Shoe Trees: Do I REALLY need them?

I have heard many say that shoe trees are merely fanciful accessories for your dress(y) shoes, unconvinced of its use. Some have told me that purchasing a pair of shoe trees is too much for a wallet that is already empty from investing in a pair of dress shoes. Besides, there are cheaper alternatives out there that can help perform the same functions (I have friends that stuff crumpled newspaper into their shoes)! Surely, shoe trees are all part of a marketing gimmick to make us spend more money, right?

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Goodyear Welted Vs Cemented Construction

Shoe Construction

We know it’s not always true that the more expensive something is, the better its quality. Yet, when we compare goodyear welted shoes to cemented, rubber-soled ones, they are thought to be more superior in terms of appearance, comfort, and durability. When it comes to shoes, appearance and comfort is, for the most part, subjective; durability has got to do with how well the shoes are being cared for and how often they are worn. This gives us good enough reason to try and debunk some of the misconceptions that most of us might have for both types of constructions.

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Guide: How do I match my shoes and suit?

One question that has plagued pretty much 99% of men who want to dress up or are learning to dress up: “Does this shoe match my suit? If coordinating colours isn’t your area of expertise, don’t worry! In this article, we share our thoughts on how we would recommend pairing your shoes to your suits! Of course, there are many other ways to pair this duo depending on your style. This is just a basic guide if you’re just getting the hang of things.

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