CUSTOM SHOES ARE FAST CHANGING FROM INDULGENCE TO NECESSITY
BY MICHAEL AND MATT DURU
The age of more affordable custom made shoes has arrived. With a fast increasing diversity of styles, leather treatments, unique burnishing, and heel options, men’s footwear has become an art form. Now more than ever, in part because of the trend of sockless feet and shorter, more tapered pants, shoes have been given a time unique stage, and so custom designs are on the rise. The advantages of having a custom profile and fit are not simply aesthetic. Improperly fitting shoes can negatively affect the joints, spine, neck, and feet, of course. In the last category, too much friction or constriction on the heel and foot bed (or too little) can aggravate the Achilles tendon, arch, and toes, resulting in blisters, corns, and callouses, and even long-term damage. We at Michael Duru Clothiers have long been offering customization as a next level of sophistication and elegance to clients who were not so easy to fit or had unusual foot sizes. Delivered in just five weeks’ time, and with prices starting under $500 dollars, what was once a true indulgence has become much more accessible.
Michael Duru Clothiers
801 Broad Street, Shrewsbury 732.741.1999 /