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Glossary of Shoe Styles: Wingtips

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Though these wingtip shoes feature perforated accents, pinked edges and a two-tone design, it's the pointed, winged toe cap that makes them wingtips.
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Definition: Wingtip shoes feature a toe cap that comes to a point in the center, and spreads out toward the sides of the shoes, in a shape that somewhat resembles wings. This part of the shoe is sometimes perforated with small holes around the edges, but not always.

Wingtips are nearly always a popular style for men, but depening on the trends, they're often available for women as well.

While wingtip shoes sometimes feature uppers of more than one color, their coloring has nothing to do with whether or not they're wingtips. A single-hued shoe with the properly-designed toe cap is still a wingtip.

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Also Known As: full brogues

Alternate Spellings: wing tips, wing-tips, wing tip shoes, wingtip shoes

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