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Rabbi Yoel Lieberman

Av 25, 5779
Question
Please tell if kosher shoes are with laces or without? With sharp endings or no? From what material?
Answer
ב"ה Shalom, There are basically no restrictions on the shoes you wear according to Halacha. They can have laces, or buckles or nothing. They can be made of leather, cloth or synthetic materials. Of course, we do not wear leather shoes on Yom Kippur or Tishah B'av. In addition, there is a custom not to wear the shoes of a deceased person. Some restrict this custom only to shoes the deceased wore when he died or within 30 days of death, or while ill prior to death. (Gesher Hachaim 8:7) As far as the style of the shoes, if pointed or not is a matter of taste, but in general a person should wear modest clothing and should not appear haughty . All the best
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