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Product Development Poll: Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Jul 10, 2014

When it comes to voting in our Product Development Polls, we know you have strong opinions. Today’s poll on cap toe ballet flats should be no different.Β Let us know your vote – A or B – in the comments section.

Poppy Barley Product Development Poll: Cap Toe Ballet Flats

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Caroline Gault

Director of Content & Community, Poppy Barley
Caroline handles social media, online content, and media relations at Poppy Barley. She's also a freelance lifestyle writer, editor, and a die-hard Instagram fan.

108 Responses

  1. Yvonne says:


    With gold caps please πŸ˜€

  2. Pamela Marriott says:

    With cap

  3. Megan says:

    Definitely A. And the option to have a bow or not.

  4. Jamie says:

    B for sure!

  5. Sasha says:

    I saw them on Monday, they are gorgeous.

  6. Jennifer says:

    Cap/ option for no bow

  7. user_3222 says:

    B for sure: with cap, no bow option. Hopefully available in a beigey/neutral body and black cap. Note: if it *doesn’t* have a cap, I’d probably go for the bow, but the cap and bow look too busy to my eye.

  8. Ali says:

    Probably A, but B is attractive too. I’m not so sure about the bow, however.

  9. Liz says:

    With the Cap.

  10. Dulcie says:

    I love the toe cap. B!

  11. Sue says:

    A with bow optional!

  12. Christine says:


  13. Aleks says:

    B – with cap, no bow

  14. Deanna says:

    Option B without the bow. The bow adds unnecessary clutter and looks very juvenile.

  15. Michele says:

    Option A is more versatile

  16. Marcia says:

    With caps! B

  17. user_3288 says:


  18. Caroline says:

    Definitely B – The Bow makes the shoe. I have an almost exact pair in black leather & leather lined with a patent toe cap and bow. Bought them 20 years ago on sale in size 11 and just started wearing them in 2010. To be sure this style is forever.

  19. Ashely says:

    I prefer B. But the bow isn’t my fave.

  20. Jess says:

    B and the option of the now too!

  21. Carolyn says:

    With cao, but get rid of the bow. And please bring back the little gold ornaments.

  22. Marilyn says:

    B – cap with bow option

  23. Donna says:

    A. No cap. Cap makes short wide feet look shorter & wider!

  24. Allenavw says:

    A. I’ve never gotten the draw behind cap toe flats. Honestly I can’t stand those little bows either, but to each their own!

  25. Teresa says:

    Love the toe cap B, perhaps with the bow option πŸ™‚

  26. Robyn says:

    No cap for sure.

  27. nicoel says:

    B, but not in that colour combination. Insefond the gold cap suggestion.

  28. Janet says:

    B. Capped toe

  29. Heather Isaac says:

    I like option B

  30. Cynthia Dovell says:

    B. But more minimal with no Bow and no black ribbing around the opening.

  31. Judi says:

    B for sure!! A little zip:)
    Looks fantastic!

  32. Christine says:

    A. With or without the bow.

  33. Maggie says:

    A and b but no bow :))))

  34. Sarah says:

    A for sure. Bow as optional as well would be nice.

  35. Tess says:

    A with option without bow!

  36. Darr says:

    B and make the bow optional

  37. Fionna says:

    A – with or without the bow. I wouldn’t want a bow.

  38. Jess says:

    B (asked all four of my fashionista daughters and it was unanimous)

  39. Michelle says:

    B all the way!

  40. Isobel says:

    I would select B – the toe cap and without the bow to keep the shoe appearance elegant or casual, and ageless. The bow is too flaccid for the quality of the shoe in my opinion. I realize the bow is in keeping with the name: ‘Ballet’ Flats.

  41. Sydney says:

    I like them both – but would only get the toe cap option without the bow!

  42. Trish says:

    B. All the way.

  43. Hanako says:

    B! Shoe’s like A you can find anywhere.

  44. Delia says:

    B no bow!

  45. Courtney says:

    Caps all the way; no bow

  46. Heather says:

    B with the bow

  47. D says:

    I say make the cap and bow options. I love the idea. Very cute both ways.

  48. courtney says:

    Toe Cap (B) for sure, no bow.

  49. JacquelineN says:

    A please.

  50. Ashley says:

    I do not like the cap toes, but I also abhor skinny bows (they look cheap) the caps can be done well but it has to be perfect and not combined with anything but a heal guard.

  51. Georgia says:

    Option B – with a cap however, I’d like the option of no bow.

  52. Beth says:

    Cap, option for no bow as others have said. Very busy with both….

  53. Jackie says:

    I like both options, but my personal style would be B without the bow.

  54. Susan says:

    Love the capped toe. B for sure! Without the bows. ( just in case you wanted to know about that too πŸ™‚ ).

  55. Valerie says:

    BOTH! Leave the cap AND the bow as options.

  56. JJ says:

    In the picture I prefer A (plain, with the bow optional or detachable) but I suspect the contrasting cap might make the feet look smaller.

  57. user_3932 says:

    I like both, and the bow could be an option, and depending on the colour of the shoe, the toe cap could be gold or silver.

  58. Lucy says:

    B, with bow optional

  59. Kaia says:

    A, with no bow. Although B would be great too if it didn’t have a bow!

  60. Martina says:

    Simple as A

  61. Diana says:

    B but no bow

  62. Pam says:

    A. Don’t like the bow.

  63. Faye says:

    Definitely B!!

  64. Larissa says:

    They are both awesome, but I’d probably pick B. It would be nice if the bow was optional πŸ™‚

  65. Ellen says:

    I prefer B

  66. Lisa says:

    I like both with option of bow or no bow. Cap version seems a bit big – perhaps reduce the cap amount.

  67. Janice says:

    Definitely A

  68. Anne says:

    for sure B

  69. Carrie says:

    Like them both but no bow for me either. So bow and cap option would be great!

  70. Cecelle says:

    B for sure. Bow only if it is functional.

  71. Dee says:

    I prefer no cap (though the cap looks nice too), and different bow options (including no bow).

  72. user_3850 says:

    A without the bow

  73. ali says:

    I’m digging b. And despite the haters I’m backing the bow.

  74. Rachel says:

    Tough choice but I’m going with B

  75. Allison says:

    A, please! And the option of no bow!

  76. Susan says:

    B and I agree, no bow or make the bow an option.

  77. Lynne says:

    B, please, with gold glitter caps or patent or faux leopard or…?

  78. Betheney says:

    Love B

  79. Betheney says:

    Love B with bow

  80. Bernadette says:

    Option B…fantastic with the bow!

  81. Joan says:

    A but with a no bow option

  82. Alana says:

    A with bow; or B with no bow. I agree with many of the comments on here.

  83. Nadine says:

    B. I love the colour blocking and I believe that is what makes Poppy Barley different from other shoes. This to me is unique and what sets PB apart. πŸ™‚

  84. Diana says:

    I like B

  85. Lisa says:

    B, with bow optional!

  86. Cynthia says:

    B looks more attractive (optional bow) but A maybe more comfortable with no seam in the toe box to act as a potential rub point.

  87. Maria says:

    Cap toe – maybe with a metallic cap/bow/trim option

  88. user_3087 says:

    Cap toe for sure- B!

  89. Kerina says:

    B is more flattering. Different shapes (curved lines, or punched holes) at the bottom line of the cap would be good.

  90. Rebecca Lewis says:

    I like A

  91. Debra Lefebvre says:

    Definitely A. More versatile. Therefore more useable. Yes, definitely A.

  92. Renee says:

    B! The cap toe. It would be great to have an option that allows us to choose different colours for the toe and the main shoe.

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