Greetings Barbarians! Long days and pleasant nights!
I remember the last day of work. I was wearing a yellow dress shirt and navy blue trouser with my signature gray sport coat. It was impeccable and a fitting way to spend the last day of my career as a programmer.
But what set apart that outfit, are the shoes. I guessed you’ve already read that I happen to love shoes. And now would be a great time to share with you my shoe collection to date.
Converse Chuck Taylor – a great everyday sneaker, they also double as a cheap lifting shoe. The hard rubber sole offers excellent stability when doing deadlifts and squats. They are also a timeless classic that’s great for everyday casual wear.
Adidas Samoa – another everyday sneaker that I use to swap out for my Chucks. I like to swap out shoes every other day. It allows the shoe to fully dry from the moisture accumulated throughout the day. I have had this pair for almost 4 years.
Cushe Staycations – this one is my favorite when it comes to everyday casual wear. It’s leather so it is a bit classy and comfy. Too bad Cushe closed, I would love to get my hands on another pair when this one breaks down.
Steve Madden “Seymour” – my ugliest boot to date from the fact that it is pleather. I seldom wear this pair, only on rainy days since I don’t mind it gets ruined. Funny enough the boot is quite resistant and does a good job of keeping my feet dry.
Doc Marten’s “Pier” – my day boot. I usually have a separate outfit for days and evenings. Day outfits comprise of functional clothes while evening outfits are a bit classy. These Doc Martens are robust, functional and casual, making it my go-to day boot.
Steve Madden “Orrick” – my go-to evening boots. I pair it with dark wash jeans, a t-shirt, and a jacket; and I’m good to go for a night out with boys. I had the brown one for seven years, I like it so much that I bought another pair in gray.
Bristol Shoes “Milton” – the first half of my office shoes. What can I say about this pair of penny loafer, it’s slick and timeless and I love it! I got these from a local brand from Marikina, Bristol Shoes.
Bristol Shoes “Maguire” – the second half of my office shoes, another one courtesy of Bristol Shoes. I’m an absolute fan of the brand. These are a pair of double monk straps; it has a leather outsole same as my penny loafers.
Steve Madden “Tate” – you can blame the boots for this. The Steve Madden boots lasted me quite a while, that I decided to buy 3 new pairs from them. What I love the ultra-low-cut style of the shoe, that allows so much ankle movement.
Steve Madden “Declan2” – another new pair of shoes. I love the silhouette of this shoe although I reserve these pair only for special occasions. You may notice the lack of formal black shoes in here, simply because I don’t have that many formal events to go to. But if ever you plan on inviting me to your wedding or plan to give an award, I’ll make sure to look my best for ya!
Steve Madden “M-Boxxen” – I love these shoes!!! A bit difficult to maintain though, due to the white outsole. I immediately clean these after I wear it. So, I tend to wear this on casual days that needs to be a bit extra.
Alfani Black Suede “Pike” – the only shoe I regret having. It’s not bad, but I rarely use this pair. I don’t like black as a casual shoe (except for sneakers). It’s a nice shoe from Macy’s, I just don’t wear it as much as the others.
There you have it, that’s all my boots/shoe. I believe that things will last if you take good care of it. Especially now that money it a bit tight, I have no choice but to make things last.
Shoes are fun, and hopefully, I could manage to expand my collection and make them last.
To courage and freedom and great footwear!
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