Are these considered square toe shoes?

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  1. captainfunk

    captainfunk Senior member

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    Definitely Herman Munster approved
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  2. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    Welcome to the forum dude, you will develop a good eye for shoes by hanging around here for a while.
     
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  3. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    And Uggs... and herpes...
     


  4. iroh

    iroh Senior member

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    but if pointy toe shoes are so obviously better than square toes then why don't more people wear them?
     


  5. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    Talk to people that wear them--most of them don't care. They go down to their local shoe store and buy whatever crap is on sale below $39.99.
     


  6. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    "Pointy toe" shoes (like winkle-pickers) are just as bad as square-toes shoes. On the continuum between 'pointy' at one end and 'square' at the other you should be choosing shoes in the middle, which are elegantly rounded (not pointy) or slightly chisel-toed. As with everything (lapel width, etc), moderation is the key; choosing a middle-ground between the two extremes.
     


  7. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    +1
     


  8. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    no


    plain wrong.
     


  9. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    not at all.
     


  10. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    How about explaining wtf you're on about?
     


  11. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    how abot not writing such a bull shit in the first place, wtf?

    look, listen and learn. it's all over this place, period

    many thanks
     


  12. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Seriously?

    wing·tip also wing tip (wngtp) n.
    1. a. An often perforated shoe part that covers the toe and extends backward along the sides of the shoe from a point at the center.
    b. A style of shoe having such a tip.
    - thefreedictionary.com

    wingtip
    wing tip
    noun
    2. a toecap, often with a perforated pattern, having a point at the center and a piece at each side extending back along the top and sides.
    3. a style of shoe with such a toe.
    - dictionary.com

    "Full brogues (also known as wingtips) are characterized by a pointed toe cap with extensions (wings) that run along both sides of the toe, terminating near the ball of the foot. Viewed from the top, this toe cap style is "W" shaped and looks similar to a bird with extended wings, explaining the style name "wingtips" that is commonly used in the United States." - Wikipedia

    It seems that every single source on the internet agrees with exactly what I said, along with every single thread or post I've read on this forum since joining almost 4 years ago. I have never seen anyone ever say that the name wing-tip refers to anything other than the shape of the toe-cap, so I would really love for you to be able to link to any kind of reputable source to back up your statement to the contrary.
     


  13. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    Jeeez. We are all still talking about shoes, right?
     


  14. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Serious business.
     


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    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Sanguis Mortuum is correct on the matter of wingtips. I hereby declare him the winner.
     


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