What’s the deal with ‘town shoes’?

If you’re a New Zealand man who goes clubbing, chances are you’ve been denied entry at least once for not wearing leather shoes. But why? What’s wrong with sneakers? The Spinoff TV’s Ra Pomare investigates.


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