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Shoes Are Made For Wearing

Well, this we know, shoes are made for wearing. In today's world, people wear shoes. Unless we're on the beach, walking barefoot on the sand or shoreline wading through the water, we wear shoes. Shoes are the one item of clothing everyone either has or needs.


For the purpose of this article, the focus will be on men's shoes, as it has been said, quite often I might add, that shoes make the man. Want to make a good impression at a job interview, with your boss, or a love interest, gain respect, attention, and last but not least, make sure your feet don't hurt? Then you need a good pair of shoes.


Wearing shoes has become such a necessity, a luxury and either something you're obsessed with or could care little about. Ever notice how, when you meet someone for the first time, one of the things they do is look down at your feet to see what kind of shoes you're wearing? Shoes make a statement. A well-dressed man wearing a shabby pair of shoes will, well, defeat whatever purpose he was trying to achieve.

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The history of the shoe is fascinating as archaeologists date its inception as far back as 1800 and 1100 B.C. Here, in the United States, a remnant of the earliest shoe dating back to 7000 or 8000 B.C., was discovered during an excavation at Fort Rock Cave in Oregon, in 1938, while the oldest known leather shoe found in Armenia is roughly 5500 years old. In those days, shoes were made of deerskin and bearskin, while strips of bark were used for laces to wrap the skins around the foot. The shoes were worn mainly by peasants working in the fields. Early Egyptians made sandals (the early prototype for the thong) of papyrus and palm leaves, while in India they were made of wood. Fast forwarding throughout the Roman era, it wasn't until 4 B.C., that Greek shoemakers came into existence, and became famously known as Cobblers. By the 15th century, a reversal in footwear began as both men and women of status began wearing shoes, while the peasants and slaves went barefoot. By the mid-1800 shoemaking had become industrialized, factories were built, and mass production began. This brings us to today.




Of course in today's times, every man needs a hybrid casual shoe; 1/2 shoe, 1/2 sneaker for dress down Fridays and other sundry occasions. For that there is the...



ASTERO Mens Casual Shoes

Fashion Sneakers Dress

Non Slip Low Top

PU Leather Walking Shoes

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Men's Casual Oxford Sneaker Shoe Genuine Leather Fashion Design Low Top Walking Shoes for Men. Shown right




Of course, if you want to go all out, the best investment you can make is in a pair of good shoes. Nothing is worst than if you're feet hurt or your shoes fall apart in the rain. If you want to make a statement then purchase a good pair of shoes. Want to be taken seriously, then start with your feet. Check out the master himself, Salvatore Ferragamo.


Still searching for your style.... there's always Clarks


A pair of Clarks will last a lifetime. With a fit that is pretty much true to size, the quality is good and they are beyond comfortable. Some styles are waterproof. A recent purchaser stated, great with casual socks, jeans, and a t-shirt on the weekend or Dockers and a dress shirt for work. Just like the man, it's a shoe fit for every occasion.


Written and Reviewed by Yvonne DeLaney Mitchell

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