At first glance, William Senne is a success story. At 28, he has his own real estate business in Cambridge that employs 20 people. He hopes to open a second office in Wayland, where he was senior class co-president at Wayland High, a linebacker on the football team, and a wrestler. He recently earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Woods College of Advancing Studies at Boston College.
But his loafers tell another story. There are almost always holes in his shoes, because he walks everywhere: the mile to his Central Square office and back home every day, to meet clients, to show houses, to see friends. “Wet socks are usually the point where I order a new pair from Zappos,” says Senne.