At some point in the 70’s, my dad bought a pair of shoes. “How much were they?” To Moms horror and disbelief, they cost $400. According to Bureau of Labor, that means these shark-skin shoes would cost about $1,200 in today’s dollars.
He walked a lot of miles in these shoes. They are beautiful shoes, even today. They carried him for nearly 50 years. They have been re-soles once. Yesterday they found a new wearer–my son. They will see many more miles on this earth.
It feels good to know these shoes will carry a new generation and Dad’s investment will carry on. Go handsomely and stylishly into the world, carrying a piece of your grandfather (and my heart) with you.