Swims are icy. But every time I see them I think about my philosophy, the @grimyliving philosophy, of never wearing clothes that you have to baby. I never want to walk around worrying about scuffing my shoes or if my cashmurr is getting wet. Men shouldn’t be walking around overcautiously keeping their clothes out of harms way. Be a man. Even if you have $1000 shoes, kick some dudes, stomp some heads, get scuffed, get dirty. If you’re that ballin, it doesn’t matter. Maybe it’s just my humble upbringing, but I’m sure that I’ll own $600 shoes, but I’m also sure that I won’t own a shoe shine kit.
I’m inclined to agree, but I think overshoes are important for another reason beyond trying to keep your shoes looking shiny. Frankly, they’re so you can keep your toes dry and don’t have to walk around all day with wet feet after a morning commute. Also, they provide traction for your shoes when surfaces get slick/icy.
If you hate having wet feet all day and falling on your ass, overshoes are a good idea, in my opinion. The other option is to get a pair of badass boots and change into your shoes at the office.
I’m in between whether I should snag a pair of Bean boots for the Chicago winters or just find a cheaper pair of overshoes (Swims are just too pricey for me, considering they’re just going to get torn up).