ive always been a guy who bought new jordans when they came out and had all kinds of nike and all that. one girl told me that if you got a real nice outfit and f***ed up shoes it kills it, and that a guys shoes mean a lot. what's yalls take on that?
For work shoes I wear a rotation. It's a good idea. Most guys get one pair of shoes wear them every day and hope they go with everything. They don't. In a year they die. Repeat. In five years they've gone through five pairs of shoes.
If you buy five decent pairs up front they'd last five years ... Except actually they'd last longer. Because you can polish and condition the outside, replace the soles (on well made shoes) but they eventually die from the inside out. If you don't wear them every day, they get a chance to fully dry and will last through more wearings. So five pairs of shoes will last live then five times what one pair of shoes would last.
Basically it means in the long run having more shoes doesn't actually cost more over time but let's you adjust to what you're wearing better.
I realize you may not be in the dress shoe world he but you might be one day. Hope that helps.
Oh my gosh yes! I've seen this many times, and I can honestly say it's an instant turn off. I like to dress nice and present myself well, and if a guy can't do the same, then there's a problem. Atleast wear some decent looking shoes..thats all.
never I repeat never wear running shoes (not air jordans or like nikes, I'm talking about the sh*t pair you wear to the actually gym, that you go running in) out in the day, to any place other than the gym or for a run.
biggest turn off. this sounds really superficial I know, but I won't date a guy who doesn't wear nice/non retarded shoes.
Well you know what man, if you're gona put in the work to look fly from the ankles up, why wouldn't you want to wear shoes that are equally as fly? It's just simple logic.
I personally own 4 pairs of shoes, which I keep clean at all times. A pair of black Timberland dress shoes, grey Vans for casual wear, Adidas Sambas for when I'm bombing hills on my longboard, and my custom Nike Lunarlites for when I'm on the court(volleyball).
I use shoes that are appropriate for the situation that I'm in and almost never use shoes for style. Call me weird but I don't see what's so "cool" about wearing basketball shoes to the mall. No disrespect but it's just stupid to me.
I think this is one of those nuggets of wisdom that started in a womans magazine and some of them might use it other maybe not.
Still I don't know why you'd be wearing Jordans with a nice outfit anyway. If you're at the gym or whatever, it's okay, but if you show up to a date with some kind of nike whatever gym shoe, forget it.
Guys shouldn't take long to get ready, but that's no reason not to have nice stuff for the occasion.