hip to be square

Whether you wear loafers or kitten-heeled slingbacks, this season your toes will lose their point
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Cream patent, square-toed, panelled shoes with ministrap, pounds 49.99, Office Shoes, 221 Camden High Street, NW1 and branches, enquiries 0181-838 4344; cream mock croc heeled loafer, pounds 44.99; cream patent, mock croc square- toed shoe with two ministraps, pounds 46.99; both by Ravel, branches nationwide, enquiries 0171-631 0224

White leather, square-toed "Esquire" shoe with chrome buckle, pounds 90, Vianni Signature, at the Shoe Studio at Fenwicks and Debenhams, Oxford Street, W1, enquiries 0171-935 2002; cream leather, square-toed stitched shoe, pounds 99.50, Russell and Bromley, 24 New Bond Street, W1, enquiries 0171-629 6903; fake zebra skin, square- toed flat shoe with "G" buckle, pounds 195, Gucci, 33 Old Bond Street, W1

Red, mock python square-toed loafers, pounds 118, Armando Pollini, 35 Brook Street, W1, enquiries 0171-629 7606; red patent, square-toed shoe with ministrap, pounds 49.99, Office Shoes, as before; yellow, kitten-heeled slingbacks with buckle, from pounds 225, Cesare Paciotti, available from 11 Old Bond Street, W1, enquiries 0171-493 3766; purple embossed leather "shantung" square-toed, kitten-heeled slingbacks, pounds 130, Freelance, 55 Neal Street, WC2