I love black shoes. You guys are nuts. Agreed. I love my black shoes as well. Brown is lovely, eye catching and I have more browns than blacks, but when it's time to be serious at work then black easily rules. For me at least: Dress shoes = business shoes. Business = serious. Serious = black shoes. Simplistic perhaps, but business is not immune from bouts of curious attitudes, ill-considered points of view and other human frailties. On a somewhat unrelated point, brown shoes and dark suits can sometimes make me feel like a chihuahua. Thankfully I'm 6'4" so my clients are less likely to think the way I feel.