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why the hell do so many dress shoes have the stupid line at the toe?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LooksGood, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. LooksGood

    LooksGood Senior member

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  2. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Likely because there are enough buyers out there who don't think it looks stupid. Just guessing.
     


  3. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    I never understood the hate towards the split toe blucher like that. I absolutely love my Lasalles/Delrays.

    There are a lot of things to hate about the look of shoes (and I mean a lot), but the presence or absence of stitching at the toe on a blucher like that has never been of any consequence for me.
     


  4. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Because everyone bar you is happy with it, has no problems. Try bespoke shoes.
     


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    I'm rocking a pair right now!

    I wasn't always a fan and I'm not sure at what point I started liking them.
     


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    +1

    I initially hated the look of a split-toe derby but slowly I came around to them and I now even own a pair of what I consider to be the ultimate shoe in this category - the Edward Green Dover :teach:

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  7. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    No need to go bespoke. The OP makes it sound like 4 out of every 5 shoes is a split toe. Not in my universe. There is no shortage of plain toe, cap toe, long and short wings out there if split toes aren't your thing.

    Here is a shoe very similar to the one the OP posted, but without the split toe:

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    I get why split toes aren't everyone's cuppa, but I don't get the hate. "Retarded"? That certainly doesn't describe the gorgeous EG Dovers posted above. Not in my books.
     
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  8. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    Would look a lot better with a split toe...
     


  9. VinnyMac

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    They're called "split toe" shoes. There's an easy solution; if you don't like the line, then STOP BUYING SPLIT TOES. That's like asking, "why do so many shoes have these stupid wings on the side?"

    Buy plain toe shoes.
     
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  10. LooksGood

    LooksGood Senior member

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    I like those if they came in black. over 1k though, damn.
     


  11. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    ^^^ These Santonis aren't anywhere near $1k - they aren't the hand made (FAM) versions - I picked them up on E-bay for under $250. They have rubber soles - which generally attracts howls of condemnation here - but I'll tell you that I was real happy to have them as an option this winter. They were often a go-to shoe.
     


  12. VinnyMac

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    In some cases, dress rubber soles can be a nice alternative to leather.
     


  13. Willin

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    Split toe shoes are some of the most atrocious things produced regardless of the price. They always look cheap.
     
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    The shoes in question are casual shoes.
     


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