I thought long and hard about how I would kick off my “Free Footwear Day” coverage. Shoes for men…for free? That’s one of those items, along with hair, that men have a hard time finding on the grid. Hard, but not impossible, thanks to some generous stores like Gabriel. Recently I was heaping praise upon Gabriel for giving Second Life residents a fantastic holiday gift, one many of us will be talking about for months. I assumed it would be awhile before I focused on them again. Any discussion regarding free men’s shoes available on the grid however, happily brings me right back to praising the Gabriel and its creator Takuya jinn!
In the above picture, you see the free Leather Men’s Booties in Black and Brown. With a name like “booties” I expected something a little frilly. But no! These are polished masculine looking boots, finely textured and detailed. These are must pickups for male avies looking for boots. They will be a sharp choice to accompany many outfits and most importantly, these free group gifts look far from cheap!
In the second picture, the shoes on the left are the Brown Dress Shoes. Looking highly polished and sharp, this is a gentleman’s shoe to be sure. They prove that you do not need to spend a fortune on Second Life to look fantastic. In the middle are the White Mesh Boat Shoes looking very realistic with the pebbled leather texturing and leather shoe laces. One look at them and my mind races towards spring and summer. To the right are the Mesh Brown Leather Driving Shoes, a nice soft looking loafer which appears to be quite comfortable. As with all of the free Gabriel shoes I am mentioning, the quality and texturing is excellent.
The final picture highlights the Shearling Short Boots in Brown. These soft, worn looking boots are very different from the brown polished booties in the top picture. They are far more relaxed looking and good for your most casual moments. I wear boots from Gabriel often when I am putting together outfits. They are amazing for free group gifts. Finally, Gabriel has set out a dressy brown wingtip shoe, as well. If you swing by and take advantage of all the free group gifts they offer, you will be well on the way to building the shoe section of your wardrobe. For the price (FREE), this is a “don’t miss” kind of shopping trip and the place to begin your hunt for inexpensive men’s shoes.
This concludes my first “Free Footwear Day” post, I hope you see something that inspires you to go snap it up. While you do that, I am going out to hunt a few more items to post for you today. Have fun and see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler
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(In Picture 1)
Outfit – Gabriel Leather Men’s Booties in Black and Brown (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
(In Picture 2)
Outfit – Gabriel Brown Dress Shoes (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Outfit – Gabriel White Mesh Boat Shoes (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Outfit – Gabriel Mesh Brown Leather Driving Shoes (free group gift / 0L / free to join)