Mayor Michael Bloomberg Has Worn Two Pairs of Work Shoes for 10 Years
By Ben Fractenberg
MANHATTAN — Maybe this is why Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t take a salary.
The billionaire mayor has only two pairs of work shoes, which he has been wearing for 10 years, the New York Post reported Monday.
"The mayor owns only two pairs of work shoes," Bloomberg spokesman, Stu Loeser, told the Post. "One day he'll wear one, the next the other — and when they get worn down, he has them resoled."
One shoe salesman told the Post they both look like a Cole Haan "Dennehy" — a classic Italian leather loafer. The footwear expert said the style retails for around $330.
"A pair of shoes like that could go eighteen to twenty years if you put cream on them, shine them up, resole them every eight to nine months, and depending on how much you perspire, use cedar trees on the inside," cobbler Jim Rocco, 80, told the Post.