Closed toe describes a shoe or a sandal that is closed or partially closed at the front. Some closed toe styles, such as oxfords, loafers and mules, have completely enclosed fronts, while closed toe sandals, such as the fisherman sandal, have a protective closed toe area but open sides, which allow water to drain away from the foot.
About Fisherman Sandals:
Fisherman sandals are sandals featuring wide woven strips of material on the upper. Fisherman sandals may have an open or closed toe, but will have openings along the upper where the woven strips cross and attach to the sole.