails would be torn. To my surprise, the triple-coat of glittery purple was iron-tough through the whole ordeal. Even better, it had prevented the trans fluid from staining my nails. Well, that settled it. I’m never doing manual labor again without painting my nails first! LOL

Please comment. This is a great forum; let’s keep it going. Thanks.

November 27th, 2008 at 1:12 am

Hi Joe, i think that is soo cool that you are another man who loves to polish his toenails. Joe, i’m hoping that someday soon there will be a private club that will only cater to us men and women who paint their toenails. You’re right Joe, we all need to keep this communication going betweeen us so that hopefully and eventually we can have that private club i speak of. I’ve been pondering the idea in my head for better than a week now and now i’m going to start a little research to see how possible this idea is. In the meantime, i recently bought a real nice sparkling pinkish color of nail polish that looks soo awesome which i’m currently wearing, it’s hot. It’s called “Disco lights” by Milani. And i bought it at walgreens. It’s absolutely a great color for those of you who like the pinks. And lastly, this club idea i’m thinking of would entail like most others, yearly club membership, specific meeting locations(private), contests, a full line of nail polish colors to buy, foot massages, toenail painting, good food, byob, music, etc. I think this would be great for us. Let’s not be shy of afraid to communicate with each other, we all should be trying to connect with one another since apparently there is no other way. There are lots of clubs out there that cater to there specific interests, so there’s no reason why we can’t have one of our own……lets all connect, and just maybe we’ll get there…footmark47@yahoo.com

November 27th, 2008 at 1:28 am

Hi John, maybe you might want to kinda say something to your wife like that you saw a guy out there with his toenails polished. I’ve tried this a million times over the years and it gives you a clear idea of how the other person feels without revealing that you yourself is doing it. If you find that she in fact does’nt like it, then you know you should keep it to yourself and only share it with others who do recognize and accept it. But it’s very hard to do it this way because you start to feel like you want to be as open with it like other things you might be open about and it’ gets harder, i know, because i’ve already gone thru it with my ex-wife. She never knew for sure but did suspect that i was painting my toenails. She could never pinpoint it on me because we had a daughter in the house who was also painting her toenails all the time. John, this in part is why i’m looking so much at the idea of having a place or venue for us all to go to in order to express ourselves this way with others who are just like us. Hang in there john, you are supported by all of us here!

November 27th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

I have tested the waters with my wife on the deal. I told her that my friend guy friend asked me to go and get a regular pedicure with him. She thot that was odd for us guys go get a pedicure. So i asked what the problem was she said didnt think that u were the type to do that.Shes old school I think. So I did I took off the french pedicure now there bare. My cousin is the only person to see it shes a women. She thot that it looked really good and that it wasnt girly at all because the way they did it. By the way we seen another guy with it to. You know to be honest I dont do colors I dont want to be a women or wear there cloths Im happy as a man, but I really did like the french on my toes. If i cant get away with it and have to wear socks and shoes all the time then I just wont do it. Ill be the kid on the curb watching all the other kids play. it will be ok I do have a family and I didnt get married again to get divorced. Ill just put it all behind me.I was at work the other day and over heard some people talking about a guy that had his fingers and toes done black. The reply was oh hes gay, he has to be why would a guy do that, I wouldnt want my man doing that the next thing you know hell be wearing my cholths. Its bullsh** why can a guy have both ears pierced and its ok have long hair its ok or even maybe have a not so manly tattoo done its ok. its just all bullsh**. where fighting a war across the world and people want to worry about a straigh guy painting his toenails. Alright my bitch session is over you guys and gals be good have a good t day

November 29th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

Too bad John, but you do have to live with her. Once again though, you equate having colours on your toes somehow, makes you gay. It has nothing to do with it. Being gay means you have a preference for the same sex. What you wear on your toes or under your clothes does not, will not make you gay. I wear colours all the time and haven’t a problem knowing my sexuality. Neither does my girl friend or her mother. It doesn’t make me feel pretty, it makes me feel good about myself, hygiene, appearance. Only the “clockstoppers” think that somehow, someway a man is gay if he respects and admires any part of a woman’s regimen, and picks up on it to better himself. Good luck to you.

November 30th, 2008 at 3:31 am

Hi john, well, i wish you luck. As i said before, i think we all support you here as one of us. But since you do like to have your toenails done in at least the french, i know from experience that you will continue to want to do this because you like it. And if you fight against it, it just creates another war within your self. But i’m certainly here to give words of support to you John, and if you ever feel the need to e-mail me at footmark47@yahoo.com with any questions, then you are more than welcome. And Mark, you are absolutely right in the points you made on your last comment. I can very well relate to john because when one is married and the spouse does’nt accept something that the other spouse is doing, it makes it very hard to continue to do it and at the same time not wanting the other spouse to find out. I myself finally had to break away from my marriage in part because i could’nt totally be me, marriage to me made me feel like i had to suppress alot of things i wanted to do like paint my toenails anytime i wanted to or felt the need to. But john will be ok, he just has to work it out on his own in his own way. Mark, i was with 2 female friends today, both are fully aware that i paint my toenails and are very supportive of it. But one of my friend’s father saw my toenails and he said, “you’ve got girl feet”. But he did’nt mean that in a bad way because he knows i’m a freelance foot model, But i laughed a little when he said it because over the years everyone has always told me that i had pretty feet that belong on a girl and it’s true! My point is, it does’nt make me feel pretty either, but it does make me verry good that my feet are as pretty as they are. Pretty soon gentlemen, i will be posting the website information soon on here so all of you can view my foot photos. And in january 2009, i have another foot photo shoot scheduled and those photos are going to be even hotter!…..stay tuned guys!

December 11th, 2008 at 6:01 am

Hi guys, well, my painted toenails photos are now available for sale and for all of you to see. You can go directly to my photos at http://www.mrcsprettyfeet.photostockplus.com. where is all of my friends i made in here?…hahah, anyway all of you guys who love to paint your toenails, i think you’ll like and appreciate my photos. The photos did not come out exactly the way i wanted them to, at least some of them and because of it, i since then have terminated my photographer and have since then hired another. But most of the photos came out nice…..keep up the toenail painting guys and i hope you like my photos!

January 14th, 2009 at 3:20 am

Hi everyone, My wife and I are headed to Florida for a few days for business. My wife has picked out some new colors from O.P.I that she wants to see on my feet.We’ll be in Clearwater Beach area.
Will post the success when we get back.

January 16th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Footmark, there already is such a place where men can have their toenails painted and enjoy wearing them openly. It’s called “the world”!

Seriously, I’ve been openly wearing my toenails polished for better than five years now, and I enjoy it every day! I don’t do it for anyone else, I do it because I like it. And because of that kind of attitude about it, it does not bother me that not everyone agrees with my choice. But many do as well!

I think that because it does not harm anyone else in any way, it is something that I am totally free to experience if I want to. You should feel free to do what you want to too, and I think you have already found a good number of others who also agree with you!

January 21st, 2009 at 6:56 am

I’ve been wearing a variety of colors over the years. My wife just rolls her eyes. She’s not totally supportive of it, but it doesn’t really bother her either. I think she’s gotten used to it. I just like the look of it. Feet look better with painted toes.

Unfortunately, my wife doesn’t want anyone else to know about it and doesn’t want to be seen with me in sandals with painted toes. I’m hoping that she will eventually change her mind. Maybe if she saw others in our area (Chicago) doing it, she would be ok with it, but until then, it will have to be a winter thing.

January 23rd, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Hi all. I’ve worn polish on my toes for years and I also have a two toerings (one is 10ct gold with diamonds all round set flush, and the other is plain titanium). I live in a very bigotted area and wear them out all the time. Women tend to like it and only a coupld have men have made a face; but as I am 6’6″ and 260lbs of solid muscle they didn’t have the balls to mention their distaste directly to me (wise choice!) I do my own pedicures every two weeks and change the polish at the same time (sometimes earlier if I have a date.) Only one date said a negative comment, and she ended up walking home.

Life is too short to live by someone elses beliefs; you’ve got to do and believe whatever you want. I don’t wear skirts (I do own a couple of kilts; being Scottish) and I don’t consider polish as masculine or feminine, it’s just paint. My favourite colours are the dark reds, purples, copper/rust, blues and gold or silver. I’ve worn pink but only for fun. It’s too bad that pink was usurped by women as a result of WWII (look it up) as it used to be exclusively a mans colour. I like sparkley colours also and one of my favourites is a deep sparkle copper; lovely! :-)

Take care, and do you own thing.

January 24th, 2009 at 10:05 am

Jeff
We got back from Clearwater Beach. had a nice time. was a bit chilly.
We stopped at the Del Sol store and got some of the polish that changes color out in the sun. She loved it on my toes!!!
Had fun!!!

February 2nd, 2009 at 11:38 am

I guess I sort of fall into Tom’s category. I never really thought much about nail polish until last October. My wife had a mani/pedi and came home and told me how much she enjoyed the pedicure experience and how relaxing it was. Her toes looked lovely too! I got to thinking about it and scheduled my first pedicure. I really enjoyed it too and had my toes polished bright red. We then went on a weeks vacation (without our kids). When we got back, I grudgingly removed the polish and missed it immediately. About a month later I decided to do it again. This time I asked wife about a color choice beforehand. She said the red was too “over the top” and way too noticeable. I think she’s trying to keep me from embarrassing myself. So, the last time I had them french tipped. It’s not terribly noticeable and it gives those nails a nice finished look. The condition of my nails continues to improve, partly because of the professional pedicures but also because I take better care of them. I brush them with a soft brush each day while showering. I imagine by summer my nails will look great even without polish. I too, lack the courage to wear my flip flops everywhere I go with polish applied (even tipped). I feel great about gaining the family’s acceptance and I guess that’s the first step. Sure do miss the red though…

February 6th, 2009 at 7:28 am

I have read all of the posts and want to add my two cents. I am straigt and happily married. I started shaving my body hair many years ago and last year I got my first pedicure. I loved it. I was asked if I wanted polish, I said no just buff the nails. The next time I got a pedicure i decided to try poslish and got a clear coat. I loved the way the nails looked. After that i was hooked. I could not wait for the next pedicure. I went and this time i got the colored polisd. I have had many colors since and now I think I will try the French. I live in Florida amd wear flip flops ALL the time. I have never had a negative comment and if I did get one I would not care. They re my toes and I will do what i want.

February 7th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Well guys, I totally agree with you! I began experimenting with nail polish when I was a teen, and though it was quite fun, I kind-of grew out of it after about a year.
Then, about 4 years ago, my wife was sitting next to me in front of the TV painting her toenails with a beautiful dark maroon polish. I tole her that I really liked the color and that it made her feet look so mysterious and sexy. She grinned at me and then playfully offered to paint mine since I liked it so much…and I accepted! She did such a nice job that they looked like they had come out of a salon, and I was reminded of my earlier days when I had been interested in nail polish.

