Being a big fan of Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, here is another one of my many. I particularly like this one because of the color, a deep, dark gray. Loving this color, I never understood why gray-colored shoes did not become more popular in society. In reality, it’s a very conservative color, much like brown and black and is easily paired with suits that you find most businessmen wearing. Yet, as I have said before, they are hard to come by. Come to think of it, I don’t think that I have ever seen a gray whole-cut. How amazing would that be? I guess it’s just another thing to add to my checklist of shoes to make/design/dream of…. But seriously, I never understand why things are the way they are. Who decided that brown should be the alternative to black? Not that I don’t love brown shoes, but it just makes me curious as to who decided all of these rules and why certain colors are generally nonexistent when they should really be just as readily available as anything else! The shoe industry needs some big changes…….

2 thoughts on “My Shoes #11 – Gray Ferragamos”

  1. I too love grey shoes. I perfer them to black shoes. I was actually thinking about the disdain for black shoes the other day and what I came up with is that its a little easier to see the details (either at a glance or from a distance) of a brown or grey shoe than black shoe. It might be slightly harder to see the finer details in a black shoe compared to its brown counter part just because of the colors. That’s about all I could come up with.

    I’ve been thinking about using grey as a replacement to black but as you said shoe makers haven’t caught on yet to how great grey is on shoes.

    Anyways have a happy new year!

  2. Joker1004 – You are precisely right! Seeing the details in a black shoe is much hard than all of the other colors due to it’s darkness. They other reason is that you can never have a patina or shading or burnishing on black leather, which means it’s always just going to flat black.

    Happy New Year to you too!

    -The Shoe Snob

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