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Dress boots for the airport security lines

post #1 of 17
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I'm looking to get a new pair of dress boots, but I fly fairly regular and untying shoelaces in the security line at the airport is a drag. Does anyone have any recommendations for dress boots that are airport-friendly - slip on/ slip off? I'm looking at up to the $300 range

post #2 of 17
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I'm looking to get a new pair of dress boots, but I fly fairly regular and untying shoelaces in the security line at the airport is a drag. Does anyone have any recommendations for dress boots that are airport-friendly - slip on/ slip off? I'm looking at up to the $300 range

Bingo, http://www.cheaney.co.uk/cheaney-country-leisure-mens-shoes-and-boots/34/cheaney-threadneedle-mens-black-chelsea-boots
post #3 of 17
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Thanks. How would I order from them? Are you familiar with their sizing (true to size?)

post #4 of 17
You can get them here: http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?selectedColourid=2667&brandid=5&catid=143&shoeid=5149&selectedSizeid=0&selectedFitid=0

I have no idea about sizing, but Herring shoes apparently is pretty good about questions regarding sizing if you ask.
post #5 of 17
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Thank's I'll check em out. Any other recommendations for boots, or places I can buy online?

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Thank's I'll check em out. Any other recommendations for boots, or places I can buy online?

Herring shoes is good, also http://www.pediwear.co.uk/ A $300 price range limits the brands you can look at.
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+1
post #8 of 17
For what it's worth, if the boots have speed laces, they shouldn't be any worse than regular lace-up shoes. Then again, loafers and other slip-on styles will always be quicker.

Edit: three eyelet chukkas are also very quick.
post #9 of 17

How are these compared with Crockett and Jones do you think?
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How are these compared with Crockett and Jones do you think?

£100 cheaper...
post #11 of 17
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£100 cheaper...

...and less expensive rimshot.gif
post #12 of 17

I travel quite a bit as well, and I sometimes wear the Florsheim Hugo boot http://bit.ly/wBHxDQ.  It's from their Imperial line, so it's the upper end of their spectrum.  Nobody is going to mistake it for a C&J, but it looks good, is comfortable, and comes in a variety of sizes and widths.  I've had mine resoled twice and they continue to hold up nicely.  

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How are these compared with Crockett and Jones do you think?

I don't have personal extensive experience, but I would say they are a step under C&J, however extremely competative with American shoe brands in the same price range, (ie. Allen Edmonds). The quality seems to be decent whenever I have just handled them. I much prefer them to Loake. Cheany seems to use better leathers and have more elegant lasts. I would essentially equate them to the English Allen Edmonds.
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Edit: three eyelet chukkas are also very quick.

I travel a couple weeks a month and I find three eyelet chukkas to be very convenient, as well. Easy on and easy off.
post #15 of 17
I have several Cheaney shoes now. I rate them at about 80% of C&J quality. I love my C&J's but the Money:Quality ratio is better for Cheaney.
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