A human female spots you out in public and she notices one thing about you first. Is it your handsome face? Your shiny pearly whites? Your fresh new haircut?
We asked a group of girls at the office what they notice first about a guy. The overwhelming response? His shoes. Kind of surprising, so we had to investigate further. Did this mean a guy needs designer shoes to avoid being deemed as damaged goods? Not quite. Like a car’s condition, a guy’s shoes seem to be the clearest, quickest indication of whether or not a he has his life together. If he takes care of his shoes, he takes care of himself.
The “right pair of shoes” varies from guy to guy. To some guys, it means a beat up pair of Chuck Taylor’s. To other guys, the right pair of shoes is unique and available only to the sneaker heads in the know. To those guys we say: Do your thing. But to the guys who are all like “What is wrong with my shoes tho?”, we’ll tell you what you’re missing.
It’s worth investing in a pair of good looking, well-built shoes made right here in the U.S. of A. If you don’t know where to start, check out all of our shoes. Our goal is to create a collection that satisfies every guy’s wardrobe. We think we have that so far with our multi-faceted Rough Lands boots that come in four classic leathers ranging from black, to smokey grey, to everyday brown, and a classier roughed out leather.
But if boots are a little too worker-bee for you, we have classic Derby styles in suede leathers and a newly added Desert Boot for dressier occasions. A guy is bound to find one style in the collection that he can take out for a night and make a really good first impression.
There are, of course, a few sneakers on the no-fly list: Your Phat Farms from middle school, your New Balances from high school, and your beat up gym shoes that you used to traverse your college campus in.
Why do ladies judge men’s shoes so fiercely? We don’t really know. But it’s surely a wake-up call to the guy who thinks he can get away with beat up gym sneakers at the bar. If you don’t believe me, here’s what a guy has to say about the whole thing: