Originally Posted by nicelynice
Agreed, donated mine after they gave me blisters after a weeks wear
They also completely wear out after six months of hard wear
As a dedicated wearer of boots it pains me to say this, but chucks are the most comfortable shoes I've owned in my adult life. The only competition they have is a custom pair of Wesco engineer boots that I can't wear with any jeans I currently own (I really mean can't; they either wouldn't fit over them at all, or would be stretched tight and look super-ridiculous).
It's the softness of the upper and the flatness of the sole that makes them work for me. Other shoes tend to irritate my little toe, and there are just general dimensional problems (my feet are a little narrow and a little flat) that lead to woe. So a shoe that's basically a sack tied to your foot turns out to be ideal.
I like the look of Stan Smiths, and unlike the shoes in the other thread they're something I could conceivably get this year. I do fear that the harder leather construction will make them less pleasant to wear.