Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse
That makes sense, but I was thinking more of taking shoes on and off to get through security, where no laces would be a plus. Also I don't think I've ever noticed my feet swelling while flying.
Originally Posted by gastarbeider
don't know about you, but when i fly my feet tend to swell. therefore, i prefer shoes with laces.
I find the same thing for my feet. I fly about 3-4 times a month and have found that if I don't have to be in business attire, I'll wear the suede unlined chukka boots. Super comfy and easy to don/doff through TSA.
I recently picked up the J. Crew suede chukka that differs from the standard Leydon 149x model. I was looking for something with a non-leather sole and the J. Crew makeup was a barrie last, snuff suede and crepe sole. I thought they'd be perfect. Upon receipt, I found that they are lined, making them very different than the standard unlined model. I'm still on the fence about them and have therefore only worn them indoors. Still comfy but heavier than the 149x models.