Dwyane Wade is no stranger to embracing bold fashion trends, but recently, his love of style has spilled into the beauty realm. The Miami Heat shooting guard posted a picture on Instagram of his black toenail polish.

Men wearing nail polish is not exactly a new phenomenon, but it’s rare that you see men of color rocking it, especially on their toes.

What do you think of men wearing nail polish? Men, would you paint your toes?

  • http://gravatar.com/mrhymes10 DBG

    I used to only see grunge, headbanger White boys do this, now I see little brothas doing it too. *sigh*

    I pray my daughter’s never bring one of these confused little boys into my house. It just won’t be a good scene.

  • Loquacious

    I’m like Elle Varner, “WTF.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/PRProPam Pamela Renee Hall Purifoy

    NO. Not a good look!

  • C Davis

    live and let live.

  • YB

    Hey, if it makes him happy……

  • http://sparkleandboom.wordpress.com Nina Renee

    Me no likey!! But that’s his choice.

  • http://stealthatbitchslook.blogspot.com STBL

    Very interesting but he’s bold in fashion. He’ll probably start a trend!

  • Mr. Man

    No thank you.
    Like Dwyane I too am a man, However I embrace and respect my manhood as well as support it therefore I would never intentionally undermine, or compromise it. Their is nothing of value gained when a man barter some of my manhood in name of fashion.

  • Mademoiselle

    So… Is he going to be wearing more sandals to show it off and get it touched up at the salon? Is this how Dennis Rodman got started?

  • http://AirInDanYell.tumblr.com Erin

    Those aren’t Gabrielle’s feet? LOL

  • EPG Photos

    But then again, he might have ugly toe nails so If he paints them at least he won’t have to stare at those all day (just saying).

  • Ms. Information

    No thanks.

  • http://gravatar.com/tmason823 Misstiff

    Ugh…..He’s got nice feet though :)

  • http://twitter.com/LipstickTomboyD MCMXC (@LipstickTomboyD)

    Sounds suspect…but I digress

  • Jess

    for some reason, i don’t think those are his feet.

  • Reason

    I do find it interesting when black women of all people like to clown men on issues of sexuality and gender. This past Saturday reading the awful tweets regarding Serena’s gender you’d think black women would be the most sensitive especially since black women consistently get thrown under the bus when it comes to idealized femininity–we rank the lowest in terms of popular opinion.

  • shayla889

    That’s exactly what I thought. Those are either Gabrielle’s feet or this is a hoax. I don’t know an athlete anywhere that has feet that nice looking.

  • au napptural

    Right! That was my first thought. Maybe he’s got severe athlete’s foot with disgusting yellow nails and he just wants them covered up. If it was red polish, that’d be gay. But black lloks like he’s providing a shield for something.

  • ginnie

    Come on out the closet D WADE! We still love you.

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  • Grant

    I mean, if he has busted up toes because of the playoffs I guess he wanted them not to look janky. I reckon he just isn’t too worried about it.

  • Margaret

    This is the kind of stuff we trip off at home. He paints my toenails, I paint his. At home. I don’t care for men with painted toenails or waxed eyebrows. It’s just not my cup of tea. I’m not sure I see the point. Of course I’m old but I’ll run it by my 17 year old and see what she thinks.

  • NewLook

    I saw a guy in LA with dark blue nail polish (and I assumed he was heterosexual). I was in shock but I was probably jealous because his toes looked better than mine!

  • Bee

    Right! I’ve given up trying to understand why some of us are so damn judgmental.

  • http://gravatar.com/nolakiss16 binks

    A no for me, but if he likes it I love it. Just not my cup of tea

  • http://lacquerman.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-interview-by-amanda-of-berrypolished.html Steve Winfield

    I’ve been wearing nail color for a year now. It’s really just paint. I think it’s awesome – just like on my car, the paint protects my toes from the nastiness inside my construction workboots. Sure, some people are prejudiced against men wearing nail color, and judge me for the color of my nails. Others look past it and see character – boldness, confidence, independence, adventurousness – and they judge me positively for that.

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  • Tami

    I just hope & pray my son doesn’t start acting like a woman & getting colored polish on his toe & finger nails. I know its a new world out here & I’m 50 yrs old, but damn…Can a man act like a man.

  • http://tontonmichel.tumblr.com/ Tonton Michel

    To each his own.

  • Jai

    Somethings you need to keep to yourself!!!

  • Blue

    That’s so gay

  • http://lacquerman.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-interview-by-amanda-of-berrypolished.html Steve Winfield

    I have a job… I can build a house, fix a car, operate heavy equipment (cranes, backhoes, loaders, dozers), arc weld steel. I enjoy scuba diving and paintball. In 14 years, I have never missed a visitation with my son.

    I call that “acting like a man”. I do it all with nail color on.

    Didn’t someone once say something about judging people for character, not color?

  • http://naeicanrepeatit.wordpress.com Nae

    Whatever floats his boat, but my man bet NOT do that…

  • Nicole Neal

    I actually think its great I have no problem with a guy wearing nail polish. It does show he is bold and courageous. It’s not so long ago men didn’t wear earrings, now they do it all the time. A bit further back women couldn’t wear pants only a dress. Surely as a society we can accept something little like this. I would be proud to go out with a guy who rocked polish or had earrings. I know when my husband was alive he loved me regardless of what I wore and supported me in whatever job I wanted to do. What’s more important? I support it completely go Wade.

  • Chris

    If a little nail polish would compromise your manhood, then you don’t sound like much of a man to me!

  • cabugs

    Whoa! 10 points for Steve Winfield. Haha. I gotta give it to you that was good. I was thinking in very judgmental terms about D. Wade wearing nail color, but you are absolutely right! Character over color. Yes.

  • http://gravatar.com/prxtence Kay Pee

    If you ever played sports you know how busted your toes get. That black polish is covering up something nasty. Go ‘head Dwade.

  • Ted

    I think it’s great- I’m a father, Soldier, marathoner and I do it. Right now my toes are opi gel black. It’s probably all in my mind but it’s more comfortable to run with gel polish on than anything. Plus it looks good in my opinion. I wish more guys would do it or come out of the closet with it. It doesn’t define the man’s orientation- just taste. Courage men!

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