In general, we recommend shoes with a wide toe box.  The reason for this is because those shoes with a pointed toe box tend to put pressure on the sides of the big toe and the pinky toes, causing corns and calluses, and aggravating and worsening existing conditions such as bunions (the bump on the side of the big toe joint) and hammer toes (where the toes are curling under.)  In addition, although they may be stylish, they are often just not comfortable.