What’s this obsession Kenyans have with people’s shoes? As you ponder that, Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has been grabbing blog headlines over a pricey pair of Louis Vuitton sneakers.

The Sultan, whose sense of fashion and style is one of the best in the country, was spotted rocking the LV Run Away sneakers in a mix of Monogram canvas, technical lining, and a rubber hand-crafted outsole worth a cool Sh92,000.

Speaking of expensive kicks, another worthy mention in the list of Kenyan personalities who know that life is too short to wear boring shoes is Sportpesa CEO Ronald Karauri.

The former Kenya Airways pilot is one of the wealthiest businessmen in the country. With a 6% stake in Sportpesa, he has the resources to look the part and he often does.

Other times, he has wealthy friends who know how to gift a man of his expensive tastes. Take, for example, the Christmas gift he has just received; a Swanky pair of black Guiseppe Zanotti Manhattan sneakers worth approximately Sh75,000. The designer shoes fuses Italian craftsmanship with a sumptuous urban aesthetic

The former secretary general at Kenya Airline Pilots Association showed the kicks on social media, writing: “Well, festive season and all, there are some people who really know how to gift ? ??”

As they say, a man is known by his shoes.