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post #16 of 27

If you go to Europe you are going to go crazy with all the beautiful shoes you could purchase.There are any type of shoes: running,walking... ect.


Edited by fairfax444 - 6/19/12 at 2:06am
post #17 of 27
Yeah, I realize there are tons of shoes that I'd love there but all I can think of are Carminas, C&J, Trickers, etc. I don't know about something more casual and comfortable?
post #18 of 27
I second the Alden Indy suggestion. I've worn mine to South America, Asia and Europe and they have been great even when I'm just walking around the city all day.
post #19 of 27
I'm in the same boat. I'm also going on a month trip and still haven't decided what does to bring. I think I'm going to bring a pair of sneakers (for walking around the city and airports/etc) and a pair of dress shoes (for the clubs or nice restaurants). I'm not sure if I should bring a 3rd pair.

For the sneakers I'm considering picking up some Nike Rosh runs or J Crew New Balance Classics. Any other suggestions would be appreciated!
post #20 of 27
+2 on Keens. Yes, they're hiking shoes. And yes, I try to do london, etc in dressier shoes... but my feet always pay for it. When I'm just playing tourist, casual etc... my Keen's are lifesavers.... And I just wear regular hikers, same as I do trail running or whatever: http://www.onlineshoes.com/mens-keen-newport-black-golden-glow-p_id130574
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

+2 on Keens. Yes, they're hiking shoes. And yes, I try to do london, etc in dressier shoes... but my feet always pay for it. When I'm just playing tourist, casual etc... my Keen's are lifesavers....

On the one pair of Keen's I had the heel wore very badly and the glue connecting it to the shoe was very poor (the shoe basically fell apart in less than a year). That said, it is a comfortable shoe. I've had much better luck with Merrells, with the same amount of comfort.
post #22 of 27
No idea- I'm one of the worst people for being hard on outer heels and toes... and my Keens are indestructible... but I'm talking about the sandals which may be a very different construction than yours?
Edited by Cary Grant - 6/19/12 at 5:22pm
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

No idea- I'm one of the worst people for being hard on outer heels and inner toes... and my Keens are indestructible... but I'm talking about the sandals which may be a very different construction than yours?

I had a pair of the Keen Austin shoes. I actually have a pair of their sandals that look like they'll hold up decently, but I haven't used them much.
post #24 of 27
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:

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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.

David
post #25 of 27
Reviving an old thread, but...

For those that travel with Indy Boots, commando sole or regular?

Heading to Vietnam for a few weeks next spring and trying to figure out a way to travel with a single pair of shoes that can handle a place with notoriously all-over-the-place spring weather... I've been thinking maybe something like the Margiela GATs would work, but all this talk of Indy Boots has me rethinking that. In the past, I've taken just my Quoddy Maliseets with additional cushioned inserts, but they wear my feet out after a few long days of 3rd world cobblestones.

And, sorry, but Keens/Merrells/whatever are totally out of the questions.

Thx!
post #26 of 27
Wolverine 1000 mile suitable for backpacking trip?
post #27 of 27
These have been my primary travel shoe of late and have served well...

http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/footwear/products/alden-for-epaulet-tyrol-plain-toe-blucher
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