Word of the Week

Word of the Week: Cap Toe…On Necktie Pumps!

Time for a weekly lesson in shoe vocabulary!  Also known as a tip, a cap toe is a separate piece of leather sewn over the toe box, forming a cap.  It is typically considered a very traditional dress look.  Pointy metallic cap toes (like these by Givenchy, $590) are going to be popular for Fall 2011.

I’ve featured cap toe shoes in the past, but these playful tuxedo-inspired pumps deserved a spotlight of their own!  Danish designer Lola Ramona carefully positioned a necktie and collar cupping their side-buckled upper, and striped heels offer a fun contrast to the buttoned-up style.

What would you pair with these necktie pumps?

Heels That Suit You, $199 at ModCloth

5 thoughts on “Word of the Week: Cap Toe…On Necktie Pumps!

  1. I would get these just for the heel…it’s always the minor details that get me (i.e. lining in Betsy Johnson shoes)! I would wear these with one of my many LBDs that I’ve collected over the years. But they seem like more of a winter shoe, right?

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