I have a real problem finding good shoes in my size- 13 EEEE. Alden Indys are nice, but I've never been comfortable walking in them for long periods. I need more traction and cushioning.
I recently spent a couple weeks in Italy, doing a lot of walking, and these are the shoes I brought:
They are my current go-to all-purpose shoes. Not the prettiest shoes around, but the best casual shoes I have found so far that fit me. I didn't feel like I stood out as a gross American.
Very comfortable and well made, fit in fairly well with the locals. At least they didn't seem to draw attention. Worked for both hiking and going to all but very fancy restaurants.
I was hoping I could find some cool clothes and shoes there that would fir, but nothing in my size. Italians have such great shoes and sneakers, and dress so well in general. It was great getting away from all the stupid logo wear here.