Originally Posted by mafoofan
I think you have it the other way around.
The soft square has been a traditional Cleverley feature for decades. It also isn't a chisel toe (the Anthony Cleverly RTW toes are chisel toes).
It's so often nowadays that people mix up chiseled and squared, even some brands themselves do this.
Soft square toe or square toe is when the toe seen from above has somewhat or completely squared corners, with a more straight line between them.
Chiseled toe describes two things, which complicates it a bit. One is when the sides of the toe area have a pronounced edge, like it's been cut out with screwdriver. It also decribes when the upper tip of the toe has a similar edge shape, with one more flat part going forward to the front of the tip.
A shoe can have a square toe, but not be chiseled (like the Cleverley's above, or C&J 337-last), it can be chiseled but without a square toe (not that common though), and it can have a square toe and be chiseled (like C&J 348-last).
A toe can then have only the chiseled sides, only the chiseled upper tip, or both.Edited by j ingevaldsson - 2/11/14 at 1:12am