The Lowdown: After a long reign, the pointy toe pump has in recent seasons has suffered in popularity compared to an influx of both retro and ultra-modern rounded and peep toe pump styles. But, as we all know, in fashion, what goes around comes around, and the pointy toe is making a comeback (celeb wearers: Sienna Miller, Kim Kardashian, Rhianna).
Two things you should know: 1) Pointed toe pumps extend the line of your leg, making them look longer and leaner, whether paired with a skirt or slim jeans, or peaking out from under a wider leg trouser. 2) Pointed toe pumps do NOT necessarily mean cramped, squished or otherwise mutilated feet. Will they every be as comfy as your bedroom slippers? Ah, no. BUT, a couple of tricks — if you’re really worried about a tight fit in the toe, try on a half size up, and consider a “ “ where the ball of your foot rests in the shoe to keep your foot from sliding forward. Also, leather of course will stretch and breath more than a man-made upper will, so factor that in when considering initial fit. Finally, be aware of the shape of your foot — women who’s big toe is the longest on their foot tend to find it more difficult to get a good fit in a pointy toe shoe. As with any trend, if it doesn’t work for your body type, it’s far more fashionable just to skip it.
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