Originally Posted by blynch
Please recommend me an everyday work shoe (hospital use), preferably a plain toe blucher. Not sure if I want black or brown. Comfort and durability are particularly important.
Considering these so far
Crepe Plain Toe Blucher from epaulet
Plain Toe Blucher Flex Welt on copley last (decent discount on this model from alden)
allen edmond: Leeds
Mark McNairy 3-Eyelet Derby Black Calf from epaulet (not sure on this one, toe is a bit square)
Loake 205B (really cheap)
Out of these 5, I probably would go with the crepe plain toe blucher if spending a lot of time on my feet. But I wouldn't get any of these for hospital work if I'm spending the entire day on my feet and would get something by Ecco or Taryn Rose or one of those other rubber space-age tech shoes. Comfort would be my only consideration.
If you're mostly sitting down, the Leeds is a decent shoe and the only one of the 5 that I own. But crepe is really nice and comfortable.