Ever since we wrote about avoiding square-toed and overly-pointy shoes (because they look unnatural and are the most obvious signs of cheaply-made, mass-produced footwear) we’ve received many questions about what shape(s) to look for.
Everyone’s feet are shaped differently, but none are square or pointy. The most flattering and comfortable last (the mechanical form used to mold the shape of the shoe) follows the natural lines of the foot.
As with almost any other shape/silhouette in menswear, the most refined is usually the one that properly contours the natural shape of the body, accentuating its “assets” and masking its “liabilities” (more on this in future posts).
Next time you think this is a small detail that goes unnoticed, bring a lady friend shopping and ask her which shape she prefers :)
Thanks for reading.
Yours in style,