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post #31 of 139
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unless you're a brainwashed groupthink SF labelwhore)

I'm hardly a label whore. No one on this forum or any other would confirm their own ignorance by even suggesting it.
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LOL. Like I said, it's 1st grade physics.

I can see why you have a problem...if you bring the same depth of ignorance to physics as you do to shoemaking and leather.

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or just plain bullshit of the most brazen caliber)

Your feet would probably hurt a whole lot less if you would take them out of your mouth every now and again.
post #32 of 139
I gave up reading this thread after page 1 so if I am repeating any suggestions, my apologies in advance.
Some people have bony feet. My father is one of those people, and so am I. Your Darltons, having a double sole are going to take many wearings before they finally give in and moled to your feet. As Teddieriley suggested back on page 1, 27 wearings should do the trick and I would agree with this. DWF always gives excellent advice as well. Try to stick it out and it will be worth it. This reminds me of the old Florsheim Kenmoors. 3 weeks of blood and blisters and they finally break and become a mans favourite shoes.
If you are really finding it intolerable to wear dress shoes, may I suggest Allen Edmonds Orthotic line and if this doesn't work you may have to resort to the ultimate and final solution; that being feather-lite Rockport DressSports or ECCO's. They may not be 'SF approved' but if your comfort is at stake, then wear what you have to wear. Bally also has quite a selection of featherlite shoes that feel like slippers and may be another option.
post #33 of 139
I also only read the first page and the last comment posted.

I will agree all leather shoes can hurt at FIRST, but after they are broken in, they are quite comfortable and some are very comfortable.

On a side note though, there are many older men (70+y/o) where I work and due to comfort issues many of them wear ecco's. Not that they are completely satisfied with them, but I assume as we get older all leather shoes hurt much more. I'll update you in 15 years when I know more.
post #34 of 139
After being barefoot and or wearing loafers for a good majority of the summer, I find all shoes to be somewhat uncomfortable.
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Life was nasty, brutish, and short.

Hobbes FTW.
post #36 of 139
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To clarify, it was the balls of my feet that took the most abuse. With the heel gels, that wasn't an issue. Just the bedrock of the rest of the soles, and the balls being the other main contact point.

If it's really a double sole break-in issue, like the Tootsie Pop owl, I will keep track of the wears, and update you on the day I come home with no tenderness in the balls of my feet.
Edited by Reevolving - 9/27/11 at 3:54am
post #37 of 139
Maybe try wearing them for shorter periods of time until fully broken in? You could wear them to work and then change at lunch.
post #38 of 139
Like DWF has been saying, your feet are designed to be much better at absorbing shock than any shoe. People run marathons on pavement barefoot, even today. Thing is, your foot needs to be able to flex to absorb those forces. Inflexible shoe means your foot can't flex, which means lots of unabsorbed impact.

I have several pairs of leather soled shoes that are just incredibly comfortable. I can be on my feet all day with no problems at all. The last works, and they're nicely broken in. On the other hand, most of my double soled shoes are painful and I still haven't broken them in enough. They seem to take just forever to break in and are a lot less forgiving until they do.

I don't really like wearing athletic style shoes at all now, feels strange being swaddled up in padding.
post #39 of 139
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Are you too stupid to understand the topic at hand ?What part of "cured leather is hard as a stone" is too complicated for you, Forrest?
One day, if you ever buy expensive dress shoes, you too can participate in this thread.

I love how the above quote comes from the same hideous, offensive dunce who started a thread about things that aren't worth spending money on and proclaimed shoes are second on the list:


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On the other hand, some things just don't seem like they are worth spending big bucks on. I'll start: Black belts. They all look the same to me. Do I need one to last 10 years? Not really. I can just buy a new one every few years, if need be. I just don't feel like I'm getting much for my money, so I personally would never spend $100 on a black belt. Plain black shoes come in a close second.
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Here is a huge waste of money. Imagine how much better you could allocate $1100 towards a shoe COLLECTION?
$1100 Edward Green captoe bal @ Brooks Brothers

You amazing, toxic, godawful moron.


