I mean, recommend me some. I will be extremely appreciative of all input, including from guys, but I might as well be upfront about the fact that I’m only posting this thread because of the whole “I always look at a guy’s shoes” thing. I figure I’ve been warned, so let’s hear how this works.
Caveat number one: yes, I should wear whatever’s my style and what I like. But I already know about what I think and here I am anyway. Number two: yes, I’m sure it may depend on a lot of other things you don’t know and I don’t seem to be telling you. Speak in generalities of 20-somethings of normal appearance and dress, income level, and proclivities. Number three: no, it really doesn’t matter. All right?
I need a good pair of shoes or boots to wear outside of work. I know how the dressy stuff works and I’m totally set there. I’ve decided I don’t fully get what I’m supposed to be doing when I’m wearing a pair of jeans, though. I’ve never really thought about it, never developed any kind of preference, but I really need a new pair of shoes. Any one pair seems fine enough in theory for somebody else, but then it seems goofy suddenly when I own it. Either I feel like they’re too fancy and I’m not dressed nicely enough for that, or it’s the opposite. I understand that if I were a clothes badass I could successfully wear oxfords or whatever to shitty bars, and that if I had eight different pairs of casual shoes I could make all kinds of important distinctions, but let’s just take my word for the fact that those things aren’t happening.
Let’s say I’m going to buy one pair of shoes and wear them to the platonic ideal of “out” in a casual setting. Jeans and a shirt. And let’s say I want the people who look at my feet to not decide never to have sex with me based on what they find there. What do you think? I don’t really want to make it a referendum on any one pair, since I want input. But to start with, do I want like a pair of Clarks boots? Sneakers? Goddam loafers? Show me some things, please. And thank you.