5 (stupid) reasons leather shoes rule

There are many good reasons that for centuries men have relied on a sturdy pair of leather shoes to get them through day-to-day life.

There are also some completely ridiculous reasons. Here are five of them.

#1 Escape

In sticky situations you often have two choices: fight or run. So if you happen to be a spindly coward, you’ll need appropriate footwear for putting on the after-burners. Leather shoes are not only strong and flexible, but aren’t obvious running apparatus, so you’ll get an extra couple of seconds head start.

#2 Street cred

Two things spring to mind when we think of leather. Badass bikers and Batman. Both are awesome, therefore you are awesome for wearing leather. It’s quite simple really.

#3 Cutting a deal

You might just wake up in a dusty desert at some point in your life and there’s no way the Bedouin with all the water and ponies is giving you oowt for a flip-flop. A quality pair of leather shoes on the other hand will always give you the power to negotiate.

#4. Drinking like a gentleman

Found a water supply after days of walking through the desert? Don’t have a container? No problem. Let your shoe be your cup (unless you’ve traded them for a Camel. Then you’re pretty much on your own).

#5 Secret storage

Nobody ever thinks to search your shoe when they’re looking for your valuables and for years men of epic intelligence have used this most secret of hideaways to bamboozle reprobates and thieves.

5 things leather shoes say about a man

‘Judge a man by his shoes’ goes the old proverb.

And sporting a well-made pair of leather shoes say an awful lot of good things about a man.

#1 He appreciates the finer things

Humble, sculptured by life and appreciates quality.

#2 He’s confident

A true individual. Not affected by fickle fads and trends.

#3 He’s comfortable in his own skin

Knows who he is and doesn’t try to be anything else.

#4 He’s deep

Thoughtful, considered and ever-so-slightly mysterious.

#5 He’s rugged

Strong, tough and certainly not afraid of a hard-days work.