Well, I’ve gone through a lot of nail polish since then! We both liked how it looked to have matching toes, so it became somewhat of a ritual for us – something that a loving couple could share together. Never any talk about it being ‘just for women’ at all. And since then, it has become a part of me.
My family and friends were not sure what to make of it at first, but we got beyond that pretty quick when they realized how much she and I liked it. And, I do get pedicures every now and then, so my feet and nails are kept in pretty good shape. By the way, if you are going to wear your toes polished, you do have to keep your feet looking decent, or the polish will not add anything, and may even make them look worse.

If you are a guy and feel that you would like to try this someday, I would not hesitate to encourage you to just go to a nail salon and give it a shot. You can begin with just the plain pedicure (because that in itself is a pretty awesome experience), and then warm up to the use of polish when you’re ready. I really like the look of polish because it gives my feet a finished look, much better than just having plain nails. And, when someone does notice, it is more often than not a positive experience.

The other contributors above have already said it pretty well, it is not something that is only for women anymore. The Today show this week even featured some new products for men, including Man Glaze non-gloss nail polish! How much more of an endorsement do you need than that – National Television?

Feel free to drop me a line if you need any specific advice or encouragement. I’ve talked to many guys who struggle with it themselves, or even a spouse or girlfriend who does not accept it, and I hope I have helped them figure out a way to gradually get into it. You can get ahold of me at toepaintguy@yahoo.com

Keep ‘em polished, guys!

February 17th, 2009 at 9:16 am

HOW DO I GO ABOUT TELLING MY WIFE THAT I WANT TO PAINT MY NAILS? I ALREADY GO WITH HER FOR PEDICURES AND THE TECHNICIAN HAS ASKED IF I WANT PAINT AND WHAT COLOR. I WIMP OUT AND GET THE CLEAR.

February 18th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

I’ve been reading all these posts and have enjoyed them all. I’ve been with my gf for 2 years. One day while she was painting her toes she jokingly asked me if i wanted her to do mine. I think she was surprised when i said sure why not. A few minutes later my toes were light pink. Ever since we enjoy polishing each others nails and usually have matching toes which we both think is really fun. Last week my gf suggested that we go get pedicures for Valentines Day. I wasnt sure at first since know one had seen my polished toes but here, but finely i agreed that it would be fun. So we went to the nail salon and sat next to each other and i got my first pedicure. We both got our toes done in bright red for the valentines day occasion. It turned out to be a great experience for both of us and we plan on going back again soon!!!

February 22nd, 2009 at 4:06 am

I have been painting my toe nails forseven years now. I also have been wearing a toe ring for about five years. My wife likes both. we’ve been married for three years. I paint my toe nails a baby pink and love the color. I wear sandals from spring to fall after work. We live in the north east part and haven’t seen any other guys paint there toe nails or wear a toe ring. I’m not gay but, feel good about doing this.

February 23rd, 2009 at 11:45 am

Hi Pete,
I know how you feel about breaking the news to the Wife that you want to color your nails. The best thing to do is just do it. The next time you get a pedi, go by yourself. Have the tech suggest a color and go for it. When you get home, don’t say anything until she does. If she freaks out tell her it was a joke and you can take it off. If she likes it, then you can leavce it on and the next time you can both get a pedi together and maybe have matching color on your toes. My wife loves my toes colored. We do each others toes in a regular basis and it is always a turn on. Some of the best sex we have is after we do our toes.

March 6th, 2009 at 7:27 am

Hay I am 16 and I love the fealing when my feet look good and are painted. But no one in my family or any of my friends know. I am strait but if any of them found out I would be labled as gay. And my dad is homofobic and would send me off to my moms. I dont know how to go around with telling them. or should I just wait for 2 more years When I will be out on my own?

March 13th, 2009 at 7:13 am

THANKS FOR THE ADVICE RICHARD. I AM SPORTING A SHINY BLACK NOW AND MY WIFE LOVES IT. SHE SAID THAT I SHOULD TRY SOME BOLDER COLORS NEXT TIME WE GO TOGETHER. THANKS AGAIN. WHAT A RELIEF!!!

March 18th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

Hey Pete, that is so cool! It’s really awesome that your wife liked it on you!
I was in a similar situation, I have had a desire to try polish on my toenails for quite a while, but I thought my wife would freak over it. But I too saw Richard’s advice and thought it was great!

I tried a silver colored polish and though my wife was not as crazy about it at first when I got home at first. But I showed her this discussion and a few others and she began to warm up to the idea. We’re not at the point where she’s ready to go get matching pedicures yet though. She likes to wear reds and pinks, and she thinks maybe I should stick to a more masculine look.

I am really glad I found this blog – this is exactly what I was looking for for quite a while!

Thanks guys!!

March 19th, 2009 at 8:39 am

BE PATIENT DANNY. IT TOOK ME A LOT OF TIME TO FINALLY SHARE MY DESIRE TO WEAR POLISH WITH MY WIFE. AFTER READING THIS DISCUSSION AND RECEIVING ADVICE I FINALLY DID TELL HER. AT FIRST SHE WAS NOT CRAZY ABOUT THE IDEA BUT SHE HAS GROWN TO LIKE IT. SHE JUST SUGGESTED THAT WE START GETTING MATCHING POLISH WHEN WE GET OUT PEDICURES DONE. SOOOOOOO GLAD THAT I FINALLY TOLD HER. WHAT A RELIEF. I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT PEDICURE TO SEE WHAT COLOR SHE HAS IN MIND.

March 23rd, 2009 at 5:31 pm

I am a guy and have loved the thought of polished toes. Last week I took the leap and did it. They are now painted a very shiny pink/red shade. I love how they look! I plan on keeping them polished now.

March 24th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

The color of the week for my wife and I is a Navy Blue. She let me choose and I decided to keep it masculine even though I really wanted to choose something red or pink. I didn’t want to scare her. Maybe next time….

March 25th, 2009 at 10:16 am

I polish my toes and have also used it a few times on my fingernails. I have tried the more manly colors on my toes (Haute Chocolate – a nice brown, Oynx Rush – a shiny black, and several shades of maroon) I noticed that several men mentioned Electric Blue, could anyone tell me who makes that? also, what shade of blue is it? I just wanting to try different colors. I have only used clear and a color called Sheerleader – it’s a tranlucent pale pink on my fingers but am thinking of trying other colors. I have only been doing this for the last couple of years, after some coaxing from my wife to try it. I am thinking of getting a French pedicure but I’m not real comfortable with getting polish at the salon yet. By the way I just turned 50 – maybe I’m having a mid life crisis LOL

March 26th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Hey Ken, I’ve tried a number of blue colors, but I think medium to darker blues look best on guys IMO. The lighter blues look awesome on girls though!
I am also pushing 50, and I too have my toenails polished pretty much all of the time, since my wife playfully painted them one evening when I was zonked out. They didn’t look that great, but it was an intriguing look, so I tried it at a nail place following a pedicure, and it turned out really good! Both she and I really liked it, so I just kept wearing them that way.
And a pedicure with polish lasts up to a month, so it’s pretty low maintenance.
We’ve even had matching pedicures a few times. That’s a kick!

March 30th, 2009 at 10:54 am

Hey guys, my husband also does this. He wears black mostly, but he’s tried dark blue too. I think it looks good on him.

April 4th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

I have been wearing clear fingernail polish and pink toe polish for many years.I really wish men didn’t have to hide somethings usually done by women.I also wear sheer nylons with shorts every summer.Its a nice feeling that shouldn’t be just for women!

April 6th, 2009 at 9:17 am

I think it is great that so many men have posted about wearing nail polish. I too have been painting my toenails for years. I wear mostly manly colors like black, blue, silver but I have been known to wear the pinks, pastels, reds and so forth. Right now I am trying to get a time to get french. I have never gotten one on my trips to the salon but I think it is about time.

April 6th, 2009 at 10:20 am

My wife and I got a nice lavender color this week in honor of Easter.

April 7th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

I am sport gunmetal blue right now. It’s an awsome color.

Been painting my toes for many years now and wife is ok with it but not much about me going in public often anymore. I think she’s worried about comments or issues when our kids are with us.

April 8th, 2009 at 7:52 am

I encourage everyone to go out in public. Not only is it very liberating but it is also the only way that we came break from the norm. You’ll be suprised, most comments if any are usually very positive.

April 8th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

I agree! I wore polish privately on my toes for years before a girlfriend suggested I just wear it openly, and damn the consequences because she thought it looked good.
Well, she was right, and the biggest hurdle to get over was my own perception of what others would say. The feedback I get is almost entirely positive! Most people don’t even notice, but when they do (mostly women), they usually have something nice to say like “Nice color”, or “Your toes look great. I wish my husband would try that”. When you get reactions like that, your inhibitions go away very quickly!
It’s really quite liberating to wear your toes polished in public. Guys who have an interest in this should really just try it!

April 9th, 2009 at 9:53 am

AMEN, DAVID! IF MORE GUYS THOUGHT LIKE YOU, WE WOULDN’T HAVE TO “HIDE” ANYMORE. THE ONLY WAY FOR IT TO BE ACCEPTED BY THE PUBLIC IS TO FIRST INTRODUCE IT TO THE PUBLIC.GOOD FOR YOU! COME ON GUYS. GET OUT THERE.

April 10th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

My partner and I operate a salon and we have begun working not attract male clients because we know that is one good way to increase business (and they tip better than women too!). Many men could really benefit from a manicure. It helps enhance their business image. And a pedicure can help dispell the general opinion that men’s feet are ugly and should be kept covered. Besides, it just feels great too, whether you are a woman or man.

We have also been suggesting clear polish to help clean up men’s fingernails. We find that many men like this ‘extra’ touch, and some men are even going for the option of colored polish on their toes. We don’t know how many wear it openly, but it seems that more are doing this because we have had repeat customers ask for it and try new colors besides basic black (typical ‘starter’ color for men).

I think this is really catching on, and as a salon operator, I really hope it does too! I think it looks great on guys!

April 10th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

sorry, that’s ‘working to attract’

April 11th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Danielle, I wish more salons were more male friendly. It might become more common and accepted.

April 13th, 2009 at 9:12 am

HEADING TO THE NAIL SALON WITH MY WIFE ON WEDNESDAY. ANY COLOR SUGGESTIONS???

April 15th, 2009 at 10:26 am

Pete, try a deep metallic green! Your wife may want to get something different, but I tried this color after a gal friend suggested that it might look good on my toes, and it really did!

