So, all my decent work shoes – Church’s and soforth – suddenly don’t fit. It would be wrong to say that the pair of Steptronic boots I was sent were designed specifically for that, but I do find them wearable and that’s something.
This probably won’t apply to most readers (I mean, why would it?) – so let’s see what the PR blurb says about the construction and why these are comfortable:
“All Steptronic Footwear has a patented 100% flexible rubber sole, it’s made up of ridges at a particular 45 degree angle that ensures that the shoes bends with your foot at all times, and goes back to shape easily. They also have a sheepskin lining, not the furry side as your feet would be too hot, the sheepskin is within the inner of the shoe, ensuring bounce, comfort and breathability. The company boast that they are the most comfortable shoes you will ever wear.”
They are indeed very comfortable. But, as the PR person comments, the above description will leave you expecting something hideous and grandfather-ish. Here’s a picture:
This is the Aldershot Black style. I went for the Bassett Brown boot. The leather is very soft, they look good with a blue or grey suit but also work with jeans.
Oh, and given the complexity of the construction I think £99 or so per pair is a pretty good price. Given that it’s going to be a month or so before I’m back in ordinary boots (no, the nail isn’t complicated but my diary won’t let me get it seen to before mid-May) I’ve ordered a pair of black formal boots too.
No, they’re not as formal as my usual ‘meetings’ footwear. But for the price they’re going to get me through, and quite honestly the ones I have are a pleasure to wear.