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Laced shoe/boot with rubber sole for jeans and suit

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I'm looking for a laced shoe or boot of decent quality that can be worn with jeans and a suit (casual suit environment like a night on the town). I also need the sole to be rubber or mostly rubber because there are usually lots of spilled drinks in bars/clubs. I'd also like to spend around $150 or less. I understand that for this amount I'm not going to get welted soles, but I don't want to spend a bunch of money on shoes that will get repeatedly stepped on and have drinks spilled on them. I've looked at Clarks and they're too rounded in the toe and would look like work boots in my opinion. Some ones I'm considering is the Cole Haan Cambridge Chukka dark brown $102, Steve Madden Kramerr burgundy $169, Herring Dumfries $162. Also I don't want to get used shoes.
 
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I also found this shoe. I think this is probably the best bet so far. I think this could definitely go with jeans and probably a suit as well since it doesn't look too clunky. Any thoughts on which color would be better? I think they're probably both versatile enough that it might not matter.

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?colset=1&styleid=437&shoeid=8802&brandid=6&catid=84&oldcolid=4736&stype=0&colourid=4735
Welcome to the forum, eluder. That's probably the best option you've posted so far. What suits (maker/style) will you be wearing?
 
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Thanks for moving this over here. I'm technologically challenged that's why I couldn't find it. I have a black Calvin Klein suit, grey Montefino and a Navy Montefino. I know they're cheap suits, but it costs me so much money to get suits tailored I can't afford more expensive ones. The problems of lifting weights and being built like a running back. The shoes would mainly be worn with jeans, but it's always nice when they work with both.
 

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I can't think of any shoes that would look good with jeans and a suit - opposite ends of the formality spectrum.
I would tend to agree with you, but a suit in a casual setting has more leeway. People even wear sneakers with suits in casual settings. I assume you find this offensive. I should have included dress casual (Sport coat and slacks) too.
 

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Allen Edmonds Franciscan monk straps in walnut work nicely in jeans and a casual suit environment for me.
 

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I would tend to agree with you, but a suit in a casual setting has more leeway. People even wear sneakers with suits in casual settings. I assume you find this offensive. I should have included dress casual (Sport coat and slacks) too.

I am not offended by those with aesthetic preferences which differ from my own. I would find sneakers with suits more laughable than offensive.

But I have no idea why one would choose to wear a suit in a casual setting. I tend to dress for the occasion. I don't wear a suit to a back yard barbeque and I don't wear jeans to a board meeting. My shoe choices for such events are quite dissimilar. And since I have more than one pair, I have no need for a single pair that would work equally well for each occasion. Assuming that such a pair exists. I have my doubts.
 
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Allen Edmonds Franciscan monk straps in walnut work nicely in jeans and a casual suit environment for me.
Those are nice. A little out of my price range, but I may have to expand what I'm willing to pay to get a decent shoe.
 
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I am not offended by those with aesthetic preferences which differ from my own. I would find sneakers with suits more laughable than offensive.

But I have no idea why one would choose to wear a suit in a casual setting. I tend to dress for the occasion. I don't wear a suit to a back yard barbeque and I don't wear jeans to a board meeting. My shoe choices for such events are quite dissimilar. And since I have more than one pair, I have no need for a single pair that would work equally well for each occasion. Assuming that such a pair exists. I have my doubts.
I dress for the occasion as well and wouldn't wear a suit to a bbq. Going out to clubs falls into a grey area. I'm not going to wear my oxford cap toes out to a club where they will get stepped on a dozen times and have drinks spilled on them. I would wear a inexpensive suit or sport coat and slacks or jeans out though. I'm not looking for a shoe to wear to a boardroom. For that situation I'll stick with black or brown cap toe oxfords. Not all suits are the same formality either. For example loafers could be worn with a white linen suit and this would be completely inappropriate for formal business attire Maybe a shoe doesn't exist, but it would be nice to just get one beater shoe that is kind of a jack of all trades.
 

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