Well, summer’s officially over, and it’s time to ditch the flip-flops. This can be an uncomfortable “step” for some of you, especially if you aren’t familiar with all the things people can tell about you from your shoes.
To illustrate what I’m talking about, let me introduce you to a fictional bro named Kyle, who’s wearing a 3-year-old pair of black Pumas right now. The first thing someone thinks about Kyle when looking at his shoes is that he likes to be relaxed (by wearing something comfortable). The next thing they conclude is either that Kyle is cheap or he’s lazy, because his shoes are so old. Either way, Kyle doesn’t place a lot of emphasis on being fashionable. Yes, dudes, a lot of people really do think like this!
I’m not going to get into the quagmire of how to select the best shoes for your own style, but I will mention that, whoever you are, it’s always important to keep your shoes clean. It tells the observer that you pay attention to detail, and that you take care of your things. Finally, keep in mind that most foot problems are caused by less-than-perfect shoes. So whenever you’re at home, or anywhere else that’s warm and where people won’t complain, go the barefoot route. Your feet will appreciate the free time.
-The Blog Dude