I'm talking about peep-toe boots. You know, these utterly wretched things:
I have seen these all over every fashion magazine and in every shoe store but pretty much never on an actual person. And I know why, too. It's because open toe is for summer, and otherwise fully enclosed boot that makes your ankles sweat is for winter. So the only season during which to wear these shoes is the season of "fashion magazine" and "shoe store."
High heeled shoes in general are much featured in fashion magazines and shoe stores but not a whole lot on actual people. And yet the magazines keep featuring them and the stores keep selling them, from which I draw the inevitable conclusion that many people buy outrageously impractical shoes but then never wear them. Don't be one of those people.
If you buy flat shoes, Vogue will feature them eventually, I promise. Be the change you want to see in the world. Gandhi said that.