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post #16 of 58
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Originally Posted by TheHoff View Post
Funny, the article I pulled it from said bicycle toed. I think I see the seam on the right one.

You could be right, it's hard to tell.

Can you give me a link to the article? To be honest, I kind of like this look.
post #17 of 58
I'm afraid I'm also a hater. I can't think of a pair I've seen and liked.
post #18 of 58
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post
You could be right, it's hard to tell. Can you give me a link to the article? To be honest, I kind of like this look.
He looks put together but it is too much of a mix for me. Either nix the zip up (from Macy's) in this context or find a different collar, IMO. Here is the link.
post #19 of 58
My question is how do you define bicycle toe shoes. Some are more bicycle toe inspired versus actual bicycle toe. While certainly not my favourite AEs, these shoes are certainly wearable: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,...d-For-Men.html What category would you slot them into?
post #20 of 58
Now to be fair, it's not just KC and AE's R&D dept that are producing bicycle toes. Here are three Loakes:
post #21 of 58
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Originally Posted by Jared View Post
Now to be fair, it's not just KC and AE's R&D dept that are producing bicycle toes. Here are three Loakes:
The last shapes help those. And the unique perfs on the AE above are interesting. It is the abominations like these KCs that I see paired with suits in Vancouver a dozen times per day:
post #22 of 58
All the young guys at work wear this sort of shoe. I pretend not to notice ...
post #23 of 58
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
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.

I would guess it's from toe clips, not bike shoes:

http://images.google.com/images?q=toe%20clips
post #24 of 58
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Originally Posted by TheHoff View Post
The last shapes help those. And the unique perfs on the AE above are interesting. It is the abominations like these KCs that I see paired with suits in Vancouver a dozen times per day.
Exactly. KC would manage to make ugly shoes even if they didn't have bicycle toes. It seems to me that bicycle toes are only suited for a chisel-toe last, as the lines can elegantly meet the corners of the toe. KCs and AEs also often have raised or prominent stitching: ...which, IMO, makes more classic designs like norwegians look just as bad: In theory, I believe bicycle toes should narrow and elongate the appearance of the foot. Here are some more non-strawman examples from Cheaney:
post #25 of 58
Not that my opinion matters much, but I don't like those either.
post #26 of 58
These are probably the best I've seen, but they still aren't for me:
post #27 of 58
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Originally Posted by whatsinaname View Post
I would guess it's from toe clips, not bike shoes:

http://images.google.com/images?q=toe%20clips

Oh, god...who the hell uses those?

Jon.
post #28 of 58
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Originally Posted by zjpj83 View Post
These are probably the best I've seen, but they still aren't for me:

Love the Grenson Masterpieces, but not feeling these. I agree, though -- a pretty good example of a not-so-good form.
post #29 of 58
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
Oh, god...who the hell uses those?

Jon.

Lots of people who ride in the city. I use clipless (the kind with cleats) but toe clips are still safer if you're in heavy traffic, IMO.
post #30 of 58
What's worse was those bicycle-slash-bowling shoes mutant abominations they were selling years ago.
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