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time to bury bicycle toe shoes

post #1 of 58
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Could these things be any more ubiquitous right now? I feel like I'm confronted with them on every corner. I thought they were interesting when they first showed up a few years back and actually bought a pair for casual wear, but now they need to be put to rest, the quicker the better. Especially the square front bicycle toe dress shoes.
post #2 of 58
You find something wrong with this look?
post #3 of 58
^the definition of beauty
post #4 of 58
"My cotton zip-up says I have cred while my sportcoat makes 18 year olds think I have my own place."
post #5 of 58
What don't you like about bicycle toe shoes?
post #6 of 58
I really dislike bicycle toe shoes. The lines never seem to look good to my eye. I have yet to see an attractive pair.
post #7 of 58
I'm 26 and usually dress upscale-streetwear when shopping. AE & higher shoe sales people always steer me straight for the bicycle toes, so they must think there's something about them that suits my demographic?
post #8 of 58
This is the one style of shoe that I've never seen a single wearable example of, from any maker.
post #9 of 58
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Originally Posted by TheHoff View Post
You find something wrong with this look?


No, just everything.
post #10 of 58
How are we defining bicycle toe? There a a number of chisel toe shoes I like.
post #11 of 58
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Originally Posted by ruben View Post
How are we defining bicycle toe?

There a a number of chisel toe shoes I like.

A chisel toe shoe is not a bicycle toe shoe. A bicycle toe shoe has the seams run straight down to the front of the sole. Some are chiseled, some are not. I can't actually tell from the photo of that suave guy above if it is a bicycle toe shoe. Here is a bicycle toe shoe
post #12 of 58
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Originally Posted by TheHoff View Post
You find something wrong with this look?


Those are square-toed shoes, not bicycle shoes.

And does anyone know where I would find a cotton zip-up like this? It actually looks pretty comfortable.
post #13 of 58
I just want to mention in passing that I have no earthly Idea why they are called bicycle toed shoes, since bike shoes clearly do not look like that.

Jon.
post #14 of 58
Everytime I see them (at least the better-executed examples), I am intrigued, but this warning siren goes off in my head. Poseur! Poseur! Poseur! I don't know why, but it does. It's like new wave amjack. ~ Huntsman
post #15 of 58
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post
Those are square-toed shoes, not bicycle shoes.
Funny, the article I pulled it from said bicycle toed. I think I see the seam on the right one. Here are my bicycle-toed monkstraps from Messrs. Pearl & Izumi:
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