For whatever reason I've been seeing some absurdly horrendous toe boxes lately. Whether coming to a point or just straight squared off, some of these shoes need to be taken into the backyard and put down ("It's okay Tommy, your Sketchers have gone to a farm where they can play with a whole bunch of other Sketchers"). Every shoe in a man's closet should have some form of a "natural" toe box. I understand the word natural is subjective, but I'm talking in shoe terms so anything but a moderately rounded toe is an absolute no-go (cowboy and motorcylce boots being the only exceptions). I think it's time to call up Jay-Z and get approval on "all natural toe everything." So the moral of the story is extremely simple, yet extremely crucial. Your boots, high-end shoes, low-end shoes, sneakers and everything else in between should come equipped with a natural toe box. No excuses and no Sketchers. Ever.
[Editor's Note: Pictures courtesy of Epaulet, I don't know why more shops don't have toe box shots, Bass and this new thing called Google.]
[Editor's Note 2: "Toe box shots" sounds pretty sleezy now that I think about it.]