Originally Posted by samclem
Best boots: The ones I was issued in flight school. Leather like butter and speed laces. Very convenient. I put several replacement soles on them and they lasted for 15 years. I sure hated to break in a new pair (and get them polished up).
Hey, do they still have those corfam low quarter shoes? I used to put a minimum polish my leather shoes, just enough to not stand out, like martyb said. One day this guy shows up with shoes so shiny you needed to put on sun glasses. It was corfam. I thought that having shoes that didn't need polishing was cheating and, anyway, thought they looked like girly shoes. Held out to the very end, and a year later I was the last one to trade in my leather for corfam. Worst thing I ever did. They didn't breathe, so were hot, uncomfortable, and remained girly looking. But by then there was no choice, everyone else had corfam. Those shoes went right out in the trash as soon as I retired.