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Six of the best square-toe shoes

1 Ravel. pounds 39.99. Candy pink court shoe with a good sturdy high heel. Patent toe with brogue detail. Fun and elegant. Available from Ravel stores nationwide. Enquiries 0171 631 0224.

2 Red Or Dead. pounds 90. Cream patent shoe with silver feature buckle. A semi-transparent heel gives this shoe a quirky edge. Available from branches of Red Or Dead nationwide. Enquiries 0171 937 3137.

3 Patrick Cox. pounds 160. White leather slip-on shoes with black circle detail and sensible heel. A smart look to team with summer skirts and dresses. Available from Patrick Cox, 8 Symons Street, SW3. Jones, Floral Street, London WC2 and The Strand, Leeds.

4 Kurt Geiger. pounds 199. Navy court shoe with white piping and white chain buckle. A classic look for summer. Available from Kurt Geiger at Harrods, Knightsbridge, London SW1 and Selfridges, Oxford Street, London W1. Enquiries 0171 629 8934.

5 Office. pounds 49.99. Brown patent square-toe shoe with narrow strap and silver buckle. A low heel and comfortable shape. Available from Office stores, London. Enquiries 0181 838 4447.

6 Faith. pounds 39.99 High-heeled black patent slingback with square toe and brogue detailing. A good shoe for the transition from spring to summer. Available from branches of Faith nationwide. Enquiries 0800 289 2971.