Quest for a comfortable yet stylish shoe

WinkleSneeker Winklepicker sketch

I long for a shoe that marries the classic refinement and style of the traditional men’s leather shoe with the comfort and support of the modern casual ‘sneaker’ or sport-shoe. I love the look of a good leather shoe, from grungy, rock-and-roll ‘winkle-pickers’ to the refined and understated classic oxford. But I do find, and maybe this is just because I’ve never spent enough on a truly quality pair, that they tend to be very ‘hard’. That is to say, there really isn’t much cushioning in the shoe, and so I find walking in such shoes somewhat uncomfortable for any prolonged period of time.

Of course, this most likely has been addressed before, and I simply haven’t come across it (or indeed looked particularly hard), but I thought it worth a ponder. Some day I’d love to make my own shoes, if I ever get around to making/getting some lasts.


About tobias 'lockhart'

Hello there, I’m Tobias. I’m male; in my late 20s, straight and eccentric. I’m finally beginning to accept that I’m really not your typical bloke; but that’s probably alright. Although my interests are many and varied, my primary areas of said interest tend toward art; fashion and costume; and that which sits or sprawls somewhere between them. I have a Diploma in Performance Technology, Majoring in Wardrobe/Costume; and you might say a Doctorate in being indecisive with post graduate honors in being not entirely sure what I want to do. Welcome to my musings on life, fashion and other things. etc.
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