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Diesel Shoes: Any Good?

post #1 of 10
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Looking at these for my daily walks to and from the shop (about 2 miles both ways).

Any good or should I keep looking?

http://www.drjays.com/shop/G2-V3534-R340-P1309587/diesel/make-leather-sneakers.html
post #2 of 10
seriously?

Look at those things? Who cares if they are good, they are fugly
post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

Who cares if they are good, they are fugly

 

+1.  Could you have possibly picked something uglier?

post #4 of 10
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Look at those things? Who cares if they are good, they are fugly

Luckily, fugly's a matter of opinion and is in no sense deleterious the the shoe's performance.

But you said they were good, which suggests you approve of their quality?
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Could you have possibly picked something uglier?

I found some Coogi's (made in China) if they'd count. wink.gif
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by Pawz View Post

Luckily, fugly's a matter of opinion and is in no sense deleterious the the shoe's performance.
But you said they were good, which suggests you approve of their quality?
I found some Coogi's (made in China) if they'd count. wink.gif

no, I don't approve of their quality. Then again, I'd not know, as I'd never purchase these things.

Are you looking for sneakers or casual walking shoes or what?
post #6 of 10
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Are you looking for sneakers or casual walking shoes or what?

Yes. I put a lot of miles on shoes. Up to now, I've worn New Balance and Nike for casual wear; thought I'd try something in leather.

And, yes, I know all about Brooks Brothers, J&M, and AE... Just exploring other possibilities.
post #7 of 10

My casual walking shoes are Clarks (link). Probably not SF-approved, and they're also probably not the tops in terms of build quality and aesthetic, but they're incredibly comfortable and mine haven't fallen apart yet (2 years of heavy use).

post #8 of 10
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Hm.
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Unstructured® technology takes this brown leather lace-up shoe to a new level of comfort. Ultra soft premium leather in brown, a padded collar and removable footbed, plus the innovative Air Circulation System of climate control combine to keep feet feeling fresh and comfortable all day.

Well, the price is about right, anyway. smile.gif

They have a bootlike look to them, though. I'm not fond of that sort of thing, but not that bad.

Thank you.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Pawz View Post

Hm.
Well, the price is about right, anyway. smile.gif
They have a bootlike look to them, though. I'm not fond of that sort of thing, but not that bad.
Thank you.

 

Was worth a shot. smile.gif

 

I largely ignore the marketingspeak.  Went to a store, tried them on, found them comfortable and bought them.  I wear them with Viccel socks, and my feet don't seem to get sweaty, even when walking around for 12+ hours.  Once the pant leg drops over the laces, they're fairly acceptable-looking for my day job.

 

You're right though, they do look a bit bootlike, I suppose.

post #10 of 10
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Once the pant leg drops over the laces, they're fairly acceptable-looking for my day job.

Well, my thought about the Diesels was 'plain, black, generic shoe'. No fancy colors or shiny eyelets; odd patterns or bulky soles: just boring shoes that could just as acceptably be worn with jeans as with trousers. Such was my take, at least. I'm a black sheep on this forum - the kind of guy who prefers white-label Armani over Polo and will wear brown shoes with black trousers. XD

I appreciate the perspective, though.
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