I don't wear heels just to be notice. But I'm smart enough to know that when I wear heels I get noticed, and I almost always wear heels.
I started wearing women's shoes on a daily basis when after another ankle reconstruction, I tried to find out why. Frequent operations/reconstructions, 6-7 weeks in a cast and 3 - 4+ months of rehab gets old very fast. It turned out my foot shape did not fit men's shoes very well, but it did fit women's shoes pretty good. Then I discovered that 3.8 + inch heels relieved my hip pain and I have been wearing heels ever since. To me its pain relief, but at the same time why not enjoy my foot wear, have fun with it. I have many different kinds (NO pumps - don't fit) including 4 knee highs and several other calf high boots. At first, when I was still hiding I wore them under my pants. A few knee highs and shorts days too, oh what fun.
It is a completely different feeling when I wear them outside my skinny jeans or leggings. I feel bolder, empowered. My leather ones on a wet day are great. However the number of double/triple takes more that quadruple.