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The New World of Men´s Shoes
Wall Street Journal, by John Ortved

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/14/2013 2:46:38 PM

FORMER BANKER Paul Grangaard recalls a time when most of his colleagues owned only a few pairs of shoes: two to alternate between for work, one for the weekend and a pair of running shoes or sandals. That, he has noticed recently, is no longer the case. "I have a friend who´s the CEO of a Fortune 500 company in Minnesota. He tells me this is the first time he´s had more than four pairs of shoes," said Mr. Grangaard, 55, now the president and CEO of American shoe brand Allen Edmonds. "He said he´s up to seven, and it´s

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 12/14/2013 2:53:23 PM     (No. 9653913)

Any man that owns more than three pairs of dress shoes is a metrosexual fop, a dandy, a coxcomb, unfit to exist in the world where real men reside.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: byzantine, 12/14/2013 3:01:47 PM     (No. 9653923)

Another sign of the times in west. Such effeminate behavior sickens me.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 12/14/2013 3:12:50 PM     (No. 9653933)

Men fascinated with shoes used to be considered a gay obsession*. Oh wait.

*recall the ending of the trial in the movie ´´Legally Blonde".

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Passion, 12/14/2013 3:18:35 PM     (No. 9653937)

#1 point taken, but I would say 3 dress shoes for executives who travel a lot and who´s job requires semi formal at all times may not cut it…..but I agree with the general idea.

I think the "fashion foward dress sneakers" for the young hipster class is closer to metrosexual foppishness than classic tips, etc.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rama41, 12/14/2013 3:37:49 PM     (No. 9653956)

Well, I blush to admit this, but my wardrobe also features "an unprecedented number of footwear options". There´s my oldest pair of running shoes I wear to the gym, the next oldest I wear when I work in the yard, and the good pair I wear to Lowe´s. I also sport a pair of hiking boots for walking in the woods with the dog. Oh yes, my "footwear feast" includes a 12 year old pair of black shoes and a 10 year old pair of brown ones. "Blurring the line between casual and dressup" are the old but functional shower clogs I like to wear anytime I´m in the house. Take that, Mr. Poopat!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/14/2013 3:48:57 PM     (No. 9653971)

Loggers need several types of boots depending on whether they are climbing or stumping, limbing (those are the ´cork´ boots that look like golf shoes on the bottom) or operating the various types of heavy machinery.

But, as Monty Python assured us all:

"We´re lumber-jacks and we´re OK !"

And if we are found to have a favorite pair of Silver-Tipped Ostrich Skin Tony LLamas with Spurs or a lovely pair of Ruby Slippers.....who´s damnbidness is it ?

We can still kick yerbut......barefoot.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: harper, 12/14/2013 4:32:55 PM     (No. 9654022)

The chickification of the America, so important if we are to pivot to a focus on cracker guilt and shame, continues.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 12/14/2013 4:46:10 PM     (No. 9654031)

I retired 2 years ago from the men´s fashion industry. I was up to probably 15 pairs of shoes. I am not a metrosexual, I am a former Marine who liked to dress well on the job. I am now down to 8 pairs, but I still love my shoes yo accesorize my fashion.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: obdurate, 12/14/2013 6:53:10 PM     (No. 9654113)

wishing I could afford even one pair of Allen Edmond shoes........

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bobn.t, 12/14/2013 10:59:09 PM     (No. 9654271)

Cold weather hunting boots
Warm weather hunting boots
Cowboy boots (3)
Casual loafers (2)
Dress loafers
Tennies (2)
Dress lace-ups (2)
maybe some more lost in the closet.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: rabid wombat, 12/14/2013 11:43:21 PM     (No. 9654297)

Hi Obdurate, Allen Edmond´s are some of the least expensive shoes to own. The initial price is high, but the factory can recraft them to nearly new. With a little care, they will last for years. I have the original three pair I bought over 20 years ago. Likewise, once you find aa pair that fits, just go after the style with the same last. Virtually the same fit. One of the few lessons Dad taught that I was bright enough to understand - you are in shoes every day, get the best shoes you can afford. Both you and your feeet deserve it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rather Read, 12/15/2013 5:42:32 AM     (No. 9654411)

I guess I am that rare woman who isn´t obsessed with shoes. I will not wear high heels - I just won´t.

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