April 16th, 2009 at 9:12 am

JAKE, I TOOK YOUR COLOR ADVICE AND LOVED IT. I ACTUALLY WORE MY SANDALS OUT OF THE SALON INSTEAD OF PUTTING MY SHOES BACK ON. WALKED THE AVENUE FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. VERY LIBERATING. A FEW LOOKS BUT NO NEGATIVE COMMENTS.MY WIFE LOVES THIS COLOR ON ME. SHE CHOSE A SKY BLUE FOR HERSELF.

April 20th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Hey, I jsut came across this blog and thought it looked very interesting. I have dabbled in nail polish a few times, mostly just out of curiousity, and after a girl friend painted my toenails with a dark blue color and I liked the way it looked. I never really intended to wear it openly, but I do actually like wearing it privately off and on.

I did not realize that there were many other guys into this. After reading the comments here, I am feeling like maybe it’s okay and I should try it and see what happens. I have been wondering how to wear it more openly and so this has helped me quite a bit. It’s pretty cool that you guys wear it and even get compliments from others.

Thanks guys! I think this was just the encouragement that I needed.

April 21st, 2009 at 7:45 am

MICHAEL, IF IT FEELS GOOD, DO IT! YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPPOINTED.

April 22nd, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Well guys, I got into this sort-of by necessity. I am a marathon runner, and my toenails usually turn different shades of gray, blue and yellow because of the trauma from the constant pounding my feet get. I tried a number of different remedies, including pedicures and other methods to help keep them from turning colors, but I finally just gave up and stopped worrying about it.

Then my wife suggested that I try covering them with a neutral-colored opaque nail polish so they would at least be the same color. Well, it looked a lot better and so that is when I began painting my toenails on a regualr basis.

However, I got bored with the neutral color and began experimenting with other colors that I thought still looked masculine. She liked how they looked with colors on them, and so that is how I ‘graduated’ into the colored-toenails-on-guys leagues with the rest of you!

April 25th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

I was setting a suprise appointment for my wife to get a lunchtime pedicure. While at the spa the owners talked me into getting one – I was wearing sandals and had a bad bout of athletes foot awhile back. Feet were never the same since. Anyway I get the pedicure and at the end the question is asked, “Clear or color,” while holding up a bottle of clear nail polish. Hadn’t crossed my mind that would even come up. My well thought out and concise answer was, “Ummm…” “You’d look good with color.” Next thing I know I’ve got burgundy toes, I’m wearing sandals and I’m on the other side of the city with 6-7 errands to run.

I only observed two people that noticed, and no one called the fashion police, so I think it’s okay.

Anyway, my wife likes the way my feet feel now and loves the color. I loved the actual experience of the pedicure and I’m diggin’ the colored toes thing. It makes me feel to be well groomed, literally, from head to toe.

Some are touting that only those “artistic types” should sport the color toes. WHY?!?! He’s still a guy, just like me. No more, no less. BTW I picked up that case of athletes foot either at the gym or my martial arts class (I’m a 2nd Degree Black Belt)– and I work in a prison as a Corrections Officer. I’m pretty sure I’m not a “gurlyman”.

I guess what I’m trying to say is “Chill out people, it’s just paint!” Thanks for letting me rant for a moment.

“Oh my, I hope I don’t ruin my pedi… as I’m kickin’ ya teeth down ya throat!” :)

April 25th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

Forgot to mention that I still have the burgundy toes, I have worn sandals in public (thereby exposing the toes), I will be going for monthly pedicures, and I will continue to get color polish on my toes.

“Oh my, I hope I don’t ruin my pedi… as I’m kickin’ ya teeth down ya throat!” :)

April 27th, 2009 at 7:48 am

EDGAR, IF ONLY EVERYONE WAS MORE LIKE YOU. WE NEED MORE TOUGH GUYS TO PROUDLY WEAR THIER NAIL PAINT PUBLICLY SO THAT IT WILL BECOME ACCEPTABLE. GOOD FOR YOU! BTW- MINE ARE MAROON THIS WEEK.

April 28th, 2009 at 8:19 am

My 7 and 5 year old daughters asked me about it the first day. I told them it made Daddy feel good and that Mommy and Daddy were happy. I decided when I got them done, that if my daughters had issues with it, the polish was coming off. They both agreed that it looked a bit wierd on Daddy, but my nails did look good. After the initial “What!?!?”, it’s been no big deal to them. In fact they now point out ugly guy toes when we’re out together. Just tossin’ that out there…

“Oh my, I hope I don’t ruin my pedi… as I’m kickin’ ya teeth down ya throat!” :)

April 30th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Hi Pete, you’re right about going public with our toenails polished. i just started going to the beach and playing in the shallow water openly with my toenails painted. I’ve gotten alot of compliments from women who love it. most of the men just look for a second or two but don’t say anything. i’ve gone to the beach and done this about 6 times now. any southern california guys in here want to start our own club??..i live in long beach, california. I’ve been told for years that i have verrry pretty feet for a guy, it’s true! and right now i’m wearing royal blue polish, it’s a very pretty color. it’s a royal blue but it’s called “blew it” by sally hansen……try it out guys!
And about the club thing, feel free to e-mail your thoughts to me about this idea at footmark47@yahoo.com. everyone else seems to have groups and private clubs that they identify with when it comes down to things like this. there is no reason why we can’t have one of our own. And it does’nt mean we have to spend alot of money to do this. it would just be a matter of exchanging contact information, banding together with the ladies who are also into this and those who like it in us men, and simply deciding where we would meet and each of us could pitch in to where each member would not have to pitch in much if we get alot of members. Our club would be private. for example, if we wanted to reserve a bar for just us only with no public patrons, this would be absolutely great! or, if we wanted to do a private beach party or something along those lines, we could make it happen between all of us. the club would simply be for us to meet and socialize, exchange ideas, etc. with other men and women who are into this like us all here. anyway guys, i did’nt want to make a long deal, i just wanted to point out that this could work if we all come together on it. besides, i have yet to meet the right lady who will share this with me. for all you other gentlemen who have girlfriends and wives who share this with you, my hat’s off to you!…my name is mark.

May 11th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Hi, I wanted to respond to the many men here who wear nail polish on their toes. I think you guys are AWESOME! I mean, men’s fashions are so plain and restrictive these days, while us women can wear about anything we want. And we have lots of fun being creative with it! Why shouldn’t men be allowed to have some fun too? I think you guys are right-on with trying it and I hope that it becomes even more popular with men.

Besides, I think it looks sexy on you (as long as it’s not a feminine color liek red or pink)!

May 12th, 2009 at 4:36 am

THANKS, ELLEN. I WISH MORE PEOPLE WHERE AS OPEN-MINDED. IT WOULD DEFINITELY HELP OUR CAUSE. BY THE WAY, I’M WEARING A NAVY BLUE THIS WEEK.

May 13th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Hi everyone. I’m new to painted toenails. I’m happily married, father of 2 young girls, and a high earning professional. I take care of myself and I’m very fit. I don’t think that I have a foot fetish but I do like my feet to be nice. I’ve always kept them very soft. Just last week, my girls wanted me to paint their nails, as mom was not around. I thought how hard could it be? Once I did theirs, I thought I’d do mine to entertain them. Wow! I was surprised how good they looked and how great it felt. It was bright pink but what the hell, why not? I wore them a few days then tried a darker pink I found in the drawer. Much better. My wife is still trying to accept it. I’ve been out to many places with them and haven’t had any good or bad comments. Some weird looks but I don’t care. Life is too short. I’m confident, secure, and will keep painting my toenails. A dark maroon is next. I have to go shopping for some new colors.

May 19th, 2009 at 6:03 am

It was a beautiful sunny day in Columbus Ohio. My wife put on Bronzed to Perfection by O.P.I. We spent the day shopping.It was a great day.Seemed to have gotten warmer smiles from the gals.Wife noticed it too.

May 20th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Anyone have any good ideas for a masculine summer color?

May 23rd, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Who says red or pink can’t be worn by guys?I am male and just so happen to paint my toes mainly red or pink,besides brown or grey is too drab of a color on toes.

May 24th, 2009 at 6:40 am

I polish my toe nails as well. My feelings about this topic are. If a person that wants to paint his nails they should be able to if he wants too. And wear any color he or she wants. I am a christian man and there is nothing in the bible that states its ok for one and not the other.The problem with this is (society) and what they think. If people would worrie more about there own issues I don’t think this would be even a topic. What about men’s rights? I say if you enjoy wearing nail polish or anything else then who says your feelings are wrong. Just be yourself …

May 29th, 2009 at 10:57 am

Guys should be doing something with their feet and nails. Especially if they wear flip flops or sandals. Being here in the desert SW, it’s downright ugly, the sight of some guys feet! I’m a very straight 37 year old male, and I make damn sure that my feet are well groomed whenever I’m in sandals. This includes wearing nail polish. I’m not real big on bold colors myself, but I do like to use a low sheen clear or very pail white polish, something natural. Nail polish really does complete the manicured look. Nice and clean, and it shows that you take care of yourself.

June 9th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

I’m 21 and straight but I like to paint my toe nails hoyt pink and baby blue , I have a huge foot fetish 4 pretty feet

June 18th, 2009 at 9:58 am

Keep your eyes on the media, guys. It is gaining popularity everyday. Keep up the good work…

June 22nd, 2009 at 4:09 am

I think its way cool!

June 24th, 2009 at 12:43 am

Guys, go ahead and try nail polish – really! It’s fun and helps you feel ‘free’ and expressive. I know of two men who wear it on their feet and it looks just fine. Do not be too concerned about what some people say about it, it’s not your life they are living.

June 27th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

I think it rocks for guys who have the balls to wear it. It’s different, edgy, sexy and just what a guy needs to say that he’s not your ‘average’ guy. My BF wears his toenails polished and I like it!

June 27th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

I am a 43 year old married man with three sons and a wonderfully fun wife. She ‘introduced’ me to nail polish quite a while ago. It was to cover up some discoloration I had in a couple toenails due to her dropping a cast iron skillet on them. I think she felt that she should try to make it up to me, so she offered to paint over the odd color with a neutral beige polish she had. Well, it did not look right to have just two nails painted, so she painted the rest. I continued to wear my toenails painted until the darker color grew out. But by then, I was so used to it, that I just kept them painted.
I have since tried a few other colors and find that I actually like wearing some of them. My wife is now taking credit for me wearing my toenails painted (she obviously likes them that way).
When people ask about it, we just enjoy telling the story of the cast iron skillet!

July 14th, 2009 at 11:07 am

lol… not sure if I like it.

I think it’s cute and very sexy when guys wear ankle bracelets.

However polish and toe rings on guys is too feminine for me.

But…

If you are married to kate beckinsale then a guy can get away with it!!

If you dare call him gay — you’re just jealous.

