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Driving Moc's

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Aaron, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. Aaron

    Aaron Well-Known Member

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    Hey Gents,

    I've started to think about purchases for the summer and realize that I'm going to need to replace my suede driving moc's. Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm looking to spend less than $150. And Tod's don't count, I need to be able to wear them in the city and on the people's sportscar (i.e. public transit). Thanks for the any help.

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  2. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Well-Known Member

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    It seems everybody is doing them this year. I have driving mocasins in addition to Tod's, such as Ugg's, Cole Haan, Garvati (though they're over your $150), Gucci (alas, over $150), etc. I was in Norstroms this week and saw quite a few so maybe their web site would help you.
     
  3. Pressfan

    Pressfan Well-Known Member

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    I have a pair by Geox which I like. Although I got them at Nordstrom's, I think I have seen them in Brown's or Dack's in Toronto. They were about US $120, so they should be within your budget. They claim to have a special design which releases moisture from the shoe more efficiently, but I really don't notice much of a difference. However, this may be a beneficial feature for some.
     
  4. j

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    What do you think of the tread/sole material? I tried some on and they seemed far too plasticky - couldn't get a grip on the hardwood floor in Nordstrom.

    Most of their styles are kind of watery IMO (i.e., trying to stay fashionable but safe) so I generally don't like them, but there were a couple of exceptions.
     
  5. Stu

    Stu Well-Known Member

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    If you are near a Ferragamo outlet, check out their offerings. I bought a beautiful pair for $159 recently and am very happy with the fit and the comfort level.
     
  6. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Well-Known Member

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    I had a pair of LL Bean mocs that I literally wore holes through. Quite comfy. And you'd think that LL Bean would know mocs better than Italians.
     
  7. Pressfan

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    I don't mind the tread/sole at all.  It is rubber, and I don't have any difficulty with the grip.  You do see tiny pin pricks in the sole, which has something to do with the scheme to minimize moisture, but that has no effect on wear.

    Having said that, I will say that the driving moc was the only style from Geox that I would buy.  I agree that the other styles were a bit "modern" for my taste.  Perhaps they would be more appreciated by those whose feet perspire heavily.
     
  8. Kai

    Kai Well-Known Member

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    Here's an old post on the subject: http://66.170.193.77/cgi-bin....34;st=0 I've seen some driving mocs from Trask that look very nice, and have substantial sole you could walk in and not wear out quickly. Haven't actually worn them, however.
     
  9. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Well-Known Member

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    how bout some moccasins from WC Russell. you can specify what type of sole you want, and the mocs are 'custom made', meaning a sort of MTM program i think. no experience with them, but they seem to know their stuff, and they are reasonably priced. /andrew
     
  10. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    I like Prada's because they're so damned ugly and, to me, a driving moc is a pretty ugly design for footwear. I prefer sandals.
     
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