How Mexican men have embraced bizarre trend for pointed footwear

How Mexican men have embraced bizarre trend for pointed footwear

The jester-style boots that are no laughing matter: How Mexican men have embraced bizarre trend for pointed footwear

3:01 PM on 16th May 2011

Young men in the farming town of Matehuala in northeastern Mexico have developed an obsession with pointed footwear, with toes so long, they curl up in a giant spiral

The Aladdin effect: Young men in the farming town of Matehuala in northeastern Mexico have developed an obsession with pointed footwear, with toes so long, they curl up in a giant spiral

Dance-off: The trend has coincided with a new dance craze, which sees male troupes compete in local nightclubs

Dance-off: The trend has coincided with a dance craze, which sees male troupes compete in local nightclubs

Footwear fad: Francisco de Jesus Garcia, 18 (left) and Guadalupe Silva, 20, (right) pose in their pointed boots during a night out at the Mesquit Rodeo nightclub in MatehualaFootwear fad: Francisco de Jesus Garcia, 18 (left) and Guadalupe Silva, 20, (right) pose in their pointed boots during a night out at the Mesquit Rodeo nightclub in Matehuala

Footwear fad: Francisco de Jesus Garcia, 18 (left) and Guadalupe Silva, 20, (right) pose in their pointed boots during a night out at the Mesquit Rodeo nightclub in Matehuala

Making a point: The outlandish shoes are made from plastic foam and cobblers charge $34 for the toe extensions

Making a point: The shoes are made from plastic foam and cobblers charge $34 for the toe extensions

Showtime: In Matehuala, all-male teams compete in nightclub dance-offs for prizes of $100 to $500

Showtime: In Matehuala, all-male teams compete in nightclub dance-offs for prizes of $100 to $500

Enlarge Babe magnet: Several young men have described the dramatic pointed boots as a way to attract the ladies

Babe magnet: Several young men have described the dramatic pointed boots as a way to attract the ladies

Sole trader: Young Mexican men create their own pointy boots in preparation for a dance competitionSole trader: Young Mexican men create their own pointy boots in preparation for a dance competition

Sole trader: Young Mexican men create their own pointy boots in preparation for a dance competition