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Shoe recommendation

Post by Chan_va » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:35 am

Folks,

I am a fan of slip on leather shoes that can be worn in a business setting, but have the softer soles of a sneaker. I have worn through my current pair in a year. Anyone have recommendations for a shoe that delivers good value for money but would last a while?

Thanks.

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Re: Shoe recommendation

Post by Spades » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:37 am

No idea. I wear boots and athletic shoes for work now, but when I was a car hop I used Rock port grandpa style shoes. I'd give Rock port a try.

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Re: Shoe recommendation

Post by Sunny Sarkar » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:46 am

Not a shoe expert, but here's from my personal experience:

If the quality is Ok for you, I find Payless shoes to be good value for money...
http://www.payless.com/store/catalog/su ... men_grid_7

Among other sub-$100 shoes I've tried, I really loved the quality & feel of Bostonian dress shoes...
http://www.zappos.com/bostonian-mens-shoes
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Re: Shoe recommendation

Post by Falco » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:52 am

While the price is high, these are my favorite shoes - Ferragamo Magnifico. Pebbled leather that is butter soft out of the box and rubber sole.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/salvatore-f ... me=product

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Re: Shoe recommendation

Post by BolderBoy » Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:45 pm

Not sure they can be worn in YOUR business setting, but my Dansko shoes are the finest shoes I've ever owned.

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Re: Shoe recommendation

Post by LadyGeek » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:15 pm

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (shoes).
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Re: Shoe recommendation

Post by CABob » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:31 pm

Something from Hush Puppies might fit the bill.
http://www.hushpuppies.com/US/en/Mens-Casual
I also have a pair from Clark that I find comfortable.
http://www.clarksusa.com/eng/categories/mens/shoes
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Re: Shoe recommendation

Post by epictetus » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:10 pm

SAS makes the most comfortable and longest lasting shoes I have ever worn at work. and they are made in the US

given what you said the Diplomat style might be something you would like

I have pasted below a link to the men's styles:

http://www.sasshoes.com/main/view_style ... hp?catid=1
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Re: Shoe recommendation

Post by newboggler » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:19 pm

I second rockport... I like "World tour" model.... they are great for walking too !
They are priced near $80-90 here in NJ but I buy it from outlet malls (less tax and outlets malls website have rockport coupon for 40% off single item.. makes it a great deal around)

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Re: Shoe recommendation

Post by mickens16 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:35 pm

If price isn't too much of an issue I would suggest Ecco's. By far the most comfortable shoes I own. I've worn Rockports and other brands recommended in this thread and Ecco's were far superior IMO.

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Re: Shoe recommendation

Post by abrash » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:37 pm

Concur with poster above about Ecco's. I'd recommend the Ecco Helsinki Slip-On, black.

Extremely comfortable, very durable, and fairly stylish.

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Re: Shoe recommendation

Post by steadyeddy » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:59 pm

A lot of it comes down to personal taste. For me, Ecco's are far and away the most comfortable shoes money can buy.

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Re: Shoe recommendation

Post by vasu100 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:32 pm

1. Rockports (at the end of the day your feet will thank you). By far.

2. ECCOs (almost as comfortable, twice the price)

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Re: Shoe recommendation

Post by Chan_va » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:54 am

Thanks all for the suggestions.

The Ferragamo's are out of my price range. The Dansko's look very interesting, but may be too funky for my work place. I will give SAS a try - There is a certain pleasure in owning small batch handcrafted stuff.

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Re: Shoe recommendation

Post by jebmke » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:05 am

I need a shoe that is fairly roomy in the toes. I've been wearing Eccos now for a few years and I haven't found anything that comes close to meeting my needs.
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Re: Shoe recommendation

Post by lwfitzge » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:08 am

My absolute favorite shoe brand is ECCO. Well made (Danish) and not cheap but rewards you with comfort and durability (shoe sole and uppers last years). It's the only brand I've been buying for dress and casual shoes for last 10 years.

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Re: Shoe recommendation

Post by Woodshark » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:20 pm

mickens16 wrote:If price isn't too much of an issue I would suggest Ecco's. By far the most comfortable shoes I own. I've worn Rockports and other brands recommended in this thread and Ecco's were far superior IMO.

Yes. I agree. Due to an accident in 2001, I have pins and screws in both legs and an ankle. If I'm on my feet too long I feel it. I'm a photographer and sometimes I have to spend 8-10 hours on my feet. Ecco's are the only shoes I can wear that long and still feel fine the next day.

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Re: Shoe recommendation

Post by rm » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:11 pm

Ecco are really comfortable especially if you have to stand all day

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Re: Shoe recommendation

Post by Sconie » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:38 pm

I also recommend the Ecco brand----comfortable and they literally wear "forever."
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Re: Shoe recommendation

Post by jayjayc » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:01 am

Wow, I'm glad to see all the Ecco fans here. I too am a huge fan of Ecco shoes. Squeezing my wide feet into business shoes used to be so painful. Then I found Ecco shoes and all is well now.

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Re: Shoe recommendation

Post by mojave » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:29 pm

For the ladies I highly, highly recommend Cole Haan's Nike Air line. The only heels I gladly wear. Zappos has good deals on them and they have outlets.

EDIT: Cole Haan also has Nike Air lines for men.

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