The brothers of the Knights Templar Order were prohibited from wearing shoes with pointed toes, as well as fur trims on their attire (other than sheep’s fur). This, of course, indicates how fashionable this sort of footwear was at the time, and medieval illuminated manuscripts seem to confirm this trend. The way I would see it: sign me up! As long as I am legally protected from wearing such buffoonish shoes, I might as well be a Templar knight! Many, I am sure, felt the same way.