That’s just the thing, no matter how good the quality of your products, appliances and apparel, it will only last long if you are prepared to take good care of it. Then again, many people have also chosen to forgo high quality implements and apparel due to cost concerns. They have found it necessary to go cheap with inferior alternatives. And look where that got them. Rather spend a considerable amount more on your gentlemen’s and boys leather shoes than on the cheaps for the sole reason that these will all turn out better in the long run.
The leather shoes you shop for should, of course, be made of genuine leather. You should not be saddled with mainstream mall and warehouse bulk supplies that only come cheaply made and from one or two parts of the world to boot. Rather turn yourself into a selective and discerning shopper of bespoke and quality goods for gentlemen and their boys. Staying with the cheap, you may as well wear paper.
That just goes to show the inferior quality of these shoes. Young chaps like to kick up a fuss when they’re out in the school play yard, and who can blame them, they are growing and very competitive boys. But in their hurly burly tussles, they’re ripping those poor shoes to shreds. It would not be happening with genuine leather shoes, brown, black or tan. But again, and even so, these leather shoes would not last long either.
So it is left to the man of the house to teach his chaps to look after their shoes. It is up to him to teach them how to polish and shine their shoes well and always take pride in their appearance.