There are certain things a man buys once his net worth begins to equal--or excel--his expectations. These include, in no particular order, a weekend place, the sports car he always had his eye on, a couple of cases of his favorite Bordeaux, season tickets, maybe a good fly rod and at least one really nice pair of shoes. If he is feeling particularly indulgent, perhaps a couple of pairs.
Unlike many women, most men do not spend a lot of time thinking about shoes. For men, shoes are usually best appreciated when kicked off at the end of a long day. Sneakers for the gym or playing soccer in the park, boat shoes, a good pair of boots, some loafers and a few sober shoes for the office--that's about it. Better still, for the most part, men's shoe styles seldom change, so as long as he doesn't leave them out in the rain for several days or let the dog use them as a chew toy, he doesn't need buy new pairs every year. Continue reading