This article takes a funny and humorous look at the polarizing fashion piece that is men’s pointy shoes, asking whether they can ever look good and why they are so popular.
What’s the Point?
Pointed men’s shoes have been around forever, or at least since the beginning of men wearing shoes anyway. Yet it is only very recently that they have become extremely popular, to the point where many men simply won’t wear anything else. Perhaps the most astonishing thing is that they are available in all sizes, yet men continue buying them even though they so clearly elongate the foot.
I myself am a size 11 shoe, and there is not a chance in hell I would dream of wearing pointy shoes. My wife wouldn’t let me anyway, but that’s another story. But in all seriousness, what is the point of them? I am yet to see a study that proves that I can walk more efficiently, cover more ground, or burn more calories because my foot is covering a larger area of the ground.
I can potentially begin to consider understanding pointy shoes if a man has small feet, however smaller feet generally mean he will be shorter, therefore huge clown feet will just make him seem completely out of proportion.
Is it a Problem?
For men who are dedicated to following the latest fashion and style trends, they probably aren’t too bothered about the fact that almost every shoe in some stores is pointy. Even casual shoes such as plimsolls are starting to go in that direction. Is nothing sacred anymore?
However, for those whose feet already look like canoes, this trend is becoming a very serious problem, especially when favorite casual brands such as Converse and Adidas Originals are going down the pointy route. I almost feel like I am about to be given the choice between pointed shoes or wearing sandals.
Can They Ever Look Good?
For me, pointed shoes will never be getting the job done. However, we must accept that there are obviously certain men who will look good in pointed shoes, such as estate agents and used car salesmen, who match up pointed shoes well with their suspiciously large tie-knot and use of trendy in the 1980’s wet-look hair gel.
To be fair, when worn correctly they can serve a purpose. If you want to pull off pointed shoes then avoid wearing them with jeans at all costs. Tailoring should be your only point of call, and even then with some well-cut, either straight or boot fit trousers, perhaps preferably from a professional tailor so they can cut them to perfection and keep you in proportion.
Article Provided By: Style Pilot are a leading ecommerce platform for mens casual shoes and other mens fashion ranges in the UK.