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The ones above aren't actually all that bad..I just liked the 80's checkerboard effect.
Winklepickers (also known as Winkle Pickers) are a style of shoe or boot worn from the 1950’s onward by male and female British rock and roll fans. The feature, which gives both the boot and shoe their name, is the very sharp and quite long pointed toe, reminiscent of medieval footwear and approximately the same as the long pointed toes on some women's fashion shoes and boots today. This pointed toe was called the winkle picker toe because, in England, periwinkle snails are eaten with a pin or pointed object to get the winkle out of the shell (hence the term, that I’m sure all of you have heard, "to winkle something out"). -Wikipedia
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