substitute teacher: the study of men’s shoes

20 Dec

Steve is one of those manly-men who makes a point of always noticing and subsequently complimenting my footwear.  It makes my day every. single. time.  (And yes, he is straight.)  I was pretty pleased when he volunteered to post something about his manly shoes.  I am under the impression that he is the token male reader of this blog–if you are a male lurker, may I suggest coming out* to say “Hi” to Steve.  Or “Good Game.”  Or whatever you man-types say.

As a manly man I appreciate the visual quality of these shoes, utilitarian and plain, durable, yet refined. I have no less that six different pairs of these shoes. They are available in canvas, leather, and suede. Coming in ankle height, short boots (like these ones) or even up to mid calf, these are extremely versatile. I’ve worn these hiking, running, and even out on the town. You can see a gray, canvas version of these being worn by Will Smith in I Am Legend.

They are increasing in popularity and, as a result, there are ever more styles coming out. Check out They even have them for you ladies.

*UPDATE: By “coming out” I of course mean “coming out from whatever internet rock you may be lurking under”.  Duh.

8 Responses to “substitute teacher: the study of men’s shoes”

  1. Sparkle December 20, 2010 at 9:11 am #

    Woot woot!!! A guy who appreciates pretty shoes. Love it! You had me at “I have no less than six pair …” and really hooked me when you mentioned Will Smith. *fist bump* for Steve!!

  2. Stemerica December 20, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    I like how Heidikins suggested that the fellows start “coming out to say ‘Hi.’” Coming out of what? What is the implication?

    • Elizabeth December 20, 2010 at 6:18 pm #

      She meant come out from wherever you’re lurking and admit you like pretty shoes. The implication of that is simply good taste.

      xo -El

  3. Elizabeth December 20, 2010 at 6:17 pm #

    Steve, you are aces in my book! Thanks for sharing your love of shoes.

    xo -El

  4. Ashley December 21, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    I LOVE these shoes, love that you have at least 6 pairs, and LOVE that Will Smith is sporting these in one of my favorite movies. I like you. :)

  5. Sharon Orcutt December 21, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    These are awesome shoes!

  6. Jessica December 22, 2010 at 10:43 am #

    steve, you seem neat.

  7. heidi: the shoeologist December 28, 2010 at 8:52 am #

    Man shoes! Thanks for stepping up, Steve. ;)


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