What is the allure of the four-pound black square toe Kenny Cole beasts? Shopping this week with my best friend; dragged him into Brooks, Neiman, Saks, Marshall Field, Nordstrom. Â Turned his nose up at scores of beautiful shoes. Â "$400 for shoes, That's nuts." Â This guy makes six figures, and can afford such shoes. Pulls me into the Kenny Cole store on the way out and says it's time to replace his four-year-old clunker square toes. Price is $165. Â He doesn't blink. I practically beg him to think loafer, moc-toe/split toe, monk strap, chelsea boot. Â No bites, not even Â at Johnston/Murphy at $99. Â Gotta have the square toes. This is a 40-year old man I'm talking about. Â He submits that the ladies still like the square toes. Weren't these old five years ago? What is the attraction? Am I missing something or preaching to the choir?
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