The strong influence of ‘90s fashion has brought back square-toe footwear. Trends stick around for years and items seldom date these days, so we’ll be seeing square-toe footwear for a while. Another contribution to fashion’s gigantic melting pot of sartorial choices. 

There is a wide variety of square-toe footwear. Toe boxes range from VERY square and chunky shapes, to more refined versions, with less square snip toes or round square toes. Snip-toe styles are pointy toe boxes where the tips have been “snipped off” to create a square shape. The collection below shows examples of square-toe footwear.

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THE VOLON Met Mules
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STAND Gitane Sandals
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Vince Koren Bootie
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Club Monaco
Jorga Boots
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Jorga Boots
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Jorga Boots
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Here are some outfits worn with square-toe footwear, and most of the examples are boots.

I’m an ‘80s pointy-toe footwear gal at heart, but I like square-toe footwear too. I especially like square toes on those who find the style comfortable because the shape matches the contour of their feet. Some of my clients and friends wear square toes with the best of them. I’m thrilled they can stock up on their favourite look because happy feet are stylish feet.

For my own style I like refined square-toe closed shoes, and love a snip toe. Extremely square toes are generally too short for my long toes. Long snip toes tend to be a better fit. Long snip toes are also visually more elongating in outfits. I seldom like wearing open shoes with square toes because I have pointy feet. The shape of my pointy feet — which is on display in open shoes — doesn’t follow the shape of the square soles. Sometimes this looks odd to my eye.

Over to you. Do you like wearing square-toe footwear? Do you find it comfortable and flattering?