or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Who makes good dress shoe with rubber soles?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Who makes good dress shoe with rubber soles?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Leather soles are not really an option as I do a lot of walking. Have been looking at Ecco and Barneys house brand that have thin but dense rubber soles. Looking for something stylish and not clunky like Rockports with the thicker soles.
post #2 of 23
These Polo boots are pretty stylish while having a rubber sole. Plus I have a pair of Ferragamo's also with rubber that are comfortable for walking.
post #3 of 23
I would recommend that you look at the website for Alden of Carmel(www.alden of carmel.com) to review the Alden Fan Shoes.
post #4 of 23
Crockett & Jones has a real nice selection.  Check out www.plal.com  They usually have the best prices.
post #5 of 23
Grenson does nice rubber sole dress shoes.
post #6 of 23
Quote:
I would recommend that you look at the website for Alden of Carmel(www.alden of carmel.com) to review the Alden Fan Shoes.
Yes. Look for the shoes with a "Commando Sole" http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Catalog/Fan/
post #7 of 23
I thought that we had discussed earlier that rubber sole vs. leather sole didn't make a difference in terms of walking and comfort.
post #8 of 23
Quote:
I thought that we had discussed earlier that rubber sole vs. leather sole didn't make a difference in terms of walking and comfort.
Well, it depends. I live in Switzerland and during the wintertime it is hard enough to walk around on, on leather soles with a profile. Let alone those slick leather ones
post #9 of 23
I personally think rubber soled shoes are quite a bit more comfortable than leather as well.
post #10 of 23
Try maybe some of the Grensons, but also, check the Ecco line, or the Allen Edmond line, these 2 in particular have fine styling, and at the price quite exceptional for the resoling feature. Any question, feel free to call me....everyone knows the number.
post #11 of 23
Quote:
I personally think rubber soled shoes are quite a bit more comfortable than leather as well.
I actually prefer leather, it looks a lot nicer. However it can be to slippery
post #12 of 23
I think the short answer to the question is, whoever makes good shoes. I have a nice pair of Alden rubber soled dress shoes. I don't know about their general availability, but Footjoy has some nice looking rubber soled walkers that often can be had cheap. They're not Crockett & Jones, of course, but a great value, IMO. Allen Edmonds certainly has a wide selection and can be found more easily.
post #13 of 23
Anyone who thinks leather soled shoes have equal traction with rubber soled shoes needs to take a walk on the hill outside my office in the rain. I've watched people wipe out on that hill, they are always the people in leather soled shoes. On the comfort point, I personally think that rubber soled shoes can be more comfortable than leather soles. However, I rarely buy rubber soled dress shoes because I think leather soled shoes look better. I have some rubber soled bluchers that I wear in the rain, and a pair of Dainite soled C&J/Polo McCallum chukkas that I like a lot. But most of my shoes are leather soled. I think anything with a Dainite sole is worth looking at, and the Allen-Edmonds rubber soles are pretty nice. Alden Fan shoes look very nice but I've never owned a pair (yet).
post #14 of 23
You might want to check out your nearest Allen-Edmonds company store for current sales. The store in Cabazon, CA has the Stockbridge rubber soled dress casual split toe on sale for $129 (reg $275) thru Nov. 30. I'm probably going to check it out tomorrow or this weekend. Also, beginning Nov 26 thru Dec 31, the Cabazon store will offer the Seneca, Colton, Concord and Randolph for $179 (reg. $285-295) but they're all leather soled I believe. Hopefully the other AE stores have similar sales going on nationwide.
post #15 of 23
Edward Greens with the Dainese rubber soles--you can't get finer ,in my opinion.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Who makes good dress shoe with rubber soles?