July 15th, 2009 at 12:35 am

I didn’t realize how long it had been since I left my first comment on here. My truckdriving friends have givin me the nick-name of “Wild Style” I’m still wearing black polish but sometimes will wear a dark blue or gray color. I’m actually getting compliments from women and men now! I wear flip-flops all the time because dammit, if they look good, show them off! I don’t see women trying to hide their tattoos. My nails, hands and feet, are always painted. I don’t know what else to say, I fell in love with it. My wife, co-workers and friends are very cool with it. They say I look like Ozzy because he’s in a commercial wearing black nails. It’s just paint!!! My wife and I still get pedicures together at this salon, it’s the most relaxing thing I do only second to playing my Les Paul(guitar). Life is good!

July 24th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

At first is was a joke and dare. Now I like it – even red and pink.
Yeah I got some teasing but what the hell—-.

Just try it guys!

July 25th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

I started wearing clear polish on my toes over four months ago. Now I’m experimenting with sheers and skin tones. I almost started fifteen years ago and wish I had now.

July 31st, 2009 at 8:16 am

After staying up too late last night reading these comments, I went out this morning and purchased a lovely shade of blue nail polish (‘Fancy Fishnets’!) which I’m going to apply to my toes. I wear flip-flops most of the time, and I’ve got no intention of hiding my colorful new pedicure, so we’ll see how this goes. I suspect I’m going to like it!

August 1st, 2009 at 7:50 am

Good luck, Brent. You are going to love it!!!

August 4th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

I LOVE polish on men’s toes. I tried to get my hubby’s done for years then I finally painted them pink while he slept one night and then hid the remover. He kept it on after I showed him my appreciation the next day and we never looked back. He won’t wear sandals when they are painted but I am working on that. And for color I always go for pink or red. I think it’s hot.

August 7th, 2009 at 12:22 am

i cant wait to the school hoildays when im going to use my mums nail polish for my toes

August 8th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

I am a straight male in my late 20\’s, and I have been painting my toenails since I was in my early teens – but mostly in private… Until now! I had secretly worn colors as a teen, but only on occasion, and only for short periods of time. In my early 20\’s, I started getting pedicures, along with a type of french tip polish, called an \”American mani/pedi\”. This is an off-white or natural-colored tip (as opposed to the pure whiteness of a french tip), along with a matte (not shiny) top coat. This has become my \”default\” style of polish. But yesterday, for my birthday, I decided to take the leap and have my nail tech apply a very cool \”Gunmetal\” color, that I am now rocking out in public as often as possible! The nail tech girls all liked the look very much, and my hairstylist immediately complimented it too! I pretty much feel like I\’ve conquored my inhibitions about wearing colored toenail polish in public! I\’m planning on trying a few blues, greens, and silver/greys. If people have that negative of a reaction to my toes, then that ought to tell me that they\’re not the type of people I\’d get along with anyways!

August 10th, 2009 at 7:42 am

Last year I was diagnosed as being diabetic, and it has wreaked havoc on my hair and nails. To protect them from breaking I started to wear clear nail hardener on the fingers and toes. It was really cool and I decided to experiment a little. Went out and bought about 10 colors I liked for the toes, but will only wear clear on the fingers. I really enjoy seeing some of the reactions on poeple’s faces when they notice, but so far most have kept negative reactions to themselves.

What doe4 bother me though, is that I have read in many of the forums that so many feel that you have to be labeled as gay if you polish your nails and/or toes. I find this quite distressing that so many people are so narrow minded in these modern times to label people because they want to try something different. Personally, I believe that it is simply a reaction within themselves because they are not comfortable in thier own skin. What a pitty! In the maen time, quite frankly, I don’t give a crap what other people think about it, because if I like it I’m going to keep doing it.

The practice has been gaining some popularity becasue I have notice several guys wearing polish on fingers and toes in my area. Most of them are wearing clear but I have seen a couple with color on the toes.

So men, do not let people label you and keep you in a box. If you like it then do it! Treat yourself to a little pleasure and fun. Try manicures and pedicures and play around with polish colors. Like I always say, If it feels good do it!

August 17th, 2009 at 11:29 am

I have also tried different colors and recently I decided to get the French pedi. My wife and I love it. We both got a French pedi and I only have gotten positive feedback from several women and have not noticed any negative reaction. In any case I could not care less if people do not like my toenails. They are mine and I will do what I want whth them

August 19th, 2009 at 2:24 am

Terri your husband is lucky to have you painting his toenails.I wish my wife was more understanding like you.I painted my toes silver the other day.I also like red and pink too.I also have a nude nailpolish on my fingers too.They look so clean now.

September 2nd, 2009 at 1:49 pm

I’m with you Mike, sadly I only get grief from my wife. I have been painting my toes every summer for about 4 years now and always wear sandals to show them off. I usually do black or a deep wine colour but lately have tried french. I don’t think I’ve ever had a negative comment yet, maybe one or two looks askance but not as many as positives (if you exclude the wife :-).

September 15th, 2009 at 6:42 am

How many here have told your wife or partner about your desire to wear polish and how did you do it? What was the response?

September 19th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

It’s totally cool. I am a straight guy been getting occasional pedi’s and wearing t/n polish for a couple of years. I get a lot of compliments from women. Most men don’t even notice. I wore candy apple red metallic when I bartended for a friend’s holiday party last year. It was a big hit. Mainly, women like a guy who takes care of himself and most men have hooves and a woman wouldn’t want those hooves touching them in bed. So pick up the maintenance, fellas, and don’t be afraid to try something fun and different. Try black, dark brown, or a super dark navy or purple. To paraphrase Napoleon Dynamite, ” GOSH! It won’t turn you gay!”

October 5th, 2009 at 8:33 am

My wife and I went together for pedicures yesterday and both got the same color red on our toes. we left with sandals on and it was very invigorating. I think because I was walking around with such confidence that no one even noticed. My wife loved it. We went shopping and out to dinner afterwards in sandals. I got a few glances but no comments or dirty looks of any kind. A few girls even smiled. That was a great experience and my wife was properly rewarded when we got home. ;-)

October 10th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Ok, so it appears that there are a lot of guys that do their toes. But are there many of you that acutally do your fingernails? I figure that if I am gonna wear nail polish on my toes then why not on my fingers. Any more of you out there that do the same?

October 17th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Rick,I’m with you.I not only wear silver/pink or red polish on my toes but for years I have been mixing clear polish with a colored polish that doesn’t stand out but noticable up close.I love the hint of color and the shine it gives my fingernails.My wife hasen’t commented although I know she has noticed.

October 23rd, 2009 at 2:56 pm

It’s never been really told that it’s alright for men to wear nail polish particularly by the nail polish companies, advertisements, commercials, store marketing and so forth. You almost NEVER see it being promoted for men as a fashion statement in any commercial or clothing magazine ect. It frustratingly remains to be hush hush for men to wear it. I wish I knew what the answer is but it doesent seem to ever get legs and take off. I continue to wear it out, on my toes mostly, I also go to a salon but I usually feel like I’m the ONLY man that wears nail polish in public. When I constantly see the commercials,advertisements, clothing catalogs ect all showing women with their nails polished it constanly makes me have to wrestle with the feeling of maybe I shouldn’t be doing it. WHEN ARE WE AS MEN GOING TO BE TOLD THAT IT’S OK?

October 25th, 2009 at 7:19 am

Tim, take a step and emal the nail polish companies and ask them to start advertising for men. I have emailed a few, maybe if more mem would ask them to, they might. It would be stupid for them not to, They would greatly increase their profits.
The ball is in our court to push the manufatures to start marketing to us normal everyday guys. Take the first step for it to be normal for guys to paint their nails and be accepted as such.

October 28th, 2009 at 11:34 am

Tim, I know of two companies (BB Couture and Man Glaze) that already market nail polish for men. BBC even recently introduced a collection of six colors just for men, so these companies are starting to come around. Both company’s colors look more masculine, so they are somewhat unique. I’ve heard many say that there is no reason why men can’t just buy nail polish that’s already being offered too.

You make a good point about men not feeling comfortable buying products that are marketed for women. We certainly have seen plenty of women openly buy products intended for men with no fear of rejection toward them. So, maybe the solution here is that us guys just change our perceptions and forget about whether nail polish is ‘for women’. We can and do buy it now, so what’s the big deal?

I agree with Rick that if we just begin wearing it openly then we will have taken that (big) necessary step to get it to become more widely acceptable. The perception that it’s somehow gay or non-manly is purely BS. It’s just paint and in no way is going to dictate or change your sexual preference. My opinion is that if you care enough to wear your toenails polished, then you are probably taking better care of your feet anyway, which is a great improvement over the condition that most men’s feet are in.

Guys, men wearing nail polish is gaining in popularity, so the only real decision left for you to make is whether you will be one of the trend leaders, or just a follower.

October 29th, 2009 at 8:11 am

Dave,
Thanks for your encouraging words. I do already wear polish openly. I wear color on my toes and clear (Nails for Males by Orly)on my fingers. I do not hide it. In fact, my wife hates when I don’t have polish on. We go to the salon every week together and she usually choses the color for me. I wear sandals when I leave and sometimes we go out afterwards and I keep the sandals on. It is very invigorating. We all have to stop being shy or embarrassed. There is nothing wrong with expressing yourself. It is just paint. We must stop hiding in order for it to become more mainstream. Keep it up, guys!!!!!

October 29th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Rick… I am definately interested in emailing these nail polish companies by the masses. If you or anyone who reads this comment knows any of the email addresses of some of these nail polish companies please list them on this site. Thank you.

November 1st, 2009 at 9:56 am

Tim, just search your favorite nail polish manufacture, and there almost always is a contact us link. Click on that and you should be able to email them. Good luck.

November 3rd, 2009 at 10:48 pm

BB Couture colors rock!!! Buddy of mine turned me on to them when they first came out, and I got’em at overallbeauty.com because I know the owner of that site. You can see a pic of my foot sportin’ Military Blues on the blog there. There’s been no mass media advertising for men as of yet, but the “word of mouth” train is rolling down the track pretty darn quickly. I’ve seen pics of MMA fighters with painted toes and came across one of Antonio Banderas too. Just keep going guys — we can take this mainstream just like those guys of bygone years did with ear rings.

November 5th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

I wear polish. My wife does mine. I like medium blue colors.

November 13th, 2009 at 8:11 am

I went to the salon with my wife for a pedicure yesterday. The nail technician asked me what color I wanted and I was going to chose a dark blue as usual. My wife said “Why don’t we get matching colors this time?” She had already chosen a color called bordeux which is a dark red. I said “Sure, ok.” I loved it and so did she. We went out for the day to shop and eat and I was proud to show off our matching toes in public.

November 18th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

I have been wearing matte black toenails openly since halloween and have had no negative comments from anyone. My wife loves it and I enjoy it also. Let’s make mainstream!

