The toe spring, how much the toe tip is raised from the ground, can actually be tweaked by using different types of shoe trees. For example, if you want to have a lower toe spring, use a tree with a flat bottom towards the toe that push the toe down when inserted. With time, the toe spring of the shoes will be lowered.

This is what I’ve done on the shoes to the left on the picture above, from Antonio Meccariello, mostly as an experiment to be honest, not cause it was necessarily “needed”. The toe spring was maybe not as high as the right shoe, but somewhere in between, before having a flatter shoe tree used and eventually a lowered toe. Of course you shouldn’t tweak the toe spring too much, but some small “adjustments” can be made this way.