In 1883, the manager of the Buffalo Bisons pro baseball team started pitcher Jim “Pud” Galvin 75 games. To deal with the intense workload, Galvin resorted to drinking an elixir spiked with monkey testosterone. (True story.)
We’ve become much more humane to baseball pitchers in the years since. Unfortunately, lots of guys continue to treat their shoes like Puds, putting one favorite pair through the wringer day after day without sufficient rest. This reduces the shoes’ lifespan, and prevents guys from looking their best at all times.
A rotation that includes the following prospects will give your shoes long careers, and keep you ahead in the count regardless of the situation.
The top choice in the executive’s wardrobe, black lace-ups are all about taking care of business.
The Change Up
Brown lace-ups keep them guessing without compromising on business credibility, Plus, brown looks great with any color except black.
Straight Down the Middle
Loafers, whether brown or black, can dial back a jacket and tie or dress up shorts and a polo. An easy call for either business-casual or the backyard barbeque.
Shoes are the first thing that women notice about a man’s outfit. If you’ve got the right statement pair, it’s not game over, but game on.
The Weekend Reliever
Yes, they’re incredibly comfortable, but remember: Driving shoes got their name for a reason. The non-continuous soles will deplete quickly if worn for long walks. Perfect for the discriminating motorist.