Shoe Style on Trial: Steve Madden’s peep toe ‘Midory’ booties

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We’ve spoken out before about the contradiction-in-climate-control that is the peep toe boot. ‘Fickle’ is our middle name, though, and as time has gone on, we have to admit we’ve occasionally found ourselves wondering if we may have been mistaken. Sure, some peep toe boots are, indeed, abominations, but others… maybe not so much?

Take a look at Steve Madden’s ‘Midory” boots, for instance, which are available in many more colours than we’ve shown here. We feel like we shouldn’t really like these, but for some reason, we’re still drawn to them, despite the fact that we know we’d take two steps out of Fashion Police HQ in them, and then be forced to suffer the pain of wet, frozen toes all day long. Yes, even if we wore tights with them.

See, now we don’t like them again. You see what we mean about “fickle”?

Help us out, here, readers. What do you say: Crime of Fashion or not?

12 Comments

  • September 19, 2008

    PillyPen

    I like peep-toe boots, but I have wondered when they could be worn. But yeah, those ones are adorable!

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  • September 19, 2008

    b.

    Sorry, but I still think they’re pointless. These would be brilliant if they were regular boots, but the peep-toe ruins them.

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  • September 19, 2008

    anamika

    I agree with b. Everything about them except the peep-toe is perfect.

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  • September 19, 2008

    Chica

    They are completely pointless yet awesomely cool. I’d love to wear them out but they’re just made so unwearable with the peep toe, shame 🙁

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  • September 19, 2008

    Natasha

    Agree with b. Just imagine them actually worn – they would look horrible! Apart from the peep-toe, they’re cute.

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  • September 19, 2008

    Am

    if you wore them with tights you’d get the seam on your toes. YUK

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  • September 19, 2008

    Beatnik

    See I don’t know. I think the peep toe in this particular case can be forgiven, because the boot itself is so small and slouchy, it’s almost like a high-heeled shoe that grew a bit. Which is precisely why I personally don’t like them, but if you don’t mind that style, I think you can get away with not considering them ‘boots’ per se.

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  • September 20, 2008

    sammi

    i’m not really a fan of the ankle boot at all. i feel it’s far too dated, and screams I Love the 80’s. and the peep-toe on that shoe makes it strange looking.

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  • September 20, 2008

    sammi

    i’m not really a fan of the ankle boot at all. i feel it’s far too dated, and screams I Love the 80’s. and the peep-toe on that shoe makes it strange looking.

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  • September 21, 2008

    Mimi

    I love the peep toe, but it wouln’t flatter my figure, so i’m most likely not going to buy it.

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  • September 22, 2008

    Honeybee

    I like them but when would you wear them? On one of those clear, cold autumn days, paired with tights. Only we hardly ever get that kind of weather, do we? Fog and rain is more like it. Closed-toe it’ll have to be then.

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  • September 22, 2008

    Alina

    well, i really like the scrunch part, but i wasnt amazed when i saw them, not wow at all.

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