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    Default Square-toed boots for men. Yes or no?

    I own many shoes and boots. Recently, I purchased a pair of black square toed dress boots to replace a worn pair of round toed boots. I typically try to stay away from anything square-toed, but found a good deal on these. The toe is rather conservative and not obnoxious at all, but since I'm not really a fan of the style, I'm thinking about returning them. What are your thoughts on men wearing square-toed shoes? Yes? No? Or on the right person in the right setting?

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    Default Re: Square-toed boots for men. Yes or no?

    As usual, it depends, one has to see the shoes. It could work, if they don't make the feet look squat (which could be fine as well in the right environment, but that's certainly not for office or work).

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    Default Re: Square-toed boots for men. Yes or no?

    Personally, I would wear both round and square-toed, especially with casual and even semi-casual outfits, it wouldn't bother me.

    However, I would prefer wearing loafers and mid-height on almost any occasion, but that doesn't mean that from time to time
    I'd branch out into wearing boots to, of course strictly in the right setting, and probably squared toed would also be included.

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    Default Re: Square-toed boots for men. Yes or no?

    I personally don't wear square-toed shoes. I find that they look awkward and trendy.
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    Default Re: Square-toed boots for men. Yes or no?

    Yup. Square toes or pointy toes go through cycles. Right now the square toe look is out but it can still work; look at biker boots for instance. As long as the square portion is modest.

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    Default Re: Square-toed boots for men. Yes or no?

    I was thinking of the biker boot thing also. I just bought another pair to compare to and I'll keep the ones I like the best. These are just for typical every day use. I.e. coffee shop, dinner, movie, etc.

    http://www.zappos.com/product/7810610/color/249001

    http://www.shoebuy.com/kenneth-cole-...ot-note/279101
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    Default Re: Square-toed boots for men. Yes or no?

    They seem discrete and good for everyday use. I would not use them for work, though, unless your job is ok with boots.

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    Default Re: Square-toed boots for men. Yes or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Erok32 View Post
    What are your thoughts on men wearing square-toed shoes? Yes? No?
    No.

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    Default Re: Square-toed boots for men. Yes or no?

    I would avoid clunky squared toed shoes completely. Anyone with an eye for fashion will look down on you. The only exception is if it is a tapered square toe. Most of those are seen in high end designer brands and it signifies maturity and class.

    Square toed shoe: http://www.details.com/blogs/daily-d..._blog_main.jpg

    Tapered square toe: http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/1210/...handgrades.jpg

    see the difference?

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    Default Re: Square-toed boots for men. Yes or no?

    The square-toe boot by Rockport looks good for a casual outfit. Surely, your toes will be more comfortable with the square toe, not so crunched.

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    Default Re: Square-toed boots for men. Yes or no?

    I don't have any square toed shoes, and I have no toe crunching issues whatsoever.
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    Default Re: Square-toed boots for men. Yes or no?

    Yes. In the year 2012 you can wear whatever you want, and if you carry it off with the right degree of devil-may-care attitude, anything can work. So yes, square-toe boots can work perfectly.

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    Default Re: Square-toed boots for men. Yes or no?

    The chunky squared toe look went away 10 years ago or more. However, just as in picking a fragrance, if the boots rock you well, then go for it. Forget about it being a fashion faux paz

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    Default Re: Square-toed boots for men. Yes or no?

    Square toes look great with a motorcycle between them! Pointed toes go better with a horse!
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    Definitely not. Just looks chunky and loud to me.

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    Default Re: Square-toed boots for men. Yes or no?

    Those are barely square-toes. Pretty conservative. The Reaction's are a little dressier, but the zappos link is everyday wearable.

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    Default Re: Square-toed boots for men. Yes or no?

    the issue with square toe is that it ruins the idea of a slim silhouette. if your on the heavy side it just adds to your bulky image and makes it worse,and if your slim or average weight it just doesnt fit.stick to round toe and slimmer footwear and avoid extremes such as pointy toe and square toe shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Square toes look great with a motorcycle between them! Pointed toes go better with a horse!
    ROTFL! I think the square toe look is unique and wonderful, especially in a Chelsea boot. Wear it if you like it. Rock your own style.
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