Originally Posted by JLibourel
^Bear in mind that virtually everybody in this forum is a fan of classic men's footwear from firms like (in roughly ascending order of price) Allen-Edmonds, Alden, Crockett & Jones, Vass, Cheany, Edward Green, Gaziano & Girling and John Lobb. Somehow, I don't get the sense that these are the kinds of shoes you are "into."
You might find a more helpful response if you re-posted your question in the "Streetwear and Denim" forum.
I'm not "into" any shoes yet. However I like the "dressy" kind, I dislike most sneakers. And I find sneakers' bottom to be too soft.
Buying my first shoes myself.
Originally Posted by eluther
Why don't you get a pair of tennis shoes for the walking, and then change into the dress shoes? You have to carry a bag of some variety.
Every single brand you've listed, save Clarks, is utter rubbish. And Clark's only saving grace is that they make desert boots. If you're stuck with those brands, buy the absolute cheapest thing you can because they're all made just as horribly as one another and will all fall apart just as quickly (which isn't to say very).
There is no dressing room or something like that. Basically, there's a building, we enter, go up the stairs and there's single glass door right in front of you. That's where the office is, which is quite small too. So it's not really possible to change, unless I'd be doing that in front of the rest of the co-workers, but that would be just odd, considering the information I've "gathered."
Hm. Well, I've been using my Ecco shoes that were used for about a year or so by my brother before. I've been using them for about a month for long walks, sometimes up to 20km/day. They haven't fell apart yet. Just saying. I had cheap boots before those, they fell apart after a few months, but then I used to walk less than a kilometer a day.
Anyway, I want shoes that would be water-proof and in which my feet wouldn't sweat, or at least not so much.
Originally Posted by cbfn
Thanks. Here's some more suggestions, in regards to the brands mentioned earlier and the image: