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Which of these (a list of stores) offer decent shoes? If any?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by newn, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough! Never been to the Baltics, although Riga is on the bucket list. I wouldn't exactly call that undeveloped though.
     
  2. newn

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    Most Baltic countries are undeveloped. But I prefer to not get into such discussions, especially about my country, on unrelated to that forums. That was my attempt to redirect the discussion. :)
     
  3. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    You didn't need to redirect it. That was my last word on the subject of your place of origin.
     
  4. Celadon

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    Stockholm is no more than a cheap one-day cruise away from Riga or Tallinn. It isn't exactly London or Paris, but it has some good brands of shoes and other clothing available.
     
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    Are you searching online for all these shop names? Sometimes the sort of shops that sell half-decent shoes are small independent places without much of a web presence. If you know anyone who wears nice shoes, you could ask them where they got them from. Or you could try emailing customer services at places like Loake, Barker, C&J, etc and ask them if they have any distributers in your country. You will have to tell them what country you're in though.
     
  6. newn

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    I don't, but emailing is a great idea, that's what I'm gonna do.
     
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    It makes me sad shoes like those actually exist. At least get something with laces.
     
  9. newn

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    Why are laceless shoes are 'bad'? Just wondering.

    What about these? But I think they are only glued... http://us.shop.ecco.com/ECCO-Atlanta-Tie/610114,default,pd.html?dwvar_610114_color=21001

    Anything from here is half-decent and worth buying for a few mile-long daily walks? http://us.shop.ecco.com/men-dress/m...CK&prefn2=descriptor&prefv2=Tie&start=0&sz=12

    I do need a dress shoe that wouldn't break down due to long walks and that would actually be comfortable to walk in.

    P.S. The shoe in that I linked in the previous post actually fit my feet well, so that's something to go on if buying elsewhere online, etc..
     
  10. Caustic Man

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    Laceless shoes aren't bad, THOSE shoes are bad. I think loafers are great in the right context, but, like anything else, they can be done well, or poorly.
     
  11. JLibourel

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    Oh surely you must remember Clarks of Desert Boot fame from the days of your youth. Most of the others were equally unfamiliar to me, if that's any comfort. I suspect some of this is an age thing.
     
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  12. newn

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    Could I get an image of a decent-looking shoes? Doesn't matter the price, I just wanna see what a decent shoe looks like for now, to get an idea about it.
     
  13. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    ^Bear in mind that virtually everybody in this forum is a fan of classic men's footwear from firms like (in roughly ascending order of price) Allen-Edmonds, Alden, Crockett & Jones, Vass, Cheany, Edward Green, Gaziano & Girling and John Lobb. Somehow, I don't get the sense that these are the kinds of shoes you are "into."

    You might find a more helpful response if you re-posted your question in the "Streetwear and Denim" forum.
     
  14. eluther

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    Why don't you get a pair of tennis shoes for the walking, and then change into the dress shoes? You have to carry a bag of some variety.

    Every single brand you've listed, save Clarks, is utter rubbish. And Clark's only saving grace is that they make desert boots. If you're stuck with those brands, buy the absolute cheapest thing you can because they're all made just as horribly as one another and will all fall apart just as quickly (which isn't to say very).
     
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  16. newn

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    I'm not "into" any shoes yet. However I like the "dressy" kind, I dislike most sneakers. And I find sneakers' bottom to be too soft.

    Buying my first shoes myself. :)


    There is no dressing room or something like that. Basically, there's a building, we enter, go up the stairs and there's single glass door right in front of you. That's where the office is, which is quite small too. So it's not really possible to change, unless I'd be doing that in front of the rest of the co-workers, but that would be just odd, considering the information I've "gathered."

    Hm. Well, I've been using my Ecco shoes that were used for about a year or so by my brother before. I've been using them for about a month for long walks, sometimes up to 20km/day. They haven't fell apart yet. Just saying. I had cheap boots before those, they fell apart after a few months, but then I used to walk less than a kilometer a day.

    Anyway, I want shoes that would be water-proof and in which my feet wouldn't sweat, or at least not so much.


    Thanks. Here's some more suggestions, in regards to the brands mentioned earlier and the image:

    http://us.shop.ecco.com/ECCO-Biarritz-Wing-Tip-Tie/630034,default,pd.html?dwvar_630034_color=21001
    http://us.shop.ecco.com/ECCO-Canberra-Wing-Tip/621504,default,pd.html?dwvar_621504_color=01001
    http://us.shop.ecco.com/ECCO-Canber...2024,default,pd.html?dwvar_622024_color=01001
    http://us.shop.ecco.com/ECCO-Birmingham-Penny-Loafer/631074,default,pd.html?dwvar_631074_color=01001

    Thoughts?
     

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