The Ultimate "HARDCORE" Shoe Porn Thread (Bespoke only)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 3, 2010.

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  1. ethandesu

    ethandesu Senior member

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    [​IMG] Not my shoes, but I've spent some time polishing them so thought t worth posting the pics. desu
     


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    Not my shoes, but I've spent some time polishing them so thought t worth posting the pics.

    desu


    you should make a how to video.
     


  3. luk-cha

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    ^ Ummm.....I think I like?
     


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    ^ Ummm.....I think I like?

    yes, russian calf win
     


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    Not my shoes, but I've spent some time polishing them so thought t worth posting the pics.

    desu


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    Not my shoes, but I've spent some time polishing them so thought t worth posting the pics.

    desu


    Really nice. I'm quite a shoe polishing fanatic myself. Can you do a vid or a write-up of your technique?
     


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    Not sure if this thread is new bespoke only, but here's some Lobb St. James Bespoke - could probably benefit from the Ethan Desu shine as well:

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    The leather looks nice and they look well put together, but I am not feeling these at all. Hope you enjoy them though. J
     


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    The heels in a lot of these bespoke shoes look very substantial and tall- is the high angle of your feet uncomfortable? Seems like you'd feel like you're always walking downhill, though maybe there's more to the ergonomics/physics of human feet in shoes than i'm aware of. Not saying they don't look great though btw
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This brings me to the question: Why do shoes have heels to begin with? Is it just because they make us taller, legs thinner, look better, or is there some sort of physiological benefit?
     


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    This brings me to the question: Why do shoes have heels to begin with? Is it just because they make us taller, legs thinner, look better, or is there some sort of physiological benefit?

    Seemingly since the 1500's its been to hold the rider's foot in stirrups. Its even been recorded as early as the 9th Century heels on shoes on horse riding warriors.
     


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    ^But a lot of modern hiking boots, which are presumedly purely functional, have separate, taller heels than the rest of the sole. I think it must be ergonomically advantageous somehow for walking to have the foot angled down in a shoe.
     


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    It's because that's what we've accepted as normal for footwear. Sort of like how short hair is now considered normal for men - it had a purpose long ago, but serves no real purpose today.

    From an ergonomic standpoint, heels are often not advisable. They can exacerbate certain leg issues. I personally have to make sure I only purchase shoes with modest heels as higher ones due to compartment syndrome. I still have flare ups if I find myself having to walk more than expected in a non-athletic shoe.

    With that said, if you have healthy legs and do not intend to be particularly active in your shoes, wear whatever you think looks best.
     


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    An old friend of mine had the tendency to "bounce" when he would walk. Like he was always on his tippy toes, he claimed that it had to do with wearing improper shoes and it made his Achilles tendon short so he felt pain when his feet were flat. I called bullshit and said that he is just making excuses for walking funny.
     


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