Originally Posted by DWFII
What shtick is that?
Is that the one where you spend $1000.00 on a pair of shoe just so that you can make all your colleagues feel like losers or women swoon because you've recklessly dropped a bundle on something you probably don't understand at any relevant level? ?
Or is it the one where you buy a pair of shoes made by "XYZ" so you can name drop just as surely as if it were movie stars you deserved
to be associated with? And never because you have enough perspicacity to see the off-center toe medallion before
you buy. Or the intelligence to ask how things are made and how they work together? The inquisitiveness, if nothing else, to wonder if that blue layer inside your shoe is fiberboard or leather.
Shtick or substance?
Where is the substance?
It begs the question: doesn't premeditated ignorance get old?
we get it, many shoes, even with high end labels, are assembled like total dogshit in your opinion. There is a difference between understanding the benefit of something and appreciating it. I can understand why LPs are more enjoyable to listen to, but I don't appreciate the difference because I'm not an audiophile. Same thing with shoes. I like shoes that look nice first, then fit well, followed by how well they last. If a fiberboard insole is making my shoes awful, I haven't noticed.
Now then, I don't think I've ever met anyone who is impressed, or even gives a shit, about the shoes I'm wearing beyond that they look nice. Furthermore, 95 people out of 100% probably couldn't tell the difference between EG, C&J, or AE, which according to you are all garbage. Finally, even if I told someone I was wearing Edward Green, they'd probably stare at me in utter confusion and ask what that is.Edited by Quadcammer - 10/9/11 at 11:17am