Dress boots for the airport security lines

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  1. minhthemaster

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    I'm looking to get a new pair of dress boots, but I fly fairly regular and untying shoelaces in the security line at the airport is a drag. Does anyone have any recommendations for dress boots that are airport-friendly - slip on/ slip off? I'm looking at up to the $300 range
     


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    Thanks. How would I order from them? Are you familiar with their sizing (true to size?)
     


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    Thank's I'll check em out. Any other recommendations for boots, or places I can buy online?
     


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    Herring shoes is good, also http://www.pediwear.co.uk/ A $300 price range limits the brands you can look at.
     


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    For what it's worth, if the boots have speed laces, they shouldn't be any worse than regular lace-up shoes. Then again, loafers and other slip-on styles will always be quicker.

    Edit: three eyelet chukkas are also very quick.
     
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    £100 cheaper...
     


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    ...and less expensive :rimshot:
     


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    I travel quite a bit as well, and I sometimes wear the Florsheim Hugo boot http://bit.ly/wBHxDQ. It's from their Imperial line, so it's the upper end of their spectrum. Nobody is going to mistake it for a C&J, but it looks good, is comfortable, and comes in a variety of sizes and widths. I've had mine resoled twice and they continue to hold up nicely.
     


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    I don't have personal extensive experience, but I would say they are a step under C&J, however extremely competative with American shoe brands in the same price range, (ie. Allen Edmonds). The quality seems to be decent whenever I have just handled them. I much prefer them to Loake. Cheany seems to use better leathers and have more elegant lasts. I would essentially equate them to the English Allen Edmonds.
     
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    I travel a couple weeks a month and I find three eyelet chukkas to be very convenient, as well. Easy on and easy off.
     


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    I have several Cheaney shoes now. I rate them at about 80% of C&J quality. I love my C&J's but the Money:Quality ratio is better for Cheaney.
     


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