November 29th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I’m wearing Sally Hansen “Wined Up”. Kind of a deep burgundy. I like it!

November 30th, 2009 at 11:39 am

I love it that guys are finally “getting it” about fashion! Women have known for a long time that you can pretty much do what you like, and it then becomes a part of “you”. Look at how we continually experiment our hair, our makeup and our clothes to get that unique look that we cherish.
And why shouldn’t guys be allowed to experiment a little and have some fun? I have actually seen a guy wearing his toenails polished – and to me, it looked just great. Seriously, people really need to open up and let us be us!

Congrats, guys. You finally figured it out.

November 30th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

I’ve been a closet polish wearer on my toes, meaning that I don’t wear it in public view, for over two years now. I am not sure why I initially tried it, but once I did, I liked it a lot. I enjoy the way it looks on my feet and the colors you can buy today are so cool. I like to wear dark blues and greens, some purples and silvers.

Kudos to you guys who have been wearing it in public. I hope I can get past my trepidation with it. Your many comments have really helped me to get my courage up. I suppose that if a girl invited me to wear it, that would probably do it.

December 2nd, 2009 at 11:37 pm

I have been wearing a very shear white polish, with a matte clear top coat for a while now. People are always looking at my feet, and comment on how nice they look. I suspect that most women can tell I’m wearing a shear polish, but guys are clueless about it. I know it’s the polish that adds that extra touch of my nails looking very well taken care of. My feet just don’t look as good naked.

December 3rd, 2009 at 7:01 am

John, That is a good look for those not ready for color. Trust me, women prefer nice looking feet. Good job!!! I actually use that combination on my hands and most people don’t even notice.

December 17th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Years ago I was in a organization that traveled all summer, and all I wore were flip-flops. I started painting my nails (toe) orange, then went to pink and then on to a deep burgendy. I loved it so much that I sported it for several years with out a change, just a touch-up.

Then several years later, I started it again and even did my fingers the same Victoria Secrets burgendy. I had got a few comments from some men, but my g/f at the time did it and liked it. I kept that for about a year.

Well, I am now in my late 40’s and don’t have any polish on my toe’s, but I do have acrilics on my fingers. I have a pearl color polish on them and just love them. I did have a flower design on them that went with my dress that I wore in a beauty pagent. Hence the nails being done. I plan on keeping them, and look forward to several years of pertty nails.

I want to say kudos to all of you who wear polish on your nails, be it hands, feet or both.

I look forward to more comments….

December 21st, 2009 at 1:54 pm

great! great! – where are this man in austria???

December 23rd, 2009 at 10:29 am

I have been wearing nail polish for sometime now and I am a hetero male. I love wearing it and 99% of the time I get compliments on it! From people who would have probably never said a word to me in the first place. Do I like attention, sure why not.. who doesn’t? You can see pics of my latest peds along with some other fashion topics on my blog (which is just getting started so bear with me!) so just click on my name above if you’re interested!

December 26th, 2009 at 9:43 am

I have been painting my toes for about 6 months now and really enjoy doing so. i’ve had them professionaly done a couple of times and enjoyed it a lot. I work outside a lot so I’am mostly on my feet and after awhile the start to hurt. I think must men shy way form it cause they think it’s girly, I don’t think it’s just a girl thing I think guys can enjoy it too without the fear of it being girly I think every guy out there should try it at least once and if you like it keep doing it if you don’t like then don’t it again

December 30th, 2009 at 3:55 am

Great to hear all of the exeriences!
My wife likes to do my toes. I wear polish 24/7. She changes the color every couple weeks. We went on vacation to the French West Indies,Sain-Martin,clothing optional beach- she changed color on my toes every day. She loves it!

January 11th, 2010 at 9:41 am

Went for pedi yesterday with my wife. She got purple. I got navy blue. I decided to venture into the cold with my flip flops on to show off the new color. No looks or negative comments. A few smiles from the ladies but that’s about it. I enjoyed it very much.

January 19th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

I began wearing my toenails painted three years ago when my wife and I were on vacation in California. We were at Disney World and saw a guy with his toenails painted a dark maroon color and we both liked it. We then went and got pedicures with matching polish.
A completely new experience for me and I was rather nervous about it at first. But when I realized that others didn’t mind (in fact, some said nice things about it), I decided that it was pretty cool.
My wife usually picks out the color and I wear mostly darker shades of blue, green, brown and black. It’s very liberating!

February 1st, 2010 at 7:27 am

I too have worn toenail polish off and on for the past several years. For some reason I have not been wearing any during the winter and just last week my wife said it was time for a pedicure and she was also ready to see polish on my toes again. I like the way it looks and it appears that she does as well. For anyone thinking of trying it I would say go for it.

February 14th, 2010 at 8:28 am

Pedicures last night. Very fun. I got black and my wife got red.

February 14th, 2010 at 9:58 am

Friday I got OPI “I’m not really a waitress” with my pedicure. Pretty cool color, applied perfectly.

February 15th, 2010 at 6:53 am

Tim, that is a really awesome color, one of my all time favorites.

February 20th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

I think that it looks good. i am a straight metrosexual male that loves to get manicures and pedicures and i wear clear nail polish. seems that more women are against it than men. Ladies, females dont make as much as men in sports or in the work place and i will be the first to say that its not right. How then do you judge men that love being themselves? Lets live and let live and except one another

February 23rd, 2010 at 11:20 am

Have worn colour on my toes for several years now and always wear open-toed sandals in the summer. Usually dark colours, black, deep blue, and wine, and a deep red. Regularly have manicures and sport french ivory tips except when on vacation when I go for white french which I love.

I’m a straight male who “finally figured it out” (thanks Tedrie).

February 26th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

I have been painting my toenails for several years now and I love it! I live in Los Angeles and wear flip-flops all the time to show off my feet which look very sexy with the nail polish. I wear dark reds, maroons, and choclate browns in winter and white and platinum in the summer when my feet are very tan. I shave my legs and also work out to keep them looking good so I can wear shorts that are not as long as baggy as ewhat is in fashion now. I’ve never had a negative comment and girls have complimented how freat my feet look quite often. Keep it up guys! Why should girls have all the fun and be the only ones to have sexy well cared for feet.

February 27th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

By the way this winter I’m wearing two colors by SpaRitual. A beautiful brown called “Death by Chocolate” and a deep red called “Epicurean”. Check out the SpaRitual site to see all their colors.

February 28th, 2010 at 11:22 am

My wife and I have been getting matching colours since we were just friends. It’s a staple of our relationship. Time spent at the spa or just experimenting with colours at home is treasured time between us. I always enjoy the colours she wants to try from a french tip with a coat of OPI’s “Bubble Bath” to “Black Onyx”. The only difference between us, is that sometimes I get a contrasting colour, tiger or zebra stripes. She loves the look and the masculine flair it provides. Last night we went to a wedding of a friend, OPI’s “Mod About You” with black tiger stripes was her choice and it illuminated the room. So everyone knew we were a couple in love, I also got my fingernails done. Matter of fact, I hade 3/16ths acrylic extentions added for better appearance. Not one knock and I wouldn’t care if there was. I truly enjoy my loves attention, and I truly love that we always match. I now understand how difficult it is to do just about anything; including typing, with acrylic nails.

March 5th, 2010 at 2:29 am

I’ve been reading everyone’s comments and I’m so glad I’m not alone in this. I first used a clear nail polish on my toenails when I was a teen, around 15, because I liked the way it made my nails looked. My sister likes to wear deep colors on her nails and one day when she saw I was wearing clear polish she told me that a blue or grey color would look cool on my toes. I wasn’t as sure but agreed to try it and after she was finished I loved how it made my nails look. Now I’m 23 and have made metallic blue or deep blue a signature color on my toes. I’ve gotten many compliments from women and most thought it was great that I was so open minded and comfrtable with myself. I have a olive complextion with black hair and green eyes so I mostly use deep shades of blue, green, purple, or bronze. I’ve now tried a rich peach color and it also looked great. I was surprised with it because I was afraid lighter colors would stand out too much. Even people at the pedicure salon I’ve gone to like the blue and it was actually there that I got into using dark purples. I’m so happy there are other straight who enjoy doing this and that i’m not the only one.

March 22nd, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Sitting in the chair getting a pedicure right now. I love it. Thinking I might try a grey.

March 23rd, 2010 at 6:10 am

the few timen i used polish on my toe nails i will say women comment all the time. all of them in a positive way as they would say i like your polish. wearing mens sandals in a public place i will also say most people dont even notice. i few teen age girls giggled.

April 12th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Hi there I like to polish my nails and looking pretty and bautiful
but I dont care what the women thing about me cause everyone has a
diffrent idea but all my G-friends like that way I am
I like all the colors red black brown maybe sometime the same color
like my G-frined I like my nails to look polished and look pretty

April 13th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

I also wear my toenails polished. I am proud of it too because it is not something that everyone does, and many people are very kind and compliment me on how it looks.

I first tried this when I was with my wife when she visited a nail spa. I was invited to sit in the chair next to her rather than just wait in the lobby. The nail tech and my wife talked me into getting a pedicure and once the gal finished that, she then suggested that I might like to try one of the colored polishes that they carried for men. My wife was all for it too, so I tried it. And, I liked it, a lot more than I thought I would too!

Since then, I have been hooked on having my toenails polished.

April 18th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

I am a 23 year old male. I got a pedicure for the first time the weekend after I got out of basic training in San Antonio, Tx. I loved it so much I went back on a regular basis. When I was transfered to NC it took a whiel to find a salon that I felt comfortable in but when I did the girls all asked if I wanted a color (I’d previously only done clear). I was feeling ‘brave’ that day and so I said sure. Ended up with a pale blue, and loved it so much now that my toes are never bare. I always laugh because when I take girl-friends and fmaily members in to that salon, the girls still ask if I’m getting a color and of course I resound a big ol’ yes.

May 24th, 2010 at 10:57 am

Life is just to short to not do what you like. Like most of you say it’s just paint anyway. What’s the big deal. It may not be what considered “normal”. But what is normal? It most cases it will make your appreance look better so maybe the people talking smack are just jealous. Chances are you won’t run into anything but positive remarks anyway so don’t be scared to try it if it is something you like.

June 9th, 2010 at 4:48 am

I started painting my toes about 2 years ago, I am a runner and also a diabetic after years of fighting ingrown and discolored nails my wife convinced me to get a pedicure. Got my first pedi a year ago but kept my toes free of color when going there and getting just clear polish. Now i am open with my toes I let the nail tech pick the color and go everywhere in sandals. Now i am getting manicures every to weeks no color on them because i am in sales the owner of the business would have a heart attack if i painted them. I have never heard a word from anyone about my toes i will always have paint on them and pedi once a month.

