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post #16 of 55
If we're counting the 888, then count me in, too. I don't really think of that as a "square" toe, but upon reflection it is obviously is, at least literally.
post #17 of 55
I have a a couple of pairs: split-toe oxfords and apron front. Also, a pair of Robert Wayne slip-ons that are too comfortable to chuck. They are almost platypus-like.
post #18 of 55
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
If we're counting the 888, then count me in, too. I don't really think of that as a "square" toe, but upon reflection it is obviously is, at least literally.
I don't consider the 888 a square toe shoe. I'd have to change my answer to yes, I suppose if it is.

When I think of square toed shoes, I think of the duck-billed monstrosities that remind me of an orthopedic shoe circa 1968.
post #19 of 55
All the yes voters should be excommunicated from the forum. Get on it J.
post #20 of 55
I consider the 888 and the 337 to be chisel-toed, not square-toed, shoes. I would define a square-toed shoe as a shoe whose width at the toe is over half of the width at the widest part of the shoe.

Anyone who voted "yes" should be banished to the Streetwear forum.
post #21 of 55
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser

Anyone who voted "yes" should be banished to the Streetwear forum.

I'll probably like those guys better anyway.
post #22 of 55
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
I consider the 888 and the 337 to be chisel-toed, not square-toed, shoes. I would define a square-toed shoe as a shoe whose width at the toe is over half of the width at the widest part of the shoe.

Anyone who voted "yes" should be banished to the Streetwear forum.

Absent an official definition of squared-toe, I consider 888, 337 & 4800 the apotheosis of squared-toes. I voted YES to squared-toe and if that gets me banished from the Forum, I'll leave with pride.
post #23 of 55
I voted No but in my mind, I was envisioning the question referred to the completely overdone/hideous Kenneth Cole shoe, not the chiseled lasts with the slightly square toe, which I love.
post #24 of 55
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Originally Posted by kronik
I voted No but in my mind, I was envisioning the question referred to the completely overdone/hideous Kenneth Cole shoe, not the chiseled lasts with the slightly square toe, which I love.
indeed, and there is a big difference
post #25 of 55
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser

Anyone who voted "yes" should be banished to the Streetwear forum.

we dont want em... send them to honestforum
post #26 of 55
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Originally Posted by kronik
I voted No but in my mind, I was envisioning the question referred to the completely overdone/hideous Kenneth Cole shoe, not the chiseled lasts with the slightly square toe, which I love.

Same here. I refuse to call EG888 or 606 a squared-toe shoe
post #27 of 55
I voted "What are 'square toed' shoes?" since there doesn't seem to be a commonly-held definition as to what they are.

That said, I should say, "Yes" though it has been sometime.
post #28 of 55
Speaking of square toes, no doubt it's a slippery slope. But then who wants a clear path?
What about this shoe?

http://www.sinner.jp/sample/design-o...9/img/01_l.jpg

Here's a closeup of the toe:

http://www.sinner.jp/sample/design-o...9/img/05_l.jpg

The same toe on a boot:

http://www.sinner.jp/sample/bespoke-..._15/index.html

These shoes were all made by a Mr. Seki. Thanks to centipede for the sinner.jp link.
And what about all the norvegese and bentivegna constructed shoes by Branchini, Mantellassi, StefanoBi, etc. Those all have marvelous and s.times very squared toes.
Now if the question is simply who wears the corrected-grain Kenneth Cole (or, perhaps even worse yet, Kenneth Cole inspired!) rectangular block monstrosities that have been oozing forth like sewage from the factory spigot all these years, then I imagine the answers might be a bit more clear cut.
post #29 of 55
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Originally Posted by pejsek
Speaking of square toes, no doubt it's a slippery slope. But then who wants a clear path?
What about this shoe?

http://www.sinner.jp/sample/design-o...9/img/01_l.jpg

Here's a closeup of the toe:

http://www.sinner.jp/sample/design-o...9/img/05_l.jpg

The same toe on a boot:

http://www.sinner.jp/sample/bespoke-..._15/index.html

These shoes were all made by a Mr. Seki. Thanks to centipede for the sinner.jp link.
And what about all the norvegese and bentivegna constructed shoes by Branchini, Mantellassi, StefanoBi, etc. Those all have marvelous and s.times very squared toes.
Now if the question is simply who wears the corrected-grain Kenneth Cole (or, perhaps even worse yet, Kenneth Cole inspired!) rectangular block monstrosities that have been oozing forth like sewage from the factory spigot all these years, then I imagine the answers might be a bit more clear cut.

Those toes are chiselled, in my eyes.
post #30 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by pejsek
Speaking of square toes, no doubt it's a slippery slope. But then who wants a clear path? What about this shoe? http://www.sinner.jp/sample/design-o...9/img/01_l.jpg Here's a closeup of the toe: http://www.sinner.jp/sample/design-o...9/img/05_l.jpg The same toe on a boot: http://www.sinner.jp/sample/bespoke-..._15/index.html These shoes were all made by a Mr. Seki. Thanks to centipede for the sinner.jp link. And what about all the norvegese and bentivegna constructed shoes by Branchini, Mantellassi, StefanoBi, etc. Those all have marvelous and s.times very squared toes. Now if the question is simply who wears the corrected-grain Kenneth Cole (or, perhaps even worse yet, Kenneth Cole inspired!) rectangular block monstrosities that have been oozing forth like sewage from the factory spigot all these years, then I imagine the answers might be a bit more clear cut.
Yes, a chisel toe; rather in the style of classic Cleverley. That last boot is very pretty even though the inherent styling isn't particularly elegant. Perhaps the poll was about these:
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