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post #1 of 13
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I'm looking for a nice rubber soled dress shoe (for walking indoors/outdoors, wet surfaces, etc). I've never been a fan of AE, as I find them very conservative/businessy, and round/bulky.

However, I just came across these two and really love them. To me they're very sleek and stylish.

Unfortunately, my max budget is $300. Any suggestions for shoes like these closer to my price range (plain or cap toe, thin rubber sole, new)?

1. Salvatore Ferragamo Fantino - $400
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/salvatore-ferragamo-fantino-oxford/3096290


2. Crockett & Jones Hallam (w/ dainite)- $570
http://www.barneys.com/Crockett-Jones-Hallam/500132596,default,pd.html?q=hallam&index=0


Thanks
Edited by jack12345 - 4/2/13 at 11:27am
post #2 of 13
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Surely someone has some suggestions?...thanks
post #3 of 13

http://www.zappos.com/cole-haan-air-kilgore-plain-oxford those ones

 

https://www.google.com/shopping/product/15855024411228103165?q=florsheim&sa=X&ei=hGhaUbPOA8jhyQGtgYFg&ved=0CMABEL8TMAk or these ones

 

If you really like the 2 you mentioned, try looking around at various sites to try to get a better deal on them. Or look under the MarketPlace tab above and check out what members are selling. Someone could give you a good deal! Good luck!

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Originally Posted by jack12345 View Post

I'm looking for a nice rubber soled dress shoe (for walking indoors/outdoors, wet surfaces, etc). I've never been a fan of AE, as I find them very conservative/businessy, and round/bulky.

However, I just came across these two and really love them. To me they're very sleek and stylish.

Unfortunately, my max budget is $300. Any suggestions for shoes like these closer to my price range (plain or cap toe, thin rubber sole, new)?

1. Salvatore Ferragamo Fantino - $400
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/salvatore-ferragamo-fantino-oxford/3096290


2. Crockett & Jones Hallam - $570
http://www.barneys.com/Crockett-Jones-Hallam/500132596,default,pd.html?q=hallam&index=0


Thanks

Those Salvatore Ferragamo Fantino at $400 are flimsy blake construction job that would fall apart after 6 months - leather grade isn't great to.

 

Go for the C&J's Hallam - easily possible to buy for about $350-$450.

 

Wearing my suede brown Hallam today - picked them up for $395 from my local UK retailer. PM me if you want the details.
 

post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by MartiniGirl View Post

http://www.zappos.com/cole-haan-air-kilgore-plain-oxford those ones

https://www.google.com/shopping/product/15855024411228103165?q=florsheim&sa=X&ei=hGhaUbPOA8jhyQGtgYFg&ved=0CMABEL8TMAk or these ones

If you really like the 2 you mentioned, try looking around at various sites to try to get a better deal on them. Or look under the MarketPlace tab above and check out what members are selling. Someone could give you a good deal! Good luck!
Thanks for the suggestions!
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Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post

Those Salvatore Ferragamo Fantino at $400 are flimsy blake construction job that would fall apart after 6 months - leather grade isn't great to.

Go for the C&J's Hallam - easily possible to buy for about $350-$450.

Wearing my suede brown Hallam today - picked them up for $395 from my local UK retailer. PM me if you want the details.

That's very disappointing to hear about the SF Fantino. I figured since they were Blake stitched rather than the cemented studio line, that at least the sole could be redone from reading various threads.
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by MartiniGirl View Post

http://www.zappos.com/cole-haan-air-kilgore-plain-oxford those ones

https://www.google.com/shopping/product/15855024411228103165?q=florsheim&sa=X&ei=hGhaUbPOA8jhyQGtgYFg&ved=0CMABEL8TMAk or these ones

If you really like the 2 you mentioned, try looking around at various sites to try to get a better deal on them. Or look under the MarketPlace tab above and check out what members are selling. Someone could give you a good deal! Good luck!

Both of those are utter garbage. Avoid.

If you like the C&J, get those, they are nice shoes.
post #7 of 13

How is that helpful, if he clearly stated they were out of his price range?

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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

If you like the C&J, get those, they are nice shoes.
post #8 of 13
Because as others stated, they are easily available for much less:

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockett/products/5505.php
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Because as others stated, they are easily available for much less:

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockett/products/5505.php

Thanks for the link. Unless I'm missing something, that site is showing the Hallam as $515 USD + ship?
post #10 of 13
If you are in the US, you won't pay VAT, so it comes out to about $425.
post #11 of 13
How about these?

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake/products/5383.php

Loake 1880 is of roughly equivalent quality to AE (apparently - I've never seen a pair of AEs irl, not being American), and the lasts are much nicer.
post #12 of 13
Taken a look at Meermin yet?

http://meermin.es/
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

If you are in the US, you won't pay VAT, so it comes out to about $425.
AAh, I see. Unfortunately, total is about $455 with ship. Best price I've seen on the Hallam, but still quite a bit over my price range.
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Taken a look at Meermin yet?
http://meermin.es/
Yes, I think they have some very cool shoes. Prices are within my range but I really need a rubber sole, which they don't seem to offer (not a topy fan). Thanks for the suggestion anyway.
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