June 15th, 2010 at 9:49 am

I love it, I wear Red polish on my toes 24/7/365. I’m straight too.

June 24th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

I am sporting a bright blue on my toes right now, and going to go with a bright orange or hot pink I think in a couple of weeks. I love it and enjoy the nice comments too.

Keep on painting…

July 6th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Im a guy and I started wearing polish on my toes about 2 years ago. I love it and will always wear it. People are too uptight. and Im glad my wife supports it. My favorite color is black, but I have had bright blue, green, red, pink, white, brown, silver and clear. In fact I own more polish then my wife does. OPI and ulta are my favorite. If your a guy and your thinking about going out with polish on your toes, go for it. Its only paint people. Life is too short to be plain. I am a straight guy and my feet look good.

July 16th, 2010 at 11:58 am

I’m 53 married & straight. Been wearing on my toes for about a year. Right now it’s OPI “Suzi Loves Sydney” with a top coate of Essie “Matte About You”. Looks really hot.

July 26th, 2010 at 10:07 am

i use to wear black polish on my fingers and toes in prison. noone minded.

July 27th, 2010 at 9:44 am

Burgundy looks great on guys. I tried it this week and love it. Got lots of compliments at the beach too.

August 11th, 2010 at 11:17 am

My nail tech recommended a nice looking Hunter Green that I loved. At first, I thought green toe nails is a sign of an infection but they look great. Nice summer color. I love summer when I could show off the nice colors with my sandals on.

August 12th, 2010 at 11:45 am

I’m wearing 4 coats of OPI “Fiji Weeji Fawn” right now with a Seche Vite topcoat. Really nice.

August 14th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Just finished Rimmel’s GREEN WITH ENVY on all 10 fingers. Love showing my true colors on the weekends

August 21st, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Hello I am a straight male and have been married for almost 9 years. I have been painting my toes for almost that long. I am 58 and also enjoy a clean shaven body. My wife loves it and so do I. We are also practicing nudists here in Florida and have also swung from time to time. I think it is sad that there are as lot of people that do not accept the fact that we men enjoy painting their toes. I cannot wait till Halloween when I can paint them to match the occasion. I also wear toe rings and have my nipples and belly button pierced. I love it and so does my wife and friends. Keep on going guys.

August 23rd, 2010 at 7:56 am

I have been using gel nails for about a year because my nails were falling off and the Dr. said there was nothing that could be done. I went to a nail salon and ask the owner if there was something she could try to help. Well, the gel nail worked. I still have my nails. The other day she mentioned about men wearing color and I wasn’t sure about that. I did a lot of research, including reading the comments here, and later today I am going to get my first “color” job done on my toes. I can’t wait! If I like it as much as I think, I will keep color on my toe nails all the time. Just in case others think this is for the young only, I am 67 and feel 30.

August 23rd, 2010 at 8:08 am

I forgot to mention that I am a very straight male who loves the idea of painting my nails with color. I always thought since men do dirty types of jobs which leaves grease and other things under the nails that colored polish would hide the dirt and they would look better groomed.

August 23rd, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Just got back from the nail salon and my toe nails are a dark cherry and I love them. I think I am hooked. The next time I think I will try a lighter color and just experiment with different looks.

August 26th, 2010 at 11:11 am

This thread makes me smile. ^___________^

You’ve all given me a bit more hope for the world, seriously…

Maybe one day all gender conventions will be destroyed and we can start celebrating our genders for what they truly are instead of what we project them to be.

August 28th, 2010 at 5:51 am

I am a straight happily married man and I have been painting my toenails for a bout ten years now. From what I can tell the women that have issues with men painting their toes is not because it is too girly, it is because they feel like we are trying to take something that they feel should belong to women only. Drives me nuts when equal rights and freedom of expression are expected to belong to a specific group of people, especially from a group that has struggled so hard to be seen as equals. There, I said what everyone is afraid to say and I would say it again. :) Ladies you choose if you want to polish your toes or not and no one says anything one way or the other, just take a breath and get over yourself long enough to realize that men polishing their toes is harmless.

August 28th, 2010 at 10:50 am

I too am a straight happily married man that has been doing my nails for 25 or so years. I don’t think that most women have an issue with men doing their nails. At least most of the women that I have come across don’t. But, I do think that the “manly” man does. I am not sure why it does offend them so much, or why they would care. Does it put into question their sense of what it is to be a man? Maybe they want to try it as well, and are scared of what others think. I don’t know, any ideas???? Is it Maybe they automatically think that you are gay and you might be into them. Just because you paint your nails does not make you gay, how do we get that message out? There are quite a few hetero men that are out there that are closet polish wearers, we gotta bring them into the light and make it as normal as the earring cause was. Maybe contact the nail polish companies and see if they would start marketing to men. There are a lot of men that do buy their products, and if they get the message out that men do buy polish it might help our cause. Just a thought

August 30th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Rick: I sent an email to Opi Nail Polish company and suggested that they market their product for men as well as women. If more straight men were to write to Opi and other producers of nail polish, just maybe they will run tv ads, magazine ads, etc to get the message across. What do ou think?

September 1st, 2010 at 11:31 am

i’m a 53 year old male who paints my toenails i think it looks great. i wife also likes it. i think it’s ok for men to do this

September 7th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

I have been re-reading many of the comments left above and I noticed something very important. Many wrote that the could not understand by we were put in a “box” as males and were expected more or less to remain. They they talked about breaking out of that box and excercise or right to use nail polish and almost in the same breath they started referring to “male” colors as if to say that there are male colors and female colors which puts us all back into the box again. If we are to break out of the box we must use the full spectrum of colors or we are limited again by society. I would like to know how many out there agree. I am primarily concerned with what we refer to as “straight” men to respond (not to offend the gays but for my purpose I was wondering about the straight guys and maybe their wives.) Side note: It would be interesting to know from what region the comments come from or may just tagging on the state where you are.

September 8th, 2010 at 3:56 am

Hi New To Color. I am in New York. I use ALL colors and wear publicly. My wife supports and encourages me. I like the darker so called manly colors but am not afraid to use reds, purples, pinks, etc. I agree 100% with your comments. That being said, I am going for pedis with my wife tomorrrow. Any color suggestions from anayone here???

September 8th, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Thanks Pete for your response. By the way, I’m in Georgia. I have begun to get comments from some in WalMart and especially my doctor and his staff and all were positive. I was told that the doctor is thinking about coloring his toes. I don’t know if he will follow through with it but it seems to be a “catching” thing this art of coloring your toes for males. I trust you and your wife found a new interesting color for our pedi’s. Have a great day!

September 8th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Pete: I don’t know why but my keyboard has a difficult “y” and sometimes the post presents “our” instead of “your”. In my last comment I mentioned “…you and our wife found a new interesting color for “your” pedi’s but it came out “our” please forgive the error.

September 8th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

New to Color – Of course we should wear whatever colour we want, it all depends on how we wish to present ourselves to others. Despite my nail polish wearing, I am quite a conservative person and consequently wear the darker (so called masculine) colours. Probably if I was of a more flamboyant personality, I would wear the brighter ‘girly’ colours. At present my preference is for French White tips with a pale pink (both fingers and toes), but again in a conservative fashion with narrower, shorter tips, not the ‘full-on’ long tips. I am in Yorkshire, England. My wife tolerates my nail polish, but sadly would prefer I didn’t wear it.

September 9th, 2010 at 4:23 am

New to Color: We had to put of pedicures for a few days. We are going tomorrow night now. Still unsure of what color I may choose. Any ideas? Anyone?

September 9th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Pete and wife, I am wearing Malaga Wine by OPI. It is a dark red but not so dark it looks black. I wanted to try something that wasn’t black and when I saw this color I liked it because it had the red look but dark enough to be “masculine” if we dare use that term. Just a suggestion. Have fun choosing!

September 14th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

With respect to color I wear the color I like. I am not one who delegates colors to be for men or women. At the moment I am wearing hot pink with multicolor artwork on the big toes. My thought on men and women having a problem with polish on guys steems from wanting to do something different or change something about themselves but they can’t find the courage to make the change. Those of us who wear polish have found the courage and have made a change. In other words we are confident in who we are and they are not. I have a lot of gay friends and none of them polish their nails. When you understand what being gay/lesbian is all about you learn that it has nothing to do with nail polish. Let’s keep trying to educate people. Oh my fingers are sporting acrylics with Pinking of You. Love my colors.

September 14th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Right now I’m wearing two coats of OPI charged up cherry on my toes. The color is a hot pink and looks great. I think it is important for a person to be able to express one’s self even if it means having hot pink toe nails. Some people will never understand but who cares what they think. I love painted toes!

September 15th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Gosh I wish toenails grew faster. I picked up a fungus almost five mo’s ago and had to have a nail almost cut completely off. It’s finally almost grown out and I had pink with white tips done the other day. I can almost smile and be happy (finally) and it looks soooooo much better :)

September 15th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Tim: I had a problem with my nails falling off. My doctor recommended Biotin. I bought the 5000 mcg of Biotin capsules from Wal Mart. The body will flush out any excess that it does not need. Biotin is good for skin, hair and nails. My nails grow around 1/8″ every two weeks. I have to have a manicure every two weeks if I want them to look good. Hope it works for you.

To all others: I need your help. I have a specific request. I need straight Christian men and their wives (if they have one) to write their views on men with toe nail polish. I need to convince my grown children to accept my polished toes. They are very conservative in their Biblical views as I am also. However, I love the polish on my toes and just started wearing toe rings and anklet. That is as far as I can go. But to convince them, I need a lot of support from you who meet the above criteria. Thank you for understanding my restrictions but believe me it is necessary. Thanks for your help. I don’t have problems going to Wal Mart or anywhere else in public with painted toes, but my children is another matter. They are very much against cross-dressing etc.
I need as many responses as quickly as possible. God Bless for your response.

September 15th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

In regards to New to color, wearing polish on your toes and toe rings with anklets doesnt make you any less of a man. I’m a married 32 year old man and God fearing as well and love to have my toes polished. I too wear a toe ring and have anklets that I wear from time to time. There is nothing wrong with being you. My wife likes the fact that I can be secure with doing things that are thought of as different in our society. Hey by the way if you are looking for a good place to buy toe rings, check out toerings.com. They have a great selection of toe rings for men and women. All made in silver and gold and are sized. I wear a white gold toe ring on my second toe and it is a permanet fixture to my toe. I never take it off. As for your children, they need to understand that having polished toes doesnt make you any less of a manly dude. You are not going to hell for a little paint on your toes. The times are changing. Its ok for men to have polished toes, toe rings even wear thongs. As time goes on it will all be more accepted in society. Some of us are just trying to speed it up a little faster. As for me I dont consider wearing toe nail polish to crossdressing. I will polish my toes, wear silver on my toes, heck I even have a collection of thongs and g-strings made for men, but by no means do I feel like I am a cross dresser. I still love being a guy. Hope this helps. Stay polished

September 17th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

This is all still relatively new to me. I have noticed there is a lot of time between most comments. I would like to see some daily dialogue between us men who polish and their wives or girlfriends. It would be nice to have an ongoing session where we share new colors, new art, toe rings or whatever to give others ideas and encouragement. Especially, I would like to see more gals commenting on their husbands or boyfriends and how they look with polish and their pros and cons on the issue. Today, I am wearing “Lunar Eclipse” by Orly and it is a beautiful irridescent blue and I simply love it. Being a guy…I can’t believe I said that but it is true. OK, enough from me….how about some dialogue guys….and GALS.

