This creative major research project challenges the concept of functionality as a masculine prerogative and its naturalized association to men’s fashion contained within a North American context. Within queer theory, gender perfomativity was used as a framework. The basis for exploration is a parallel drawn between masculinity and femininity with function and fashion. Methodologies engage both the process of making and the final artefacts to help bridge the gap between theory and practice to benefit both academia and practitioners of fashion design. The results include eight original footwear designs, four of which were fabricated using leather, rubber and plastics. These items were created with concepts of accessibility and understandability to afford “wearability”. The refusal to classify the final artefacts into normative gender identity formulations serves to instigate reflection for viewers and consumers regarding the topic of gender in fashion. Inclusive of this project are artefacts, and a supportive paper.