Welcome to parts of a shoe! A site dedicated to having every piece of information about shoes on the entire web. Here you will find everything from shoe care and fitting guides to blog posts about men wearing high heels. Nearly 80 years ago an American field archaeologist was evacuating a cave in the vast Intermontane plateaus. And it was here, beneath a layer of volcanic sedimat that he came across the oldest pair of sandals that have ever been discovered. Sandals that have been carbon-dated to around 10,000 years old. Even in a time where functionality was more necessary than style these shoes have proven that man has valued looking good. The sandals have an delicately designed interwoven pattern. Showing that men have searched for shoes that combine looking great with getting work done. Finding the perfect pair of shoes can be a tricky task and we go about locating them from a first-principles approach. Firstly we break down and look at every part of a shoe and analyse it - so we know our vamps from our welts. Then decide which shoe is made up from the best individual parts whilst maintaining a lookout for style and comfort. For all types of shoe, from running to dress - there is an overwhelming number of brands, styles and fits. And it is our aim to track down best pairs for your combination of these three factors. For running shoes, if you're going purely for style you may go for the latest pair of Flyknit's. But if you have wider feet you may prefer to go for a pair for Ghost's or Wave Runner's with more room to wiggle your feet into. With more formal dress, shoes become an even larger factor in separating the men from the boys. Not only is it essential for every gentleman to know his Oxfords from his Derbys - knowing what events to pair these shoes with will separate you from the crowd. Then there's the appearance aspect. Ideally you need to pick footwear that's both fashionable and practical. By following these simple guidelines – this goal is easily realized. Wear the right shoe for the event – this is the most typical mistake I see people make as it when it comes to footwear. Shoes have different builds to suit their function. Running shoes have a goal; while running, they provide comfort and balance your feet. Steel toe work boots have a motive; while working, they protect your feet. And wearing these shoes outside their prescribed function is fine as long as they are still appropriate; nevertheless, a lot of us take this to an extreme and have abandoned the middle ground between formal and ultra-everyday. Invest in quality – Not every guy can afford to spend hundreds of dollars on his shoes; nonetheless, many of those who can – decide instead to squander money elsewhere and purchase new shoes that are inferior and have to be replaced every few years. This is never a successful strategy, as low quality footwear is held together with adhesive and made with inexpensive raw materials including cardboard and paper that does not age well. It's possible for you to save cash in the long run by purchasing more expensive shoes that can outlast multiple cheaper pairs. Assuming you can locate a pair of quality shoes that fit you from high quality shoe manufacturers, you can send them back and take advantage of their re-crafting and resoling service – some shoe makers guarantee their products for a lifetime. With these kind of deals you get a fresh pair of shoes for a fraction of the cost, reconstructed to serve you for another 20 years. Never forfeit appropriate fit and comfort – buy the best shoe size, even if this means paying a bit more and purchasing your shoes at a physical store vs. going the tax free/lowest cost online course. In fact, this isn’t a bad deal, particularly if you support a local small business that may really give you solid guidance as to what fashion types are available and explain to you how to take care of your purchase. Another fit dilemma is paying attention to shoe width. Guys with exceptionally wide or narrow feet learn about this from an early age. However many men who would be better served by only a somewhat wider or narrow shoes. Too many never find their perfect size since the normal sizes do an OK job. Try to find variations in arch support and toe construction as well. Take good care of your shoes – Make sure to waterproof your shoes as well! This is especially significant for leather shoes, as the interior is more susceptible to rot. This is the same with a dress shoe that has frequently not gone through waterproofing treatment for the upper. We have designed this site to be a one stop shop for every piece of information regarding men's shoes. For this to happen we need your help! If you feel any information is missing and you would like a guide/post on it we would love you to email us. We promise to respond to your emails - quickly, and update the site as well.