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post #31 of 49
Ew
post #32 of 49
Not sure what others would think .. but I'd be tempted with wear something like the Red Wing 9024, as a "casual" or "dress" shoe. Not sure I'd wear it with a suit, but definitely wear it with slacks, shirt, tie, sweater combo. But ya .. not really a sneaker/shoe combo.
post #33 of 49
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Originally Posted by imschatz View Post
Not sure what others would think .. but I'd be tempted with wear something like the Red Wing 9024, as a "casual" or "dress" shoe.



Not sure I'd wear it with a suit, but definitely wear it with slacks, shirt, tie, sweater combo. But ya .. not really a sneaker/shoe combo.

One more example of a shoe that I would prefer not to wear with a tie. And it is not dressy. It is a nice "walking your dogs in the park in autumn/winter" shoe.
post #34 of 49
http://www.loding.fr/en_45_shoes_sneakers-en-_.html

Loding makes some. I would say these are wearable.
post #35 of 49
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http://www.loding.fr/en_45_shoes_sneakers-en-_.html

Loding makes some. I would say these are wearable.

These actually look like dress shoes, but I'm almost certain that they're made from mylar, orange peels and discarded chewing gum.
post #36 of 49
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These actually look like dress shoes, but I'm almost certain that they're made from mylar, orange peels and discarded chewing gum.

Could you elaborate please? Are Loding poor quality shoes?
post #37 of 49

I have only one pair of decent shoes, these:

 

van bommel 16300-

van bommel 16300

 

Would you consider these to fall into this category, or would it be alright to wear these with a suit?
 

post #38 of 49
I suppose I have interpreted the term 'dress sneakers' somewhat differently from consensus thus far. I have a few pair of Prada and a pair by Tod's that are sneaker-like in appearance but the heel, when walking, makes the authoritative 'clump' sound of a dress shoe. The soles are of a very hard and durable rubber. All are black. All look like sneakers from above. Though I was intrigued by the idea, I have hardly worn any of them because when I need dress shoes I instinctively reach for my dress shoes. When I need sneakers I instinctively reach for my sneakers. For some reason or other I hardly ever think to reach for my 'hybrid dress sneakers'. Why I bought them to begin with eludes me as I have never yet been able to determine exactly which occasion(s) to use them for.
post #39 of 49
What do cops wear? They need something that looks decent w/ their uniforms, but they are on their feet a lot and occasionally do some running on the job. I don't know the answer, just thought they might be a resource for a dress shoe/sneaker.
post #40 of 49
Cops mostly wear boots.
post #41 of 49
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Cops mostly wear boots.

Magnums are a favourite.

 

As for the picture the OP posted, it looks like something Michael Moore would wear with a tux to an awards ceremony.

post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by gladhands View Post
No dress shoe is ever as comfortable as a sneaker.

But my Eccos and Rockports are damned close. No, they're not the most attractive of dress shoes and no, they're not as well made as my Aldens but those two are what I put on if I'm going to be standing around or walking for any significant length of time.


I agree about the Eccos. I work in NYC, and have gone on several multi-mile walks in my Eccos with no comfort problems. I do agree that they don't look that great though. Recently, I started leaving them at work for occasions where I need to go on long walks, but I change back into my "real" dress shoes when I get back to my desk.

post #43 of 49
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Originally Posted by K0L3N View Post

I have only one pair of decent shoes, these:

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van bommel 16300
would it be alright to wear these with a suit?

 
No.
post #44 of 49

I realize this is an old thread but what exactly is the most comfortable shoe that can be worn with a suit?  Is it really that hard for a shoe manufacturer to make a shoe that has the sole of a tennis shoe and the top part of a dress shoe?  I was wearing tennis shoes to work and I've switched to a new position so I have to travel and be on my feet a majority of the day.   I was recommended sandro-moscoloni-arthurs and looking at the reviews, they looked like they would be comfortable.  Tried them on, and they were comfortable at first.  Wore them for a week during travel, and my feet are now sore.  Wearing them with something like a powerstep pinnacle insert with excellent arch support makes no difference.  These shoes are junk.

 

http://reviews.dsw.com/2752/105611/sandro-moscoloni-sandro-moscoloni-arthur-slip-on-reviews/reviews.htm

 

So I went to the Ecco store, and none of those are any better.  I slip on my Asic 2160s running shoes right now, and my feet feel great.  That is the comfort that I'm looking for in a dress shoe that can be worn with a suit.  Who makes it?  What's the closest thing? A guy recommended some $300 Finn comfort Hilversums and they felt horrible and uncomfortable.  You can just look at a shoe and if the sole is less than 5mm thick, it's going to feel terrible.  Is it that hard to design a shoe with a thick sole that feels good? I want the comfort of a running shoe in a dress shoe look that can be worn with a suit.  Point me in the right direction.  

post #45 of 49
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Originally Posted by tedwin View Post

So, I read this article:

The article isn't very specific, so I'd like some other opinions. Would you consider something like this(above) to be a hybrid sneaker and thus something to avoid?

That is no 'dress trainer', the pair has far too rugged soles for this. Dress trainers are a very Italian thing, designed to fall somewhere between real dress shoes and the likes of New Balance or Adidas Superstar. I don't like them, but they are certainly smarter than regular streetwear pairs. If you decide to snatch a pair, please don't wear them with slacks. Jeans will do.
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