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why the hell do so many dress shoes have the stupid line at the toe?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

take this pair of AE that would look great if not for the retarded line down the middle of the toe:

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF4308_1_40000000001_-1

post #2 of 17
Likely because there are enough buyers out there who don't think it looks stupid. Just guessing.
post #3 of 17

I never understood the hate towards the split toe blucher like that.  I absolutely love my Lasalles/Delrays.  

 

There are a lot of things to hate about the look of shoes (and I mean a lot), but the presence or absence of stitching at the toe on a blucher like that has never been of any consequence for me.

post #4 of 17
Because everyone bar you is happy with it, has no problems. Try bespoke shoes.
post #5 of 17
I'm rocking a pair right now!

I wasn't always a fan and I'm not sure at what point I started liking them.
post #6 of 17
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I'm rocking a pair right now!

I wasn't always a fan and I'm not sure at what point I started liking them.

+1

I initially hated the look of a split-toe derby but slowly I came around to them and I now even own a pair of what I consider to be the ultimate shoe in this category - the Edward Green Dover teacha.gif

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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

Because everyone bar you is happy with it, has no problems. Try bespoke shoes.

 

No need to go bespoke.  The OP makes it sound like 4 out of every 5 shoes is a split toe.  Not in my universe.  There is no shortage of plain toe, cap toe, long and short wings out there if split toes aren't your thing.

 

Here is a shoe very similar to the one the OP posted, but without the split toe:

 

 

I get why split toes aren't everyone's cuppa, but I don't get the hate.  "Retarded"?  That certainly doesn't describe the gorgeous EG Dovers posted above.  Not in my books.

post #8 of 17
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Here is a shoe very similar to the one the OP posted, but without the split toe: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Would look a lot better with a split toe...
post #9 of 17

They're called "split toe" shoes. There's an easy solution; if you don't like the line, then STOP BUYING SPLIT TOES. That's like asking, "why do so many shoes have these stupid wings on the side?"

 

Buy plain toe shoes.

post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

 

No need to go bespoke.  The OP makes it sound like 4 out of every 5 shoes is a split toe.  Not in my universe.  There is no shortage of plain toe, cap toe, long and short wings out there if split toes aren't your thing.

 

Here is a shoe very similar to the one the OP posted, but without the split toe:

 

 

I get why split toes aren't everyone's cuppa, but I don't get the hate.  "Retarded"?  That certainly doesn't describe the gorgeous EG Dovers posted above.  Not in my books.


I like those if they came in black.  over 1k though, damn.

post #11 of 17

^^^ These Santonis aren't anywhere near $1k - they aren't the hand made (FAM) versions - I picked them up on E-bay for under $250.  They have rubber soles - which generally attracts howls of condemnation here - but I'll tell you that I was real happy to have them as an option this winter.  They were often a go-to shoe.

post #12 of 17
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^^^ These Santonis aren't anywhere near $1k - they aren't the hand made (FAM) versions - I picked them up on E-bay for under $250.  They have rubber soles - which generally attracts howls of condemnation here - but I'll tell you that I was real happy to have them as an option this winter.  They were often a go-to shoe.

In some cases, dress rubber soles can be a nice alternative to leather.

post #13 of 17
Split toe shoes are some of the most atrocious things produced regardless of the price. They always look cheap.
post #14 of 17
The shoes in question are casual shoes.
post #15 of 17
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