Have you ever thought about the relevance of the shape of a shoe's toe? Probably not, right? You simply go for the one that's trending on your Insta feed and wear it with confidence!

No, no, don't get us wrong! We're not calling you out. We don't blame you at all. After all, no one ever talks about the importance of the poor shoe toe.

Well, Tao's here to have a toe-to-toe conversation with you!

Believe it or not, the toe shape of a shoe plays a crucial role in its comfort, fit, and even your posture. It's time to shed some light on this often overlooked aspect of footwear and have some fun exploring the world of toe styles.

First things first, while there are many different shapes of the shoe toe, the most popular ones are, the square, the pointed (more formally known as Crakows), the round and the almond toe! Let’s take a closer look at each one of these, shall we?

1. The Square Toe:
While the origins of the square toe style date back to 300 BC, its reinterpretation took the fashion world by storm in 2019, making appearances on red carpets worldwide. Fashion critics have had mixed opinions about this style, but its enduring popularity speaks for itself. At the Tao studio, you'll find this smashing style adorning many of our classic pairs! Among our favorites are the Kyrie flats and the Charlie heels.

2. The Pointed Toe
Originating in Poland around the 15th century, Crakows, also known as pointed toes, have long been recognized as one of the most stylish and posture-flattering shoe styles. While they made waves in the fashion realm around the turn of the century, they are now making a grand comeback, dominating recent runways and capturing global attention. Fashion houses worldwide have already declared them the shoe trend of the year. It's no wonder that our latest collection showcases this iconic style in its most dynamic form. Introducing the stunning Asu and Asena heels!

3. The Round Toe:
Undoubtedly the most timeless toe style, the round toe has been a staple since the inception of footwear itself. Its enduring popularity can be attributed to its versatility and universal appeal. While it's difficult to pinpoint the exact time frames when round toes dominated the world of foot-fashion, one thing is for sure: they have never gone out of vogue. In fact, they continue to be reinterpreted in collections launched by brands each year. At Tao Paris, we proudly showcase this classic style in some of our most beloved shoes. Allow us to introduce you to our Milan and Lisbon wedges, which beautifully embody the charm and comfort of round toes.

4. The Almond Toe:
The elegant almond toe is a captivating fusion of the round and pointed toe styles, with a shape reminiscent of the nut it is named after. While its exact origins are difficult to trace, one thing is certain: the almond toe has stood the test of time and will continue to reign supreme as the epitome of timeless elegance. This versatile toe style can be found in our collection of classic designs, where sophistication meets comfort. Allow us to introduce you to our Bay and Fia heels, which showcase the alluring beauty of the almond toe. And here's a little secret: the Fia are currently available at a special offer price!

From the square toe's modern allure to the timeless elegance of the almond toe, each toe style brings its own unique charm to your footwear collection. At Tao, we celebrate the diversity of toe styles and offer a range of designs that embrace these variations. Whether you prefer the boldness of the pointed toe or the sophistication of the round toe, we have the perfect pair waiting for you.

So step out in confidence and let your toes do the talking with Tao Paris!