It's crappy out--what shoes?

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  1. jester

    jester Senior member

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    In New York now, there's already a few inches of slushy snow on the ground, with more expected. Today I'm wearing a tweed suit and hiking boots. If I had a meeting or an event, I'd probably be wearing a slightly older pair of wingtips that I don't mind getting wet.

    What about you?
     


  2. dah328

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    I spent about 4 hours polishing several pairs of shoes this past weekend. I'm in no mood to do that again this weekend, so I'm carrying my shoes until all the sludge melts.

    dan
     


  3. NewYorkBuck

    NewYorkBuck Senior member

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    I wear either a pair of Grensons w rubber bottoms, or a pair of my old Johnson & Murphys. In either case, during the winter months a keep a pair of AE or C&J in my office to change into when I get here, although the Grensons still look pretty good, even w rubber bottoms......
     


  4. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    It's been rain, rain, rain here lately. I generally pull out my rubber soled Aldens when that's the case. I have dirt/mud, grass and gravel to walk on generally so I just refuse to take my nicer leather soled shoes on that in the rain. In fact, I've about decided to get a pair of brown rubber soled shoes for rain that I could also wear casually. I don't have the luxury of carpet lined halls, or even pavement a lot of times.
     


  5. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    I live in Arizona - so I voted for the Southern California option because it applies here just as well.

    However, I will be in D.C. on Thursday, so I'll be wearing my Rockport Dressports because they are weatherproof and very comfortable for all the walking I'll be doing. The Allen-Edmonds that I just picked up will have to wait for another trip.

    Bradford
     


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    Florida, not CA. Rarely rains all day. Even then, we have sidewalks with no snow, so a little rain never hurts much.
     


  7. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Galoshes all the way. Century 21 has some on sale. Very useful.
     


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    I live on the west coast of Canada. Hardly ever get any snow but there is plenty of rain. I always reach for my older pairs of Allen Edmonds.
     


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    I'm one of a diminishing few, in the men under 50 category, who wears rubbers.Specifically, Tingley Storm Rubbers. Unless it's casual Friday when I wear Tingey Moccasin Rubbers
    over Alden Cape Cod Venetian Loafers. It looks like I'm simply wearing
    a rubber pair of Venetian loafers.

    Riahvi
     


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    I usually wear AE single thick soles. But for nasty weather I have a pair of double thick soled shoes I picked up on eBay for cheap. They still look good, but I can do some puddle jumping without worry. The thicker sole also seems to hold out the cold better.
     


  11. Lord Foppington

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    My Lacrosse front-zip overshoes are in the mail. No more rubber soles for me.
     


  12. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I'm convinced. I ordered a pair of the 'Storm' model this morning. For those interested, you can find some selected sizes on ebay. Tingley itself offers them at the best price I found online, about $21 shipped. Zappos will ship 'free', but charges $30 for them. Tingley dress overshoes
     


  13. riahvi

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    I think you'll be pleased with the Storm Rubber. Now you can wear the shoes you want regardless of the weather. If you like them
    shinier use a little Amour All tire protector on them.

    I've been wearing this style for close to 50 years except when I was way too cool in college. I recently watched some old home movies and my brothers and I were headed off to the first day of school clad in our Tingley Storm rubbers, which were brown, and those hotter than heck yellow slickers with the helmet style hat.
     


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    Either a pair of C&J field boots that look good with cords or tweeds, or I break out the Hummer of boots, the Le Chameau leather lined.
     


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