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Dress shoes for all-day walking

enewmen

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Hi all.

I'll be traveling soon, I'll be doing all day walking, and I'm looking for dress/semi-dress shoes. I'm over 50 and I'll try to wear something at least as formal as a sports-coat, button-down shirt, and khakis.
I'd rather not wear sports, hiking, or sandal shoes. Sports/hiking shoes that don't look like dress shoes? What characteristics should I be looking for? Or should I just get well-fitting derby shoes and stop thinking so much?
Any ideas?
thanks!
 
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Sfroide3

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Whatever shoes you wear, just make sure that they fit like a glove. You want many hours in these shoes before you take them for an entire day of walking.

Maybe you are over thinking this. Decades ago there was only leather shoes and people were fine wearing it all day long !
 

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OK. It sounds like good advice! Then I'll look for a real leather derby with a good inner-sole (to fit my foot shape) and a polyurethane/rubber outer sole for better wear/traction/weather than a leather outer sole.
EDIT: I like the derbies because I see them as better "everyday" shoes than oxfords/double monks for example. I'll also check the dainite sole that was suggested.
 
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If you like derbies there is a lot of good models with dainite sole. Everything is a question of budget and personal preference.
 

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