Millionare Next Door" philosophy when it comes to shoes as buy a classic look that never goes out of style and spend a good amount on it. In the end the shoes feel better, always look in style (except the dog doo), and can be resoled and repaired.
My wife always says I am like an 80 year old man in a 30 somethings body because, I get excited when I have to buy new tires and get my shoes resoled. It is like you have that new tire smell, white stickers, and the cute nubs. With newly resoled shoes you have that fresh black on the sides, fresh shine, shiney leather, and new heals. It just makes me happy. Now I have found a shoe shop near my work and just have to find the time to take these shoes out of my rotation and get them in the shop.