Italian designers went mad for toecaps for fall ’12. Whether finished in velvet, metal, glitter or patent leather, toe-topping details spiced up many different styles. The season’s oxfords and smoking slippers went modern with metal plating and floral-printed velvet, and squared-off and pointy-toe versions also emerged from many designers. Case in point: Giorgio Armani used cap-toe details in vastly different iterations in both his Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani accessories collections. Here is just a taste of the season’s best examples.