Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Today's Shoes


Stuart's Choice four-eyelet plain-toe bals with floating medallions and a chevron-shaped throat in dark brown calf with single leather soles. Quality in shoes does not vary linearly with price. By that, I mean that an $800 pair of shoes isn't likely to be twice as good as a $400 pair of shoes. A 100% increase in price may only yield a 10% or 20% increase in quality of make. Stuart's Choice shoes, made by Grenson, are maybe 20% to 30% lower in price than Edward Green shoes, but they are nearly Edward Green's equal in quality (my principal objection is the quality of sole leather used -- EG's soles are like iron, while Grenson's are not). And yet, I would still rather have EG shoes, as evidenced by the fact that I usually war these when the forecast calls for rain.


Gravati plain-toe monkstraps in dark brown peccary with combination leather/rubber soles (16371, 640 last).

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