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post #46 of 59
Do not wear boat shoes. You will be wearing them everyday and they will stink. I believe this also applies to loafers.

CP or MMM Gats would work
post #47 of 59
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How about these new ones from New Balance? They look pretty cool... http://www.valetmag.com/style/products/2012/valet-advocates-new-balance-574-sneaker-071912.php?index1_top_lead

+1. I think there are few choices that (i) can be dressed down or up (I´ve seen these paired with sportcoats in Europe), (ii) are comfortable, (iii) are reasonably durable, (iv) are readily available, (v) fit in with your age, and (vi) won´t cost you big bucks.

Even so, these are more comfortable with good third-party inserts such as PowerStep).
post #48 of 59
Also, since you are walking a lot you might want to ditch the sf approved sneaker and get a pair of brooks that fit your running/walking style. They will be easier on your feet and are made of mesh so your feet will breath better.
post #49 of 59
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This. But not in white.

and they'll look like shit after 3 long days of walking. nice way to waste 300$ ;-)
post #50 of 59
DO NOT TAKE ONLY ONE PAIR OF SHOES. You can stuff your socks in the pair you pack.

Of the top of my head I would pick a pair of dark tan Sebago Schooners and a pair of black Stan Smiths. But if it were me it would be Chestnut RM William Dynamic Flex boots and a pair of Hanwag Puros.
post #51 of 59
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there are lots of shoes that have the qualities you need.. but there also lots of prices. 

what is your budget?


in the meanwhile I propose to all this pair of tricker's...love them so much

Where would one find these?
post #52 of 59

If you want low tops, something like this..

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and if you are more of a ankle high sneakers kind of guy, these are pretty simple and slick imo.

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post #53 of 59
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Hey,

 

I'm going to be traveling for about a year or more, and unfortunately can't carry more than one pair of shoes—that is, I only have space on my feet to wear them, since there's no space in my backpack.

 

I'm looking for a pair of sneakers that is somewhat dressy, or at least looks more stylish on the street than some regular set of sneakers.

 

  • I want to be able to walk around for a while in them, so they have to be comfortable and somewhat durable.
  • I want to be able to look pretty good while wearing them, so they can't be just a regular old pair o' Nikes.

 

Does such a mythical thing exist?

If such a pair of shoes was designed and issued, I would buy one...

post #54 of 59
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If you want low tops, something like this.. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Hi Jeremy, apologies for bumping this thread, but what brand are the blue sneakers you posted above?

Thanks!
post #55 of 59
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Originally Posted by Jeremy Weibo View Post

If you want low tops, something like this.. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Hi Jeremy, apologies for bumping this thread, but what brand are the blue sneakers you posted above?

Thanks!


Hi Henry

 

These blue ones (well actually both) are from a friend of mine who plays around designing shoes and sneakers. Posted them here hopefully to get some feedback to suggest to him as he is preparing to get serious with his brand and all. What do you think of them?

post #56 of 59
Definitely like the blue ones. Would love to see additional pics/angles, however I assume they are not yet available...
post #57 of 59

One pair of shoes? Do not do it. Try to figure out how to get at least 2 pair and stock on on good socks.

 

I was on the road for about 1 month hitting up different countries around the globe. Originally I thought that bringing one pair of shoes was a good idea and so I did it. After a month wearing A&E Strands, I confess: That was the most ridiculous idea ever and I won't recommend it to anybody. Basically, I started hating the shoes after the second week. Now I always travel with a reserve pair of clean Converse or Vans or something along the same lines.

 

Another thing: Stock up on good quality socks. Wool may sound warm, but it is quite refreshing during warm weather as it takes moisture away from the feet. Having access to Epson salt won't hurt as well, so you can soak your feet.

post #58 of 59
This.
post #59 of 59

notes taken about papa knot's shoe experience. will definitely pack an extra pair on my next travels ;)

 

thanks henry. i'll let you know when my friend makes progress! he'll be delighted

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