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post #16 of 24
I have a pair of Mephistos. They're definitely not dress shoes, but I do wear them with khakis, to/from the golf course, with jeans, running errands on weekends, etc. They are rather comfortable, but on the big/boxy side. In fact, I took a 1/2 size smaller than I usually do, and even they feel kind of roomy. But there is plenty of room for orthotics. They are built well, mine have leather lining which adds to the comfort, and I don't think twice about wearing them in inclement weather.
post #17 of 24
I also have a pair of Mephisto's that I bought in Paris on sale. They are a little pricey in the USA. My ugly Rockports are the most comfortable of any of my shoes. I also have lousey feet and need the support and the room for my orthotics. This week end I was going though my father's closet and trying on some of his Lobb's. as well as other high end Italian slip ons. I found them so uncomfortble. Is there an ebay market for used high end shoes? He is getting rid of some beautiful shoes.
post #18 of 24
From what I've seen, there definitely is a market for used high-end shoes. I think it would be worth your (or his) time, even if you're not making a fortune selling them.
post #19 of 24
bbb- Custom orthotics (inserts) is something you should seriously consider. Five years ago, my foot discomfort reached a point where I had trouble standing for more than 10 minutes, let alone walking. Went to a podiatrist, got checked out (turns out I have plantar fasciitis), and for the price of a decent pair of shoes--about $375-- I had custom inserts made. It was the best $375 I've ever spent and within a couple months, the pain in my feet had almost completely subsided. Granted, you have not indicated you have an actual painful foot condition, though with flat feet I believe you are more susceptible to the type of condition I've described. I've heard people say they have trouble fitting their inserts into certain tighter-fitting dress shoes, though I find I am able to fit mine into my C&J's as well as some others. On a side note, I actually find my Savile's rather comfortable and supportive; don't know if others feel the same in regards to their C&J handgrades.
post #20 of 24
Mephisto's looks don't appeal to me, and the presence of a label on the outside of most of their labels appeals even less. They seem expensive for the look you get. I have a pair of their clogs and they've lasted forever. For a while my feet were bothering me, and I got a prescription for custom orthotics. I was able to avoid buying the orthotics with these alternatives that were comfy and fashionable: 1. Ferragamo makes synthetic soled shoes, I forgot the model names, they are great looking and comfortable. I added a Spenco liner. 2. Tod's are very comfy, I have a pair. Clunky but cool. People always ask me who makes them and I think that's a compliment. Ecco shoes are supposed to be comfy but I they're a less expensive look and quality than the Ferragamos and Tod's, and also have the brand name on the outside of the shoe. (Tod's has a T on the outside but you can barely see it). You could always get New Balance walking sneakers, which even come in widths. Consumer Reports did an a review of the most comfy walking shoes, and NB usually does well.
post #21 of 24
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stuck in a bad spot; threw out my old brown 'everyday' shoes due to age a week or 2 ago, thinking I would start wearing a new pair of Johnston and Murphys I got a while back. Don't know why it didn't happen in the store, but they are uncomfortable as HELL. The left shoe dug into my pinky toe so bad today after wearing them for only 2 hours that it rubbed raw and bled, not to mention having no support in the footbed   I have flat feet, left is wider than the right but right is longer, so finding good shoes that do not hurt after a brief period of wear is HARD. Went to my local shoe store thinking I could get something on clearance, and tried on some Mephistos... I know they are not well thought of here but I thought they were really, really comfortable and plenty wide for me. The looks were not wonderful by any means, and I hate that freaking nametag on every pair- but I'm going to get some anyway. After selling a lot on Ebay in the last few weeks I have hardly any shoes left, so these will be great as tweeners. Retail is laughable, Ebay seems to have some excellent deals though. Anyone care to comment on why they like/dislike the shoes? I'd appreciate recommendations of similar brand alternatives if anyone has any as well. This is the model I'll be getting, followed by the one I want:
Great shoes, overpriced, try some ecco's....for the money, same quality, same comfort, half the price.
post #22 of 24
If we're going to ignore looks, then why not just get some sneakers for a casual look?
post #23 of 24
Thread Starter 
just to update, I have decided against getting them for the time being. When a great deal comes along on Ebay I may grab a pair. I did just get a pair of NB 991s (everyone has I know but they worked best for my feet) and I'll be doing some other casual and dress shoe this weekend- hopefully can find something else that works. Thanks for the help all...
post #24 of 24
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just to update, I have decided against getting them for the time being. When a great deal comes along on Ebay I may grab a pair. I did just get a pair of NB 991s (everyone has I know but they worked best for my feet) and I'll be doing some other casual and dress shoe this weekend- hopefully can find something else that works. Thanks for the help all...
I've got two pairs--most comfortable sneakers I've ever worn (wearing them now).
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