Except, in the fall and winter, I can't- and won't- wear open toed shoes, much less open toed BOOTS.
So, even though they are The!Biggest!Thing!Ever!, I hate them, and here is why:
1. They are boots.
Boots are for inclimate weather. I'm not saying that I don't wear boots in nicer weather, but should the skies open, I don't want to worry about my toes are exposed unnecessarily.
2. They are weird-looking.
There is something off about a perfectly lovely shoe or boot that just happens to have an open toe. The open toe looks like an after-thought, or a mistake.
3. Tights are mandatory.
I don't want my shoe choice to dictate whether I have to cover my legs. These shoes require covered legs- and more importantly- toes in the fall and winter. If I catch you bare toed in these after Labor Day, I WILL say something snarky. Actually, if I catch you bare toed in these period, I will be snarky. And annoyed.
4. They are BOOTS.
Granted, the booties aren't nearly as hideous as open toed knee boots (yes, they exist; no, they are not acceptable under any circumstances), but being relatively less ugly than something else does not a nice shoe make. An ankle boot is just that- a boot. And cutting off the toe defeats the very purpose of boots, which is to cover your feet and make you ready for anything.
Whatever your definition of boot is, I bet it involves a closed toe.
If you disagree with me, don't worry- you can buy these all over the damn place. But I think they mark you as a trend slave, not a savvy fashionista.