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Or, worse, to go hiking...
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^^^ I don't see how their being "functional" has anything to do with it. Ugly shoes are ugly.
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^^^ I don't see how their being "functional" has anything to do with it. Ugly shoes are ugly.

I guess you've never been hiking before.
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^ This is awesome - but in terms of style, there is a world of difference between NOBD's hiking boots and the Keens of CP (as much as I like CP's fit otherwise). Mind you, I am perfectly fine with wearing the Keens with what people usually wear hiking these days (fleece, hiking pants, waterproof jacket etc.). But OCBD + shetland sweater call for something more traditionally styled IMHO.

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^^^ I don't see how their being "functional" has anything to do with it. Ugly shoes are ugly.

 

Thank you for this gem. I'll remember to disregard the rest of your posts. 

post #14288 of 16771
he's right though. they're ugly for hiking shoes, and there's something strange about wearing extremely functional shoes and then khakis and an OCBD to go hiking.

also i think i've seen maybe 5 people wear keens to actually hike in. the rest wear them to the office.
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Are you people nuts? Khakis are derived from military pants and an OCBD is a shirt for riding horses. What should he wear instead?

As for the shoes, do you critique running shoes for being ugly? Not sneakers. RUNNING SHOES for people who are running in them? Fit and function are king for activity shoes. I don't give a flying if my running shoes are ugly if they work.
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NOBD, is that shot from today? I hope that the snow hasn't already started for you.
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I don't care about Keens one way or another, but they don't look good with that particular fit.
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It must be a boring, slow Friday!

On the day of the picture, I spent two hours in a university library where the temperature was freezing. Hence, the sweater.
After my research was finished, I walked about 6 miles, across the town, mostly through the trails and (fairly steep) hills of the Arboretum. The Keens were perfect for this. While on the walk, the sweater went into my knapsack. Earlier, this year, I underwent 6 months of grueling physical therapy so that I could run and walk (normally) again. At one point, I could not even climb stairs. For a walk like this, the Keens gave me the support that I needed. When I arrived at my destination, for a lunch date, I switched to the weejuns that I had in my knapsack.

I posted the picture of the (despised?) Keens only out of fun.
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Kens ARE ugly. They also fall apart. I like Lowas and Hanwags for hiking, though they don't look much better.

There is sneaker/hiker footwear that will go with the CM Casual look. Chucks, Jack Purcell, Indy Boots, Hiking Chukkas, Etc.
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Pics from last winter, SB.

This one's from today smile.gif

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