Singer Sam Smith says he felt very good after wearing heels at a red carpet event.

Smith was praised online after he wore heels on the red carpet for the first time at this year’s GQ Awards here. He paired his boots with a black lace shirt and a classic black tux.

The  “Stay with me” took to Instagram to share how glad he was to have worn the pair of Gucci heels to the event, reports

He posted: “Tonight I wore heels for the first time to an award show. I’ve just got home from a gorgeous evening and as I was walking to my front door I stopped and listened to my heels clonking against the floor. And I just thought ‘F**K YES’!! There was a time where I thought I’d never ever ever be able to be myself like this in front of the industry or anyone. It feels so good and I just wanted to share that with you all, and share a picture of my GORJ Gucci heels. They’ll always be my virgin heels.”

He also shared a picture of the shoes.

Smith was praised for conquering his fears. Demi Lovato wrote: “So proud of you”, while singer Natasha Bedingfield said: “Loves you and love this story so much.”