September 23rd, 2010 at 5:21 pm

It is a gorgeous day today in Chicogaland so since it is my day off from work i decided to paint my finger nails a rainbow of different colors, I ended up going to the local Walgreens to get a flu shot had my sandals on with my toes also painted in many different colors. I needed to get some other items including polosh remover,the young lady at checkout noticed my painted nails and asked “did you paint your nails” with a good hearted laugh. I told her “yes I did and your the first person who noticed” She replied, I might the first who said anything chuckling. She liked the colors and off I went to Home Depot not another comment from anyone she made my day!

September 26th, 2010 at 6:24 am

I wouldn’t care.
He’s Hot.
Honestly, I would not be able to tear my eyes away from his Face long enough to notice his Toenails! LOL

September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Why do men need permission from society to wear nail polish? Women don’t ask for permission to wear men’s clothing – they do it everyday. Are men really that insecure? Also, we don’t need men’s nail polish just like we don’t need men’s shampoo and hair products. We don’t want men to be confined to certain colors of nail polish like the normal drab black, brown, blue, or gray. Many years the only dress shirt color a man could wear was white. Any other color was perceived as feminine. How ridiculous! Men do not need to be limited to this drab color palette. I have been wearing toenail polish for many years and I always wear bright red or hot pink. After all, women wear black, brown, gray, and all colors. Do we need to take one step forward by making nail polish for men and then one step back by only making men’s nail polish in drab and boring men’s colors? I say “NO!”. Men should just be able to go down to the beauty supply store and by any color of nail polish that they like. Yes, it’s women’s nail polish, but so what? Men need to get over it and be strong!

October 3rd, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Jamie you are correct we do not need society’s approval for wearing polish. I was and am thinking of all the guys out there who have not gone public with their toes being painted or fingernails. If the polish companies advertised their product for men as well as women, maybe more of these “closet polishers” will be encouraged to go public. I just feel by looking at all the blogs that I have researched that the comments are good but if one looks at the dates, they are few and far between. I would think that if this was really widespread, more would comment on the different blogs more often. I have settled into wearing polish on my toes and gel nails on my fingers 24/7 and I thoroughly like the look. I have gotten over my embarrasement of people seeing my toes. I am not looking at them sort of like my personal trophy of free expression. I just want everyone to know that I think all who have expressed themselves on this subject are just great and I check four blogs in particular every morning and evening to see who else has commented. When no one does, I am disappointed. Thank you Jamie for your other thoughts that you included in your comments above. They were right on! Everyone keep shining thoughts colorful nails for the public. God Bless!

October 15th, 2010 at 4:45 am

SO I spent a week in Florida and had my painted toes exposed the whole time. Went to the theme parks, restaurants, shopping, etc. and had sandals on the whole time. It was very refreshing and liberating. I received no negative comments. a few girls said that my toes looked great polished. I loved the feeling of being free to express myself. My wife pushed me to do it and I’m so glad she did. No more hiding for me. I’m just sad now that the season is changing here and getting colder. I’m hate closed shoes. My advice to the guys on here is to just do it. Try it out away from home first if you are nervous and you will see that it is no big deal. I gained so much confidence that I came home on the plane with sandals on. If you look and feel confident, no one will suspect or question it.

November 4th, 2010 at 3:07 am

Pete-
What color were you wearing?

November 4th, 2010 at 6:18 am

Burgundy

November 8th, 2010 at 4:52 am

I had a bit of fun last week and painted my fingernails yellow,my toes a nice med blue and went about my business dry cleaners and library. I got 1 comment from the lady at the book check. She asked “are your nails painted yellow” i said “yes they are I wanted yo have fun today” she chuckled, smiled and told me to have a nice day.

November 9th, 2010 at 5:50 am

Good job, Angelo. We need more like you in order to make this more acceptable socially. Mine fingers and toes are both currently a dark blue.

November 9th, 2010 at 9:49 am

Interesting comments. During recent years my lung doctor prescribed Prednisone to treat inflammation for years. The result of using this steroid for so long was very effective improving my lungs but very damaging for my teeth and both fingernails and toenails. Cracking and splitting become daily problems which I found nail polish effective to help the matter. I prefer using clear as I don’t care to explore the venture of starting any weirdo stuff.

I’ve been looking for a very low sheen to put over full gloss in order to avoid rejection from anyone. I’ve received many compliments from women of all ages. I firmly believe these compliments were simply because my nails look very healthy now.

November 11th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Karl, I too started with clear hard as nails as result of nail problems and I graduated up to color. Now my toes and fingers are always colored except when I go to church. I even asked my boss if there were any rules that prevented a male from wearing color on his nails and he said no. I have been wearing color to work (in a retail store) and no one has said anything about it except “what color is that” (which by the way is Malaga Wine by OPI. What I am saying is simply this: If you want to go color … go for it and have fun dude. I love to go to WalMart or a restaurant with my toes and fingers exposed and painted and no one looks at me like I am a “weared duck.” Of course, the final decision is yours but once you start with color….you will wonder how you got alone without it and you will be hooked for life. Try it… you’ll like it!! Hay guys out there….let’s give Karl all the encouragement we can. How about writing to him on this blog and see him “blossom” in full color.

November 23rd, 2010 at 5:16 am

Purple toes this week. Soon I will do red and green for the holidays.

November 28th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

i like to color my toenail,only the thumpnail on my toes with all colors i can,sometimes i color them clear and sometimes with different colors,i just like trying all colors and love to do them for my wife as well.

November 30th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Recently returned from two weeks vacation in the Canary Islands with french white gel nails and royal blue gel toe-nails wearing sandals the whole time with toe-ring and anklet. Thoroughly enjoyed myself with not one negative comment or askance look. Back to the snow so it’s no sandals for now.

December 9th, 2010 at 12:46 am

Hi everyone, I decided that it was time to come back here and the latest comments. I’m so glad that there are so many of you that are exactly like myself in this very sexy passion of polished toenails. I get a pedicure every two weeks and I have a different put on every time. I just had a fresh pedicure done and I’m now wearing “mod about you” pink by opi. Its like a strawberry milkshake color, very pretty! I recently been wearing thong slippers out openly in public when my toenails were polished in straight white polish, “alpine snow” by opi. And I have gotten many lavish comments about my feet. But mostly open toe sandals. Is there anyone here who lives in long beach, ca.? Los angeles? Or southbay areas in california? if you do, then please feel free to drop me an e-mail mmpancakes@gmail.com and maybe we can hook up and become friends. I always thought it would be real nice if all of us could just hang out, barefooted and toenails polished in all types of colors! If any of you love to collect pretty feet pics like I do, then please e-mail me and I will send a pic or two back to you via e-mail. Lastly, just a note for all of you the next time if ever u get a negative comment, I recently did a little research on toenail or nail painting. In ancient egypt, both men and women painted their nails to indicate their social status. they used a dye called “henna”. The men wore the darker colors and the women wore the lighter pastels…fact! Ok, keep those toenails polished guys!

December 13th, 2010 at 6:02 am

Personally I luv the look of polish on a guy.

Like the ‘bling’ and think it looks sexy.

December 13th, 2010 at 6:07 am

BTW it nice to no other guys like the ‘girly’ look like I do.
I have never had a bad comment when wearing toe rings, anklets and nail polish. I change the color every few weeks.
Be nice to hear from other guys.

December 13th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I too have been wearing color an/or a toe ring on my toes for the past 4-5yrs now. Glad to know other guys are out there wearing color openly.

December 17th, 2010 at 7:32 am

Well the weather is frightful and I cannot wear sandals so I am painting my finger nails with color. I went last week for my annual blood test at the clinic sporting a creamy yellow color. The nurse noticed right away but didn’t ask me why i painted them until she was ready to draw blood. “So are you going to tell me or are you waitng for me to ask” was her comment I told her i felt like having fun and I painted them. She said she has seen black and dark blue on men and liked the color sne has nail art on hers and i told her they looked gr8 overall a very nice exchange. I told her i also paint my toes i was sporting a deep chocalate brown she asked to see them so i showed her she commented that she liked my color choices and wished me a great day.

January 26th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Rockin the OPI big apple red here in the sunshine state…Even taken to making my own beaded toe/foot thongs (easy)…look great and fun to wear around the house…

January 28th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Great color, Tim. You rock it, bro.

January 29th, 2011 at 10:30 am

Petieboy,
What color are you sporting now?

January 30th, 2011 at 5:23 am

I hate the Pack,going black and gold.

January 31st, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Purple this week.

February 9th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

“An affair in Red Square” today

February 10th, 2011 at 5:43 am

My wife convinced me to get red for Valentine’s day to match hers. I must admit that I love the way my toes look. I’m hooked!!!

February 10th, 2011 at 10:39 am

I was at a super bowl party last week at a friend’s house and my friend’s wife had this really cool purple/blue nail polish on her fingernails. I complimented her on the color and even her husband chimed in saying that he really liked it too. She told us “well maybe we’ll have to paint yours for you”. We replied “that would be cool” and we chuckled about it.
Well, yesterday I saw him in his yard and he had sandals on with his toenails painted that same great purple! I said “I see your wife made good on her suggestion” and he replied “yeah, and it doesn’t look too bad either, does it?”. I had to agree, it really worked on his feet.
By the way, this guy is a doctor (MD) and he and his wife are in their mid 40s.
And I intend to follow up on her ‘offer’ to do mine!

February 14th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Erik….don’t walk..run to her and tell her you are ready for the polish. I started about a year ago doing my toes and about six months ago my fingernails and in November I began to wear color on my fingers to work and everyone has accepted it and I work in a retail store. I have received nothing but positive comments. If anyone is thinking negatively, they are certainly not saying anything. Therefore, GO FOR IT you wont be sorry. I found the trick is to have self-confidence and it breaks down the barriers. If you are confortable with it…others will be too.

