It’s not easy for us to pick up on all the trends going on in the shoe world, beause there are so many and they are particular to certain countries, some things are in vogue in the U.S. that no one in Italy would ever be caught dead in and vice versa, but we do our best to make sure that our readers have a finger on the pulse of shoe fashion. Nevertheless, not everyone cares just about the fashion aspect of shoes, nor should they.
Don’t forget the practical side of shoes
When we talk about shoes here, we are often talking about fashion but that isn’t entirely fair to the complexity of shoes or the needs of our readership. There is also a practical side that needs to be addressed as well, for those of our readership who need to know which shoes are reliable for doing a range of different kind of work, everything from construction work to landscaping, like B & L, to utility repair. All of these professions require shoes that have different focuses than the shoes we were for going out on the town or to the office for work or to a formal event. This entry is for those people who want to know about practical shoes.
Leather boots make a great utilitarian addition to any closet
Some of our readers are hard-working men and women who do work like land clearing for cheap, and for those people we can’t recommend a pair of leather boots more highly. Leather boots are much better than fabric boots for a variety of reasons, but foremost because they will last you much longer. Leather has been proven to last for about 2 to 3 years longer than a pair of vinyl shoes – so investing in a leather boot means you’ll have to buy fewer replacement boots over a longer period of time.
Leather boots also keep your feet much better insulated than other kinds of boots. Let’s say you work for a company that does great arbor health treatments that requires you to be outside in the winter months when it’s cold and wet. Well, leather shoes are better at keeping your feet warm and way better at waterproofing than vinyl boots or boots of other materials. And since the cost over another material is essentially negligible, we don’t see any reason why you wouldn’t want to invest in a nice pair of leather boots for all those occasions you might need more protection for your feet than fashion!