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Big Toe Heels Are A Thing and We Are Officially Frightened

Big Toe Heels Are A Thing and We Are Officially Frightened

You know a good bit of fashion when it succeeds in accentuating our best features: a waist-cinching dress, a leg-lengthening pair of jeans, a blouse with the most flattering neckline. One thing we don't expect to draw attention to is our big toe.

It's arguably the ugliest toe on the foot, yet a sweeping new trend is seeing the focus put on the largest digit: big toe heels.

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Credit: Shutterstock
Credit: Shutterstock

Coined by Refinery29, big toe heels were first seen on designer label Y Project's spring summer 2019 runway and have been gaining a worrying amount of momentum ever since.

We can handle a peep toe sandal, a mule or a strappy heel, but this odd style sees the rest of the toes enclosed, bar the big toe which sits proudly out in the open.

Credit: Stylebop
Credit: Stylebop

The French fashion label is currently selling the shoes for £790, which seems like a lot of money for something so offensive, but this is the same brand that bought us detachable jeans, thigh-high Ugg boots and denim undies, all of which were hit among the fashion crowd.

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The big toe sandal is essentially an update on Maison Margiela's closed-toe Tabi boots which were first around in 1988 and resurged in 2018 at Vetements' autumn winter show.

They're essentially a hoof in boot form, yet we have to say they feel more acceptable that the big toe heel.

A less garish version of the big toe heel has been around this summer: big toe sandals, which see a strap around the big toe. They've been sold everywhere from ASOS to Topshop.

Far more palatable, don't you think?

Featured Image Credit: Stylebop

Topics: Style, Style News, Fashion

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Pretty 52. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK. Please contact her on ciarasheppard@hotmail.co.uk.

 

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