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Has everyone gone comfy shoe mad?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Britexpat, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. Britexpat

    Britexpat Well-Known Member

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    I cannot stand light "comfy" shoes. Whenever I am out and about, I often head into well know shoes stores and check out their models. I went out this week and found some great styles, italian made and even Allen Edmonds. From first look, not bad, but when I picked them up, I had to throw them back on the shelf. They were too light!

    Surely a gentleman likes a good heavy solid shoe on his foot to pound the pavement with rather than the latest geox, comfy tech, sponge this and that, floating air shoes that makes your feet feel like they are in a pair of sandals?

    Call me old fashioned..........

    Anyone else share the same desire for a real piece of oomph on their feet?
     


  2. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    STP has the shoe for you ...

    http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,...d-For-Men.html

    In all seriousness, I think you'll find that a lot of folks here share your aversion to shoe gimmicks. But do I read your post correctly that AEs are too light for you? That's a bit hard to believe!
     


  3. Britexpat

    Britexpat Well-Known Member

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  4. Shoe-nut

    Shoe-nut Senior member

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    Here is a real man's shoe!

    [​IMG]

    English John McHale and very heavy but surprisingly comfortable. [​IMG]
     


  5. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    No, I can't say that heavy shoes for discomfort's sake hold any appeal for me.

    I generally only buy shoes that are goodyear welted so they are naturally going to be heavier but after that extra weight is, all things being equal, a disadvantage.
     


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    xchen Senior member

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    farfisa23 Senior member

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    Yes, everyone has gone comfy shoe mad. Too light? I am unsure of that. I think the advantage of a 'comfy shoe' is its lightness. Milan Kundera would love them.

    But while some of these models may be too light and, I think, really pugly, they do have their place. I like to wear 'comfy shoes' when I travel and when I am at a convention. For me, those two places a 'heavy shoe' would be a disservice.
     


  8. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    I know what you mean about the reassurance of a nice heavy oomph, but when I want that I'll put on a pair of boots. I find overly heavy dress shoes slightly odd. I guess I'm just used to heavier shoes going above the ankle.
     


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