The Swedish shoe culture has probably never been worse. Go to a large shopping mall and check out the shoe Department, filled with plastic, abysmal lasts, pappersbindsulor, four pairs of shoelaces and a bottle of mink oil in shoe care. Staff do not have the faintest idea what they are selling or how to take good care of their belongings. Yet it is packed with people who want to buy cheap shoes with the mentality not to wear them longer than a year. It’s not so strange for a year is the ugly that ironing and uncomfortable. Here is where we have come from a 50-talssverige with professional pride in both skofabrikörer and retailers. I know more about the Pope’s sex life than the average Swede knows about the shoes.
I feel that it falls to my lot to under view Sweden in art to own and buy shoes. Shoe care we have already harvested. Quality as well. Although many of Manolos noble readers actually have good track, maybe it can be of interest to read about my views on the issue of a good shoe wardrobe.
I have mentioned earlier that a basic wardrobe should contain 12 pairs of shoes. There you have a good start. Three pairs of shoes per season. In addition, overlaps with many shoes two or more seasons, which means that you should have about six pairs in the storage room and six pairs in front for use all the time. Then you’re rarely locked into a pair of shoes for consecutive days, but often have the choice to let yesterday’s shoes to rest a couple of days.
The right shoes for the right occasion
With Physicscat, a pair of thin, dainty shoes with leather sole shoes for indoor and dry outdoors in the summer. They are light and flexible in order to give an airy feeling baby shoes, which is the idea. They often have a soft, thin leather (weaker than a thick leather), for increased breath ability and flexibility. The soles are thinner and therefore less durable. That sulkanterna is more indented to provide a neater aesthetic sense, increases the vulnerability of ovanlädrets from the moisture on the ground. The color is usually light to better suit during the warm half of the year, which also makes the shoes more fragile water streaks and marks.
A few rougher shoes with thick rubber sole is sturdier and less responsive to give better support to your foot as well as an increased sense of påkläddhet. These are suitable for colder outdoor use in late autumn and early spring. The soles are thicker and more sulkanterna selected to better protect the leather uppers from moist soil and rain. Upper leather in dark grain skin or täckfärgat leather is durable and lättvårdat, making it better suited for a moister use.
Improper use has many disadvantages. Thin summer shoes with leather sole wears enormous fast a wet autumn day. You get wet on her feet, the shoes genomsura, ugly streaks of dirt and water. Sock sours and you look like a fool in a kännares eyes. A sharp höstsko, indoors or on a hot summer day, do your feet unnecessarily hot and sweaty, which rips huge on lining and insole. Compliance is poor and the shoe feels clumsy and inflexible.And you look once more like a fool in a kännares eyes.
You know what I mean. Wear the right shoes for the right occasion. Think about what you NEED, rather than what you WANT, when you purchase shoes. Watch more on the shoe’s effectiveness than the price tag, and use common sense when you realize what the shoe suitable for the weather. Deep-tread out sole is made for good grip on snow and ice and can be presumed to wear excessively fast on bare ground, while shiny soles with good durability should be såphal on snow and ice. Press gladly shoe salesman on information about the shoes ‘ materials, quality, effectiveness and how they should be cared for. Such signals that the customer would like their shoe traders should have a clue what they were doing, but do not rely on him/her. You can usually assume that the staff does not know a smack, and often are wrong about most things. Then use your newly bought shoes for what they are designed for and set them aside in the part of the year they are not needed.
I know this sounds obvious and logical, but a simple fact is that these “rules” in principle never followed. Why? Yes, here we come back to the core of the problem. If you only have a few pair of shoes, you are often forced to use a pair of shoes you should not because the dress code, weather or similar; Then presses you your shoes to the extreme and unnecessary wear on them.
I’ll give an example – which have been requested – on a good start.
2 pairs heavy winter boots (of which a pair of warm sheep skins) (cold autumn, winter)
2-3 pairs of half height boots with rubber soles in different colors, black, Brown, light brown.(autumn, snowless winter, spring)
2-3 pairs of flat shoes with rubber soles in durable leather. (fall, spring)
3 pair enkelsulade shoes in bright summery colors, preferably a pair of suede. (warm spring, summer)
2 pairs black enkelsulade celebrity Cricket League 6. (of which, a couple of oxford’s) (formal occasions and celebrations)
Depending on what job, hobbies and any physical activities for recreational purposes, to fill in with rubber boots, running shoes, sandals, clogs, etc. These should not be included in the basic wardrobe. (I may, in order to avoid a mass invasion of sneakerälskare in the comments section below, should mention that this distribution is not a must. Just an example to illustrate the importance of spreading out the uses of shoes.)
Do you have a similar wardrobe and, in addition, use your shoes properly, i.e. limit misuse to a minimum, should even the cheapest crapsko keep for years because you never have to push it over the limit for what it was designed and planned. This basic wardrobe of welted shoes of top quality, I see no limitation of life at all in addition to the ravages of time.
When you filled up your wardrobe with this base of shoes you actually need, you can finally begin to buy what you WANT, and that’s when the fun begins. Then you can almost buy a pair of Tod’s in white suede which can be used four times a year, or a pair of cool sneakers to when to hang with the hood t-shirts at the skateboard park. But before the 12 pairs stand with shoe trees in the closet buys the gentleman what he needs.
The importance of all this.
I see daily incorrectly use the shoes. In fact, I’m significantly more often see misused shoes than proper dito. When I talk about above, I get the question mark to the response. All the times. It’s no wonder that 90% of all the shoes I repair is incorrect use, when most of the people I ask about how many shoes they have, responding that they own about 4-5 pairs of shoes. When I replicate that they need at least 12 pairs laughs they ate me and says that there is probably no one who has. “Why would anyone need 12 pairs of shoes?” The scary part is that I believe that these “skills” should be just as obvious that the showers regularly, or wash your hands after using the toilet. But it is not. It has formed a large hole in the Swede’s “general education”, and the huge lack of knowledge about shoe care widens the hole more.
I, however, find joy in knowing that Manolos readers represent a part of the population that over time will help to “show an example” the face of the poor people who are ruining themselves on “cheap” shoes from ICA maxi, does not own a skokrämsburk, and embarrass themselves with their single pair of black winter boots with rough but unpolished soles on vårbalen.
To complete the third part in the “Shoe world according to Shoemaker”, I would like to mention that I value the above approach to skoinköp as significantly more important than choice of quality, such as Randsytt vs. Lame? or Crockett & Jones vs. Church’s? These seemingly decisive values becomes extremely peripheral if the above approach is not complied with. I’ve seen a couple of incorrectly using the Crockett & Jones in cordovanskinn total of worn out and “sönderfrätna” from inside, after two years of constant use.
He probably had only a pair of shoes. Bye bye six thousand bucks.