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Most Comfortable Casual Sneakers

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Jl24, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. Superb0bo

    Superb0bo Well-Known Member

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    nike air max 1
    not really the thing most talk about here, but the most comfy retro sneaker I own.
     
  2. Rye GB

    Rye GB Well-Known Member

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    Perforated leather Vans slip-on. No exterior branding. Nice....
     
  3. theshonen8899

    theshonen8899 Well-Known Member

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    I heard PF Flyers were nice. My most comfortable shoe would be the Puma Cabana Racer.
     
  4. Tarmac

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    from someone who owns 40 pairs of sneakers at the moment and has owned over 100 others, i think the most comfortable shoe I have is New Balance 577. Next is Air Max 90. Also Air Stabs are really comfortable but not as common.

    But for just walking around, I find a perfect fitting leather dress shoe to be just as comfortable.
     
  5. Curious_George

    Curious_George Well-Known Member

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    Jack Purcell? All Stars? Vans?

    Out of those three I would say Purcells. I hear the CPs are pretty comfortable. I love my vans, but I recently picked up my first pair of Purcells and I have to say they're softer on my feet (although they're a little tight on the sides due to my wide feet).
     
  6. ruben

    ruben Well-Known Member

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    Are you guys serious about Sambas?

    The arch in my is about an 1/2" to an inch to far forward, and they're on the narrow side.
     
  7. j

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    Sambas are comfy if they fit you right. I mean, they're not New Balances, but yeah, they are pretty good. Any shoes that don't fit your foot right are going to suck.
     
  8. ratboycom

    ratboycom Well-Known Member

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    I have a pair of adidas darogas that are very comfortable.

    Those shoes fit beautifully, and are very comfortable. Its like wearing a sock, a sock with super good arch support.
     
  9. interman

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    I wouldn't use sambas for workouts involving running, but they're excellent for weight lifting - squats and deadlifts in particular.
     
  10. EdMan

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    I wouldn't use sambas for workouts involving running, but they're excellent for weight lifting - squats and deadlifts in particular.

    I would agree with that. I do wear mine to the gym but one time I walked a mile on the track and I could have definitely worn a better choice of shoes.
     
  11. theshonen8899

    theshonen8899 Well-Known Member

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    Out of those three I would say Purcells.

    I agree with you. I heard thing about Purcells being uncomfortable but I think mine feel really nice. Maybe its particular with feet shape.
     
  12. mongo615

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    I think the Varvatos Converse styles seem to have more support than the regular Converse,IMO
     
  13. sky140885

    sky140885 Well-Known Member

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    i got this, [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  14. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    my old school Simples (which I cant find anywhere in Asia) still hold a special place in my heart as the comfiest sneakers I ever owned. All soft and smushy, they were great.

    Athletically speaking, its hard to beat New Balances for structure and support though.
     
  15. DoTheGrownup

    DoTheGrownup Well-Known Member

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    New Balance 595 and similar classic style NBs (not really designed for running) are great for those with wider feet. I wore one pair of these for almost 4 years, almost every day. Supremely comfortable.
     
  16. speedy4500

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    Bringing this back from the dead to see if there are any newer recommendations. I spend a lot of time in cities during the summer, as well as going to festivals, parks, etc, and there are many days where I'll be walking for hours.

    So I'm looking for sneakers that are comfortable first and foremost, and also lightweight, breathable, durable.... and as far as aesthetics, I prefer simple and sleek. Any suggestions?
     
  17. corneliusparky

    corneliusparky Well-Known Member

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    Well, comfort depends on your foot type. I have varvatos purcells and never wear them because they are too narrow (I have standard width feet) and the insole sucks ass. My pf flyer Cousy los kick ass comfort wise. I can walk all day in them.
     
  18. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Well-Known Member

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    You must have the Mexico' 66.
    The other classic Tigers model, the Ultimate 81, is so comfortable that apparently many people use it for weightlifting.

    I do.
     
  19. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Well-Known Member

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    PF Flyers are great. I have a pair of All-Star Los that I wear everyday. I used to wear normal chucks then I wore Purcells and they were in a new world of comfort. I got a pair of PF Flyers and it was another whole new world of comfort.

    The soles are finally starting to wear down so they aren't as comfortable anymore but I highly recommend them.
     
  20. Biggie_Robs

    Biggie_Robs Well-Known Member

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    I have a pair of Simple "Sno Tire" sneakers that are both super-cheap and super-comfortable.
     

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