Oh my. Sometimes I just don’t get things. I had to look this up. My first reaction to “toe shoes” was “toe cleavage.”
Pizza is one of those things that demonstrates the silliness of “authentic” applied to things culinary, along with chow mein, and–in the US–tacos.
Toe shoes and toe socks as I understand them from a Google search (individual covers for each toe) strike this curmudgeon as simply silly. Now four inch heels and low vamps we can talk about, but much as I find them attractive they’re silly too.