Are square toed shoes making a comeback?

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Anyone remember The Witches, by Roald Dahl? In the book, the witches in question had huge, square feet with no toes, and, to the young Fashion Police Commissioner, these feet were the most frightening things ever. Seriously.

This is what we think of when we look at square toed shoes. It’s not that we hate them: in fact , sometimes we find ourselves looking at square toed shoes and really wanting to like them, but something holds us back. Maybe it’s The Witches, maybe it’s just the fact that every time we’ve tried them on they’ve made our feet look oddly short and clumsy. Or maybe it’s just that we really prefer something a little more elegant.

What do you think of square toed shoes? Is it a case of love, hate, or does it just depend on the individual shoe?

Shoes: Flats, Azzedine Alaia, heels, Balenciaga

13 Comments

  • August 18, 2008

    Cadi

    The Balenciaga shoes frighten me. Seriously. Get in the way of those and you are in for PAIN.
    The Alaia flats are more tolerable. Those evoke more of the shape of a pointe ballet shoe than that of a mallet.

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  • August 18, 2008

    Natasha

    Well, I have nothing against square toed shoes, but these are a little too square.

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  • August 18, 2008

    JC

    Not a fan of the square-toe, looks a little unnatural I think

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  • August 18, 2008

    Amanda

    Ooo, I do remember The Witches! The movie that was made only cemented my horror of that book, but I think it was the bald heads when they whipped off their wigs that did me in.
    Unfortunately, my size 6 feet look nothing but stubby in square toed shoes. I do like the look of them in loafers.

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  • August 18, 2008

    Chica

    I was terrified of The Witches when I was younger too!
    The ballet flats are passable but the heels look really painful!

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  • August 18, 2008

    Alexandra

    I like square-toed shoes in general – but not these ones.
    The square ones actually leave more room for the toes, as opposed to shoes that get really thin in the end and kill my feet, litterally.

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  • August 18, 2008

    Steph

    I thought I was the only one who found the witches’ feet scary! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I agree with Cadi, I quite like the pointe-shoe look of the flats (ex-ballet girl here) but the heels are awful.

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  • August 18, 2008

    Selina

    Wrong, just wrong!

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  • August 19, 2008

    S

    I hate both really pointy shoes and really square shoes. Square toes are witch shoes, pointy toes are b*tch shoes. ๐Ÿ˜› Seriously, I associate pointy shoes with my former boss, who was a real piece of work and liked to tap her pointy-toed feet at me while screaming at me for not stapling things fast enough or whatever.

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  • August 19, 2008

    kevie

    While these are a little TOO square, on the whole, I prefer square-toed shoes. I do not have elf toes. Pointy shoes pinch and they make my feet look like cross-country skis. Or perhaps this is just because I am a witch.

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  • August 19, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    Amanda – the bald heads! I had forgotten the bald heads! Actually, almost everything about that movie terrified me ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • November 7, 2008

    Tanisha

    It’s a hate for me.
    they make your feet look weird and they are almost certainly a bad design . They’re unflattering and if they come back i certainly will not be wearing them.

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  • September 7, 2009

    Diandra

    Bleh.
    I’ve said this alot of times before but I really don’t like clunky shoes like that, they’re so unflattering to your feet! Plus they look really uncomfortable.
    I guess it depends on the shoe, but i’m definitely not a fan of the ones shown here!

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