Last week after lunch Mark Longnecker asked if I knew about the Allen Edmond sale on shoes - so I dropped over to the store.
First some background - I have worn Park Avenues for over 25 years (Susan thinks it is hilarious that men shoes are named). I have three different colors and at least 7 pairs still in active duty. Many have been recrafted multiple times. I still remember the first pair of Park Avenue's I tried on. It was like I wasn't wearing shoes at all - it felt like wearing tennis shoes.
Prior to Allen Edmond shoes, I was under the impression that shoes were made to "wear in". You know - after a year or so the old shoe started to feel comfortable. The leather begins to look wrinkled, the heel alittle worn, a few scuff marks etc.
There is just something comfortable about old shoe. It fits! It finally looks real. No wonder the nursery rhyme applies.