All of us will love to own their shoes forever, but sadly most shoes break out after a while. But usually better quality shoes last for a longer time. That is why I am going to give you a few tips to choose better quality shoes. Now this post will be mainly about classy and formal shoes more than sneakers but some of these tips and rules work on sneakers too so you should read it.
So first you have to know the origin of the shoe you want to buy, you should know how it was made and who made it. Like this shoe that I got for my dad and you can see in the picture is hand made by a company based in Portugal called wolverine, and in my opinion hand made shoes are the best because they really focus on the details and on perfecting the shoe while making hand made shoes. But hand made shoes are quite expensive to be honest so it is fine if you can’t afford a pair but if you can save for it or afford it trust me it is a good investment.
And stitching is another sign of a good shoe, because stitched soles last longer than glued soles and they are more waterproof. Obviously alot of shoes especially sneakers are glued which is quite fine if you are sure that the company you are buying from has good quality shoes like adidas and nike but you can always find cool shoes with stitched soles.
And you should know the origin of the leather if you are buying a leather shoe because different leathers act and break in different ways.
And you should always try your shoes on and see if you notice any flaws.
And then you can check the inside of the shoe and see if you can notice any flaws and maybe see if it smells fine. And you should ask what they use inside the shoe so you can know if it is breathable or not, or if it is going to stink or not.
And you should see the shoe in the mirror while wearing it so you can have an idea of how it will fit on your foot. And bouns tip try to aviod big shoes or shoes with big toes if you wear tapered pants because you may end up looking like a clown.
And you should always check different shops because obviously some shops have better quality than the others. And you should check shops that you are familiar with first because you already have an Idea about the quality of their shoes.
And finally always think about how much you are getting for what you are paying because at the end of the day it is an investment.
So I hope these tips help you find good quality shoes and always remember you have to be smart while investing in a pair of shoes so you can find the best quality for the best of prices. 😋👞
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