These Shoes Are Made for Walking
It’s been almost 2 years since I arrived in Tokyo from Canada. Before coming to Japan, I bought a new pair of ECCO black dress shoes in Canada which I have worn almost daily to work in Tokyo. Business attire in Japan is typically dark suits.
The shoes cost about $200 (20,000 yen) but you really get what you pay for. After two years, walking about 1 hour in the hard (and sometimes very hot) Tokyo pavement everyday, I noticed the soles of my shoes are still in great shape, even though the inside is a little worn as you can see in the picture below.
I am very happy with this pair of shoes, they are quite comfortable. This is the only pair of ECCO shoes that I own (I don’t own too many shoes to begin with – I’m no Imelda Marcos).
On the ECCO website, it states that “ECCO is a global leader in the production of high quality footwear with a focus on providing exceptional comfort with style. We take pride in the attention to detail, high quality materials and cutting edge technology that our footwear represents.” I tend to agree.