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Comfortable, yet stylish shoes for Italy trip

CJG_NYC

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I'll be traveling to Italy in August (Venice, Rome, Florence, Siena, Pisa, Bologna/Parma, Milan, some of the northern lake region) and I endeavor to avoid looking too touristy (minus the camera around my neck). Any thoughts or suggestions on popular Italian sneaker/comfortable shoe brands in Italy right now (edit: planning to wear these with chinos mainly, possibly shorts if it is oppressively hot)?

I know its going to be exceptionally warm during the trip, so any overall casual clothes suggestions would be welcomed as well.

Ciao!
 
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I would also be interested in any responses to this very good post....I put up a similar post last week but did not get any response.

I can start you off suggesting you take a general look at some us euro style brands like mephisto and ecco. Ecco has a lot but here is one:

http://us.shop.ecco.com/sale-men-sport/ecco-mens-biom-grip-1.1-833064.html?gclid=COuHs7ih5cUCFcQXHwodYGgALQ&kpid=8330645588843

i just ordered to this one from lowa- also a european brand...http://www.lowa.de/en/products/outdoor/travel/details.html?Artikel=San_Francisco_GTX_Lo&ArtikelNr=310800_7801&L=1




The Lowa has not arrived yet but im in the same market as you...even contemplating trying to find a pair when i get to florence since i know the city is dotted with shoe stores....maybe this one from from leonardo's:

http://store.leonardoshoes.com/en/handmade-mens-lace-ups/shoes-with-laces-handmade-in-leather-color-brandy-1680.html

 
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^^ slim, and often "stacked", chinos has definitly been a thing in Sweden at least. Doesnt look good though, so sound advice :)
 

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Regardless of what you wear, you WILL look like a tourist. I don't know why that bothers......tourists.

Agree with the chinos advice. Don't wear them in Italy....or the US.
 

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Being Chinese it was difficult to try and blend in, though trying to speak a bit of Italian does really help break the ice.
 

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These are great tips, thanks everyone!

I know I'll definitely look like a tourist, but if I can be less of a target, then why not. Plus, I am US-born of Italian descent, I speak Italian (more or less) so I can make it work :slayer:

Very interesting on the chinos advice. I swore I read somewhere that colored (not khaki) chinos (lightweight) were what everyone wore in the summer. I'll definitely re-think that idea!
 
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