When John Mayer first shared his idea for the middle shoe, we thought the part-time crooner and full-time drip lord had suffered some kind of brain aneurysm.
A third shoe? What for? To prepare for the atrocious, three-legged biological mutations born from nuclear war? Well, no. Thankfully, it was a little more straightforward.
In the words of John Mayer himself: ‘You’re wearing the left and the right, they get sullied, they get dirty. But the middle one is always the one you get to put away and show that you had that shoe, you collected that shoe.’
Here are four reasons why it works.