Monday, May 18, 2009

I was minding my own business during my walk to work this morning, when I saw a sight that deeply offended my eyes and my man sensibilities. I saw a gentleman with a nice dark grey suit on, a dark red tie, and BRIGHT green New Balance on his feet. Now I am deeply against men wearing sneakers with their suit under any circumstances, and I have spoken out against it many times in this blog. Women can do that, because some of the shoes they have to wear to work are insanely uncomfortable. So for them to have to walk up and escalator or extended distances is difficult and hard on their pretty little feet. I've seen women do it, so its not impossible, but I've seen MORE women wear comfortable shoes, then switch back at their office.

Guys should not be afforded that option. You buy shoes, you walk around even if your feet hurt, and you like it. Those are the rules. But if you can't take it, there are some nice dress shoes that are made with walking in mind. The Rockport catalog is filled with them. I've seen men violate this rule, and it annoys me deeply, but I kind of understand it, so I don't usually rant and rave about it. But when I see a nice suit mixed with some absolutely horrendous shoes, I have to draw the line. I spent 2 minutes fumbling around my bag trying to get my phone out to take a picture of this madness, but apparently those green New Balance had jets in them, because this guy was GONE. It didn't even seem like he was walking that fast, but he was completely out of my range. I would have had to run in my nice black dress shoes, and clearly that wasn't happening.

I wish more guys read this damn blog, so they could weigh in on this phenomenon, but I'd like to hear the ladies opinion on this as well.

Rhythm of Life - Oleta Adams


Sab D said...

I was WALKING down the street
I was not running, but I was WALKING!

Dude was in violation. Green kicks? And it wasn't Nate Robinson? Wrong wrong wrong

Jazzbrew said...

I'm with you 110% brother. Damn the tennis shoes and suit thing on dudes. Not acceptable... unless they have like a medical condition or something that prevents them from wearing dress shoes for extended amounts of time. I can't think of a medical condition like that but I'll give them that out.

I love Rockports. They're comfortable as hell. I think if we would spend a little loot on our dress shoes our dogs wouldn't hurt. I learned that the hard way.

sixfive said...

Yeah, that's ridiculous. I am with all of you on this. You wear your dress shoes with your suit/workwear, not sneakers. Period.

maxwellsmusze said...

maybe he was just trying to express himself before getting to work?