The height above the ground of the tip of the toe, so called toe spring, has a large impact on the look of a shoe. A common perception is that lower toe spring looks more exclusive, and this has done that sometimes it’s taken too far. This shoe is a clear example of this.


It’s a RTW shoe from the Italian brand Stefano Bemer, which consequently has a very extreme toe spring, so that the toe is on the ground while the widest part of the shoe floating in the air. That this is nothing that is particularly practical, especially since it makes it very uncomfortable to walk in them if the toe is takes ground first. A rule of thumb is that the main thing is that the widest part of the shoe, the ball where the foot flex, is the the one who should be on the ground first to get a natural step. A relatively low toe spring can work as long as this is done.