When you think of the generic ‘dad’ character, what do you think of?
Bad jokes? Ginger beards? An overcooked steak?
Or do you think of the single worst, most offensive fashion faux pas to ever exist in the world ever – the toe shoe?
Or the foot glove? Depending on how you’re feeling.
If you’re pretty much entirely unfamiliar with the concept of the toe shoe, don’t worry because you’ll know exactly what they are (and how woeful they are) after you see this pic.
Anyway, it’s probably safe to go ahead and say that these debaucherous items were never in fashion.
Not in 2007. Not now. Not ever.
Except, apparently they are now because Vogue has said so and who’s ever going to argue with Vogue?
The magazine’s creative director Jonathan Anderson posted a few snaps of the toe shoes on his Instagram recently, seemingly to refute the fact that Vogue had dubbed the shoes the most “hideous footwear of all time” previously.
And then, much to the shock of many, Vogue ran with the idea of the toe shoe themselves, suggesting that they might be the next Balenciaga product that people are willing to pay upwards of a grand for.
But still, stranger things have happened.