We last saw them on court jesters in Medieval England, but pointy-toed boots, it seems are making a major comeback in Mexico.

Young men have developed an obsession with the bold footwear, with toes so long, they are curled up in a giant spiral.

Cobblers in the farming town of Matehuala in northeastern Mexico, described how it was a single mystery customer that sparked the trend.

Now shoppers are competing for ever more outlandish variations.

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