oxfords will look good now or a hundred years from now.
The Millionaire next door" was hitting the used shelves so I picked up a copy and read it in my spare bathroom time. There were many points of the book that struck me as life changing and one of them was how he described how people should buy clothes and shoes. The book talks about how when buying clothes to stick with the classics, not the new trends and buy half as much as you planned on getting and pay twice as much as you planned. With shoes the book discussed spending 200 dollars or more on top end quality product. This way you can get them serviced and they will last a lifetime. I am of course butchering the chapter but if you want to see how it really goes, get the book. The problem I always had with diabetes and shoes is that when it came time to getting a new pair you had to break them in and that can cause issues with your nasty diabetic feet. Now with resoling my shoes they look new and are already broke in for me.
The burgundy now pops right off the shoe along with the black on the sole and the heel now is a full heal not worn down and cracking. I love to get new soles on my shoes just like I love to get new tires on my car. The feeling that they can now go for another 50,000 miles with no worry gives me the warm and fuzzies inside.