Originally Posted by GusW
They may not be attractive but the fact is that many of these with the rubber soles are very comfortable and easy to slip on. Far more comfortable than many leather dress shoes. They are kind of the sweat pants of shoes. What are you gonna do?
1) Am going to wear my Robert Geller "Richard" pants today, which are essentially glorified track pants. Will love it.
2) There are better and worse sweatpants. Whether you like the trend/style or not, there are certainly better sweatpants and worse ones. Same for rubber soled shoes. These are among the worst. If you want a pair of shoes that are comfortable and easy to slip on, brands from Common Projects to Bottega Veneta make them, If you want to be more "dressy", a pair of Ferragamo or Gucci loafers are both iconic and at least in the case of Ferragamo, reasonably understated.