I feel your pain, my friend. Even with the many, many pairs of shoes I have culled from the collection and passed on over the past several years, I still have a lot of shoes/boots that see virtually no wear time (worn perhaps one or two times in a year), while a bakers dozen pair of Alden's, Lucchese's, Quoddy Trails and Rancourts get all the wear time. The easiest way to handle this dilemma is to simply consider it a cycle of life and accept it! LOL.Glad you enjoyed it Dr. Peter.
I love how fun and approachable they make prep and trad look, and I think that's the goal.
One conclusion I've reached recently is that most sleek shoes don't work that well in my wardrobe and are a bit overrated.
I started off buying chunky footwear, bought a couple sleek pairs, and now I'm back where I started.