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    Default 2015 shoe thread

    I know this has been covered before, but it's been awhile, and members change, etc.

    I've had the luxury of jeans and sneakers for a year and a half, but my new role will require business attire. So I'm looking for fancy stuff that is still comfortable. If this was Reddit, I'd put a "Serious" tag on it... but my point is, I'm not asking if you get to wear sandals or those dumb shoes with the toes..

    I need a nice shoe, that goes with dress slacks, and won't make my feet cry
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    Sketchers have been about the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever worn. Even the dress shoes seem like sneakers
    http://www.skechers.com/men/styles/dress-shoes

    I also have a pair of doc martens, which are pretty comfortable Men's Shoes | Official Dr Martens Store - US
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    I have a couple pair of Dr. Scholl's dress shoes that I wear when I work on equipment or are worried that I'm going to scuff them, because they are fairly inexpensive and I don't mind having to replace them. They are pretty comfortable and not bad looking. Got them at Wal-Mart.

    For dressier days, I usually wear Dockers or Skechers.
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    Clarks. They make so good, comfortable shoes that last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alias454 View Post
    Sketchers have been about the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever worn. Even the dress shoes seem like sneakers
    http://www.skechers.com/men/styles/dress-shoes

    I also have a pair of doc martens, which are pretty comfortable Men's Shoes | Official Dr Martens Store - US
    I didn't realize Sketchers even made dress shoes, thanks
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    Clarks. They make so good, comfortable shoes that last.
    I think I just found a pair I'm going to order:

    Glenrise Step Black Leather - Mens Loafers and Slip On Shoes - Clarks

    never had a slip on dress shoe, but I like the looks of that one

    ..............................

    Well, they ended up having a 2 for $99 sale, so I got those in Walnut Leather instead of black, and then got these in Black:

    https://www.clarksusa.com/us/mens/me...her/p/26102873
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike-Mike View Post
    I think I just found a pair I'm going to order:

    Glenrise Step Black Leather - Mens Loafers and Slip On Shoes - Clarks

    never had a slip on dress shoe, but I like the looks of that one

    ..............................

    Well, they ended up having a 2 for $99 sale, so I got those in Walnut Leather instead of black, and then got these in Black:

    https://www.clarksusa.com/us/mens/me...her/p/26102873
    Nice! Definitely going to have to grab me a couple.
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    If you want all day comfort, similar to the feel of a sneaker but will last for many, many years: Bates Leather Durashocks Oxford. Only two downsides: price and they only come in black.
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    Are you anticipating walking a lot? i am curious as to what exactly you find uncomfortable.
    Are we talking the inner soles, the vamp, the toe box? For me the main issue is the vamp. I have a variety of Cole Haan, Kenneth Cole, Steve Madden, Joseph & Murphy, and a few Dockers that I could use all day long with no issue. If the problem is cushion you can try Nunn Bush with comfort gel.
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    Slip ons are my favorite! I have a pair of both tan and black, its hard to go back to shoelaces after wearing them for such a long time
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    Nice thread!
    I agree with Clarks being pretty darn good.

    I recently got some timberland oxford that are really sweet (brown) but I'm in need for some black oxford, so nice thread! ty
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    Which ever brand you choose, one rule I stick by is not to go cheap on shoes. It's something you use everyday and definitely want them to be nice, comfy, and to last awhile.
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    my first question is how much do you want to spend on them? For shoes, i don't hold back on price.

    Cole Haan has a lot of nice shoes. The hard bottom oxfords are classic & a great choice, but also the Lunargrands are comfy as hell too...

    Kenneth Cole has some nice shoes as well.
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    Some of you guys have very expensive tastes.
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    Slip-ons FTW!
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    +1 for Cole Haan. They're a little more expensive, but will last you much longer and are very comfortable. I've worn them every day for about 4 years and they're still going strong.
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    We are business attire, business casual that is, and one day I forgot my shoes (don't ask how) and slipped into my new balance all terrain shoes instead. They are black.

    Nobody said anything to me the entire day, and guess what, I wear them into the office every day I am here

    One guy here wears blue colored lacoste shoes.

    I love sperries

    We can also wear uggs (like the mens slip on ones) if we wanted to.
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    I see guys mention wearing shoes for a year. I always find mine to look pretty scuffed and rough after a year, and I've done the polish thing.

    I have like ~$60 dockers though. Could be the issue.
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    Merrell makes a fine shoe and in several cross-over styles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stryder144 View Post
    If you want all day comfort, similar to the feel of a sneaker but will last for many, many years: Bates Leather Durashocks Oxford. Only two downsides: price and they only come in black.

    these look pretty good, I'll keep them in mind after I try out these Clarks I ordered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberguypr View Post
    Are you anticipating walking a lot? i am curious as to what exactly you find uncomfortable.
    Are we talking the inner soles, the vamp, the toe box? For me the main issue is the vamp. I have a variety of Cole Haan, Kenneth Cole, Steve Madden, Joseph & Murphy, and a few Dockers that I could use all day long with no issue. If the problem is cushion you can try Nunn Bush with comfort gel.
    I dont even know what the vamp is?

    It's a new job with a new company, so I dont know how much I'll be walking. The last time I had to wear business attire, I worked downtown in high rise. All concrete and pavement then all tile floors. After several hours things just get sore. I used to work outside an AT&T tech, and years of that beat my feet and knees to death. So I try to go all comfort now.

    I have Kenneth Cole and Stacey Adams now, but they are a little old, just figured I would update my attire for the new role. I used to have a pair of Nunn Bush I really liked, I forgot all about that until this post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkNewb View Post
    Which ever brand you choose, one rule I stick by is not to go cheap on shoes. It's something you use everyday and definitely want them to be nice, comfy, and to last awhile.
    when I was younger, I definitely cheaped out on them, and that was a huge mistake. Now that I'm older and wiser, money is not really a problem, so I'm fine with spending a decent amount on shoes if needed
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam220891 View Post
    I see guys mention wearing shoes for a year. I always find mine to look pretty scuffed and rough after a year, and I've done the polish thing.

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    my shoes never look good after a year. i got big clown feet and i always bump them on stuff
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