February 15th, 2011 at 5:27 am

Last monday i went to the nailspa near my work and got a mani pedi, my boss was at the same mall dropping off his dry cleaning. He saw my car in front of the salon and asked me what i was doing in there,while asking he noticed the clear polish on my finger nails.What i thought was going to be awkward he asked me if i enjoyed the experience i told hom i get mani prdis about once a month that they felt great and was a good way to take care of my hands and feet. He is now contemplating making an appointment. I think most men deep down want to pamper themselves but are afraid what others may say or think.

February 15th, 2011 at 11:03 am

Angelo, I think you are absolutely right about most men wanting to enjoy special treatment now and then, as many women do. It helps make you feel good, and good about yourself. However, many men are reluctant to do this because they have been ‘programmed’ from an early age that pampering oneself in this way is something that only women should be allowed to do. Sure, men can go to the workout club or go golfing or to a bar to have fun and feel good with friends, but is this really considered ‘pampering’ and taking care of oneself?
There are many women who actually apprecaite a guy who pays attention to how he looks, dresses and takes care of himself. Some women feel that going to a spa or having a massage or even getting a manicure or pedicure are going too far for a man, but others think it’s great.
In the end, you are right-on – it really comes down to what the person wants. If having nice-looking nails makes him feel good, then why not enjoy it? Nail salons cater to people who want to look and feel good, men included.

March 6th, 2011 at 10:51 am

HI. just started wearing toe-rings,response good.now i see other guys are wearing them and painting their toes its cool.looking forward to painting mine,any suggestions on colours guys?p.s i am not gay and my partner says she likes the toe-rings.watch this space!

March 14th, 2011 at 2:41 am

Nice to see so many positive comments since I first started posting here in September 2010. I still have my toenails polished 100% of the time and I’m lucky enough to live in Los Angeles where I can show them off all year long. I also wear toerings and an anklet. Have only received compliments.

March 16th, 2011 at 11:41 am

nice one sam ive now got three rings on my toes and my girlfriend loves them.still cant convince her to let me colour my toes although im wearing clear.pity because ive just bought a lovely navy blue.still maybe she will come round to the idea.

March 17th, 2011 at 11:32 am

Mikey, she will come around after she sees how much better it looks. Give it a try. I am wearing Black Cherry this week.

March 20th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I was first painted when I was 16 years old. I then developed a desire to be painted, as I saw it as being quite pleasing. I get regular pedicures and have my polish redone at the same time. After drying, I slip into my sandals and I look like a million bucks. I’m straight, by the way, and think that other men should try a pedicure and some color. Then show them off in a strappy pair of open toe sandals.

March 25th, 2011 at 5:55 am

Hi Guys
We should have somewhere we can post pics of our toe nails. I alwys have mine done when wearing sandals in the summer. I would like to see all the different colors we use. Love wearing toe rings and ankle bracelets too. I like the girly look

March 25th, 2011 at 6:13 am

I was at the nail spa the other day got a mani and pedi chose a nice rich pink color for my toes clear for my fingers, a very nice color for the easter season. While sitting and getting my mani a lady customer complemented me, She said that she wished that her husband would get manicures and pedicures that his feet were rough and unattractive, she also complained that he would not even consider a massage. I thanked her for her kind words and complimented her on her choice of color for the acrylic or gel nails she was having installed.

April 4th, 2011 at 6:53 am

Easter season is here. Time to start wearing the nice pastel colors.

April 12th, 2011 at 12:46 pm

i am gay and i just started to paint my toe nails but keep it hidden to protect my family from the haters

April 14th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Well, I am straight and wear in public. To hell with the haters. The only way to encourage acceptance is to stop hiding.

April 15th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I’m with you Petieboy, I’m straight and always wear openly in public. Cannot understand why anyone would want to hide – I’ve never had adverse comment.

April 15th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Any comments that I get are usually positive. And my wife likes it, so nothing else matters.

April 16th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

i live in a small town and have a five year old thats why i hide

April 26th, 2011 at 10:22 am

I, too,live in a small town and have children. My kids think its the coolest thing. They have gotten used to it just as my wife and friends have so its not really a big deal anymore.

May 2nd, 2011 at 8:01 pm

lucky you am glade some one has it like that, cool

May 17th, 2011 at 5:39 am

A company called Alpha Nail has just come out with a line of polish for men. I am wearing an opi bombay blue on toes and a matte finish on my fingers.Was out and about in sandals last week and it felt great. I had my 3 fingers on each handed painted an electric blue color no looks or comments from anyone.

May 17th, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I am a 60 year old straight professional, widowed male I have been wearing nail polish since I was 3 years old. I get weekly manicures and a monthly pedicure. I wear clear or colored polish on my hands and usually red on the toes. I have blue on the toes now and silver on my hands. I wear sandles when the weather requires. I get a lot of compliments from women. My wife and I used to wear the same color all the time.

May 18th, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Don’t hide. I am 68 and have been painting my nails (mani and pedi) for about a year now, give or take. I wear ALL colors. I am straight and I get all kinds of compliments. I tried something new today and purchased a pair of ladies capri blue jeans with an orange belt and purchased an orange blouse to wear with it to WORK. I work in a large retail book store and no problems whatsoever with boss, employees or customers. In fact, one lady employee who opposes my wearing polish made a comment that I look cute in the outfit. Point is, if you are confident and comfortable with what you are doing, most people will basically accept it. Even if they don’t, they usually won’t say anything, especially in front of you. Recently, I ran an experiment and bought a skirt, blouse, jewelry, purse, heels, make up and went totally out in cross-dressing and went to Wal-Mart to see what would happen. Only had positive comments made to me. Some didn’t know whether to say “sir” or “Miss” but nothing negative. Therefore, I have come to the conclusion to not worry about others. The only exception would be small children and that would have to be an agreement between husband and wife, etc to decide how to handle. Otherwise……GO FOR IT and use ALL COLORS…THEY ARE FANTASTIC. Only YOU can limit yourself. Enjoy and be HAPPY.. P.S. I love this weather…shorts and sandles are great. I am always painted….toes and fingers.

May 18th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Oh! I forgot something on my last post. I, too, live in a ver small town.

May 24th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

im male i think its fine for men to wear nail varnish. i hope it catches on

June 17th, 2011 at 2:04 am

i like nail polish and wear halfmoon color now in white and red in my toes and very happy with it .. it makes my feet look elegant and classy and for me nail polish is not feminine but for humans

July 12th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I love the summer season. Showing my polished toes off in sandals. It is so much fun.

July 20th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I like the idea and wish more men would try it if they want. It seems that men are very hung up on things like this. I am 51 married and enjoy my polished toes. I’ve worn polish in public with no adverse comments but although many men seem to enjoy polish I’ve only ever seen one other person . My feeling is more men would try it if they didn’t feel worried about negative comments.

August 29th, 2011 at 4:30 am

I’m wearing a color called ‘Cherries in the Snow’ It looks fab on a hot summer day to have such a bright color on my toe nails.
N

January 17th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Right now i’m wearing China Glaze Cosmic Black on my toes. It is a cool sparkly black with a coat of clear on top to give it a nice shine. I’m a straight guy and I love having my toe nails polished. My wife loves it. I love dark colors the most. If your a guy thinking of polishing your nails then go for it. Its only paint.

January 23rd, 2012 at 7:03 pm

AWESOME article! I’ve been wearing nail color (to me, “polish” is a verb, a thing I do to car paint… or a noun, referring to the compound I put on the buffing wheel to polish the paint… anyway..) nail color for 6 months now, and it’s awesome! Not only does it make my feet look good, it also protects my toenails from the hostile environment inside my steel-toe boots. Guys – if your masculinity is strong enough that it won’t be threatened by a spot of paint, if it’s not dependent on the approval of your most ignorant friend, then go ahead and try nail color for a week.

January 30th, 2012 at 4:44 am

Last March my wife and I went on a Princess cruise.She choose and applied a new color each day. She has been choosing and applying polish on me for a few years now. The most interesting experience was on the return trip at the airport. After I took off my my shoes and went through the scanner a female tsa expressed to my wife and I how great my polished feet(Dark Blue mtal flake OPI) looked. My wife appreciated the compliment.

February 20th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I painted my tonails second time out of curiosity last weekend and they really look good! (kind of brown-red colour) My feet seem more perfect. I am 100% man but polished toenails make me feel looking more attractive, especially after pedicure. I want to take care of my feet more often now. :-) However I don’t think I would go to public like that even though my girlfriend finds it completelly normal for me. I envy you can do it. :-)

February 26th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I didn’t even think to try nail polish until my wife of 17 years painted my toes with it in response to me complimenting her on the color she had on hers. We both liked it! And I’m still hetero – wow!!!

BTW, that was over five years ago and I still enjoy the way they look painted with darker blue, green purple and black.

February 26th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Well, I was ‘talked’ into getting a pedicure a few weeks ago because my feet were in pretty rude shape (most guy’s are, according to my wife…). It was a surprisingly relaxing and enjoyable experience and it did a world of good for my poor feet. My wife accompanied me and when it was time for the girl to apply the polish to my wife’s toenails, I was just sitting there looking uncomfortable. The girl asked me if I wanted to try the polish on my toenails too. I figured ‘what the hell’ and said “sure!”. It was an incredibly eye-opening experience for me, it felt kind-of weird but good at the same time.
I wore that polish until it began to flake off because both my wife and I thought it looked pretty decent. I haven’t tried polish again yet, but I think I probably will because it felt good to have my feet look so much better than they do without now.
Do I think there is anything wrong with a guy wearing his toenails polished? Well, if you had asked me that question a few weeks ago, I probably would have answered like a lot of people who haven’t experienced this for themselves and reacted negatively. But thankfully, I have a pretty open mind and like to try new experiences.
Cool, huh?

March 31st, 2012 at 7:08 pm

i painted my boyfriends nails pink and he loved it should i be worried no it makes him happy and we go to get are nails done together and he still get them painted how some people say girly shades pink red purpels i love it he paints my nails some time and all though he paint his nails pink i dont think hes any less of a man

April 1st, 2012 at 3:21 am

I paint mine on a regular basis. I don’t wear sandals very often when they are painted. It is something that my wife likes on me. My wife knows that I paint them and she understands that I am no less of a man than I was without them painted. She doesn’t like bear nails, if she goes to the trouble to look good for me, then I should do the same for her. If this is something that she likes, then I can keep them like this. Switched them from pink to dark red this morning.

October 16th, 2012 at 11:55 am

I’ve been doing it for 10 years. Feels and looks wrong when they are not painted

December 30th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I’ve had mine painted at a salon included with a pedicure. Hey, I wanted to get my money’s worth!
Actually, the first time I did this I wasn’t too sure about it but the nail tech was pretty convincing and she was right, I did end up liking how it looked. I wear mostly darker colors and my wife thinks it makes my feet look great.

November 17th, 2013 at 5:32 am

Guys enjoying painted toes. Blows your simple litle mind, doesn’t it? Like, duh and oh, wow.