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Dressy sneakers, if such a thing exists

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sailawayforever, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. madeinitaly

    madeinitaly Active Member

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    there are lots of shoes that have the qualities you need.. but there also lots of prices.

    what is your budget?


    in the meanwhile I propose to all this pair of tricker's...love them so much[​IMG]
     
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  2. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    I wouldn't get anything too expensive. Since you will not be taking proper care of them (rotating, shoe trees, cleaning, polishing), an expensive pair will be destroyed by the end of your trip.

    My reply will not be popular by SF standards, but Eccos might work. They are acceptable for business casual dress, yet have discreet rubber soles. They are very light weight and comfortable. You should be able to find a pair for about $150.
     
  3. madeinitaly

    madeinitaly Active Member

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    don't know ecco..I just did a tour on their website... but I must admit they look very plasticky...
     
  4. harryx2

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    [​IMG]

    This. But not in white.
     
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  5. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    I never said they were pretty, just functional
     
  6. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    Do not wear boat shoes. You will be wearing them everyday and they will stink. I believe this also applies to loafers.

    CP or MMM Gats would work
     
  7. pinchi22

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    +1. I think there are few choices that (i) can be dressed down or up (I´ve seen these paired with sportcoats in Europe), (ii) are comfortable, (iii) are reasonably durable, (iv) are readily available, (v) fit in with your age, and (vi) won´t cost you big bucks.

    Even so, these are more comfortable with good third-party inserts such as PowerStep).
     
  8. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    Also, since you are walking a lot you might want to ditch the sf approved sneaker and get a pair of brooks that fit your running/walking style. They will be easier on your feet and are made of mesh so your feet will breath better.
     
  9. heartlessphil

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    and they'll look like shit after 3 long days of walking. nice way to waste 300$ ;-)
     
  10. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    DO NOT TAKE ONLY ONE PAIR OF SHOES. You can stuff your socks in the pair you pack.

    Of the top of my head I would pick a pair of dark tan Sebago Schooners and a pair of black Stan Smiths. But if it were me it would be Chestnut RM William Dynamic Flex boots and a pair of Hanwag Puros.
     
  11. TBSDSpaniard

    TBSDSpaniard Senior member

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    W

    Where would one find these?
     
  12. Jeremy Weibo

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    If you want low tops, something like this..
    [​IMG]
    and if you are more of a ankle high sneakers kind of guy, these are pretty simple and slick imo.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. watchband

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    If such a pair of shoes was designed and issued, I would buy one...
     
  14. HenryIII

    HenryIII Senior member

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    If you want low tops, something like this..
    Hi Jeremy, apologies for bumping this thread, but what brand are the blue sneakers you posted above? Thanks!
     
  15. Jeremy Weibo

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    Hi Henry

    These blue ones (well actually both) are from a friend of mine who plays around designing shoes and sneakers. Posted them here hopefully to get some feedback to suggest to him as he is preparing to get serious with his brand and all. What do you think of them?
     
  16. HenryIII

    HenryIII Senior member

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    Definitely like the blue ones. Would love to see additional pics/angles, however I assume they are not yet available...
     
  17. papa kot

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    One pair of shoes? Do not do it. Try to figure out how to get at least 2 pair and stock on on good socks.

    I was on the road for about 1 month hitting up different countries around the globe. Originally I thought that bringing one pair of shoes was a good idea and so I did it. After a month wearing A&E Strands, I confess: That was the most ridiculous idea ever and I won't recommend it to anybody. Basically, I started hating the shoes after the second week. Now I always travel with a reserve pair of clean Converse or Vans or something along the same lines.

    Another thing: Stock up on good quality socks. Wool may sound warm, but it is quite refreshing during warm weather as it takes moisture away from the feet. Having access to Epson salt won't hurt as well, so you can soak your feet.
     
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  18. Hayward

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    notes taken about papa knot's shoe experience. will definitely pack an extra pair on my next travels ;)

    thanks henry. i'll let you know when my friend makes progress! he'll be delighted
     

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