Pufer wrote: Revolver066 wrote:
LeDique wrote:Seriously. I'm wearing those shitty Bostonian captoes that cost like 60 bucks. But they're good enough that if anyone looks down, no one is going to care.
Could I really get away with this? I just want something relatively inexpensive to wear that won't get crazy looks with a suit. Something under 100 , don't care that it's going to br rubber soled for now.
You can easily get leather-soled Bostonian cap-toes for under $100. I have a pair I picked up a couple years back at a Nordstrom Rack for like $35 that I wear when it might rain (less concerned about fucking up the soles on a pair of shitty Bostonians) and I imagine nobody has ever noticed any difference between them and either my reserved-for-interview-duty J&M Meltons or my everyday AE Park Avenues (or even my Fifth Avenues for that matter).
The number of people who can tell the difference between some black, leather-soled, rounded cap-toe Bostonian and any other black, leather-soled, rounded cap-toe shoe at a glance is pretty small (I mean, with maybe one exception, I could rattle off the color, design, width, and be about 75% sure of the brand of tie of every one of the law students I've interviewed these last three semesters; I surely noted their shoes at the time, but I couldn't tell you anything about their shoes today except for the couple guys who deviated memorably from the norm in that department). Bostonians are certainly shitty, but they're also certainly fine for anything you'll encounter in law school, including interviews.
Are these the Bostonians in question? --LinkRemoved--
I actually bought these last year for OCI because of this thread and the leather sole issue, and it turns out they're not actually leather soled. A few sites selling them list it as leather soled (a few say rubber too), but after feeling the sole I am almost positive the sole is synthetic. It certainly feels different than any other leather soled shoe I've touched before. I guess the confusion is over the sole not being black.
On a side note, I actually like these shoes more now than I did a year ago. When they're new they're shiny and cheap looking, as they age they get less shiny and more understated.