So, square-toed shoes are set to make a Spring Summer 2013 comeback, according to esteemed designers like Raf Simons, Jil Sander, Miuccia Prada and Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of Kenzo.
Were these designers temporarily blinded during the collection conception phase? Has some kind of square-toed-shoe Illuminati-esque convention taken place? It’s hard to say, mere speculation. What’s pretty definite though, is square-toed shoes are probably what will in the future feature next to dictionary definitions of words like ‘hideous’, ‘abominable’, ‘abhorrent’, ‘silly’ and ‘mortifying’.
Even (supposedly) infallible designers make mistakes sometimes so save yourself the risk of looking like an actuary circa 1998; don’t go square, stay with the key styles of the past few seasons that are popular for a reason. British department store, House of Fraser, has a pretty hefty collection that runs the gamut from brogue-detail boots to Nike hi-tops. Here are a few ideas of how to be up-to-the-minute, while avoiding the silly and square-toed…
^ Top (L-R): Bertie Colindale casual boots (£115); Loake wedge casual shoes (£135); Nike hi-top dunk trainers (£65). Bottom: Dune Courageous (£110); Dune Acapello formal shoes (£85); Nike mid-top premium suede blazers (£65)
See more men’s shoes from House of Fraser.