For most people, shoes are most appreciated at the end of a long day when they are “kicked-off” your feet. For most men, one pair of shoes is sufficient. On the contrary, most Bettys have shoes for every outing, occasion and outfit. Let’s be honest, most men don’t spend a lot of time thinking about shoes, “Just give me all-purpose, made-for-the-gym, running-at-the-park, working-in-the-yard, boot-runner-worker-man-made-to-last-forever shoes.” Guys, you need more than one pair and you need comfort. I am here to tell you, there is a direct correlation with the amount of money you spend on a pair of shoes and how truly comfortable they are. More expensive shoes are made with careful craftsmanship and quality materials allowing them to perfectly age and mold to your feet. You don’t need to get all dressed up in shoes made from exotic skins such as alligator, python, ostrich or squirrel to have such comfort. But we have found some links-a-plenty with some custom made beauties when you are ready to slip some on. We have scoured the web to find the finest, high-end shoe makers. Enjoy these sites, window shopping from the comfort of your own home. Price tags range from $500 – $3,000.
So, kick your current shoes off with this list of the FINEST shoes of the day:
Testoni.com Family-owned since 1929, Headquartered in Bologna, Italy.
Berluti.com Founded 1895, be noticed from the ground up.
Crockettandjones.co.uk Since 1879, 200 step shoe-making process.
Edwardgreen.com Founded in Northampton, England, in 1890, the company makes only around 60 pairs per day.
Gjcleverley.co.uk Winston Churchill, Edward G. Robinson and Jackie Stewart are among those who’ve cherished the distinctive chiseled toe-look of a Cleverley.
Johnlobb.com The finest–and most distinctive–handmade shoes around. Each St. Crispin’s Day (Oct. 25) for the past decade, the company has released an exclusive, limited-edition model that can only be ordered for one year. I bet you can guess what the shoes of the day will be on the 25th?
Martindingman.com Shoes from the fashion capitol of World: Diamond City, Arkansas. Get some ‘gator on yo’ feet!
Newandlingwood.com Founded in 1865 to create footwear for the scholars. Made from Russian reindeer leather. Sorry kids, Santa may not make it this year.
Prada.com You know ’em when you see ’em, right? I think the devil wears this kind.
Ferragamo.com Come on, try some “luscious python” loafers.
Taninocrisci.com Lombardia-based Tanino Crisci turns out just 25,000 pairs of shoes per year.
When you are looking for your next pair of shoes, think handmade and custom-fit for ultimate feet comfort. Who knows, you may even find a guy who will fly in and get your measurements. Nate, you were there.