I've always worn relatively flat shoes with rounded toe boxes so my toes move around freely in them.
My feet are probably somewhere in between the two examples.
I feel sorry for women squeezing into ridiculously tight heels where their pinky side literally muffin tops over the toe box.
men's shoes are loosely descended from equestrian boots. the toe is pointed to better slide into the stirrup, and the heel keeps the foot from sliding out.
add to that several hundred years of fashion trends.
wait'll you see the 14th century, when shoes imitated the long pointy sabatons that knights wore at the time.
some were so long and so pointy that they needed to be suspended from the shin with a bit of string, or perhaps supported from below with longer and pointier wooden sandals.
>implying i don't wear this around the house
"natural" shaped shoes just aren't /fa/
enjoy wearing your ronald mcdonald clown shoes
It's actually something that I have been thinking about for a long time as I acquired nicer shoes. Really comes down to form vs. function, so it would be nice to find a middle ground.
My toes are exactly like right pic
>>thanks mom for buying me shitty narrow dadcore shoes because "other shoes r dangerous for ur feet" and now telling me my toes are fucked up because of genetics