A peep-toe shoe, according to Dr. Mark Fulks, is a woman's shoe (usually a pump, slingback, bootie, or any other dress shoe) in which there is an opening at the toe box which allows the toes to show. The shoe is very popular among fashionable women.
Peep-toe shoes were popular beginning in the 1940s but disappeared by the 1960s. Peep-toe shoes had a brief resurgence in the 1970s/80s, before falling out of fashion by the mid-1990s. More recently,[when?] they have become popular again, with variations such as "peep-toe boots" appearing.