If you’re like us, snowfall in some parts of the GTA has moved you to start changing your car tires. Just like your car, you’ll need to be putting new treads on your feet. To get you started, here are factors to think about with your next footwear purchase:
What footwear addition do you need to make can be a complicated question. Where does one start? What are the things to consider? Here are questions to get the ball rolling:
- Is this a shoe I need to be wearing at work? Do I want the ability to dress this up with a sport jacket and slacks but also wear with jeans on the weekend? If the answer is yes, maybe a chukka boot is the way to go.
- Are you a loafer guy during the summer and prefer slip-ons? Try a Chelsea boot this fall.
- Finding laces to be a hassle but still prefer the lace-up look? Giulio Moretti makes a great side-zip boot!
- Maybe you’ve seen all the styles, what if you want something that is functional but unique? Heschung features boots made in France that have styles unique to them.
What kind of sole do you need? Each person’s needs vary depending on where they plan on wearing it. Here are questions to consider:
- Will you be wearing your footwear to hike or cover a lot of ground? Walking through a lot of puddles or messy areas? Consider a rubber Dainite sole.
- Lot of client meetings or walking around a lot indoors? Opt for a lightweight rubber sole.
- How hard are you on your footwear? If you’re hard on your shoes make the investment in Heschung’s custom rubber soles made exclusively for them.
Lining of the Shoe
The lining of the shoe will dictate where and when you can wear your shoes. Here are questions to consider:
- Will you be doing a lot of outdoor activities and find your feet get cold? You should consider a pair of boots with shearling lining.
- Do you find you need to walk through a lot of puddles and later on a lot of slush? Gore-Tex lined boots are the way to go.
- Need something classy that you only plan on wearing to and from the car and indoors? A classic leather lining should be sufficient.