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Shoe Advice: Is this considered square or chisel toe?

Vogizzle

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Well, I'm looking around for a decent pair of new black dress shoes. I'm on a $200 budget thanks to Christmas and have found these locally for $150-$175.

The shoe is called Bostonian Novato and yes I know they aren't high end or anything but they should be good for the money.

Anyways, are these square or chisel toe?

Also any opinions would be appreciated regarding the general style of shoe or other shoes that may interest me.



 

aavlee

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I wouldn't clall those squared. If you follow the lines leading up the toe on each side of the shoe they'll eventually cross... If that makes any sense at all.
 

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Too square for me. But these things lie on a continuum.
 

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It would be foolish to waste $150-$200 on garbage when you can find alot better shoes discounted for the same.
 

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I mean they wouldn't be a huge mistake though right?

I'm still learning the "general guidelines" of business wear so take it easy on me.

Plus, I live in Canada so even the slightest bit of style stands out lol.
 

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Originally Posted by Steven Aver
It would be foolish to waste $150-$200 on garbage when you can find alot better shoes discounted for the same.

Are we talking about the quality? Are they really that bad?

My issue is that where I live, there is no way I can find better shoes locally, especially at a discounted price.
 

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They are chisel toe. But like the other replies said, they are a bit on the square side. A more aesthetically pleasing chisel toe will be more pointed, ie, less square, than the picture you posted.

Here is an example of more chiseled and less square compared to the shoes pictured above:

 

Steven Aver

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Originally Posted by Vogizzle
Are we talking about the quality? Are they really that bad?

My issue is that where I live, there is no way I can find better shoes locally, especially at a discounted price.


If your budget is only $150 your much better off getting a pair of Allen Edmonds through ebay.
 

PolePosition

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Here's the Allen-Edmonds version of that similar style (Soho is the name of the shoe)
 

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Originally Posted by Vogizzle
Damn those are nice!

They are - and if you look around on eBay or on here, you can easily find them within your price range, brand new. The retail is a little over $300, but Allen-Edmonds often sell for far less than retail.
 

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Lesson one for those new to SF, unless you pay 50% or less of MSRP it is not worth it.

This will guide you when you are still shopping at mall and department stores. There are very few (actually none) items available at retail which have a high enough value to be worth purchasing full price or even at a mere sale of 30% off.

Bostonian shoes are worth $50 or less.

While 95% of people on this forum will laugh at you uncontrollable for considering a shoe like Bostonian and immediately recommend that you purchase shoes for $300, I understand that you do not know enough to fully understand their logic.

The short story is that you can find high quality shoes like the $300 ones that they will recommend for around $100 if you know where to look.

Your best bet is to continue reading off this forum for another 6 months. And until then do not purchase anything that is not 60% off or more, because as good of a deal as you think that it is right now, if you keep learning from this forum in 3 months you will realize that you just wasted your money.
 

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Originally Posted by PolePosition
Here's the Allen-Edmonds version of that similar style (Soho is the name of the shoe)



i've got this cognac. great shoe. they'll pop up on ebay or on sale on amazon every once in a while.
 

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