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Ask the MB -- Shoe Toe Pointiness

Kenneth Cole New York Oxfords via bluefly, $96.00
Kenneth Cole New York Oxfords via bluefly. $96.00.
Q: What is the MB take on square-toed vs. round-toed shoes? I thought square-toe was out but I still see them quite a bit. Thanks MB.
--Steve


A: Mainly thanks to Kenneth Cole, square-toed shoes had their day late last century. In this millenium, go with a round shape, or a wing tip-style shape is also MB-approved. Consult the Official MB Shoe Toe Pointiness Chart below for guidance.



MB Shoe Pointiness Chart

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