So I live in a pretty urban area and I've just taken to riding a ten speed road bike around town. I'm not necessarily a racer, but more of a float around with friends or admiring the local female population over beers etc. kind of rider. Long story short, I find it too difficult and impractical riding around in oxfords and I've grown way the hell out of sandals many years ago. I'm looking for a type of shoe that is stylish, but relatively practical for riding my bike around town. I NEVER wear sneakers with jeans so that's out of the question. I really think the boat shoe is a close match, however, over the years I've just grown to see every human being and my eleven year old cousins wearing them. Not to mention every single douche/bro in College. I really don't mind the look, as long as it's an all white, beige, or different colored boat shoe... but I just want to see if you guys had any insight as to other options beyond the hackneyed boat shoe, or a much less "douchey" style of shoe/slip on,
Apologies to any boat shoe wearers in advance... just trying to stay ahead of the trends here.