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Love these two shoes. Recommend another like these...

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I'm looking for a nice rubber soled dress shoe (for walking indoors/outdoors, wet surfaces, etc). I've never been a fan of AE, as I find them very conservative/businessy, and round/bulky.

However, I just came across these two and really love them. To me they're very sleek and stylish.

Unfortunately, my max budget is $300. Any suggestions for shoes like these closer to my price range (plain or cap toe, thin rubber sole, new)?

1. Salvatore Ferragamo Fantino - $400
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/salvatore-ferragamo-fantino-oxford/3096290


2. Crockett & Jones Hallam (w/ dainite)- $570
http://www.barneys.com/Crockett-Jones-Hallam/500132596,default,pd.html?q=hallam&index=0


Thanks
 
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I'm looking for a nice rubber soled dress shoe (for walking indoors/outdoors, wet surfaces, etc). I've never been a fan of AE, as I find them very conservative/businessy, and round/bulky.

However, I just came across these two and really love them. To me they're very sleek and stylish.

Unfortunately, my max budget is $300. Any suggestions for shoes like these closer to my price range (plain or cap toe, thin rubber sole, new)?

1. Salvatore Ferragamo Fantino - $400
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/salvatore-ferragamo-fantino-oxford/3096290


2. Crockett & Jones Hallam - $570
http://www.barneys.com/Crockett-Jones-Hallam/500132596,default,pd.html?q=hallam&index=0


Thanks
Those Salvatore Ferragamo Fantino at $400 are flimsy blake construction job that would fall apart after 6 months - leather grade isn't great to.

Go for the C&J's Hallam - easily possible to buy for about $350-$450.

Wearing my suede brown Hallam today - picked them up for $395 from my local UK retailer. PM me if you want the details.
 

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http://www.zappos.com/cole-haan-air-kilgore-plain-oxford those ones

https://www.google.com/shopping/product/15855024411228103165?q=florsheim&sa=X&ei=hGhaUbPOA8jhyQGtgYFg&ved=0CMABEL8TMAk or these ones

If you really like the 2 you mentioned, try looking around at various sites to try to get a better deal on them. Or look under the MarketPlace tab above and check out what members are selling. Someone could give you a good deal! Good luck!
Thanks for the suggestions!

Those Salvatore Ferragamo Fantino at $400 are flimsy blake construction job that would fall apart after 6 months - leather grade isn't great to.

Go for the C&J's Hallam - easily possible to buy for about $350-$450.

Wearing my suede brown Hallam today - picked them up for $395 from my local UK retailer. PM me if you want the details.

That's very disappointing to hear about the SF Fantino. I figured since they were Blake stitched rather than the cemented studio line, that at least the sole could be redone from reading various threads.
 
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http://www.zappos.com/cole-haan-air-kilgore-plain-oxford those ones

https://www.google.com/shopping/product/15855024411228103165?q=florsheim&sa=X&ei=hGhaUbPOA8jhyQGtgYFg&ved=0CMABEL8TMAk or these ones

If you really like the 2 you mentioned, try looking around at various sites to try to get a better deal on them. Or look under the MarketPlace tab above and check out what members are selling. Someone could give you a good deal! Good luck!

Both of those are utter garbage. Avoid.

If you like the C&J, get those, they are nice shoes.
 

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How is that helpful, if he clearly stated they were out of his price range?
If you like the C&J, get those, they are nice shoes.
 

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If you are in the US, you won't pay VAT, so it comes out to about $425.
 

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If you are in the US, you won't pay VAT, so it comes out to about $425.
AAh, I see. Unfortunately, total is about $455 with ship. Best price I've seen on the Hallam, but still quite a bit over my price range.
Taken a look at Meermin yet?
http://meermin.es/
Yes, I think they have some very cool shoes. Prices are within my range but I really need a rubber sole, which they don't seem to offer (not a topy fan). Thanks for the suggestion anyway.
 
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