Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fashion Hit or Miss: Peep-Toe Booties

I love having options. Especially when it comes to fashion. But I’m just not getting one of the hottest trends this fall -- the peep-toe bootie. The idea of wearing boots with my little piggies sticking out makes no sense to me. The boots look like a cross between a boot, a sandal and a pump at once. All the designers - from Steve Madden to Christian Louboutin - have their own versions. I’m seeing these peep-toe boots popping up everywhere I go. I generally love the boots until I have to see toes. To me, it looks like the toes are still stuck in summer mode while the rest of the foot is hunkering down for the fall.

I have no words to describe how much I hate this trend. The sleek, elegant look of the boot is ruined by unsightly toes. I'm not even sure what nail polish shade goes with these boots? The ones I saw today ran the gamut from neon pink to wickedly dark hues.

Don't get me wrong. I love peep-toe pumps and think the look is sexy when paired with a stiletto heel. It's just not the same with a boot. It's such a strange concept to me when you are thinking it's boot weather, but have you toes sticking out.

Alexander McQueen


Jimmy Choo

Giuseppe Zanotti

I want to stomp out this trend. What do you think? Would you wear peep-toe boots? Let me know.


  1. Hated these when I first saw them and quickly grew to love them (When I hate something at first love often does follow. It's indifference that's really bad). I got these shoes last year and I get so many compliments on them: http://wendybrandes.com/blog/2008/06/put-it-in-neutral/

  2. never, not on your life, no way, a big resounding NO to boots with your toes hangin out!

  3. Really good article, thank you for sharing, I will always look at the future, too talented.