SportsFan wrote:Has anyone ITT approved of a shoe anyone posted in the last ~10 pages? I don't think so. Sure, I was exaggerating a bit, but the attitude ITT is a bit absurd. It doesn't matter what shoe someone posts, if its not Park Ave's, people find faults with it.
i'm not gonna speak for anyone else but if it's faults with the black PA you want, i'm happy to go there. ae's captoe proportion is just blatantly wrong for certain sized feet. having a captoe in the first place is technically less formal than a plain toe balmoral, which has the bonus of letting you apply a high shine and wear with eveningwear without having to invest in anything patent, ever. there are build imperfections in the pa that leave some of them with nasty bowing issues around the ankle.
but nobody will ever hold any of these things against you when they see you in them
, even if they would criticize those things when you went to buy them. that is what sets black pa's apart from other options, like corrected grain leather shoes or heavily brogued shoes, and that's why black pa's are and always should be the recommended option...even from people who choose not to wear black captoes to interviews, like me.