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Best Shoe Brand under $300

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Michael1981, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Michael1981

    Michael1981 Senior member

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    Wanted to see what members here thought were the best brand of shoes under $300. I can only think of Cole Haan as the brand that is able to sell a decent shoe under $300.

    Another brand I see here in Canada is Luca Del Forte but don't know alot about them
     
  2. greekgeek

    greekgeek Senior member

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    Allen Edmonds

    Edward Green
     
  3. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    Another vote for Allen Edmonds. Also, Trickers from their ebay store.
     
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    Another vote for Allen Edmonds. Also, Trickers from their ebay store.

    Another one here.
     
  5. jbharris88

    jbharris88 Senior member

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    I happen to like Cole Haans but a lot of SFers don't. You have to judge each shoe on its own merit and not by the brand when it comes to them. Generally the higher end styles are good quality but may be over $300.
     
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    Allen Edmonds Edward Green
    Edward Green for under $300? Edit: Could someone please tell me where do they get shoes at such low prices?
     
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    Lendial Well-Known Member

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    i thought the same thing
     
  8. dragon8

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    Another one here.

    And here.
     
  9. Michael1981

    Michael1981 Senior member

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    Was looking for $300 and under at Retail. AE are $400+ here in Toronto.

    Was also looking for something that looks a bit more European than the classic AE last.
     
  10. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    Was looking for $300 and under at Retail. AE are $400+ here in Toronto.

    Was also looking for something that looks a bit more European than the classic AE last.


    In San Francisco, there is a store on Kearney street that has them on sale all the time for under $200
     
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    I happen to like Cole Haans but a lot of SFers don't. You have to judge each shoe on its own merit and not by the brand when it comes to them. Generally the higher end styles are good quality but may be over $300.

    Agreedv[​IMG]
     
  12. GiltEdge

    GiltEdge Senior member

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    If you can score Cole Haan Collection on sale for under $300 its a good deal. They start at $295 MSRP though. Solid shoes. I think for $295 they are as good as Ferregamo's basic shoes.
     
  13. sportin_life

    sportin_life Senior member

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    I also am a fan of Cole Haan, in particular their Nike Air line. They are the most comfortable shoes for me when I'm on my feet all day (I'm in healthcare) outside of Danskos.

    For more dressy shoes, I would say Allen Edmonds. But I find them a lot less comfortable than my Cole Haans (in both fit and design).
     
  14. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Alfred Sargent Premier line, minus VAT, shipped to the US.
     
  15. jc138

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    Alfred Sargent Premier line, minus VAT, shipped to the US.
    I might have to check these out. For less than $300 my vote is loake 1880s, but I am biased a bit just because they seem to fit my foot pretty well.
     
  16. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    Do you mean $300 retail or the best deal for $300? There is a big difference[​IMG]

    For $300 you can find shoes that retail from $500 -$1000[​IMG]

    Nobody here pays $300 for $300 shoes!!!
     
  17. emakris

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    Do you mean $300 retail or the best deal for $300? There is a big difference[​IMG]

    For $300 you can find shoes that retail from $500 -$1000[​IMG]

    Unless you mean seconds from factory outlets or used from eBay, where can you buy $1000 shoes for $300?
     
  18. phxlawstudent

    phxlawstudent Senior member

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    Not a fan of Cole Haan at all. Hate their nike air line.

    Anyway, Allen Edmonds. On sale all the time on ebay. On sale all the time for seconds at the factory store.
     
  19. nellytheelephant

    nellytheelephant New Member

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    Fiorentini + Baker - stunning to look at and well-made.
     
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    Out of curiousity, what is so bad about Cole Haan's?

    I find their appearance okay, not great. The quality of the leather is okay, not great. However, their shoes are really sturdy, seem to last forever, and are very comfortable to walk in (feel like tennis shoes) b/c of the nike air soles.
     

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