Lace-ups or slip-ons, most gentlemen are quite used to the mode by now. Throughout their adult years, there would be any number of reasons why they have had to or chosen to address their foot wear in a formal manner. But for a majority of youngsters, and who can blame them, it is still more than preferential for them to kick up and step up in their favorite sneakers. They can’t help themselves.
Boys will be boys. Sneakers are for the most part quite comfortable. But for growing teenagers especially, the look and the in-thing seems to be more important. The sooner the lads are introduced to customary boys leather shoes the better. It can be an early introduction to smart adult life. Or the opportunity has arisen to go to a rather prestigious private school where uniformity and a strict and formal dress code is required.
But when slipping on leather shoes, just ask the gentlemen who have become quite accustomed to the habit, it is not always about having to conform and be rigidly formal. Slip-on leather shoes are actually quite comfortable. They are stylish as well. And for a more casual but sporty look, you need look no further than boat shoes or moccasins. Well, not quite the authentic moccasin, it is just that the lace up shoe is styled in that manner.
And the leather? Well, that is something to behold. It is thick and it is likely to outlast all other imitations. Wear it only on special occasions and the shoe will last even longer. And do leave a little extra toe room out front, because there is just no telling just how quickly these boys will be growing. That’s fine too because there’s big sizes for them too.