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I don't know a single person who thinks dress shoes are comfortable.

Dumber and dumber and dumber.


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I gave up reading this thread after page 1 so if I am repeating any suggestions, my apologies in advance. [...] If you are really finding it intolerable to wear dress shoes, may I suggest Allen Edmonds Orthotic line and if this doesn't work you may have to resort to the ultimate and final solution; that being feather-lite Rockport DressSports or ECCO's.

It's official: Reetarded has cripple feet.


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I also only read the first page and the last comment posted.

I will agree all leather shoes can hurt at FIRST, but after they are broken in, they are quite comfortable and some are very comfortable.

Don't bother talking sense to the chimp.


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Like DWF has been saying, your feet are designed to be much better at absorbing shock than any shoe. People run marathons on pavement barefoot, even today. Thing is, your foot needs to be able to flex to absorb those forces. Inflexible shoe means your foot can't flex, which means lots of unabsorbed impact. I have several pairs of leather soled shoes that are just incredibly comfortable. I can be on my feet all day with no problems at all. The last works, and they're nicely broken in. On the other hand, most of my double soled shoes are painful and I still haven't broken them in enough. They seem to take just forever to break in and are a lot less forgiving until they do.

See above.
post #40 of 139
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I love how the above quote comes from the same hideous, offensive dunce who started a thread about things that aren't worth spending money on and proclaimed shoes are second on the list:
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If you learned to read, you'd notice I specifically said BLACK shoes aren't worth spending big bucks on.
How would a guy say shoes aren't worth it, and then talk about his Vass, AE, and C&J's?
You really must be one of the dumber posters on SF. Must be tough being you.
Edited by Reevolving - 9/27/11 at 8:22pm
post #41 of 139
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On the other hand, most of my double soled shoes are painful and I still haven't broken them in enough. They seem to take just forever to break in and are a lot less forgiving until they do. .

Another vote for double soled shoes being the culprit.


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Maybe try wearing them for shorter periods of time until fully broken in? You could wear them to work and then change at lunch.

This is a good idea. Thanks.
If break in is really the issue, then I should just log as much time as I can.
Wearing them in limited doses will help increase the total hours.
post #42 of 139
Cheese is For King Christ, Revolving.foo.gif

I am about to throw my black pair of RM Williams Comfort Craftsman boots at your head.

Do not wear new shoes all day.

You may need orthotics.

You may want to look into bespoke shoes. You can buy good bespoke shoes for as little as $400.
post #43 of 139
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Cheese is For King Christ, Revolving.foo.gif

I nominate that to be Reevolvings custom title.
post #44 of 139
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After a long day of wearing my Darlton's, my feet were killing me. By the end of the day, I noticed I was trying to think of shortcuts to minimize walking... But, looking fabulous comes at a price. Just ask women!

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1812819

Unlike cushy and bouncy rubber soled shoes/sneakers, high end dress shoes with rock hard leather inner and outer soles can really beat your poor feet to a pulp, IF you're not sitting the entire day.

With this in mind, I have been using those massaging gel inserts in some of my shoes. I am a big fan of these. Best $10 you'll spend. http://www.drscholls.com/drscholls/massaginggel.jsp

However, the full length ones can really alter the fit of a shoe. So, today, I was just wearing a small heel insert gel. This works great, but it left the balls of my feet to slowly get pulverized over the the course of the day. But, it's better than nothing. God, what a feeling to throw on a pair of sneakers after work !

Besides gels, how do you handle this? As a drastic measure, I am considering tearing out the leather inner soles of my best shoes, and inserting full size gel inserts to achieve some of the comfort of sneakers and rubber soled dress shoes.

Thank you very much for telling me that I can put insoles into my shoes if they aren't comfortable. In other new, I heard you can drink water when you're thirsty.
post #45 of 139
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do you make any threads that are not asinine?

Nope. He's Reetarded.
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