The seventies brought high heel platform shoes for men. Similar to the first pic, I had some, and loved wearing them. They were really pretty easy to dance in. Normally I wore my Puma Clydes, but there were times only the platforms would do. I didn't wear them with jeans, that was for boots or Pumas. But with slacks, leisure suits, or even my Johnny Carson suits, they were great.
Now when they're talking about high heels, they're often talking a different animal. Can you imagine coming out with these in the seventies? They'd think you were actually coming out. Now I've embraced diversity today, but I still wince at the thought of seeing someone walking around in those.