The split-toe shoe I fancy. I remember it was one of the first welted shoes I wanted to buy. In particular I adored the Avignon from Paraboot. I couldn’t find the right size in that model though, so ended up with a chukka boot from the French maker.
Later, J. M. Weston’s Chasse became the ideal to me, when looking a split-toe shoes. It appeared to embody le style anglais, the French interpretation of British style. The Chase is a rustic shoe, yet with a refined French touch to it.
However, my first split-toes were neither from Paraboot nor J. M. Weston. Kielman in Warsaw made my first split-toes. They could not compete in design with Weston’s Chasse shoes, but they were handmade to the measures of my feet.
Trying to get to an overview of the present market for split-toe shoes I ended up with 12 models. Here you are.