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time to bury bicycle toe shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by knittieguy, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    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.
     


  2. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm afraid I'm also a hater. I can't think of a pair I've seen and liked.
     


  3. TheHoff

    TheHoff Senior member

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    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.
     


  4. gj555

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    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?
     


  5. Jared

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    Now to be fair, it's not just KC and AE's R&D dept that are producing bicycle toes. Here are three Loakes: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  6. TheHoff

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    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: [​IMG]
     


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    All the young guys at work wear this sort of shoe. I pretend not to notice ... [​IMG]
     


  8. whatsinaname

    whatsinaname Well-Known Member

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    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 clips
     


  9. Jared

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    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: [​IMG] ...which, IMO, makes more classic designs like norwegians look just as bad: [​IMG] In theory, I believe bicycle toes should narrow and elongate the appearance of the foot. Here are some more non-strawman examples from Cheaney: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  10. DocHolliday

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    Not that my opinion matters much, but I don't like those either.
     


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    These are probably the best I've seen, but they still aren't for me: [​IMG]
     


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  13. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


  14. TheHoff

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    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.
     


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    What's worse was those bicycle-slash-bowling shoes mutant abominations they were selling years ago.
     


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