If you're spending big money on a pair of shoes, you should at least try and keep them looking good. The Cole Haan Shoe Care Kit ($230) can help with that. It includes multiple brushes, a polishing cloth, and a fine-looking shoe horn, all encased in a handsome leather box with suede interior and piano hinge. Or you could just keep paying the shoe shine guy every day — it's up to you.
Basketball season is in full swing, which means it's time for another round of signature sneakers. Near the top of the list is the Nike Zoom Kobe VI ($TBA), the latest shoe designed especially for the Lakers' star shooting guard. Carrying on the "Black Mamba" obsession from earlier models, the VI features Mamba-inspired patterns on the cast urethane outer shell and solid rubber outsole, Zoom Air units in the heel and forefoot, a low-cut profile, sculpted dual-density sockliner, a three-layer Flywire package to maximize support while reducing weight down to a paltry 10.6 ounces, and an injected TPU heel counter to provide a better fit, which you'll need if you plan to avoid ridicule when wearing these to your local pick-up game.
Get that rustic look without going full-on lumberjack with the Cole Haan Air Hunter Alpine Boot ($230). Featuring a leather upper, perforated leather lining, EVA rubber wedge sole, and traditional work boot looks, it pairs perfectly with jeans, a plaid or flannel shirt, and a coat, while the unseen Nike Air cushioning keeps you from feeling like you've been back in the woods all day.