Shoes are our Foundation
A man should care about his footwear if for no other reason than the fact that it constitutes the very foundation he stands upon. In an average day, you’ll ask your leather shoes to absorb the force of your weight 3000+ times; a poor choice here can lead to not only discomfort but injury one step at a time, especially if you select leather shoes that inhibit your body’s natural gait and cushioning system.
Then there is the appearance aspect. Separate from the rest of your clothing, genuine leather shoes are a visual endpoint and receive a disproportional amount of attention; despite covering only 5% of your body they can make-up more than 30% of the visual judgment we make when sizing up a stranger.
Ideally, you want to choose leather footwear that is both functional and stylish–by following these footwear selection principles this goal can be easily achieved.