Diesel Shoes: Any Good?

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  1. Pawz

    Pawz Senior member

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    seriously?

    Look at those things? Who cares if they are good, they are fugly
     
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    +1. Could you have possibly picked something uglier?
     
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    Luckily, fugly's a matter of opinion and is in no sense deleterious the the shoe's performance.

    But you said they were good, which suggests you approve of their quality?

    I found some Coogi's (made in China) if they'd count. ;)
     
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    no, I don't approve of their quality. Then again, I'd not know, as I'd never purchase these things.

    Are you looking for sneakers or casual walking shoes or what?
     
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    Yes. I put a lot of miles on shoes. Up to now, I've worn New Balance and Nike for casual wear; thought I'd try something in leather.

    And, yes, I know all about Brooks Brothers, J&M, and AE... Just exploring other possibilities.
     
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    My casual walking shoes are Clarks (link). Probably not SF-approved, and they're also probably not the tops in terms of build quality and aesthetic, but they're incredibly comfortable and mine haven't fallen apart yet (2 years of heavy use).
     
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    Pawz Senior member

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    Hm.

    Well, the price is about right, anyway. :)

    They have a bootlike look to them, though. I'm not fond of that sort of thing, but not that bad.

    Thank you.
     
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    Was worth a shot. [​IMG]

    I largely ignore the marketingspeak. Went to a store, tried them on, found them comfortable and bought them. I wear them with Viccel socks, and my feet don't seem to get sweaty, even when walking around for 12+ hours. Once the pant leg drops over the laces, they're fairly acceptable-looking for my day job.

    You're right though, they do look a bit bootlike, I suppose.
     
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    Well, my thought about the Diesels was 'plain, black, generic shoe'. No fancy colors or shiny eyelets; odd patterns or bulky soles: just boring shoes that could just as acceptably be worn with jeans as with trousers. Such was my take, at least. I'm a black sheep on this forum - the kind of guy who prefers white-label Armani over Polo and will wear brown shoes with black trousers. XD

    I appreciate the perspective, though.
     
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    Like the design of the Diesel kicks...too narrow for my feet unfortunately
     

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