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Big-toe heels are terrible, but maybe we deserve them

Luckily, it's fall soon.


Siobhan Ball

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 30, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 5:07 am CDT

Some fashions are an instant classic and some are destined to only be loved during their brief on-trend moment. Big-toe heels fit into neither of these categories because they’re hideous.

Unlike peep-toe shoes, which are sort of what big-toe heels sound like they should be if you don’t have the visual to go along with it, these revolting things also twist the toe at a weird angle so it looks like its broken or at least damaged in some way.

Big-toe heels memes

It doesn’t even look intentional, more like there’s a random hole worn in the shoe. Or like the model’s wearing a holey old sock as Twitter user @tenoko1 said.

Or, you know, this from user @EliotETC: “This is the shoe equivalent of when you stick your thumb through the fly of your pants and pretend it’s a lil penis.”

These shoes actually beat Crocs in the ugly game and at least Crocs have comfort going for them.

Questions were raised about the sobriety of the designers, not to mention the women buying them (apparently the damn things are selling out!?!). Y/Project and Celine are selling versions of the open-toe shoe.

Men, of course, had to turn up and give ladies their opinions on exactly what kind of shoes are sexy or not.

One Twitter user, aptly named Some Random Internet Dude, felt we needed to know about his foot fetish.


thanks random man your opinion has been noted

Beyond the shoe-splaining, however, people are just revolted and confused that these shoes exist.

Just, don’t buy these. Or if you do at least tell us why.


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*First Published: Aug 30, 2019, 4:27 pm CDT