Originally Posted by Matt Laskodi
I figured let more knowledgable men than I decide whether or not these were "acceptable."
This attitude is what prompted my sarcastic response. Maybe "more knowledgeable men" (and a huge proportion of advice on Styleforum is handed out by people whose views are formed completely by other posts on Styleforum) could give you advice on 'technical' issues to do with shoes (quality of construction etc) but why ask others if you should like the look of something or not. For casual wear, those are, in the real world, in no way 'unacceptable', so it's your call whether you actually like them aesthetically or not.