Which Bass shoes are those?
from an earlier post on SF: http://www.styleforum.net/t/303455/the-contentedness-thread/#post_5594737
I got these Bass suede bucks on ebay in June 2010 for $3.99 plus $8.99 shipping. For $13, I have gotten an absolutely ridiculous amount of wear out of these. Over two years later, they are pretty worn but still going strong. They never had any tread on the soles to begin with, so they slip like crazy in any amount of wetness. They are strictly a summer shoe, but in LA, that’s most of the year. Over the past two years, I have worn these with jeans, chinos, and even suits (albeit casually). One time, early on, I tried to wear them sockless and they cut up my feet really badly, so I never did that again. But they have broken in so well that they are now among my most comfortable shoes. They’re in that perfect range where they are just a little more “dressed up” than sneakers without being too serious — or serious at all, really.
I don’t know if I will replace them with another pair. They are probably too round, too clunky, and too low-quality to follow me into my “styleforum intermediate” phase. But if and when they fail, they will leave a gap in my wardrobe that will necessitate some kind of replacement. Until that day, I’m pretty content with these. I’ve certainly gotten my money’s worth.
In Portland, July 2010, and downtown LA, June 2012