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lol, come on now
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Why would anyone want to wear the same shoes 5 days/week?
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doesn't exist, imo.

what do you guys consider durable then?
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"that's a zipper pull, bro". Fucking amazing!
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what do you guys consider durable then?

I'd say getting 2.5 years before a resole out of a shoe you wear once or twice a week is pretty damn good.

5 days a week. Thats 200 wears at least per year, and given that there is no time for proper drying, I'd say you should be happy with a year or 1.5 years before resole.
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Thats 200 wears at least per year, and given that there is no time for proper drying, I'd say you should be happy with a year or 1.5 years before resole.

Not to mention, they might smell like balls pretty young in their life being worn that much.
post #21 of 23
Okay, enough flaming. Eddie, what people are trying to tell you is that shoes should not be worn 5 days a week. Let's assume you work 5 days a week. If that's the case, you shouldn't be wearing the same pair of shoes every day to work. Not really because it's a fashion faux pas, but really because it's just bad for the shoes. Men's dress shoes are made of all natural products (leather and cork, basically), not from something synthetic like nylon, gore tex, etc. As a result, they do not dry out as fast. So when you wear your shoes, they get sweaty or they get moisture from walking around the city. You basically want to give them a day off after wearing them.

The relationship is not linear. If you wear a pair of shoes every day versus every other day, the shoes worn every other day will last much longer than 2x the pair worn every day. You don't need to baby your shoes, but there are some basics of shoe wear/care/maintenance which can drastically extend the life of a pair of shoes.
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Okay, enough flaming. Eddie, what people are trying to tell you is that shoes should not be worn 5 days a week. Let's assume you work 5 days a week. If that's the case, you shouldn't be wearing the same pair of shoes every day to work. Not really because it's a fashion faux pas, but really because it's just bad for the shoes. Men's dress shoes are made of all natural products (leather and cork, basically), not from something synthetic like nylon, gore tex, etc. As a result, they do not dry out as fast. So when you wear your shoes, they get sweaty or they get moisture from walking around the city. You basically want to give them a day off after wearing them.
The relationship is not linear. If you wear a pair of shoes every day versus every other day, the shoes worn every other day will last much longer than 2x the pair worn every day. You don't need to baby your shoes, but there are some basics of shoe wear/care/maintenance which can drastically extend the life of a pair of shoes.

what will happen to a shoe that is worn too often? will the leather turn to dust in front of your eyes and then explode in a flash of white smoke all while you are giving a presentation to an important client? or will something more subtle happen, like small cracks start appearing at the creases? or even more subtle, the leather starts to rot from the inside? how long can one reasonably expect a shoe that is worn every other day to last, with proper care?
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what will happen to a shoe that is worn too often? will the leather turn to dust in front of your eyes and then explode in a flash of white smoke all while you are giving a presentation to an important client? or will something more subtle happen, like small cracks start appearing at the creases? or even more subtle, the leather starts to rot from the inside? how long can one reasonably expect a shoe that is worn every other day to last, with proper care?

They will wear out much more quickly. Decent shoes, properly rotated and cared for, can last for many years. Even the best quality shoes, worn every day, will deteriorate in a few years at most. The sole and heel will wear quickly. The leather will never completely dry out, and will deteriorate. They will smell. They will probably be bad for your feet, between the damp and the wear. It's a waste of good money. They can be resoled, but only so many times. That will not address deterioration in the uppers from being constantly damp.

OP, think about finding three pair to start out, and rotate them. I have no idea what your needs are, so it's difficult to make recommendations, particularly as I am American, and you are British, but here I would start off with a pair of black cap toe oxfords, a burgundy loafer, and maybe dark brown brogues.
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