These shoes have what has to be one of the lowest vamps I’ve ever seen. The transparent section on the top of the toe goes almost all the way to the tip, meaning that only the very tops of your toenails will be exposed in them. You all know what that means, right? Yup:
Also people repeatedly telling you your shoes are “obviously” too small (as if you’re too stupid to be able to tell on your own whether your shoes fit or not), because they equate exposed toes with too-small shoes, and can’t seem to separate the two.
Then there are the people who understand that the shoes are designed to look like that, but who just HATE it, and will react as if you’ve just kicked a kitten in the shoes, as opposed to simply revealing that you have toes (the horror!).
Yes, there’s no doubt that toe cleavage inspires some pretty strong reactions in people, so I’m not expecting these to be the most popular Friday Fix of all time. If you’re a fan of low-vamped shoes, though, you just might love these, because that vamp is the difference between a lovely, classic shoe, and a still-lovely, but much more unusual one. I’d still like these if the toe was filled in – the shape and bow are both stunning in their own right – but as they are, I’m just itching to try them on to see what they look like when worn.
What do you think of them?