Shoe upgrade.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

The difference between men and women is that men buy shoes because they have to, while women buy shoes because they like to. The average woman has more shoes than there are days in week. Given the amount a torture a pair of shoes have to withstand, worn out or uncared for shoes is the most common taboo amongst men. Filthy or damaged shoes automatically cancels out any dressing effort made on rest of the body as it’s the last thing someone will remember. It’s as bad as dirty teeth or hair that’s not combed, and gives a poor impression on one’s lifestyle.


A new pair of shoes makes us walk gracefully as the Queen of England as we walk carefully in order not to trash the precious things our feet are wearing. Like a set of new rims on a car, an addition to the shoes we already own can be very uplifting for our appearance.

Paul Smith

Yves Saint Laurent

Comme des Garcons

Burberry Prorsum

Dries Van Noten


Nick Bograd said...

I totally agree a good shoe is the key to having a great outfit, everyone needs to take care of their shoes. I never wear the same shoe 2 days in a row and I put a shoe tree in the pair I wear that day. Good article Thanks.

naboonies said...

I'm afraid the rule about why a man buys shoes does not apply to me. I'm more like a woman when it comes to shoes- they trigger a sinful lust just looking at them!

JC said...

Never a truer post written - women JUDGE men (more often than not) when examining appearance by a man's pair of shoes.

Some beautiful examples there.

iluwfashion said...

naboonies: yeah there are exceptions, some men go nuts for shoes. But it's difficult to do so since shoes for men are more expensive than those for women.

JC, Nick: Thanks, glad you enjoyed the post.